Kitty with Radial Aplasia Adorably Defends Her Home Against an Enemy Bug

Kitty with Radial Aplasia Adorably Defends Her Home Against an Enemy Bug

Bugs have been mankind's enemy for centuries, and many of us even have such extreme fears of the tiny creatures that we'd rather run away and joke about burning down our own homes than touch a single insect. It often takes a lot of bravery to confront a bug invader and eradicate it from the household.

Thank goodness there are courageous people in the world, such as exterminators, to take care of the issue for us. Or, even better, cats. A good feline friend may be just what you need to take care of your bug problem. Then again, some of our kitty buddies are also not quite up to the job, and we can't really blame them for that.

When Keebo's family trolled her with a fake insect buzzing and crawling around the floor of her home, she didn't know quite what to do with it. On the one hand, she's a curious kitty and a talented hunter, and she is usually the bug catcher in the family. On the other hand, this bug is not quite like the just doesn't want to die or run away.

No matter how many times Keebo bats at the bug, threatening that it needs to leave or suffer the consequences, the bug continues to buzz around the floor, even seeming to chase Keebo sometimes when she backs off.

You'll love the adorable looks of surprise and frustration on this kitty's face as she works hard to do her job to the best of her ability. And get a load of the adorable way she holds her front paws together in hesitation as she contemplates her next move! She may not ever catch the bug, but she's just so cute to watch.

Keebo suffers from radial aplasia, a condition that affects the radial bones in her front legs. This condition can happen in people or animals, and it generally results in the absence of the radial bone or a shortened radial bone, usually on both front limbs.

Luckily, in Keebo's case, her radial aplasia does not seem to cause her any pain or mobility issues. She's just a normal cat who happens to look a bit like a T-rex. We're so grateful that her family saw the value in her despite her disability and works hard to give her a normal life. Even one that does include evil bug invaders that can't be stopped

You gave it your best shot, Keebo! We're still rooting for you! Check out the video below to see the entire harrowing battle.

Elizabeth Morey

Elizabeth Morey graduated summa cum laude from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, where she dual majored in English Literature and Spanish with minors in Writing and Business Administration. She was a member of the school's Insignis Honors Society and the president of the literary honors society Lambda Iota Tau.

Some of Elizabeth's special interests include Spanish and English linguistics, modern grammar and spelling, and journalism. She has been writing professionally for more than five years and specializes in health topics such as breast cancer, autism, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Apart from her work at GreaterGood, she has also written art and culture articles for the Grand Rapids Magazine.

Elizabeth has lived in the beautiful Great Lakes State for most of her life but also loves to travel. She currently resides a short drive away from the dazzling shores of Lake Michigan with her beloved husband.

Back to blog