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Saturday, June 2, 2018

My First Anakin Post! 6 Years Ago Today

















6 Years Ago Today I made my first post about Anakin on my personal Facebook page & the rest is history 😺❤️ Love this lil guy so much! Anakin's page ~ http://facebook.com/AnakinTheTwoLeggedCat
We have a new kitten! A very special new kitten. I wasn't looking to get another cat right now but you know how these things just happen.... About two weeks ago a kitten without back legs started coming over to eat with the other feral cats at my dad's work. My first few trips to attempt to catch him didn't work out. Then Thursday (5/31/2012), Ian, Angel and I went to see if this was the day we could catch him. The kitten was cowering in the bushes and I climbed into the bushes and pulled the kitten out. We brought the kitten home and I set it up in our hall bathroom, exactly like I did with Trixie & Pixie two years earlier. Friday morning (6/1/2012) I took him to our vet as soon as they opened. Our vet said she has never seen anything like him before and he is amazing and that it's also amazing that his mother took care of him even with his handicap. She examined him and he is a little boy, approximately 6 to 8 weeks old and it in really good health. Two xrays on him showed he was born with no pelvis or back legs. We let him walk around the room for a minute to see how he moves. He positions his front legs at an angle towards the middle of his body and balances his backend in the air with the use of his tail touching the ground if he needs it. He gets around really well that way and is pretty quick too. The xray also showed that his insides were not malformed, last was the feline leukemia test. He's came back negative. So we got him vaccinated, dewormed and a little flea meds and unless we have any problems with him, he goes back to the vet in three weeks :) Now, he is home getting comfy in his little bathroom and will be there for a while till he is bigger, stronger and ready to be socialized with the other cats and our dog. He is such a sweet calm little guy :) He is happy to cuddle in our laps and purrs really loud. He likes to play with a little toy mouse and also chase a beaded necklaces around on the floor. We have decided to name him Anakin and will be calling him "Ani" (yes after Anakin Skywalker :D )Here's the first video of him walking ~ http://youtu.be/zMIBxFtvZKI

6 comments:

  1. Certainly enjoyed reading again the story of how you all found Ani, took him in and have cared for him these past six years. He is one lucky little prince, and we are fortunate that you share him with us. Even as a baby, those eyes just seem "to talk"!
    Sandy

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  2. How amazing that it's been six years! Ani is such a miracle kitty.

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  3. 6 years! Can't believe it's been that long, and also seems like I've been seeing him forever, lol! Love him, and adore his baby pictures!

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  4. treecewanda@gmail.comJune 4, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    He has grown into a handsome, happy cat. Congratulations Ani in finding a good home. Thanks to you for being a good momma to your fur babies.

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  5. He's grown into such a handsome boy! It's hard to believe it's been six years. <3

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