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Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA


Theodore was found as a stray and brought to the Humane Society of Saint Albans, where I adopted him. He is a pure white kitten with one blue eye and one amber eye. He is also deaf, which apparently is typical of white cats with one or both blue eyes. He was adopted with fleas and conjunctivitis of both eyes with an underlying viral infection which is being treated. Although he has been sick, it doesn’t stop him from being extremely playful and loving attention! Very well trained already and is interestingly intelligent for such a little guy.

33 Responses to “Theodore”
  1. Avatar of Beachcomber Beachcomber

    Such a beautiful little kitty! I too have a white deaf cat…very loving. Enjoy :)

  2. Avatar of Beachcomber Beachcomber

    Looks like a pounce too!

  3. Avatar of Buckskin977 Buckskin977

    Thank you so much for adopting, and no doubt, saving his life! He will now get the medical care that he needs. It sounds like the Humane Society of Saint Albans dropped the ball & didn’t give Theodore the treatments that he needed.
    My furkids & I wish you & Theodore many happy, healthy years!

  4. Avatar of meddings meddings

    God bless you for taking in this little special needs boy! I’m sure you will be richly rewarded with many years of love & purrs. I hope Theo grows up to be a big strong healthy boy.

  5. Avatar of pussigato pussigato

    sweet lil Theodore looks a bit tired but I’m glad he’s feeling better. He’s had quite a rough start but now has the most incredible furever family. Concats on rescuing Mr. Theodore and many playful, cuddly times ahead.

  6. Avatar of catlessinto catlessinto

    Theodore is just gorgeous-such a lovely soft snowflake. Thank you for taking in a special needs kitten, your compassion and care are wonderful to see. Much health and happiness to you and little Theo :-)

  7. Avatar of Bubz Mom Bubz Mom

    Is there a little Alvin and/or Simon to play with Theodore? He may have had a rough start but it looks like he is very well cared for now. He looks silky soft and I would love to lay down there with him and snuggle :)

    Thank you for taking care of this sweet baby

  8. Avatar of Arcalian Arcalian

    FUZZ walks through a world of silence

    Winking FUZZ

  9. Avatar of Lgoaliefan Lgoaliefan

    What a little sweetheart Theodore is. Thank you for taking in this little guy. Many years of happiness to you.

  10. Avatar of donut donut

    Sometimes the one blue-eyed only, white, are only deaf in one ear. He’ll grow up to be a lovely boy and a fine pet.

  11. Avatar of heidibaby heidibaby

    Green Mountain Fuzz . . .

    Vermont teddy bear fuzz . . .

    Wish I could snuggle you theodore!

    Lots of love and treats and snuggles to you!

  12. Avatar of caroline caroline

    He’s a little cutie pie. :)

  13. Avatar of Jaime Jaime

    I love this and I love that you adopted a special needs kitty. This moves me so much that my next adoption will probably be a special needs cat; in fact, I’ll probably seek one out.

  14. Jeankit

    Mini cutie survivor special kit is soon to be your handsome quirkey-eyed Theo our Star-kit today at TDK!

  15. Avatar of loislaine loislaine

    It is very compassionate of you to adopt a sick kitten with so many challenges. Theodore is beautiful and he will bring you many years of kitty love and joy. ^ ^

  16. Avatar of Sailkitti Sailkitti

    YAAAAA for Theadore and bless you for loving and caring for a special needs kitty!

  17. Avatar of pussigato pussigato

    Did you change your avatar, Jean?

  18. Avatar of oregonkaty oregonkaty

    Odd-eyed cats are supposed to be very lucky. Theodore certainly was, to be adopted into a loving home.

  19. Avatar of catruled51 catruled51

    What a lucky little guy! Special needs kitties always appreciate their chosen humans and give a lot of extra love. I have found this is true even if the kitty doesn’t start out with special needs but develops them later in life.

