It's hard to believe that anyone could look at this cat's sweet little face and then give him away. But that's exactly how Dizzy the one-eyed, snaggled-toothed kitty ended up, abandoned as an adult along with his sis-fur, at Happy Cats Haven in Colorado Springs, in June 2015.
"We found him through Petfinder," says his human mom, Melanie, "and just fell in love with his face."
Based on exams, Dizzy is somewhere between 5 and 7 years old."We've decided he's 6, and we gave an April birthday," Melanie tells HiHomer. "He and his sister were at Happy Cats for 2 or 3 months when we adopted them.I mostly remember being surprised at how long they'd been there."
Unfortunately, it's never surprising to learn that a special-needs cat has been abandoned or returned to a shelter, simply for being different. As far as Dizzy's adoring humans slaves—Melanie and her husband Sal—are concerned, however, Dizzy is absolutely purrfect.
"We don't have much information about him as a kitten," Melanie says. "His vet thinks he was born that way. His skull is misshapen, and his brain 'quirks' are likely related to it."
But having only one eye, an adorable snaggle-tooth, and a sealed left nostril aren't the only things that make Dizzy a unique original.
"He often circles, always clockwise, as a sort of tic," Melanie reports. "He also 'tracks.' It looks like a typewriter or lawn sprinkler motion. He goes into 'crazy mode' often. His eye becomes as big as a saucer, and that's when we know he wants to play."
Dizzy's more than just a pretty face, however. He's also chock-full of purrsonality!
"Most people absolutely love him. People that had only seen pictures first and then meet him are always surprised by how sweet he is."
"His personality is honestly better than any cat I've ever met," Melanie enthuses. "He loves his catnip banana, and he likes catching it when we toss it to him. He loves pepperoni, but only cooked on a pizza (he'll steal them right off the pizza). The only other people food he likes is turkey."
"He also likes fighting with his sister, and they take turns being the aggressor. She is a long haired tortie that was abandoned with him. Her name was Kalico, but we renamed her P2D2. We think she and Dizzy are about the same age."
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