Sprinkle the tabby Sass Queen is her rescuer’s “favorite little menace,” who literally tackles life despite having no hind legs or tail. She looks like a forever kitten with big eyes and the most adorable face. Although small, she can be a “spicy little firecracker” and a wild child. She’s extremely fortunate to have found Marie Gutshall, who specializes in rehabilitating kittens like Sprinkle in Philadelphia.
Although impossibly cute, Sprinkles is a little Diva who often yells at Mom when things aren’t going her way.
“Sprinkles, 100% the most dramatic and wild kitten I have ever cared for. Ever. EVER,” Marie said.
Marie took in 4-week-old Sprinkle and her mama Twinkle from a Philadelphia city shelter. Sadly, the remaining kittens had all died. Meanwhile, Sprinkle’s hind legs were “dangly” from the start due to paralysis. Then, her tail showed signs of dying (necrotic tissue). Unfortunately, she required a triple amputation. But Marie knew the kitten could live a happy life having saved others like her.
Twinkle is an Adorable Bad Girl
Online, the kitten became everyone’s favorite “bad girl,” and supporters helped raise thousands to provide her veterinary care.
“Can you tell Sprinkles is sasssssssy? She is. Very sassy. Very opinionated. Lots of yells. Does not like friends.”
She rarely likes being coddled or touched but needs help her with daily life. For example, the kitty wears custom ‘Sprinkle Suits,” which are adorable. While cute, a stylish suit helps her with mobility and protects her skin. Additionally, she has a sensitive tummy and needs help expressing her bladder and bowels. For experienced rescuers, it’s not difficult, but it does take patience, especially with an often bitey kitten!
Sprinkle Survives Surgery and Takes Off
It’s hard to believe, but nothing slowed down Sprinkle, even after a triple amputation. She recovered, even after tearing her stitches multiple times and returning to the emergency vet. Then, it was amazing how she adapted.
For example, here she is, taking off down a hallway at a full gallop. We’ve shared similar stories of cats with dangly legs that seem to defy physics.
In another video, Sprinkle leaps with wild abandon from a bed, making a loud “thud.” She’s no fragile princess, and does this without a care, then scurries under the bed.
Sprinkle Meowdels Custom Cat Suits
As mentioned, Sprinkle often wears custom Sprinkle Suits. At night, she sleeps in a little carrier that looks like a baby stroller.
“Sprinkles is ready for Easter weekend in her bunny suit.”
“It’s hard to pick a favorite Sprinkle Suit, but this one is definitely in my top 3.”
And, here she is meowdeling a leopard-print ensemble.
The Purrfect Home for a Fierce Princess
In recent months, Sprinkle has had many ups and downs – a UTI and overcoming ringworm. But like everything else, she survived, a tiny but mighty fighter who lets nothing stand in her way. She’s no delicate princess and you can see it!
Now, she’s ready to find the right home with a loving family who will appreciate her wild purrsonality and give her the care she needs daily. It will take a specific family who wants to adopt a forever furbaby who needs time to adjust to new people and many not enjoy being with other pets.
“Conversations with Sprinkle. Can anyone translate?”
We previously shared the story of Jonesy, an awkwardly cute kitten named after the cat in the Alien anthology. We’re happy that Jonesy has found a forever family with a big sister Roxie, another rescue by Marie from Charlie’s Army.
Today, both are living the high life, although Roxie is the resident Beauty Queen. You can follow their life on Instagram.
“I am a kind yet benevolent queen (and don’t forget beautiful!) Here I am sharing my royal couch with baby Jonesy. I know you’re all now saying how impressed you are. You should be 😹👑❤️”