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It was supposed to be a simple neuter surgery at his local vet's office, but Spud had a bad reaction to the anesthesia. He actually died on the operating table and had to be revived. The shelter where he lived could afford the surgery, but they couldn't afford the daily care Spud needs to be happy.
So now he's at Best Friends. And this little angel is making the most of his second chance at life! You'll never meet a happier kitty than Spud, even though his ordeal has had a lasting impact. For example, he awoke with neurological problems, making his walk a little unusual. His gait now looks more like a prancing horse than a walking cat.
And his sense of sight is gone. Even though he's as happy as a clam to receive love and affection, you just have to be careful not to spook him since he can't see you. And he returns the love by licking. But since he can't see you or your hand, he'll lick whatever he can reach with his little pink tongue: your hand if he's lucky or his own face, even the air around him. He knows where his litter box is and how to get there, but sometimes he stands in it and misses over the side.
He's great with other cats. Born in 2010, Spud has a long life ahead of him. He really hopes there's someone out there who can see past his special needs and see what a sweet soul he is.