But he cant hear you.

Many of you here already know this but for those of you who don’t….Mikey was born deaf.
I knew he was deaf by the time he was 8 weeks old, when I would enter the room to give he and his litter mates some kitty milk, they would all run to greet me at the door, except for Mikey, he would still be all curled up sleeping away. I would have to literally walk over to him and touch him to wake him up and so the journey began.

Many would assume that living with a deaf cat would be difficult and it has it’s challenges no doubt but Mikey is not disabled. Mikey is very capable and very bright, he even knows sign language, he knows…

Come here

No

Get down

bye bye

Time to Eat (he knows this one best)

These are just the ones off the top of my head, the ones used the most but I talk to Mikey all day long and so there are more I am just not thinking of. Yes, I talk to a deaf cat and maybe I am a little crazy but when we are all curled up together at night and I rest my head on him as I tell him how much I love him and he begins to purr from the vibration of my voice….I don’t feel crazy, I don’t feel crazy at all, I feel loved, by Mikey.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

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Comments

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Jenny.

    David xx

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Kezzarama
    Kezzaramaover 4 years ago

    This is a gorgeous photo, and I just love your story. You don’t realise just how much you take for granted until you read a story like yours. There is nothing quite like the love and companionship of a cat.

  • I agree.Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Dmarie Frankulin
    Dmarie Frankulinover 4 years ago

    what a sweet baby!!! Deaf or not…cats are so awesome!!! We can learn so much from animals!!! Adorable shot :-)

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 4 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you so much.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 4 years ago

    This cat is too good looking for his own good!! Those eyes!!!!!! Congrats!

  • LOL Thank you so much

    – ibjennyjenny

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 4 years ago

    So cute :)

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • hollypaino
    hollypainoover 4 years ago

    Adorable…love the story! :) xx

  • Thank you so much

    – ibjennyjenny

  • JaneSolomon1
    JaneSolomon1over 4 years ago

    Aw Mikey is so beautiful!! xx

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Dorothea Baker
    Dorothea Bakerover 4 years ago

    beautiful photo!

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...over 4 years ago

    Adorable :)

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

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