As many of you know, I have the perfect cat - Princess Ruby is kind and gentle and loving and the apple of my eye. She is perfectly behaved and is no hassle at all. But 6 months ago, I made a decision to provide a home for a disabled kitty if the opportunity ever arose. And it did. On 4 January, I adopted Malaika, a disabled kitty with 3 legs. We estimate that she's about 18 months old.
Malaika lived with a family in Virginia in the Free State Province, who were unable to care for her properly. She apparently had a broken leg for an extended period of time, and when she did get medical care, the vets were unable to save her leg, so they amputated it.
Despite having only 3 legs, miss Malakia gets around really well. She's limps when she walks slowly, but runs really fast and can jump up onto high surfaces. She does occasionally fall over, but she's coping really well with 3 legs and her spunky attitude. We're still dealing with a few complications from the amputation, but she's getting great care from the vet.
Miss Ruby is obviously not happy about the new 'intruder' but apart from some hissing and growling, she's given way for little Malaika. I'm praying that they become friends, or at least learn to tolerate each other.