After fostering over 200 cats, foster mom Jen says one of the cutest things she’s seen is the way Igraine, or Iggy, the brave blind kitten, comes down off furniture. She does a “backwards scooch” that is too cute.
“🥺🖤That cute little backwards scooch gets me every single time.🖤🥺 As Iggy gets bigger, she has been learning to jump off of some things or to descend face-first, but when it doubt she reverts back to the tried and true backwards scooch,” shared foster mom Jen.
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Iggy is one of a kind and keeps her foster parents amewsed.
“Sometimes we aren’t sure if Igraine is actually a cat or if she’s some woodland sprite in feline form,” the fosterers say.
Iggy and Her Unique Backwards Scooch
She marches to the beat of her own drum, and it never fails to make her foster mom smile.
“We have fostered well over 200 cats and during that time, we have seen A LOT of cute things, but I can honestly say this is one of the absolute cutest. 🤗,” Jen from Washington, D.C.-based Playschool for Wayward Kittens shared.
Out of hundreds of blind kittens they have fostered, she is the only one who does the backwards scooch.
“Every other blind cat we’ve had learns to jump down off of furniture, but Iggy marches to the beat of her own drum in so many ways- and this is her preferred mode of descent. 💗 She does this on the bed, the couch, the chairs, the ottoman, etc. It’s just how Iggy Iggies, and it makes me smile Every. Single. Time.”
You can see her trademarked backwards scooch as she comes down off of a bed below.
The Camelot Cuties
Iggy was the smallest of three kittens called the Camelot Cuties and had to overcome health issues such as a head tilt when she first arrived. But she quickly endeared herself to her foster mom with her “ridiculously adorable” antics.
Iggy Seeks a Furever Home
Iggy arrived with her blind sister Vivianne and brother Emrys who has one eye. They were covered in fleas and had skin issues and upper respiratory infections, requiring many vet visits and worries. But they came through it thanks to all the love and care they received.
At the time, Iggy had a head tilt, and brown fur called a “fever coat,” but as she recovered, her fur came in a healthy jet black. She grew into a confident, hilarious eight-pound cat with a “lion sized personality.” While Iggy’s siblings have found furever homes, she may still be available for adoption in the DC area.
“Igraine is such a special little girl. She’s brave and curious but also endearingly cautious and independent. She likes to do her own thing and is ridiculously adorable while going about it.”
Blind Kitten Stampede
This foster home specializes in helping “pirate kitties,” many of which lost sight due to the common feline herpes virus. Normally, cats can fight off the virus. However, malnourished kittens born on the streets may be unable to. But given care and some easy steps, they are wonderful happy cats that can navigate with astonishing ability.
Generally, they don’t have any problem climbing up onto objects like a bed. However, coming back down can be a “significant challenge.” So, the fosterers help them out “the littles” who haven’t mastered jumping down yet. They place a little ramp, and the cats quickly learn how to use it in a couple of weeks.
“No eyes, no problem!” says Jen.
Below, you can see the more experienced Camelot Cuties stampede with newer friends joining them.
“To help the littles, we modified a cat tree to add a ramp, which helps them ascend and descend with ease!”