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General Tso's Healing Journey (video story of kitten amputee)
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11 September 2021 - 10:44 am
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Hi everyone! It’s been about 6 weeks since my rescue kitten General Tso had his front limb amputated. I was told his recovery would amaze me – that has turned out to be completely true! He is such a joy, and so playful that I keep forgetting he only has three legs.

I made a video of his rescue and recovery story. It’s one thing to write about it, it’s another to see him hopping around, playing, and showing the world what a tripawd kitten can do!

I hope this video will inspire other kitten owners, and calm any fears about life after amputation. Enjoy!

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11 September 2021 - 2:35 pm
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Awwwww what a sweet story! You told it so well, and really captured the essence of the General. It’s amazing, he was so hurt, and had soo many stitches and injuries, yet his pawsonality still sparkled, you could see it even while he waited for amputation. This really shows how resilient he and other cats and dogs are in a situation like this.

Thank you for sharing and giving us a peek at his recovery. We’ve added it to our Tripawds Cats Videos playlist on YouTube!

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11 September 2021 - 9:39 pm
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That was the sweetest video story evvvver!!!   General Tso is sich a good inspawration  for anyone e concerned  whether a cat (or kitten) can live a happy life on three.  He is thoroughly  enjoying  every aspect of being free from pain and gett to be a playful kitten again 👍

Thank you so mich for the up and the priceless  video.  Made my day😁

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I’m so glad to hear this video brightened your days! And yes GT was incredibly resilient. We went through some tough times, but I always had a hunch that he would make it through 🙂

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