    My sweet Pixel (Daily Kitten with her littermate on 09 December 2008) has developed health issues with her heart and her kidneys. She has daily medications and has become even more affectionate since her challenges developed. It’s like the special needs kitties know they are getting extra care for their situations. Pixel has always been a loving kitty…at the age of 15.5, she’s even more so. Her sisters observe this and “request” (okay…demand)their fair share of attention. I am well trained.

  20. Avatar of Kirby Kirby

    Bless you for taking this little guy who needed some extra attention and love. He was lucky to find a purrfect home for himself!

  21. Avatar of piobaire piobaire

    Oh you are so good do adopt little Teddy. Pure white kitties are so precious.

  22. Avatar of turquoise turquoise

    Like Donut, I too have heard of odd-eyed cats that are only deaf in the blue-eyed side. It might be a good idea to check when he gets a bit older and stronger. He may end up with 50% hearing after all! Best of luck, health and happiness to you all.

  23. Avatar of gerbil gerbil

    Cute lil fella! Many “Cat” Adventures to you! :-)

  24. Avatar of cindicated cindicated

    What a sweetie. I hope Theodore is feeling like a super fine feline in no time! He deserves this amazing home you have prepared for him.

  25. Avatar of Adrian Adrian

    Theodore can feel ☞♡THE LOVE♡☜ even if he can’t hear it.

  26. Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey JoanfromNewJersey

    Theodore is the cutest little guy!

  27. Avatar of MaryLynnVa MaryLynnVa

    Theodore looks like a cuddly little stuffed toy! Hope he gets over his health issues soon.
    I was once owned by a white cat who was very intelligent, and also loved to have his picture taken. Enjoy!

  28. Avatar of ailuromaniac ailuromaniac

    Meant to comment here yesterday.
    Sorry Theodore is has been under the weather. Hope he is much better now.
    Also sorry to hear he is deaf. I was somewhat surprised because by the lighting of his photo I think I detect faint points like he has some lilac point Siamese in his background.

  29. Avatar of lagatta lagatta

    I’d love to hear an update – hope little Theodore is getting better now. (Careful not to lose him in the snow!)

    I had a Theodore decades ago, when I was a little girl, but he was black (I’m rather obsessed by black cats, but can certainly love white ones and other colours as well).

  30. Avatar of lonnykitten lonnykitten

    bless u for adopting him. I had an older cat that couldn’t hear and it was interesting. I would knock on the floor to get her attention. I hope this cat will be kept inside, since he will not hear bad things, like cars. Good luck with him, he’s beautiful.

  31. Avatar of jessm00re jessm00re

    That is great of you to want to care for a special needs kitty. Luckily Theo gets along really well without his hearing. Other than not being able to play outdoors, he is just like any other cat. Good luck to you on your search! There’s a lucky kitty waiting for you :)

  32. Avatar of jessm00re jessm00re

    Lagatta- Theo is all healed up now! No more fleas, and his eyes are all healed so now I can finally see how pretty they really are! It took about two and a half weeks. He is still sneezing from time to time, but not nearly as much as before. No outdoors for him though. Without his hearing it’s too dangerous. He’s a happy kitty though and he’s already growing so fast. I grew up with a black kitty. I have a spot in my heart for black kitties too!

  33. Avatar of lagatta lagatta

    I’m so happy to hear that, jess. I’d love to see an update picture.

    You can take him outside on a leash, or better, a cat harness. If you have a yard, you can make a small enclosure with chicken wire so he can enjoy the grass and fresh air without danger. Indeed, a deaf pussycat would soon be killed by cars, dogs etc if he is wandering free.

    It would be fun to introduce him to the snow, in a safe way.

    I found a beautiful white half-grown kitten in the lane (car-free) where I used to live. I was not in a position to adopt him – indeed he was deaf – and he was taken in by a no-kill cat shelter that found a good home for him. He was as beautiful as Theo.

    Theo is a dear little treasure. Has your vet advised you as to how to discipline him, since he can’t hear warning “No!”?

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