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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

Amazing how animals adapt

February 27th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

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2 weeks post surgery

Once Romeo and Juliet had met, their true journey began.  They were close to a month apart in their amputations.  They play and wrestle and play and LOVE running up and down all the steps in the house (all 4 levels) chasing either one another or toys or both.

We have 9 cats total now, with the addition of Romeo and Juliet… 3 dogs and 2 turtles.Many are special needs.  We also have a cat with no eyes, Doc Watson who, like them, you would never know he was different.  over the past 5 years we have seen all kinds of special needs cats in foster here.  Unlike humans, animals seem to adapt and go about their business with out knowing they are any different. We can learn a lot from them.  They are forgiving of their pasts and carry on.  Not letting the absence of a body part, or an ailment get in the way. Watching them play and knowing that they are happy is worth their weight in gold.

I work in a specialty and emergency animal hospital as a Vet Assistant, and many times I think that the procedures are harder on the parents, than on the animals them selves.  People are always amazed when they come in and are wondering how the animal will adapt or what they need to do, how will they get around etc.  I always am happy to talk to these people, and assure them thru stories, picture and videos that their animals will most likely lead a very normal life! Watching them go from scared to reassured that there is hope, and bc of their love and commitment, their animal can continue to be THAT part of their family.  I am thankful that I can share this community for them to read other stories and find help and answers when they need them.

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • jerry

    We couldn’t agree more, it’s always harder on us weird humans. YAY for how you are showing clients that Tripawds are just as hoppy as ever on three legs.

    Thanks for sharing Romeo and Juliet’s stories, and for rescuing them. We hope you’ll share photos soon!

    OH and by the way if you want our free outreach brochures for your clinic see:

    Thanks for all the great work you do.

  • kazann

    What an amazing love story! I just read it to Eli, my male and my tripawd Mona. He’s interested, she’s not. At least they protect each other from strangers so they know they are family. Thanks for the great work you do in reassuring the parents.
    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

    • becki

      Thanks. We had not intended on keeping Juliet, but with how they were with one another, we could not split them up. The rest of the cats in the main house are all older, so they keep each other entertained. I also have 2 cats that live in my 2 rooms upstairs. Doc Watson who had lost both eyes, and I had lost my FIV cat in January and have another orange guy as a foster with him who was in a fight and had to have surgery to correct wounds on his face. So he is here healing and getting love and being an indoor guy. He, like many others, was obviously at one time someones pet.

  • tinsch

    Pictures! We want pictures of that adorable couple!!!
    tina & Manni

  • jerry

    Oh my gosh they are sitting on a Tripawds calendar! Love it! Thank you for buying one!

  • jerry

    And by the way they are ADORABLE!

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