A Manx kitten who hops around like a bunny, is on his way to his dream home.

Sparkle Cat Rescue

A family from North Carolina came home to a stray cat waiting outside their front porch two months ago. As soon as they arrived, the cat went into labor. They took her in and provided a safe haven for her and her babies.

One of the kittens was born a Manx cat, completely without a tail. While the rest of his feline family had good homes lined up for them, the tailless boy would need specialized care to ensure quality of life.

When the kittens were weaned, they contacted Sparkle Cat Rescue for help. “Manx kitties tend to have hind-quarter issues caused by the deformation in their spines,” Stephanie Grantham, co-founder of Sparkle Cat Rescue, shared with Love Meow.

“Strengthening the kitten’s hind legs would be crucial in his development.”

Sparkle Cat Rescue

The kitten whom they named Thumper, has been getting regular bum baths and treatment to help him heal and prevent further infections. With daily exercise, the little tailless kitten has learned to jump around with his back legs like a bunny.

“When I got him, he didn’t want to use his hind legs much. To work on this, I would make him jump in and out of a small box so he had to push off his back legs,” Stephanie added.

Little Thumper is always in good spirits. He is an avid climber and enjoys hopping around the room, chasing laser beams. “He is such a sweet boy, and he has no idea anything is wrong with him.”

Sparkle Cat Rescue

Nothing makes him happier than nuzzling up to his human friend and snoozing away on their lap. “He always wants to cuddle up to your face and he doesn’t care who. He’s never met a stranger and loves everyone, my cats and Chihuahua included.”

Watch Thumper the kitten in this cute video:

Thumper the kitten

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