It May Be Winter But Get Ready To Melt

Hollywood Hounds is not only a pet boutique and spa; they have been doing pet adoptions and rescues since 2007. Three months ago they took in an abandoned pair like no other whose forever home is now none other than Hollywood Hounds. Jacqueline Borum is captivating and inspiring as she tells the story.
Fave Quotes:

“They were found together. They are pretty much inseparable. The Dachshund absolutely loves this kitten, which has some health issues obviously.”

“We’ve had bonds between animals. I don’t know we’ve ever seen anything like this. It’s pretty special.”

“Every time Idgie goes out she gets a smooch. Someone’s constantly babying Ruth.”

“They pretty much share everything.”

“We’re making up for lost time for anything that they may have lacked.” “Now they’ve got about 14 Mommies here.”

Thanks to all the peeps who sent this in! Including, “I dare you to watch these two and not get teary.” -Phred’s Mom. And, “I’m sure you’ve gotten this one a bunch by now. . . but just in case. OMG THOSE LEGS!” -Nick D. More on this story from Huffington Post.


  1. Turn off the Internet for the rest of the day, peeps–it’s been won already. What an amazing story.

    When the kitty started moving, my first instinct was to cry look away because it seemed so difficult for her. But she’s actually adapted quite well. Now my heart just cheers her on. Hollywood Hounds rocks.

  2. Dog Lover says:

    They may have been abandoned but they clearly never abandoned each other. This is what love and friendship are all about.

  3. well said, well said.

  4. Well put, Dog Lover.

  5. Stressfactor says:

    What a touching story! I wonder if anything can be done to help Ruth out though? Maybe a wheelie cart for her back legs or something? I’m just wondering because, while she obviously manages, I’d love to see her with the ability to get a bit more mobility.

  6. I second that, Stressfactor.

  7. Such a great story! I would also like to know if anything can be done for little Ruth, though I’m happy that she has a safe, warm place to live and is receiving so much love. Anyone have the inside scoop on Ruth’s legs?

  8. gah! damn onions!

  9. phred's mom says:

    It’s cerebellar hypoplasia, which can affect
    both cats and dogs. Wikipedia, among other sites,
    says something occurs in utero to create it in a
    developing bebeh. It’s actally a brain “injury”
    or defect. Baby Ruth seems to be compensating
    pretty well, bless her. *snif*

  10. phred's mom says:

    Gah! “actually” !!!

  11. Interesting… I thought that might be what it was, but I’ve never seen a case this severe. Thanks!

  12. Yes, I have a cerebellar hypoplasia kitty! (The cerebellum of the brain is underdeveloped.) She is the sweetest kitty I have ever owned or known. She has trouble using the litter box but I put down puppy pads with a little litter sprinkled on them and she can manage those, although she has accidents. (Luckily I have hardwood floors which makes clean-up much easier than it would be on carpeting!) CH kitties have a normal life expectancy and are not in pain. I would not hesitate to recommend adopting one of these special cats. Anyway, Idgie and Ruth are beyond adorable…lovely, touching story!

  13. AWW :D I am so glad that you have given a cerebellar hypoplasia kitty a loving forever home, amyliz :D

  14. You’re awesome! Great that you’ve accommodated your wee kitteh so it can be happy and share its life with you, a wonderful caring owner.
    That made my day.

  15. lisaLASSIE says:

    amyliz you are a wonderful person to adopt that little creature.

  16. Awww, So glad she found a good home where people don’t mind giving a little extra care and love.

  17. Best story of the day!!! People could learn a lot from animals!!

  18. Indeed, dfg!

  19. Now it is raining on my face. What a beautiful story.

  20. This is true, unconditional love

  21. This is soo achingly sweet. I love them both, and this owner who gave them a home. I just want to squish and hug them both. :)

  22. Oh man. I´m in floods of tears here. Please hand me some more tissue.
    How beautiful. *drowns in puddle of happy/sad/happy tears*

  23. *sets up “tissue station” for all CO peeps*


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