|Perfect baby! Photo from Anakin's Facebook page.|
Anakin was rescued from a feral colony in an office parking lot (yay, parking lot kitties!) after the caretaker noticed he had no back legs. His daughter took three days to catch him, and decided immediately to adopt him as her own.
She brought Ani home and set him up in her bathroom so he could get adjusted. A vet visit revealed that aside from his lack of legs, he was remarkably healthy and negative for all kitty cooties. Excellent!
This video is Ani after just a few hours in the bathroom. You can see he's not 100 percent sure yet, but he's not scared -- and gets around just fine! He walks with is front legs, raising his tush and using his tail for balance. (Scroll down for a more recent video, too!)
A few weeks later, after much more love and playtime and adjustment, Anakin is doing incredible. He scoots around faster than some normal kitties I know! Full of life, joy, love and happiness. Simple a precious baby.
Here is a more recent video, taken on Friday, June 22nd of Anakin playing with his ball and feather toys:
Anakin doesn't have free roam of the house yet, but his mom says she's been carrying him around a lot so he can "get to know" the other cats and dog she has. During the day, she also leaves the bathroom door open and has the hallway blocked off so he can have plenty of room to run and play!
What an amazing woman to take in such a beautiful baby from the streets and give him such a great home! Her name is Carrie Hawks and she has site where she sells her art, Tigerpixie.com. She's a cat artist!
And Anakin also has his own pages you can follow! You can follow Anakin the Two Legged Miracle Cat on Facebook and @Anakin2Legs on Twitter.
I love stories like these! Animals don't let stuff like this bother them. They just adjust and live their life to the fullest no matter what.
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