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Charlie the Cat Amputee

Charlie lost his leg to cancer in November 2015.

Charlie the Cat Amputee

Six Months Out and Doing Great!

May 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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It’s been a busy six months since Charlie had his surgery, so I wanted to come by and give an update! The bottom line is, Charlie is doing great! His pathology finally came back and I am happy to say that it was confirmed that he did have a chondrosarcoma and that the margins were clean. He should be able to live out his natural lifespan and it is very unlikely that the cancer will recur. Great news!!!

On the practical side, Charlie healed up beautifully and has adapted really well to missing his leg. He’s slimmed down a bit on the new diet the vet prescribed (1.5 cans of wet food and a quarter-cup of kibble every day) and is feisty and happy and his old self.

Missing a leg doesn't stop him from balancing on the paper shredder to try to reach my desk!

Missing a leg doesn’t stop him from balancing on the paper shredder to try to reach my desk!

His favorite spot on the back of the couch.

His favorite spot on the back of the couch.

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Missing a leg just means he can curl up even snugger!

Missing a leg just means he can curl up even snugger!

MOM WHY ARE YOU ON THE COMPUTER COME PLAY WITH ME

MOM WHY ARE YOU ON THE COMPUTER COME PLAY WITH ME

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Charlie does well washing on one side, but I have to help him a little with the other now!

Charlie does well washing on one side, but I have to help him a little with the other now!

Charlie still enjoys his cat tree on the porch. He has a box next to it acting as a step to help him get up and down.

Charlie still enjoys his cat tree on the porch. He has a box next to it acting as a step to help him get up and down.

Charlie still loves a good lap nap.

Charlie still loves a good lap nap.

Being a tripod doesn't stop Charlie from  getting up on the counter! Bad kitty!

Being a tripod doesn’t stop Charlie from getting up on the counter! Bad kitty!

Charlie has learned to set his remaining front leg towards the middle so he can balance better.

Charlie has learned to set his remaining front leg towards the middle so he can balance better.

Here is a video of Charlie playing with his favorite Cat Dancer! you can see he’s doing really well!

Tripawd Kitty Playing

 


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • otisandtess

    Hooray for Charlie! Great that you got such a good pathology report. I love the photo of him on his tree.

    • obliquered

      Thank you!! He is back to his old self again and it’s so great to see him be happy and play.

  • jerry

    BRAVO! I’m thrilled that he’s back to normal, and will be from here on out. It’s wonderful to see “A Day in the Life of Charlie” too, so many people can see that yes, a TriKitty does have a great life after losing a leg. Thank you so much for taking time to give us a peek into Charlie’s (and your) world!

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