Its been quite a while since I shared any updates about Corbett, our Bengal kitten. Today seems a particularly appropriate time to do so, however, as he is at the vet having surgery. Over the last few weeks he has displayed quite a serious onset of “luxating patella“, which means that his kneecap dislocates and makes it difficult for him to walk.
It is a common malady in small dog breeds and some cats, and I remember hearing somewhere that Bengals have a higher propensity to develop it. The vet informed us that it was probably not painful for Corbett, but it was obviously very frustrating. He is an extremely alert little cat, and very much likes to be able to bound around.
So today they are opening his knees to tighten ligaments and do whatever else they do to prevent his patella from luxating (yes, that is a fun word to use). It will be interesting to see how quickly he recovers, and I’ll keep you informed about that process.
For now, though, here are a selection of the best photos we’ve taken of Corbett lately. I really love the way that they portray his alert, intelligent and inquisitive personality.