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A Blind Eye and a Tripod

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A Blind Eye and a Tripod

Phantom limbs

March 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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I find it funny when Honey tries to use her missing leg. She tries to scratch her chin and acts like her chin is getting scratched, or when she takes a step (not as often as she used to) with nothing there. This cat, hysterically, has trained me to be an artificial limb for her. She comes up to me so I pick her up, well that’s not what she wants. She immediately puts her hip in my hand and tries to walk away, normally onto the counter or desk I’m near since she can’t just jump up. She also get’s this look where she comes up to me and stares, then twitches someplace. That is my clue that she needs what I call “super scritches”, where I pick her up and scratch all over. I can always tell when I hit the itchy spot. Who else has been trained by their tripawd?

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • krun15

    My pug Maggie lost her left rear leg. She did what I called the ‘air scratch’ for a couple months after surgery. Of course I became responsible for scratching the left side of her chin and face, unless she found something else to use like furniture or her sister.


  • destiny

    me lol destiny has trouble scratching her ear so either me or my boyfriend have to help out

  • jerry

    awww Honey! Our Wyatt does that too. I always tell him if he was a cat he could figure out how to use a scratching post. Have you tried that out yet? I think that would be the way to go.

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