March 16th 2013 11:13 pm
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But I'll let Mom tell my story...
Lucy Liu finally decided to "sit up & take notice" when she got her March 15, 2013 DDP.
I was standing several feet away from Lucy Liu's crate when she "spoke" to me the morning of March 15, 2013, the same day she got her DDP!.
When I turned around to look at Lucy and see what she wanted, I got a surprise even bigger than the DDP Lucy got on 3-15-13. I instantly saw that for the very first time since she's been here, Lucy Liu was actually sitting in a semi-normal kitty sitting position.
Prior to March 15, the closest Lucy's come to assuming any sort of sitting position was a 3/4 lying down position with her left side bearing most of her weight, her right foreleg partly helping prop up her front, the side of the crate providing something to lean against, and her right rear either stretched out or folded against her body, bearing no weight at all. It's taken Lucy Liu a minimum of almost 4 months to heal to this degree. Her broken pelvis healed quickly and easily-taking the usual approximately 6 weeks time. However, Lucy Liu's broken pelvis was only one of her problems. It also was the easiest problem to heal. The second injury Lucy Liu suffered from being hit by a vehicle was peripheral nerve damage in her right rear. Nerves take a long time to heal, months or even years.
In her day to day struggles, the three things Lucy Liu needs most is time, patience, and persistence.
IN THE SAME WAY, a shelter cat you adopt, a rescue cat someone brings you, a stray you take in, a feral cat you're working with, a gift from a friend, a Special Kitty, or even if you're buying the top show cat in the world-no matter where you're getting a cat from, be mentally prepared to give that cat a loving lifetime forever home, ALLOW THAT CAT A MINIMUM OF AT LEAST 2 MONTHS to adjust, settle in, and get used to everything before his real temperament will even BEGIN to START showing!
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Concats on your accmplishment, Lucy! Keep up the good work!