Phin is a Cat With Cerebellar Hypoplasia

This is the story about Phin, an adopted cat with a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia, a disorder where the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. Fortunately, he is not in pain, and according to his owners, Phin is a food-loving kitty with a big personality.

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Hey guys, Phin here! I wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes! I appreciate all of you so very much! Over the next couple days, I'm going to post some really amazing art people sent me as birthday gifts, as well as some videos of me with other awesome gifts I got for my birthday! Also, I'll be posting a couple amazing ch kitties looking for homes in my story (2 in the US and 1 in Vancouver), so keep an eye on that! 😺 ——————————————————————––––– For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ——————————————————————––––– #phineasthecat #cerebellarhypoplasia #catsofinstagram #phinstagram #gatosdeinstagram #gatos #gatito #cats #meow #catsofig #kitty #猫 #ネコ #고양이 #kucing #instacats #igcats

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β€œAt first, we just thought he was a really cute kitten, and it really wasn’t until we saw that he had special needs that we realized we had the ability to really form a special bond with this cat,” Phin’s owner told The Dodo. “He has a massive personality!”

They even have a nickname for him; they started calling him “Chief Inspector Phin” because he inspects all of the food that they are eating.

β€œAlmost everything that we’re eating,” he added, β€œhe thinks smells really gross. But he wants to smell it, anyway.”

To follow Phin’s adorable adventures, check out his Instagram page where he has attracted over 500 thousand followers.

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My parents thought they could sleep in a little bit because it's the weekend? πŸ™€I think not! I gave them a lecture for that serious infraction!😾 ——————————————————————––––– For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ——————————————————————––––– #phineasthecat #cerebellarhypoplasia #catsofinstagram #phinstagram #gatosdeinstagram #gatos #gatito #cats #meow #catsofig #kitty #猫 #ネコ #고양이 #kucing #instacats #igcats

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Phin here! You'll never believe all the amazing gifts I got for my birthday! I have the best friends around the world and they sent me more than my bodyweight in treats and amazing toys! πŸ™€ I got handmade toys like a crocheted catnip jellyfish and a kitty fisher with my name on it, an amazingly soft bed that I've slept in the last few nights (and love diving into!), tons of special little foods and treats, an amazing orange feather toy, little mice, more treats than even I could eat in one sitting, some amazing letters, amazing art, and even donations to local shelters in honor of Phin's birthday! @shoko.okano, @allaboutassassins27, @roo_the_dachchiterrier, @gronk_and_finn, @in_btwn, @madis_cute_animals, @jiptheinstakitty, @christinadvdsn, you guys are the beat ——————————————————————––––– For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ——————————————————————––––– #phineasthecat #cerebellarhypoplasia #catsofinstagram #phinstagram #gatosdeinstagram #gatos #gatito #cats #meow #catsofig #kitty #猫 #ネコ #고양이 #kucing #instacats #igcats

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Hey guys, it's Phin! My birthday isn't until tomorrow, but my parents were so excited to give me this sunflower bed 🌻 that they let me open it early! πŸŽ‰πŸ’›βœ¨πŸŒΌπŸπŸ™Œ My mom made this for me herself, and it clips together on top so I can have an unbloomed sunflower as a little enclosed fort. 😻 I left for just one minute and Tyrion decided that he got a turn in it… Watch until the end to see how I responded! 😼 ——————————————————————––––– For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ——————————————————————––––– #phineasthecat #Tyrionthecat #sunflowercatbed #cerebellarhypoplasia #catsofinstagram #phinstagram #gatosdeinstagram #gatos #gatito #cats #meow #catsofig #kitty #猫 #ネコ #고양이 #kucing #instacats #igcats

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Here's some classic Phin for #throwbackthursday. Who remembers these funky dance moves from last year? πŸ˜ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸŽ‰ ——————————————————————––––– For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ——————————————————————––––– #phineasthecat #highsteppin #funkydancemoves #cerebellarhypoplasia #catsofinstagram #phinstagram #gatosdeinstagram #gatos #gatito #cats #meow #catsofig #kitty #猫 #ネコ #고양이 #kucing #instacats #igcats

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