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Disabled cat forms friendship with patient dog


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00 PM -


Ralphee the kitten and Max the cattle dog have formed an adorable friendship.

Watch as Max keeps a watchful eye on his new friend who suffers from a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia, or CH.

Kitties with CH have an underdeveloped cerebellum resulting in a lack of control over fine motor skills and coordination, resulting in what is referred to as a "drunken sailor" walk.

According to the video's description, Max is never far away from his little friend.


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Since it was uploaded to Youtube on April 29, this video has racked up more than 1.2 million views -- as well as some concerned comments about Ralphee's health.

"Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse — and in some cases, owners say that their cats become more capable over time," the video's description reads, adding that Ralphee is a happy, mischievous little kitten.

Cats with CH typically have the same life expectancy as cats without CH, barring any other health conditions.

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