Scratching My Heartstrings: Two Kittens With Myotonia Congenita (Fainting Goat Syndrome)

October 27, 2010


This is a video of two kittens born with Myotonia Congenita, aka "Fainting Goat Syndrome". It's by far the cutest/saddest thing you'll see all day (particularly the fall at 0:47) :(

at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts about a minute before they return to normal. This condition has hardly ever before been diagnosed in a cat, is rarely found in dogs and is more common in goats. The kittens are able to walk, but they cannot run or jump. aside from this they are normal. sad to report that the black and white kitten (spike) died on 27th october from respiratory failure. thanks for all the kind messages.

*wiping tear* What? I must have got some asbestos in my eyes when I was up in the attic playing ghost, okay?! Just kidding, that was sad as hell and I'm not afraid to admit it. Thank God all pets go to heaven, amirite? I am, unfortunately you're headed for hell so you better love them now before they're gone for good. I SAID PET YOUR PETS -- DO IT NOW!

Hit the jump for the video (the music alone had me bawling).


Thanks to Eli, who used to have a fainting fish but it drowned. Fish sticks!

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