So, this is Trinity, my newly adopted, and three footed kitten. I saw her in a cage at the shelter, and instantly fell in love. It wasn’t until I asked to play with her that I was made aware of her missing appendage.
I had two cats already, and we were only looking to get one kitten…Well, I fell in love with Trinity, and my husband fell in love with another grey kitten…
Anyways, she is the most adorable and inspirational little thing. She runs, jumps, wrestles, and she even climbed a piece of peg board that I put up to keep her sectioned off until she gets used to the other cats. She still has her femur, but the bottom half of the leg and foot were removed. Her mother abandoned her, because her leg was wrapped up in the umbilical cord, making the limb unusable. The clinic performed the amputation, and they say she will grow to do all of the normal things, as being three legged is all she has even known.
It’s funny mathematically, because another one of our cats (Miss Mittens) has 5 extra toes. She’s a polydactyl cat, and has two extra toes on one paw, and three extra on the other. She has exactly what Trinity is missing, yet both are happy and capable cats. I would say Trinity is definitely handi-capable. She can run on three legs, and sometimes she will even use the bit of leg she has left to walk if she’s tired.
We give her a glucosamine supplement to help her joints take all of the extra strain from the back leg doing double duty. She is an absolute sweetheart, and there was no way I could have said no to her. We now have 4 cats, a Boston terrier, and our wonderful daughter…Thank goodness I am already married, because that makes it more acceptable to be a cat lady, right?
Fennec foxes. Fennec. Foxes.
aweeee i love her <3 miracle the puppy, is missing a foot!
I’ve always had this weird love for White Bengal Tigers. They’re beautiful, exotic and fierce.
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