It is the ultimate story of an animal overcoming adversity — and of an animal’s human caretaker going the extra mile to keep her beloved cat a part of her life.
The actors in the tale are Caffrey, a two-legged black Persian, and Sue Greaves, his owner. Caffrey lost his left hind leg 10 years ago, after he was stuck by a car, reports Yahoo! News. His left front paw was seriously damaged as well, but Greaves was determined to make him as whole as possible and paid $5,500 for a surgery that would salvage his remaining left leg.
But the fates seemed to have it in for Caffrey. Four months ago, his veterinarian found a malignant tumor in the leg that had been saved and told Greaves that the best course of action might be to Caffrey down. But Greaves wouldn’t hear of such a thing. So confident was she in her spirited cat’s zest for life that she instead had Caffrey's second left leg amputated.
The success of the surgery can be measured in the bounce in Caffey’s step. To watch him bound around, somehow retaining his balance despite missing two limbs on one side (and 200,000 have on YouTube), is a reaffirmation of the will to live and the resilience of the feline spirit.
Everyone who sees him is astonished at what he can do. He doesn't seem bothered by having only two legs.
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