Tater Waking Up is Adorable

Tater Waking Up is Adorable

Tater Tot – The Female, Ginger, Polydactyl Kitten with Hydrocephalus


Tater Tot is an orphan polydactyl kitten being fostered by Kitkat Playroom, a nonprofit rescue in Woodbury, NJ.

Tater has a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition causes excess cerebral spinal fluid to build up in her brain. Hydrocephalus occurs in other animals, like doggos, and also in humans. Hydrocephalus is not curable, but it is treatable.

In some cats, daily, life-long medication will manage hydrocephalus symptoms. We tried medications first with Tate, but they did not work for her.

Tate has had two life-saving fluid drains when the CSF built up in her brain to a critical level. Fluid drains are risky and temporary solutions.

Tate received a magnetic adjustable shunt, which drains excess fluid regularly from her brain, on October 12, 2018.

She will be the youngest kitten EVER to have this type of shunt placed.

It was also her ONLY chance at life. And it was a success!! She is now in recovery from surgery and she’s doing amazing!

She was born approximately August 8, 2018. Tater Tot was found alone as a stray when she was only 1-week-old on the streets of Philadelphia and brought to ACCT Philly. Kitkat Playroom rescued her from the city shelter on August 19.

Tate’s exceptional weight chart: https://goo.gl/fN7hfJ

As I was driving back to NJ with Tate, it was a dreary, cloudy, rainy day. I had this super bright, orange kitten next to me in the car. The Temptations song broke into my head and that’s all I could hear, “I’ve got sunshine… on a cloudy day….”

I named her Tate after the Temptations. She has a zillion nicknames. Tater Tot, Sweet Potater, Tigger Tot, Tatty, Tatum, Tater, Tater Salad… you can call her whatever you want. 😉

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  1. Lady Blackmonarch on July 17, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Wake up bay, Tater Tot

  2. Aqualust on July 17, 2022 at 4:43 am

    We have a cat the same color named Tater! He’s our little sweet potata (sometimes the freakin worst!)

  3. Leoric Sean on July 17, 2022 at 4:44 am


  4. Bobbie LaVanway on July 17, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Adorable. This little one has come so far, and been through so much in her short life. She now is doing well after her life saving surgery. Best wishes little one.

  5. Kimonos on July 17, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Finally settled down after a night of mischief

  6. Leoric Sean on July 17, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Just love tater she is just the cutest cat i ever seen in my life

  7. Sharon Harper on July 17, 2022 at 4:57 am

    It just doesn’t" get any cuter than this. Love you Tater!

  8. L. King on July 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Good Morning, Sunshine!!
    What a little cutie!! Love that Tater!

  9. AFGHAN HOUND RAMSES on July 17, 2022 at 5:04 am


  10. D Stew on July 17, 2022 at 5:04 am

    I know he is healing but worried he is spending so much time alone.

  11. NIBS on July 17, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Let your light shine, sweet Tater!

  12. Axel Ally on July 17, 2022 at 5:20 am

    tater just melts my heart, what a sweetie

  13. Karlemids on July 17, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Beautiful little soul x

  14. Pam Dangelo on July 17, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Wakey wakey sweet heart

  15. Devi Gardner on July 17, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Tater is too sweet. You just made my day!

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