With my planned post still evolving, and because it’s on the more serious side, I decided to get side tracked with this.
Ozzy got his unique condition after falling from a windowsill and hitting his head as a kitten. He is kept safely indoors but apparently sneaks out…and then can’t find his way back. Ian and Evelyn McDougall, aged 57 and 61, took Ozzy in after his accident and were taken by his resemblance to the hypnotized panther Baghera from Disney’s Jungle Book.
Owner Ian McDougall tells itv.com they took him in because he was the runt of the litter and they figured he has tunnel vision “he can look at one bit and then it’s a bit further away. It’s very comical when he’s chasing a fly. He’s got real character about him.”
“He’s a bit daft at times but he is very friendly. The condition doesn’t hinder him in the house, he’s used to the house. He’s definitely a house cat.”
In June Ozzy got out unseen through an open door behind the owners son and was later discovered under a parked car. Ozzy was brought in to the ScottishSPCA frightened and suffering from some minor injuries to his neck but was cleaned up and treated. His owners were very relieved to spot him on the SSPCA Facebook page and bring him home. Apparently this wasn’t Ozzy’s first escape attempt, but it will hopefully be his last as he is reportedly now under even stricter house arrest for his own safety.