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Life with a tripod cat!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by sem73, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. sem73

    sem73 PetForums Member

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    Hi All

    I'm new here and have found this forum very informative and useful....even learning of the zooplus website which has increased my cat related spends this month!! :)....everyone on the forum seems friendly & helpful...

    I just wanted to share my story of my cat Miss Meg 3 Leg...5 yrs ago we ideally wanted a house cat due to local road and were willing to take on golden oldies, health problems etc...

    My local RSPCA rehoming centre had many cats but none suitable at the time and we asked the re-homer to keep in touch with new arrivals..we were just about to leave and she said they had a new admission in the hospital part but we may not be interested in but I knew I had to look!..and that's where we met a petrified 1 yr old who was 2 days post-op after having a front leg & shoulder amputated after being found with a gunshot wound :(

    Over the 3 wks we visited regulary watching every bit of her recovery including the constant crying and refusal to try to walk when she was put in the floor :( :(

    After 3 wks we brought her home still half shaved and on supposed 1 level rest..she promptly jumped out the carrier, up the stairs and onto a windowsill!...

    That was 4 yrs ago and she is amazing...nothing stops her! climbing up backs of sofas, chasing anything and learning to rotate remaining front paw to clean both sides of her face!..aahhh :)

    Sorry this has turned into such a ramble but hope it can help others' cats if facing a similar predicement!
     

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    Calinyx PetForums VIP

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    What a great middle to your beautiful cats life. You'll need to add more pics of your gorgeous girl though:tongue_smilie:
     
  3. Cazzer

    Cazzer PetForums VIP

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    what a lucky lady she was to have found you :) She is indeed a lovely girl
     
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    Shes beautiful, bless her :D
     
  5. sarahecp

    sarahecp Crazy Cat Lady of Bucks

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    Miss Meg is beautiful :wub_001:
     
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    ONE picture ? !!! come on now , you know the rules !! :D :D :D
     
  7. TatiLie

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    That's so nice to meet Miss Meg 3 Leg! I've seen her name in the Poll (and voted for her) but haven't seen her around the PF.

    And I agree with CCC: more pictures!!
     
  8. Rolacolacube

    Rolacolacube Owned by 4 cats :)

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    What a beautiful kitty. She is very lucky to have found a slave like you xx
     
  9. sem73

    sem73 PetForums Member

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    Thank u for all your kind comments!...
    Some more piccies!..apologies if they are the wrong way round I'm just getting the hang of posting from my phone!...Meg turned round the right way would be great!...

    outside pic is part of Meg's catproof garden!
     

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    sem73 PetForums Member

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    Big bed for a little lady!
     
  11. sem73

    sem73 PetForums Member

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    oops photo of the above!
     

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    sem73 PetForums Member

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    Or the human bed will do!...
     

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  13. sem73

    sem73 PetForums Member

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    And finally for now....counting off the Ikea delivery!
     

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    I fostered a tripod kitty for three years (she was an old girl with renal failure). She had her front leg missing too. It may sound odd but I think she only had her front left leg and can't remember for sure as she always centred it, also, in a funny way, I often forgot she only had three legs (in that I didn't think of her as having a disability) :eek:. At the rehoming centre I also fell in love with a little girl with a missing back leg but wasn't in a position to take her but she found a great home so it wasn't so bad.
     
  15. sem73

    sem73 PetForums Member

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    Hi Honeyfern

    We too mainly forget she's only got 3 legs!...now & then it's as if I've suddenly remembered!!

    We still get the digging of litter with "phantom leg"... looks like she's doing press-ups! :D and the occasional swipe with "the leg"....mostly instinct things she'll do with it!....
     
  16. TatiLie

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    She's gorgeous!
    I can see you've been doing a great slave work and spoiling her.

    (my cats also love when I come home with anything Ikea. They both come to 'help')
     
  17. Katina

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    Oh, she is a cutie-pie! So glad you found each other :D
     
  18. chillminx

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    Hi Sem, what a heart-warming story -- thank you for sharing it with us:)

    Your kitty's courage and positivity are an inspiration:) All that, and beauty as well!:001_wub:Wow!
     
  19. househens

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    Wonderful to meet you. Indoor only rescue cats post often has 3 legged cats. For some reason, rescues in England are horrifued by indoor or indoor enclosure cats, opposite to Oz and the US, I believe. So most disabled/chronically ill cats go in that category, with the charities.
     
  20. Oscars mam

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    What a lovely story and a beautiful brave Meg :)
     
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