View Full Version : My Kitten Hopalong

08-15-2014, 08:36 AM
He's at the vet having a leg amputated. He got caught in a string Tuesday and the circulation was cut off. The foot died along with most of the leg.

He's been doing fine - he was wrestling with his brother this morning. But he's tiny and anesthesia is something of a risk. He was purring when the vet took him in the back.

08-15-2014, 08:37 AM

08-15-2014, 08:49 AM

08-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Thanks, guys

08-15-2014, 09:01 AM
was his name hopalong before this happened?

08-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Nope - he didn't have a name before today. I was hoping to find him another home.

08-15-2014, 12:51 PM
I just talked to the vet's office - they said he was doing fine.

Praise God! :woohoo:

:smile: Thanks, everyone!

08-15-2014, 01:21 PM

08-16-2014, 02:35 PM
He's home. He purred the whole morning and wanted lots of attention - I took him with me to Tractor Supply and he got to run around the bathroom a little.

The vet took the entire leg. Hopalong only seems to notice when he's trying to climb - hasn't go the hang of it quite yet.

:smile: Thanks, everyone!

08-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Gif! Gif! Gif!

08-16-2014, 04:42 PM
I have the world's worst camera phone and the pics I did of my scarves were horrible, too.

:sigh: I'll see what I can do - but don't expect much...

Kind Debater
08-17-2014, 06:50 PM
My DD volunteers at a shelter for disabled/elderly cats -- there are cats there with 3 legs and some with brain damage that makes them unable to walk straight, but in both cases they manage to get where they need to go.

08-17-2014, 06:59 PM
:yes: He was climbing the cage this morning.

09-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Stitches came out today - he was a little trooper. Decided to love on me all the way home (good thing he's still small...).

:brood: Did notice today that he could now be neutered (something descended - family show) - they weren't three weeks ago when the vet would have thrown it in for free.... Stupid cat...


Anyway, he's doing great - thanks, everyone!