I am Tripod. Odd name but it's because I lost one of my back legs after a traffic accident. It was injured and hurt badly. After the op I feel much better without having to live with pain.
My humans are much more upset by this than I am. They seem to think I will not be able to cope. But already I am finding I can manage fine.
You should have seen their faces when I crawled up on to the armchair! They have put everything at floor level. Is that necessary, George?
You will manage fine. Humans are confused because they only have two legs, so when they lose one of them, they really are disabled. One legged humans have to wear artificial legs. We don't. We can do a lot - and we do do a lot - on only three legs. In a couple of weeks time you will hardly notice the missing one.
There's some information here and here which might help with a few ideas.
Are your humans going to let you out? Most people don't let disabled cats out into the big wide world, but some cats manage so well that they do get given a cat flap. If so, you may find mousing a bit difficult, though not impossible.
PS. My secretary is away next week and, because my paws don't hit the keyboard reliably, I will have a week without blogging.
Help for cats whose humans show behaviour problems.
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