Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vinnie

























Vinnie was a very young feral cat who got his hind leg caught between the slats at the top of an eight foot fence. Two strong firefighters and his now Daddy and Mom got him freed. The vet set his badly broken leg, but it became infected and had to be amputated. He gradually healed and then was so scared spent four months under the bedroom furniture, coming out only to eat and use his box when no one was around. One day he just came out and started to become friendly with his dog sister and his Daddy and Mom. His daddy made a window shelf for him so he could look out the window at the birdies and squirrels. He eats on the shelf, too, so the dog doesn't get his food. He is still scared of strangers but a happy cat in his forever home. His three legs take him anywhere he wants to go. -Vinnie's Auntie, Pat

11 comments:

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Congratulations, Vinnie, on being Kat's Cat of the Day today. He is such a cute cat. What an exciting rescue story, sorry he lost his leg, but glad he is healing. He was really lucky he found a forever home at the same time he was rescued. And he's got a bestest friend woofie. Does he have a blog so we can visit him???
ML

Jess said...

AWWWW Vinnie! what a story! no wonder you were so scared. i'm glad you decided to trust again, at least your beans and your dawg anyway. you are a precious gorgeous guy and i love your name :) it's also very cool that your dad made you a lookout ledge! you're lucky!

Claire said...

What a story of courage on Vinnie's behalf and the kindness and love of his human family. He certainly is a handsome boy.

momsbusy said...

i love happy endings. vinnie and his family are all winners in this story. yeah!!!!

becky said...

I agree with all the comments above! Vinnie is soooooo handsome and brave! I am so glad he has a wonderful furrever home with great caring beans and a woofie friend!Not to mention a custom made ledge! WOW! Thanks for sharing this sweet guy with us!

Mickey said...

What a great story.Glad you have a good home Vinnie.Its always nice to meet another black cat.
Purrs,Mickey

Parker said...

Vinnie had a rough start, but he looks great!

Vinnie's Auntie, Pat said...

Thanks for enjoying Vinnie's story.
One of his nicknames is Vinnie the Fence! Yes, he is a very lucky black cat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vinnie!

Yea, Its my friend Vinnie the Lucky Black cat! You are the best! And 3-leggers Rock!


Captain Areyel!

Anonymous said...

Hey Vinny!

Tripods do Rule!!!!!

Concats!

K.C.

caspersmom said...

Vinnie, so great that you can use your three legs to an advantage. It'a amazing how you animals can accomodate so we cannot call you handicapped. I had a dog that you could say had three legs. He had four but only could use three. So glad you finally came out and joined your family. Patches was hiding in a inhouse store room for a very long time as she was scared also. But now she is one of the lovingingest cats I have.