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Rory's Journey

Rory, Tuxedo Cat, battles forepaw tumor with amputation

Rory's Journey

Updating my progression!

March 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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It has been over 5 weeks since Mom decided my left forelimb had to go.  I do admit I rather liked it, despite the tumor growing on it.

But I continue to adapt, mostly.

Saturday, two days ago, Mom heard a cat scratching on Cee Cee’s scratching post.  Several times.  She turned around from her serious computer daze, and Discovered that it Was ME!  Like a  squirrel (as she says sometimes) I can stand on my hind paws and do what I need to do.  Beg for more food, more water?  Yeah, my hind legs are getting strong.

About 3 days ago I actually jumped up onto the kitchen sink!  Granted, Mom didn’t see this happen, and I probably used the lower cabinet top that never really quite shuts as a landing platform for this feat.

Mom’s bed is really high — she brought me in to sleep with her in early mornings shortly before she had to get up, twice so far — she’s a light sleeper and we cats are really nocturnal and pesky… I find that maneuvering over quilts, blankets, and her uneven body is really beyond what I like to do.  Uneven territory causes me to stumble.  She and her bedding are really too lumpy!

Last Friday, Obi-Wan (another cat here) chased me.  I fell over on my shoulder, thinking that that shoulder would work for some reason.  Obi just looked down at me, and didn’t pursue his aggression. I guess I looked submissive or something.  But I’ll get him.  Someday.  But note this: Obi-Wan Kenobi is NOT my only hope!!

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Codie Rae

    Yo! Rory! Lookin’ good kitty dude! Yeah its embarassing when we do a face plant, or shoulder plant in your case. But it sounds like you are getting the hang of this 3-legged thang and that is pawesome! Woohoo! Tripawd Kitties Rule!

    your GSD friend, if you will have me,
    Codie Rae

  • benny55

    Oh Rory! You make me laugh!!

    What a delightfully fun update! So glad you are doing well and mastering the art of being a super athletic tripawd!!

    Yeah, walking on lumpy quilts and lumpy humans is hard work for a kitty!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too! PS! Obi, behave yourself!

  • jerry

    Haw haw Rory you sure make it super interesting and fun to read about your new life on 3!

    I’m so impressed with your feats. I would love love love to see a picture of you doing that skwirell imitation on your scratching post. Pay attention Momma, have your camera ready!

    As for you Obi Wan…look out, Rory’s on the mend.

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