I have an amazing cat Melissa who is also known as the ‘Einstein’ cat. I am often asked why I started to photograph her. So, today I want to tell our unique story about friendship, illness and my love for this wonderful animal.

After numerous fractures of bones, doctors have diagnosed my cat with the degenerative disorder of the development of bone and cartilage, Osteochondrodysplasia. The doctors advised to euthanize her because the treatment would be very costly and would take a lot of time and effort.

I couldn’t take the easy way out and decided to fight for Melissa’s life. I changed many doctors who refused to treat her and learned how to do injections myself. I photograph Melissa to remind everyone that we should not despair even in the most difficult situations.

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You may know my cat Melissa as the playful Einstein cat who loves to stick her tongue out

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

What you may not know is that I’m fighting every day to save her life

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

The first misfortune happened when she broke her leg while she playing with a bag

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

After 2 months, Melissa broke another leg and a few weeks later she had one more fracture

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

The doctors diagnosed her with the degenerative disorder of the development of bone and cartilage (Osteochondrodysplasia)

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

Many doctors advised to euthanize her because the treatment would be very costly and would take a lot of time and effort

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

I was shocked, how could I euthanize the animal that I have longed to have since I was a child?

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

Melissa was looking at me with hope trying to escape from doctors and I couldn’t stop crying

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

During the fourth fracture, her legs went numb and the doctors once again recommended to euthanize her because she would die soon anyway

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

They also found that she has one kidney and due to the displacement of the pelvic bones she can’t have kittens

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

I just couldn’t let her down so I’ve changed many doctors refusing to treat her and learned how to do injections myself

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

I also try to take as many photos as possible because I want to use Melissa’s imperfection as something positive

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

She keeps calm during photoshoots because she knows I can’t hurt her

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death

I love her so much that no matter what happens, I will try to treat her until the very end

I Fight Every Day To Save Melissa The Einstein Cat From Death