Despite my fears that being one leg short might make Roxie 25% less pretty, she is up and about and almost good as new. Well…as new as a 3-legged cat can be. In truth, she is doing very well and is very mobile. She has a whole bunch of stitches that will have to be taken out in a couple of weeks and we give her bubble-gum flavored amoxicillin twice a day. Who knew cats likes bubble gum? Actually, she hates it. But she gags it down because she knows that as long as she’s indoors healing she gets the nasty canned groseness instead of dry food. It’s kind of humorous to watch her eat now because she uses her tail to help her balance while she crouches. It’s like a little stand-in leg.
She is extremely affectionate – much more than she was before her accident. She now purrs almost constantly and loves to be held and petted. I’m not really one to humanize animals but it’s almost like she knows we had the choice to put her down or keep her and chose to fork out the big bucks. And, hey, if you look at her from her left side, you can’t even tell anything’s changed!