Cat Chasing Flashing Ball

Cat Chasing Flashing Ball

by Joe Tracy
(Oregon)

Asia the Cat

Asia the Cat

This is the second video by Asia the Cat - a rescue kitten who was found abandoned with a serious case of ear mites in both ears, cataracts in both eyes, and a neurological issue still being diagnosed.

Yet when you watch this video, you'll see that she is a bundle of energy and has no idea in the world that anything is wrong with her. So shhhhh don't tell her. Here is our kitty - Asia the Cat in Chasing the Flashing Ball...

Joe

Cat Chasing Flashing Ball to Funny Cat Videos

Comments for
Cat Chasing Flashing Ball

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 28, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Asia the Cat
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Joe. Despite her medical issues your Asia behaves like a perfectly normal kitten - full speed ahead! She's sucha joy to watch, so thank you for sharing her positive story and the great videos. 🙂

Finn Frode avatar


Jan 28, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Flashing balls
by: Ruth

Our boyz have a turbo scratcher which contained a flashing ball when we bought it.
Walter played sending the ball round the track a lot at first but Jozef will only ever play with red balls for some reason lol However, he loves the scratching pad middle !
I'll try to take a photo of it for you.
I'm sure Asia would have hours of pleasure with one of them.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jan 27, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To Kathy and Gail
by: Anonymous

Kathy - Thank you so much for your kind comments. Asia thanks you too. 🙂

Gail - the ball I got at PetSmart. I know they sell them on Amazon too. They have LED lights that activate when the ball is in motion. In fact, they even make one for those tracks that a ball goes in and the cat pushes them around. I'm gonna get one and film it. The lights definitely add an additional dimension to the ball. Sometimes she'll just tap the ball (versus pushing it) to see if she can get the lights to flash.

Joe


Jan 27, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Flashing Ball
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

What an exquisite creature she is! She gets along quite well. You've done a fine job.

Where did you get the flashing ball? That is wonderful! It keeps the cat's attention (unless she's yawning, LOL!).


Jan 26, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
she is adorable
by: kathy

What an adorable little creature. I could not tell in any way there was anything wrong with her. As long as shes happy and she definitely looks happy. You have done a marvelous job with her.


Jan 26, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Response to Comments
by: Joe Tracy

Ruth,

Thank you for your comments. I am amazed at how well she deals with her issues. I always love to hear good stories about rescue cats and how well they've adapted to their situation and personal health issues.

Rudolph,

Asia has a full Cataract in one eye and partial Cataract in the other. They are unsure if she can see out of her left eye (which could be why she tilts her head funny sometimes), but they do know that she can see out of the eye with the partial Cataract. Asia hasn't undergone any surgery yet because the doctors want the neurological issue to be fully diagnosed before proceeding with any type of treatment. I do own a Mac with Final Cut Pro that I do my editing on. Years ago, I used to do TV commercials for a local station and I'm just getting back in to editing videos after taking a hiatus for awhile. As you can see, I'm still dealing with lighting situations in the videos (too bright and too high of contrast). In the next video I'm experimenting with Green Screens to place her in different locations throughout the world without leaving home. You'll see what I mean if it works out!

No hoax, Asia is the real thing (health issues and all) and you can confirm that with Salem Friends of Feline (where we got her from) who paid for her initial Cataract visit. We report on her progress at AsiaTheCat.com. She's expensive with all the vet bills, BUT WELL WORTH IT!!! Gotta love her. 🙂

Joe


Jan 26, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Asia
by: Ruth

I watched both the videos Joe, what a bundle of energy Asia is and having so much fun,it was lovely to see.
Whatever her neurological condition is it certainly doesn't seem to bother her.
I admire the way cats accept how they are.Our neighbour has a cat who most of the time has her tongue poked out,in fact she's called Prozac because she looks 'spaced out' but you couldn't meet a happier cat !
Just like your Asia she was a rescue cat and ended up with a wonderful home too.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jan 26, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cat chasing flashing ball.
by: Rudolph.A.furtado

I presume that "Asia" the cat is chasing the "Flashing Ball" after having undergone the "Cataract Operation" in both the eyes, if not, than the "Video" is a colossal hoax. This video is excellently produced professionally and "Asia" the cat seems a normal feline. Before ownibg cats i had dogs as pets and one of my Spitz bitches "Blondie"(1976-1983) gradually became blind in both the eyes due to "Cataract" in "Old Age". She just couldn't see and would walk around the house on "Scent" and feel alone, definitely not as active as cat "Asia".I presume the same case would pertain to cats having "Cataract", as cataracts are non-operable after a certain age.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please only upload photos that are small in size of max 500px width and 50 KB size. Large images typical of most default settings on digital cameras may fail to upload. Thanks.