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Jack the kiwi cat

His three-legged journey

Jack the kiwi cat

Jack in the spring sunshine

September 10th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Jack is doing well. He has access to the outside during the day but prefers to go outside with human company, so the gardening and hanging out the washing is usually cat escorted.

As you can see the fluff is almost grown back.

We are having to work a bit on his waistline at the moment, he’s a little bit heavy. It is common for cats to get a bit of winter weight, then get thinner in summer here but he’s on short rations to ensure this!


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Jack ruling humans

July 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

IMG_20160729_204150936  My chair! Sit elsewhere!IMG_20160730_101932804_HDR

Let me in! I am NOT going through the cat door!


Rub there! You know I can’t reach behind that ear easily!

The Jack is back.


Jack on the cat chair

July 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Tonight he had a few visitors and he was most comfortable on the seat which allowed him to sit quietly and watch

He’s doing lots of purring. He’s also adjusting to outside walks on his lead. Only plays dead cat temporarily when the harness goes on.

He bought Jenny a well chewed cat toy as a good morning present this morning…so he’s back to naughtiness at usual Jack levels



July 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

It turns out his diagnosis is rare.

It is a form of neoplasm but is probably not a cancer. Their best guess is it was originally an infection that the bacteria was secreting an anti platelet factor, and when he cleared the infection the body over-responded and created a vascular bundle.

The pathologist confirmed that with the damage to the muscle, cartilage and bone around the forepaw the correct treatment was amputation as he would have been lame with a simple resection.


Still making good progress – Day 14

July 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized


I’ve been away up North so hadn’t seen Jack for a few days. He had his stitches out, but needed a couple reinserted because the scar over the stump is a bit fragile.

He continues to surprise us with his resilience and skills. His play is very funny as he works out how to do one paw gymnastics. His new toy is a hanging mouse and it is getting a good battering.