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Offline Shiroi-Neko

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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 23:08:59 PM »
It's amazing how 3 legged cats can adapt.

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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 21:00:27 PM »
We have a three legged hooligan here at the Clan called Maverick he is my baby Mav and his Daddies big Mav and knows how to work the I only have 3 legs to a tee!

maverick came that way and folks always ask if has hurt his "leg" as h limps when he walks but at pace can out run some of hios 4 legged brothers and sisters!

We adapted the access to the house so Maverick can come and go through the day like all the others on the inside/outside crew and it has never stopped him although folks think its a bit odd the first coupleof visits as I have uptuned laundry baskets on one side of the kitchen so he can get access to all the work tops as do all the others! :rofl:

He is my little darling - his full brother Inca was trapped about 6 weeks later and can do really odd things with his tail - his Mum lives on a farm at a friends and was thought to be to feral - she is now queen of the Aga and controls 6 Border Collies and 12 others who we gave to the farm to be farm cats but all are now inside at night!
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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 19:54:01 PM »
She sounds brilliant - hard to visualize her though  ;)

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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 19:36:47 PM »
Hi, I love the way you describe your tripod sorry I mean cat :naughty: she sounds like my sort of cat one with character and attitude. I'm not sure though if it is because of her disability or the fact she is black and white, as you have probably guessed I'm the owner of one such cat. Like yours he always wants attention and even some friends that don't particularly like cats are won over by his cheeky nature ;D
Would love to see some pictures of Suki and look forward to reading more about her ;D

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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 14:56:29 PM »
She's a Suki or an "Oi you gerroff there" depending on how she's behaving.

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Re: 3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 14:53:03 PM »
But what is her name?

Mine is called Ducha (Doo-ka) and is 16 1/2 yrs old. He can rush up the stairs so quick that if I blink I miss him but he doesnt come down often. He takes all my pillow by pushing me off it but doesnt do laps cos he cant get comfy and slips off. He is a purr macxhine especially when he has won the pillow  :rofl: :rofl:

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3 legs and an evil genuis with it
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 14:34:55 PM »
I never cease to be amazed by the resident tripod's ingenuity in obtaining attention and cuddles. She's a back leg short of a picnic - so lacks the requisite "spring" to jump up onto high objects. She apparently has been spending the last few days plotting how to steal attention from that human TV box in the corner of the room that takes the limelight away from her - and I just saw her go up her cat tree (in a very undignified manner), across along a bookshelf, over the TV to plonk herself in front of it, giving us the Suki director's cut version of TV with a cat head and pointy ears blocking half the screen (I swear I haven't watched a DVD in bed without pointy ears blocking half the picture in the best part of 7 years).

For anyone worrying how cats cope after amputation - she's a prime example of how they compensate. As her backstory - she's been a tripod ever since I've owned her - when I finally properly left home the first thing I did after unpacking was to get on the phone to Cat's Protection - said I wanted an older indoor cat as I lived on a main road and was out at work for a few hours at a time (and we know kittens are just toe-hating psychopaths in cute furry suits that you really need to be at home to train out of the more lunatic behaviour), and she said I'd answered all the questions so thoroughly she didn't see the need for a homecheck - asked if I had anything in mind and I believe my phrase was "I'm a sucker for a hard luck story", which is apparently the phrase guaranteed to reduce cat rescue people into a squealing ball of glee. Within 10 minutes I was off in the car to a cat foster mum, and met up with the most pathetic lump of furryness going - still missing fur patches on both sides from being amputated and spayed - who turned on what can be described as the most over the top charm offensive/Oscar winning crippled kitty performance going... 20 minutes later I was off to the pet shop to buy all the relevant kitty bits and the tripod (only called that when she's not listening) came home with me that evening.

She's, well, let's not mince words - completely nuts and a total cuddle junkie. She was described to me as a black and white, three legged purring machine - and that's about the gist of it. From what I gather from the rescue people - she was a farm hanger-on-kitty (not officially owned by them but mooched about there nonetheless) and they spotted her limping one day. When they rang CP who came out and caught her - the leg was too badly damaged to be saved (suspected dog involvement), so off it came and up she went for rehoming - and I must have rung up at just the right time really since they were anticipating having her fostered out for the long haul. She's a complete attention seeker (to the level it does get quite wearing sometimes but I love her to bits so let her get away with it), lays the limp on with abundance when gullible visitors who might give her MORE cuddles come to stay (my mother in law mainly), has an obssessional (and mutual) hatred of my mother and spends the evening in bed with us, lying between us, with her head on the pillow and body hanging down between ours... yes, basically she thinks she's human and completely rules the roost.

Only problems we've had with her three leggedness are that, while we've got a covered litter tray, we removed the swinging cat flap and made sure we got one with the lowest front we could to make it easier for her to get in there, and she's an indoor only cat because she wouldn't stand a chance if a dog came after her since she's unable to up-jump properly to climb. She's now an elderly lady really (we think she's about 7-8, my mum melodramatically delights in telling me how her time's running out - but the vet gave her a clean bill of health recently - apart from a snapped tooth from her past life - and she purred at him adoringly the whole time - even when he shoved a thermometer up where the sun doesn't shine).

When she can't get up somewhere she wants to jump up to you usually find that all of a sudden she'll figure out a route to get there (like with the TV), she managed to get on the kitchen bench via a picnic basket, the laundry basket and the bin once, and if you leave a dining chair out a milimetre too far, she'll be up via that onto the dining table so she can sleep on top of the radiator... all-in-all, despite my mother's comments about "that stupid cat", she's a very very intelligent (and manipulative in the nicest possible way) kitty.

Always amuses me with the reactions of the kids I teach to hearing the cat's got three legs - you get a mix of kids thinking I'm an axe-weilding leg-chopping maniac in my spare time, to ones who just tell me I'm wrong because cats have four legs.

 


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