“Tulip has made me realize that even when we think someone, or something, is at a disadvantage, they are stronger and more capable than we believe.
Tulip was a kitten who was left at the animal shelter. When staff found her in the morning, they realized she had no feeling in the bottom half of her body. When Tulip was taken to the veterinarian, the vet determined that it was an old spinal injury and the injury was untreatable.
However, when I took her home she saw my other three cats running, climbing the bed and the cat tree. Next thing I know I see her climbing the bed AND the cat tree with pure upper body strength. Since she was so small when she lost the mobility of her hind legs, she didn’t know the difference between the other cats and herself, therefore, she was able to do the same things they did.
Tulip continues to surprise me every day and she has made my life better, because she has shown how much a soul is capable of, if you do not put limitations on yourself. Now I know I can do anything anyone else does, I just need to believe in myself that I can do it.”