Mom Thinks Senior Cat Is Perfect Despite Losing His Ears
Before getting ear cysts, Otitis lived the most of his life as a normal house cat with the same household. Otitis’ family was forced to give him up since they couldn’t afford to get his ears removed, despite the fact that he was suffering greatly from the cysts.
Otitis was delivered to the Feline Rescue Association of Baltimore, where donors helped collect funds for his procedure. While Otitis was waiting for his ears to be removed and again while he was recovering, his foster family was amazed by the completely different cat he turned out to be after he was in pain-free.
Otitis’s adoptive mother, Molly Lichtenwalner, told The Dodo that Otitis’ foster family had told her that he was in such much pain from his cysts that he never played and moved as little as possible. He is now constantly playing, racing about, and enjoying life because he no longer needs his ears.
When Lichtenwalner did get her own pet, she expected that it would be an animal that needed a little more attention and love. She has firsthand experience with the joys of owning a special needs pet because she grew up with a deaf sheepdog.
Otitis was the cat for me, I knew when I first saw him,” Lichtenwalner said. He was an elderly, handicapped cat that I knew needed a home and love, all of which I was sure I could give. I then learned that even though many others had asked about him, I was the first to apply for him.”
Otitis’ removal of an ear left him deaf, but this hasn’t stopped him in the least. The 10-year-old cat is still loving and active, especially now that he is at ease and relaxed in his new home. Lichtenwalner said, “He has a really snarky yet loving attitude. He likes to play, but he also likes to cuddle up on your chest in bed and sleep all night purring. He is completely charmed of people.”
Otitis looks like a seal thanks to his white fur and absence of ears. This increased his mother’s love for him. The fact that Otitis has no ears isn’t the only thing that sets him apart. Because of everything he’s been through, Otitis is an incredibly sensitive cat who can always detect when his mother is depressed or going through a difficult time.
Otitis was on my pillow when I woke up one night after a nightmare, according to Lichtenwalner. Otitis could tell I wasn’t feeling well because my heart was beating quickly. He crawled back to his pillow after sliding off the pillow and dozing on my chest until my heartbeat returned to normal. It’s amazing how sensitive he is to my feelings.
Otitis takes pleasure in being by his mother’s side when she mourns, and he is always willing to assist her in any way he can, just as she did for him by giving him another chance. “He The nicest thing to ever happen to me, by far,” Lichtenwalner said.