View Full Version : Learned something today...

01-09-2012, 12:19 AM
BG: I am the neighborhood's crazy cat lady. I currently own (or am owned by) six cats. Due to fostering for the local shelter, I have had up to 16 at one time.

One of my cats was brought into the shelter while I was volunteering, and boy was she in bad shape. Open wounds, crawling with maggots, ticks, and a badly dislocated hind leg, which had to be amputated. The shelter named her Hope, but we call her Hopper.

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Because she is missing one of her hind legs, Hopper has trouble jumping more than a few feet. To get to her food bowl, which is on our kitchen table so the dog can't reach it, she jumps to a chair then to the table. The water bowls, similarly, are on our counter.

She is so smart, she pulls out a drawer and uses it like she does the chair! It took me a long time to realize that's why the drawer is always pulled out, lol!

01-09-2012, 01:07 AM
Bless you for taking care of this sweet, smart little girl! :D

01-09-2012, 03:00 AM
Aww, that is adorable! And smart! Our two cats are both really dumb, I doubt either of them would come up with such a thing.

01-09-2012, 04:52 AM
There is nothing that gets me so angry as abused and neglected animals and children. I think people who do that should get a bullet to the head, but it gives me a glimmer of hope for humanity when I hear of people taking in those abused and neglected children or animals and showing them the love they deserve. Thank you, Ellain

01-09-2012, 11:59 PM
As someone who is not a cat person, I would like to have that cat. Unfortunately, I have a blind dog. Would not be a good idea to bring a new animal into the house.

Bless you for doing the foster work.