Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Zippy


















This is Zippy or as we call her Princess Ziporah. She came from the same neighborhood as Sadie and was also rescued by Allison. Alli saw some young boys poking a stick around under the neighbors porch, they said they were trying to get a kitten out and showed her bloody paw prints leading from the road to where the kitten was hiding. Allison got a carrier and put a can of tuna cat food in side, it took all of about 5 minutes to catch her. It being the 4th of July and having a house full of her own and some foster cats she called us. We told her to bring her over immediately. We took her to the emergency vet and they cleaned her injured feet and said that she should probably be put down...we said "no way". The next day we took her to our vet and 4 surgeries, thousands of dollars and the sale of one car later she was fine. The theory is that some boys on bicycles grabbed her by the tail and dragged her down the street, her front paws were almost shredded! It doesn't bother her, she has no front claws (well, she does have a couple of stunted ones that never get very long and are very soft) and is missing a part of some of the toe pads. When she walks her tail curls up over her back. Her front paws have to be gently stretched and massaged every morning so the ligaments do not shorten and give her trouble. Despite all this she is ferocious and doesn't back down from anything, she runs through our house like a demon and makes friends with dogs and other cats (other than her sister that is) easily. Daddy thinks she is his baby and we let him think that but she and I have a special bond. She's my little six pound tiger! -Donna, the Kattonic's mom

10 comments:

cyclone cats! said...

Yay for Zippy! It's great seeing our friends as Cat of the Day!

Gemini said...

Hello Zippy! Great cat of the day!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Hooray! For Zippy, we are so glad you found a great forever home with Sadie and Speedy and your Mom and Dad. Congratulations on being Kat's Cat of the Day!!!
Your FL furiends,

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh Zippy is really special and really cool!

Kaze

Chen said...

How awful of those boys, I don't understand things like this. I'm glad she found a loving home, the one that she deserves.

Jess said...

awww what a sad start! but so glad she was rescued and is now living in a great furrever home! Zippy is gorgeous! i love her calico colors.
she looks so sweet and tiny in both of the pix. thank you for sharing her with us.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Congrats Zippy!! You are a wonderful Kat's Cat of the Day!

~Donny, Marie and Casey

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh, I had no idea Zippy had such problems. I am so glad you guys found each other.

Who could hurt a helpless kitten, and what kind of adults would those boys grow up to be? My Mum is about to leak tears...

becky said...

Oh Zippy you precious sweetheart! I am so sorry to hear of your rough beginings :( So glad you found your furrever home with loving & caring beans who sold a car for you! HAHA! That is awesome they would do whatever it took to to help you get better! I am glad your sad story has a happy ending. You are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Zippy!! Concats on being KCOTD!

poppyq said...

Zippy you is a great cat of the day!! I am glad you has a nice home now.

Poppy Q