Skip to comments.Caffrey, the amazing moggie who survives on two legs...[b]oth on the same side! [w/pix, vid.]
Posted on 02/10/2013 11:34:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
Climbing trees, chasing mice, showing off to the ladies . . . four legs were always handy for Caffrey the cat.
Then tragedy struck. When Caffrey was three, the handsome grey Persian was run over by a car and lost his left hind leg.
Oh well. Not to worry. He happily carried on with three, thanks to a £3,500 series of operations that stitched up the damage and made the best of his front left paw, which was also injured in the crash.
For the next ten years or so, he coped so well it was easy to forget his disability. But four months ago he developed a malignant growth on the repaired front leg.
His owner Sue Greaves, 58, couldn't bear to have him put down or put him through the pain of chemotherapy with no guarantee of success.
So she pleaded Paul Harris reports 'He doesn't seem bothered at all' for option three amputating the leg, leaving him with only two, both on the right side.
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An excellent argument for keeping one’s moggies indoors. Although one has to admire the cat’s determination, one can’t help but feel the entire thing was avoidable. Poor kitteh has to suffer for ignorance.
The Monty Python of cats.
Or is this a case of the vet taking advange of the poor womens feelings.
One knows that one doesn't eat a prized cat all at once is the owner asian.
Any way you look at it, the cat suffered unnecessarily. The owner should be ashamed of that suffering. Instead, the cat was allowed to go outside again.
Poor baby....very lovable little thing. I hope they give him a good life, but they shouldn’t be letting him outside....he’s so vulnerable.
At least not unsupervised.
Amazing! He moves a fairly good clip with two legs. BTW, cats are the only animals besides giraffes and camels to walk by moving both legs on one side, then the other.
Agreed, he should not be outside on his own if at all.
They have such strong spirits.
It’s a survival-against-odds story. Inspiring indeed.
I’d adopt him in a heartbeat.
An easy choice. Me too.
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