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Scooter was rescued from a hoarding situation where he had been kept in a guinea pig cage.
The woman had countless dogs who barked at him all day. He was 16-weeks-old and he was so clumsy, as he’d never been allowed out. As a physiotherapist who used to work with children with physical difficulties, I realised that his proprioceptive skills and his spatial awareness were severely compromised.
He would continually knock things over, and miss his target when he jumped. He was afraid of everything, from the toilet flush to the television, but as soon as he trusted us, he would run to us for comfort and cuddles when he was scared.
I had to design a cat-friendly physical therapy programme to improve his motor skills, which consisted of playing, chasing, and jumping games. He is now a fit, healthy, and confident bundle of furry love living his best life.
His favourite things are sitting between us, sleeping under the duvet and cuddling his teddy!Whizzco