Sadly, both kittens you are about to see have died due to some breathing failure. They died a few months after they were born, at the end of October 2010. RIP, Charlie and Spike.

The two kittens had a rare disease called Myotonia congenita, also known as ‘fainting goat’ syndrome, more common for goats. The disease had never been found in cats before. At the slightest sound or movement, the kittens responded by collapsing into a rigid paralysis which typically lasted for one minute until they returned to normal.