Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fainting Goat Kittens - This is Sad

charlie and spike are two kittens with myotonia congenita, otherwise known as 'fainting goat' syndrome. at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts about a minute before they return to normal. This condition has hardly ever before been diagnosed in a cat, is rarely found in dogs and is more common in goats. The kittens are able to walk, but they cannot run or jump. aside from this they are normal. sad to report that the black and white kitten (spike) died on 27th october from respiratory failure. thanks for all the kind messages. comments enabled once again as duplicate videos are appearing. this is the original

"This is an "UPDATE" that they posted"
Sunday 31/10 - I'm devastated to report that Charlie (tabby cat ) died in my arms last night. we are in a state of shock and disbelief at this. During the short time we had them, both Charlie and Spike touched our lives in a way that we never expected. I had prepared a second film which I have now posted to you tube dedicated to their memory. thanks again for all the kind comments you have posted. Ed & Becky x

The music on this clip is Jeanne Newhall - Theme from "The Year of Living Dangerously"
track: French Cafe. LINK: Youtube

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