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A Note from Skippy’s Mom

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Hi, I’m Skippy’s Mom, and was recently faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to do remaining leg surgery on our beloved tripawd cat. I searched the internet for stories of other cats who might have undergone something similar, and didn’t find much. I felt really overwhelmed by the decisions our vet was […]

Skippy’s Story

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Last Fall, about six months into the 2020 pandemic, I found myself telecommuting for work, and really feeling the emptiness of being at home.  We had lost our family dog earlier that Spring, and so I reached out to several local animal rescue agencies and signed up to be a cat foster.  During the course […]

Our Tripawd Broke his Hip

Monday, October 4th, 2021

It was six months after we’d adopted Skippy, when one day out of the blue, he wasn’t able to propel himself up onto the sofa, and I noticed that he didn’t seem to want to bear any weight on his remaining hind leg.  I called the vet’s office for an appointment, and was initially told […]

The Conservative Approach

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

I did my best to transform a large dog crate into a comfortable space for Skippy, but his response was to climb the door and the sides, which would result in him falling down and landing hard on his broken hip.  After half an hour, I gave up on the crate idea and moved him […]

Surgery Day for Skippy

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

Surgery Day!  I prayed hard today for Skippy, and for the amazing veterinarian that we’d entrusted him to.  I was so impressed with the kindness and thoroughness of his surgical team, despite the fact that it was all done “covid style” from outside in the parking lot.  They texted me updates about how he was […]