Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Making the Best of a Bad situation

As I wrote previously, my brother and SIL's dear cat,  Bob, is recovering from heart failure, and I wanted to share the inventive solution they have arrived at to help Bob cope with not having the use of one foot.  Bob was dragging his foot and had worn off the fur and begun to scrape his skin, so my cycling enthusiast brother, made a foot cover from a used bike tire.  Each morning, Trish puts on the "shoe" and Bob heads out to his much loved garden where he holds forth all day.  So far he seems to be healthy and has made an incredible adjustment to his disability.

5 comments:

Happy Days said...

OH!!! this is a wonderful invention your brother came up with! And since he doesn't have feeling in it, it doesn't bother him in the least!!! He looks pretty darn good. Glad he is able to get to the garden for the day! that's wonderful. Thanks for the update. I've been thinking about him off and on. GOOO Bob!!! hope he continues to do well...debbie Pats and kisses for him!!xoxo

Linda said...

That is wonderful. It's more amazing that he doesn't fight using it. He is a much loved kitty.

judemiller1 said...

What a great idea to help cattie feel better.

Retired English Teacher said...

That is so sweet. I love how your brother got him all fixed up! Inventive!

Taryn said...

What a lucky cat! He has loving family to help him. I love reading stories about animals.

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