The story of melissa the cat, I have a wonderful cat Melissa who is called the “Einstein” cat. Many times I get asked why I began taking pictures of her. Therefore, today I’m going to share our story of friendship, illness, and my affection for this amazing animal.
After numerous fractures of bones, doctors have diagnosed my cat with the degenerative disorder of the development of bone and cartilage, Osteochondrodysplasia. The vets advised me to kill her due to the fact that the procedure would be expensive and require a lot of time, effort, and energy.
I didn’t want to take the easy path and determined that I would fight to save Melissa’s future. I changed doctors who would not treat her, and I learned how to administer injections myself. I have photos of Melissa to remind people that we need not be depressed even in the most challenging situations.
You Probably Already Know My Melissa The Cat As The Playful Einstein Cat That Loves To Show Off Her Tongue
But What You Would Not Know Is That I Have To Keep Fighting Every Day For Her Life
The First Tragedy Occurred When She Injured Her Leg While She Was Playing With Bags
Two Months Later, Melissa Broke Another Leg, And A Couple Of Weeks Later, She Suffered Another Fracture
The Doctors Stated That She Has A Degenerative Disorder Of The Development Of Bone And Cartilage Known As Osteochondrodysplasia
Most Doctors Recommended Euthanizing Her Due To The Fact That The Procedure Would Be Expensive And Require A Lot Of Time And Effort
I Was Shocked. How Can I Possibly Kill The Animal I’ve Dreamed Of Having Ever Since The Age Of A Kid?
Melissa Was Staring At Me With Optimism In Her Attempt To Escape The Doctors, And I Couldn’t Help Crying.
In The Fourth Fracture, Her Legs Became Numb, And Doctors Suggested That She Be Killed Because She Was Likely To Die Within A Short Time
They Also Found Out That She Only Has One Kidney, And Because Of The Displacement Of Pelvic Bones, She’s Not Able To Have Kittens
I Couldn’t Give Her Up And Have Changed Doctors Who Would Not Treat Her, And I’ve Discovered How To Inject Myself
I Also Make An Effort To Take As Many Photographs As I Can In Order To Be Able To Use Melissa’s Flaws As An Opportunity To Use Her Imperfections For Good
She Stays Calm During Photoshoots Because She Is Confident That I Won’t Harm Her
I Am So In Love With Her That Regardless Of What Happens, I Will Strive To Take Care Of Her Till The End Of Time
That is the incredible story of melissa the cat, which belongs to the Russian photographer, Alina Esther. You can find more information on alinaesther.com and follow her on Instagram at melissa_scottish.