Friday, January 22, 2010

Family Friday

The other day when I posted pictures of Pirate, some of you were unsure about who he is...so I thought I'd take a day to write about him. My sister and I live together and we each have cats. I have Smokey, Devon and Tanner currently. She has Pirate and Sophie.

Pirate came to live with us in 2003 as a kitten. He had a stump of a leg, or a peg leg, hence the name Pirate. He could get around fine, but he would continually hit the stump on something and just shake it off...I image it was like hitting your funny bone or something. The stump kept a sore on it from being hit on things. The decision was made to have the stump removed up to his hip. He spent one night at the vet and was back home. He healed really quickly, and without that part of a leg, he was able to get around much better. He can climb stairs like a champ. He can jump, but not high enough to get on the counters...he is one of our best cats :)

He loves to play with fevvers especially and Da Bird is one of his favorites. He can wrestle with the best of them too. The main problem with have is because he is slightly curved, when he runs at the others, he looks threatening, so they (mainly Tanner) are afraid of him at times. Other than that, he is just like any other cat.
His tail is super thick to compensate too. The vets have to alter where they give some of his shots because of the missing leg. He is also a bit sensitive to you messing with the remaining leg. He potties fine and loves to dig!

Don't think though that he doesn't get into any trouble...he can find ways to be naughty just like his cousins! Here he is in a potted plant on the porch at the apartment.

Well, that's Pirate. I'm trying to get my sister to be a guest blogger and explain why he believes he is Canadian. I think she'll be posting soon to tell that story...since the Winter Olympics are about to start up again and they are in Canada this year.

16 comments:

  1. That was a wonderful story about Pirate and he is such a sweetie! Y'all have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi

    Awwww what a great story and the pic of Pirate in the pot plant is just lovely!

    I can't wait to read your sister's blog entry.

    Take care
    x

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  3. Thanks for sharing Pirate's story. He is one handsome dude. We were really happy to meet him, and look forward to hearing more from him. xxxxxxxx

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  4. We love how Pirate doesn't let having only three legs stop him! What a great story!

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  5. Pirate is such a handsome dude! And we LOVE the picture of him in the potted plant! Maybe he should be a member of The Naughty Kitty Club! Teeheehee

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  6. Wonderful post! He is so cute, he reminds me of my Henry.

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  7. Wow! What an amazing story. Great to meet you Pirate!

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  8. What a cool guy Pirate is, and that was a wonderful thing to do for him so his "peg" doesn't have to have an ouchie sore!

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  9. Thats a lovely .. Have a good weekend.. Hugs GJ x

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  10. We think that Pirate is one cool kitty!
    And handsome too!

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  11. Thank you for telling us about Pirate. He is very handsome. We look forward to seeing him again.

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  12. What an interesting tale. I love to the hear stories of kitties who beat the odds. It's so motiviating and they really are amazing creatures. Go Pirate!!!

    XOXOXOXO Puddin

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  13. Pirate is quite the handsome fellow! It's nice to learn more about him...and how nothing seems to stop him!

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  14. Pirate is a cool dude! Thanks for sharing his story.

    Have a good weekend friends!

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  15. Pirate is a real champ and an inspiration. have a great weekend.

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  16. Thank you for sharing Pirate's Gotcha story and his wonderful life with you. He is quite the handsome cat and very muscular!

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