Kitten’s unwavering desire to live a happy life
A cat that was stumbled upon in a field managed to win over people’s hearts with her unwavering desire to live a happy life.
Tabby kitten Merida was 2.5 months old when she was found abandoned on a farm and in need of help.
FosterBabyCats creator Jillian, who is based in Columbus, Ohio, hurried to her rescue.
The kitten was unable to move her wounded back legs due to a spinal injury (perhaps caused by being trampled by a large farm animal).
She was taken by Jillian to a local emergency and specialty veterinary hospital, where she was informed that nothing could be done to save her.
Jillian received assistance from newborn specialist and surgeon Dr. Jackie Holdsworth as she looked for ways to save Merida.
The tabby girl, who took the name of the paraplegic cat from the movie Brave, was determined to lead a happy life.
Merida was a force to be reckoned with once she regained her vigour.
She started scooting about, chasing the neighbourhood cats (who were bigger).
She believed she was the same as everyone else and wanted to be the toughest kitten in town.
Over the following few months, Merida underwent a variety of therapies and procedures to aid in her movement. She increased her energy level to eleven when she was put on wheels.
As she raced around the house with her feline friends, she transformed into a miniature tornado. She developed an addiction to fetch and began retrieving toys with ease.