11 May 2010

Walking without Paws

Bet many of you have not seen how a cat walks without two front paws.

No one knows why and how Kenggy is without her front paws. When Kenggy waddles to EJ for a cuddle, EJ had to sit on the floor and not move at all. Usually EJ will grimace when Kenggy's front legs walk on EJ's thighs.


Without paws, Kenggy's front legs are just bone ends covered with skin and fur. Moving with her rump much higher than her shoulders due to those shortened front legs, EJ could feel the pressure of Kenggy's weight on those stumps and it hurts.

If EJ could feel the bone ends, EJ believes Kenggy would feel more and hurt more.
Those spots where Kenggy rests and walk on are devoid of fur. In its place are calloused skin.


Kenggy is such a pretty, loving girl with immense optimism, determination and fighting spirit.

If you wish to know how Kenggy waddled into EJ's life, please click here.


20 comments:

wenn said...

such adorable face!

sI tEDI said...

the brave cat kenggy.

Andree said...

Kenggy is our kitty hero! You're right, she is gorgeous, and she has a wonderful outlook. You are special people.

Jacqueline said...

Kenggy is a gorgeous girl with an awesome spirit; you guys are heroes for giving this wonderful girl a happy, loving forever home!...She is a darling baby!...Happy week sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jacqueline said...

PS...We are very proud to call you guys our friends!...xo...CHS

Old Kitty said...

Hi

Awwwww Kenggy is so adorable and so lovely and loving!! What a precious perfect beauty!!

Me and Charlie are sending her great big purry furry hugs!

Take care
x

Kea said...

Kenggy is a wonderful and amazing and determined cat. We wonder if something terrible happened or if she was born without her front paws. She's certainly not let that stop her! What a sweetie!

We love Luna said...

Kenggy is adorable! Thanks for sharing these pictures.She is a brave catgirl!
purrs and love
Luna

Sharon Wagner said...

Cats are so tough. And Kenggy is such a beautiful cat.

Lucy the Cat said...

EJ is wonderful! I just read Kenggy's story. I'm so glad she has a wonderful, loving home! She's so pretty and sweet with a great spirit!

Mary said...

How sad, but Kenggy looks very happy and contented and has people to love her. What a courageous survivor!

Amin said...

Brave cat.

Ginger said...

She is just gorgeous!

ABBY said...

Kenggy
We admire your spirit and your catitude. We could all learn a lot from the way you live with such dignity.

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Pam said...

She is such a pretty kitty! Brave too. What a sweetie. :)

Irishcoda said...

That's really awesome! Had no idea that Kenggy didn't have front paws and until you mentioned it I didn't notice it from the pictures!

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

Kenggy is our kitty hero too! ♥
What an amazing cat Kenggy is to overcome not having front paws. ♥
I am sending lots of Love to Kenggy ♥

Gattina said...

How is it possible that I missed this wonderful post ? she is such a beauty I am so happy that she has a good home with you !
Thanks for the 8 motherday wishes from your 8 cats, lol !

Ashkarya said...

sigh, she's sooo pretty!

Boom Nisanart said...

Kenggy is a good looking young cat : )