Trooper♥


Domestic Shorthair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Trooper♥, a male Domestic Shorthair

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"Hello to all my new friends!"

Home:TX  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

Trooper and Murphy.

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"Trooper and Murphy."

I like boxes, do you?

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"I like boxes, do you?"

This is the dogs bed, I

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"This is the dogs bed, I've got it all to myself!"

You can

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"You can't find me..."

Curled fast asleep.

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"Curled fast asleep."

I love my brother, Murphy.

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"I love my brother, Murphy."

All the way to the top.

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"All the way to the top."

Not quite enough room for two.

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"Not quite enough room for two."

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Nicknames:
Sweetie Boy

Quick Bio:
-three legger-cat rescue

Birthday:
July 6th 2011

Coloration:
Tabby and White

Likes:
Belly rubs, being in the same room as Mom and Dad

Pet-Peeves:
Loud noises

Favorite Toy:
Plastic spoon

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere Murphy is

Favorite Food:
Purina Pro Weight Management

Skills:
Climbing to the top of the cat tree

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Please go ahead and get your coffee cup, this story takes a while to tell~ We used to work for a delivery service and drove a large truck. The other drivers drove even bigger trucks like a moving van. One summer morning we walked toward the warehouse and as I passed one of the large diesel trucks with engine running, I swore I heard a kitten scream. I quickly called my husband and he lifted the hood. There, caught between the fan shroud and the intercooler was an 8 week old kitten. His front leg was wedged and he was burned on his neck and chin. We got him loose and cooled him down with water and rushed him to our vet. The leg just dangled as I stroked and talked to him, fearing the worst. Thankfully the vet said the leg was not broken and the burns kept it from bleeding. He told us to take him home on antibiotics and see if he would start to put weight on it, but thought there might be vascular damage. The second morning I went to feed and care for him, a horrible smell came from his kennel. We rushed back to the vet and were told the leg was dying and we had to either euthanize him immediately or remove his front leg. He told us his daughter had a three legged cat for over a decade and they adapt well. We agreed and he went to surgery that day. When we brought him home he could not walk, but after about a week of recovery he ventured out. We bought him a plastic cheese block toy that he could rest his shoulder on and play with the other paw in the holes. The day he learned to jump into a chair was hilarious. He jumped up, then down, then up, then down, over and over! He was so pleased with himself. Trooper was determined to live up to his name.

Bio:
Trooper walks with a hop, and has some scars under his chin from his ordeal, but he can do most things a normal cat does. He can jump into a lap, and even climb to the top of a full size cat tree! We keep him in a separate area from the rest of the cats for his safety. The main "cat room" has many shelves at varying levels and we were afraid he might fall off one, or get accidentally pushed off by over zealous kitties when they chase around. To keep Trooper company we brought home a little kitten a few months younger than him and they grew up together as best friends. They are actually inseparable! Our vet said we need to watch his weight more than a 4 legged cat, and possibly start him on glucosamine when he is older to help prevent arthritis developing in the over-worked good leg. Trooper remains shy, but seems to love us both and we certainly do love our special boy. Thank you for reading his long story to the end.

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I've Been On Catster Since:
November 12th 2014 More than 2 years!

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Catster Id:
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for 4239 days


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