We love it when members share their stories, but especially when they share their 3-legged cat stories! Today’s Tripawd Tuesday story about Jack the 17-year old Trikitty Calendar Cat is super special as you will see.
If you are going through the amputation journey with your own cat (especially if they are a senior), and even if you aren’t, Jack’s journey will really brighten your day!
Jack the 3-Legged Senior Cat Proves Even Older Cats Can Have Great Lives After Amputation Surgery
Today’s special senior Trikitty is featured in our 2024 Trikitty Calendar. His name is Jack, and his mom Joan recently wrote to us to share his story. Here it is, as told in her words.
I want to express my profound gratitude and share with you that Jack is with us today thanks to your group. Our family faced an immensely difficult decision when we had to contemplate amputating Jack’s limb following the recurrence of his tumor after an initial surgery.
At 17 years old, he had elder cat issues: only a few teeth left, some kidney problems, and arthritis. He had already enjoyed a rich life, and as semi-retirees, we had to consider the financial cost. But he wasn’t finished – he continued eating, playing and wanting to be petted.
While searching for options, I stumbled upon your group and was profoundly inspired by the experiences shared by pet owners and the insights offered in your book.
These accounts not only reassured me but also provided a realistic view of possible outcomes, equipping me with the knowledge needed to prepare for life after surgery. The initial month was a rollercoaster, but now, 10 months post surgery, Jack is a thriving and resilient cat.
He exudes health, strength, humor, and love, continuing to enjoy the outdoors under our vigilant supervision.
I use a harness, with a piece of a pool noodle (attached to a string with a quick-release mechanism for his safety), allowing me to keep a close eye on him while preventing him from slipping under the fence.
Jack has brought immense joy to our lives, and for that, we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Kind Regards, The Kresek Family
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