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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Our Tripod Kitty

My sweet Sophie Cat passed away almost two years ago, yet I still feel her loss. She was my lap kitty, loving to curl up on my lap and content to purr the night away. Sophie was so special and it has only been recently that I have felt ready to bring another cat into our family. 

Yesterday, after much planning and hoping, we added a new member to our family. Only a year old, yet this dear kitty has already spent at least three of her nine lives.  She was shot three times, which resulted in the amputation of her back leg. She was rescued by a friend and reader of this blog, and when I learned about her plight I knew that she needed to be loved. 

Fully recovered from her amputation and ready to fly, she was able to make the trip from Louisiana to her new home in Virginia. I felt like a child on Christmas Eve as we drove to the airport to pick her up. Scared and hiding under her blankets, she popped her little head out and began to meow when I began to talk to her. She hasn't stopped meowing and purring since!

Robby and Timmy are infatuated and head over heels in love with her. Robby spent a long time last night singing and petting her. Listening through the door, I heard him carefully explain that he knows that she is afraid of him because she was shot by a boy. He promised that he would never hurt her and that he would "kick the privates" of anybody who tried to hurt her now.   Timmy keeps petting and trying to head butt his new friend. He happily hops around after her as she meanders around the bedroom. (We have her penned in one room until Charlie Cat calms down and accepts his new playmate.)

We haven't yet decided on a name. We feel as if we need to get to know kitty's personality before we figure out what to call her. In the meantime, she is being showered with love and kisses. She may only have three legs, but I know that she is going to live a very full and happy life.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have wished for a better ending to her journey, and I am still amazed daily when I think of the trust she had to have developed in me, to come to my house after being shot.
    Animals know. May you have many years of happiness and love.