Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.
It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats.
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)
http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!
Meet Esther the Wonder Pig
"Esther came to us as a supposed "minipig". Little did our uneducated asses know we were in for a big surprise… literally!
Esther is a pig, that’s really all we know since she was misrepresented as a “micropig”. She was born in spring of 2012 to what we believe was a commercial farm litter. She was somehow removed, perhaps because she was a runt?, and somehow found her way to us.
We hope this page will make you take a minute to re-evaluate some of your daily choices, such as bacon for example. We always seem to prefer the “I’d rather not think about it” approach, but if you took just a few minutes to learn how brutal life is for these loving, intelligent and compassionate animals I know it would change your mind and maybe even convince you to give a vegitarian/vegan lifestyle a chance.”
Photos/caption by Steve Jenkins | ©Esther the Wonder Pig
She looks reeeally happy :)