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Rory's Journey

Rory, Tuxedo Cat, battles forepaw tumor with amputation

Rory's Journey

It’s been four months!

June 7th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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I’m doing pretty good, and mom will be back soon to post photos.  My fur has all grown back, and that little flabby bit of skin still hangs down, but the fur mostly masks that, thank you!

I still can’t really chase my sister around when she pesters me — but I DO make sure she doesn’t chase me from anything I really want to do (namely, eat).  My head is bigger than hers, after all, even if we do have twin food bowls.

I am able to jump up on mom’s lap when she’s typing at the keyboard, but I don’t really use the sofa any more.  I don’t even use the sofa to go perch up in the window to watch mom do yardwork any more.  Mom got us a second comfy cat bed, so I can either cuddle with sis, or sleep alone, as we might prefer.

When I’m walking, unless I’m going real slow, you can’t tell that I have any problem.  I don’t run fast but I can still move faster than mom.  I’m getting good at standing up on two hind limbs when I want.

Once in a while, if I’m startled by something, I may forget I don’t have a left forelimb, and fall on my face.  But this isn’t often — I try not to let things startle me.

At any rate, I should touch base more often!

Hugs to all my fellow tripawds!  Sorry, mom has been awful busy (and sadly neglectful).

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • jerry

    Your Mom? Neglectful? Nah, just enjoying life! We’re all just hoppy to know that you’re doing great. A little face plant isn’t anything to fear, it happens to all Tripawds and it’s always worse for the humans. Keep on rockin Rory!

  • Codie Rae

    Woohoo! Thanks for the grrrreat update! We’ll take ’em whenever we get ’em! Go you crazy cat Rory 😉

    Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack

  • kazann

    You are doing awesome Rory. The key to the face plant is to pretend you planned it and rub your cheek on the floor. Everyone knows kitties like to leave their scent everywhere so will understand. And standing on your hind legs? What a great way to develop your core muscles. Great going!

    Kerren and Tripawdkitty Mona

  • benny55

    Rory, I really like Mkna’s suggestion about how to “mask a face plant” and make it look planned!! 🙂


    Look forward to pictures showing how you’re stylin’ all that new fur of yours!

    As far as not being able to jumpr on the sofa…are you ready for this……a dog member’s owner cut off the legs to their loveseat so their dog could jump up on the soafa! HINT!! 🙂 Or, if your humans are more “practical”, perhaps they could set a sofa cushion kn the floor so you could use that as a springboard…or your bed!

    Hope you got some ice cream and cake for your ampuversary!

    Hugs and love to you and Sis too!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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