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30 March 2018 - 11:45 am
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Penny has done so well today. She's been up on the sofa, used the dining chair and table to look out the window like she used to. She can't get on the dining chair very easily. She jumps at and then uses her front claw and legs to pull herself up. I'm just looking around to see if there's anything I can do to make it easier for her.

But she's been all round the flat except kids room. She's only allowed in the supervised anyway as my son has a high sleeper bed and I don't want her on the ladder

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So glad to hear things are getting better! Go Penny Whistle!clap
What about making Penny steps? Who built the fantastic ramp?

Someone has skills there! Might steps take up less space? I guess it would depend on how they were made. 

I added steps to Purrkins favorite spots. You can tier your furniture, so it goes gradually down. I moved furniture closer together too.

The dining room chair yep I have steps at the kitchen table!
Not everyone's cup of tea but it is safe for Purrkins, and if I didn't have them there, he would be jumping up and down anyway. It works, and I gave up caring what things looked like when the amp happened. Kinda watch and see where she has issues or where you would like her not to be and make whatever changes you can. 

Do you have hard floors are they carpeted? That is something else we added were rugs and rug runners for Purrkins to hop on better it made a big difference for him! 

She will continue to amaze you this is her first day out. Whoo hoo, Penny!

How is her appetite today? Better too? Hope so!

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Purrkins Blog – (Low-Grade, Soft Tissue Sarcoma)

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 My husband made the ramp, in the same way her used to make a skateboard ramp as a kid so he kinda knew what he was doing. I mentioned some steps to him and he seemed reluctant to add loads of different things for her, purely because we don't have biggest space for us 4 humans and the 2 cats. So I'm thinking maybe just a little box would work, like a single step? She can get onto the highest part of her ramp from the floor so if we were to create a little box she could use that to then get on the chair/sofa and would take up less floor space too. 

We only have carpet so she's managing pretty well. I'm quite shocked at how quickly she's come around compared to what she was like just a few days ago. I would say shes very nearly just her usual self. Appetite might be a little down still but not much. X 

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A box would work just fine as long as it was not bottom heavy and would slide or tip when she kicks off of it. I have even used pillows in places that he just needed a little boost. If you make sure it is solid and wont fall or slide it will work way-cool

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Any box would do litterbox would work great as a step if it is flush with the floor?
Sure! Any box would work. I would make sure it doesn't slide and stays in place. Maybe some of that shelf liner that is rubbery under it? Or use a box filled to add weight to it. Crates wooden or plastic could also work, those plastic totes with a lid. You have your thinking cap on already you are going to figure it out.

Great on the carpet! Purrkins acts like he has 4 legs and there isn't anything he can't or won't do! Don't underestimate a 3 legged cat! A missing limb will not stop her just wait and see!

Appetite hopefully will be back up tomorrow the drugs are getting out of her hopefully that fixes the lack of!

How are the kids and other kitty doing with Penny?  

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Completely excised via left forelimb amputation on 7/26/16

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It is soooo uplofting to hear how well Penny is doing! 🙂  She's really "ahead of the curve" this early in recovery.

Thanks for the good update!  🙂

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My tripawd Mona uses banker boxes which are cardboard. For the longest time she knew they were for her and wouldn't allow my other cat Eli on them. She now allows him to use them to sleep on and just taps his head for him to move when she needs the box. Cats sure know how to adapt to the situation.

You must be pleased that Penny is doing so well. smiley

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