Skip to comments.Meet Shoko the Pirate Cat, the Sweetest Little Peg-Leg Kitten [w/pix, videos]
Posted on 07/28/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
She has only 3 fully formed legs because of a birth defect, she's named after an "Adventure Time" character -- and she's a terror on tissue rolls.
Today's Monday Miracle is Shoko the Pirate, a peg-legged kitten who was scooped up from a foster situation after a pet store in Connecticut deemed her damaged goods. Despite her dinky fourth paw, Shoko still manages to hop and skip around with a playful verve -- and also seems to be cultivating a burgeoning portfolio of wrecked toilet rolls.
Asked about the backstory to Shoko's shortened leg, her owner Lux Alptraum says, "It's a congenital birth defect caused by her umbilical cord getting wrapped around her back leg while she was in utero, which prevented the foot from fully developing."
Lux adds that Shoko still "has most of the foot pad, which allows her to run and jump and play and do all sorts of kitten stuff." Also, her gait is "completely normal" and most people don't notice her abbreviated leg unless they're specifically on the lookout for it.
Part of that "kitten stuff" seems to involve Shoko developing a healthy infatuation with all things made of paper. Here she's managed to skillfully shred her way through an evil toilet roll.
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More pix, vidoes at source. Thanks to Gefn for the link!
Slings, there has to be a law against being so cute.
Nah, I do fine...oh, the cat!
Awwww, what a precious toot! I adore tabbies.
No self-pity for Kitty.
She resembles our tabby “Petey”. Never met a cat whose tail never quits, NEVER QUITS. Always that cat is into something. He, and “Boo Brat” are always chasing, and playing.
Gotta love cats who stay kittenish.
A case of stolen valor! This cat was never a real pirate!
Those dead rolls of toilet paper beg to differ.
LOL, I have a one-eyed cat I also call Pirate. I’ve never had a cat with such a high opinion of herself before! These little kitties don’t know they’re different.
They already think they’re our masters. They may be right.
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