Here is the latest on Jake the three legged cat who seems to have landed really well on his 3 paws!
Jake thinks he has gone to Heaven – living the good life and with everyone around his little finger (claw). He took the stairs on the first day like a cat with four paws, and once he’d got the technique and confidence, was not much daunted by coming down.
At first he spent every moment that he couldn’t be on top of me hiding inside the bottom of a Lazyboy chair. Now he stays in his chosen sunny spot when I leave the room and is only jumpy for sudden noises, but doesn’t much care for my hairdryer or sewing machines. When, however, he decides that he wants to be totally undisturbed for several hours, you can turn this house upside down and won’t find him ….. then suddenly appears out of nowhere, like a real McCavity. The biggest breakthrough is that he is now playing, chasing paper balls noisily, slipping and sliding on the wooden floors; pouncing even, and sits up like a squirrel to be able to smack things with the right paw. The first time was fascinating: he wanted to smack, tried to use the missing paw (I could see all the muscles where it use to be joined working), recalculated the odds, and adapted his position accordingly.
From Katie & Mike who lost everything and worse of all, their beautiful animals in a fire a couple months ago…
“We came across the wonderful Phoenix Association in 2011 when walking down the high street in Morzine where we spend the winters and got chatting to a young couple who had a lovely pup with them. It turned out that they had got the pup from Phoenix, this was Maggie. We immediately went home and got on the internet and looked at the web site as we were told there was one of Maggie’s siblings still available. So there on the screen staring at us was Rosie. We called Linda Atkins who was the lovey fosterer and coincidentally she happened to live in the same village as some friends of ours, so we thought fate had struck and we reserved Rosie immediately.
She was one of the naughtiest puppies ever! But at the same time was so lovely, pretty, stupid!!! After a year we decided that maybe she should have a play mate. I spoke to Sheelagh who said she had a “project”. The project in case was poor Stan (soon to be known as Buster). Stan had been terribly badly treated and starved and when we went down to see him immediately fell in love with this little sack of bones. Sheelagh and Rik had already been amazing with him. After not too long of coming to live with us, he got stronger, bigger and all his eating problems left him. He turned into the most wonderful, intelligent dog with oodles of character. Rosie and Buster together were the best best of friends. Buster could not be without Rosie at any time.
So when we found we had lost both of them in the fire that burnt down where we were living for this winter, it was unbearable. We are also remembering Stevie Wonder, our wonderful black blind cat, although he was not a Phoenix cat.
The hole left by losing all three is a big one. However we have decided to give another lovely dog a chance and are looking forward to giving Piper a lovely home very soon. ”
Here are some pictures of me settling in, yesterday mummy and daddy had a Sunday roast and when they had finished and went into the lounge with a coffee, I thought I would help tidy up the kitchen, they heard a bang, it was me jumping down from the table with the roast, I was on my way upstairs with it in case mummy wanted a midnight snack, however they took it away and now I am banned from the kitchen.
I have a new best friend Holly who loves me and wants to be with me all the time. I hope you like the pictures, I am having a lovely life here.
Lots of love Bam Bam.