Betty Lou is a wonderful, friendly, female cat – light gray in color, with white chest and white feet. When she was rescued, she had her litter of three boy kittens with her – the litter was about four months old at the time. Her boys had already lived too long without human interaction and had taken on the characteristics of typical feral cats – untrusting of humans and afraid to be touched or picked up. But not Mom. This gal was ready for a home of her own from the moment I brought her here to Winnie’s Wish. She loves attention, loves to be petted, purrs like crazy, and makes muffins when a human is holding her. Unlike most of the other cats at Winnie’s Wish, Betty Lou will not require a long adjustment period in a new home.
Now here’s what makes Betty Lou unique. Betty Lou has only three usable legs. Her front left leg is drawn up next to her body. Examination reveals that this is probably an old injury but could possibly be a birth defect. She gets along fine on her three usable legs – she has adjusted completely. When she was first transferred from trap to cage, I had no idea there was anything unusual about Betty Lou. I’ve seen plenty of cats sitting the way Betty Lou is sitting here.
It wasn’t until I got her out of her cage to test her temperament that I discovered the leg issue.
Betty Lous has not been too friendly to the other cats at Winnie’s Wish. Some of that might be because she still feels like she has to protect her litter. Also – I’m sure she feels like she is somewhat vulnerable with only one working front leg. She probably stays on the offense to feel better protected. It is unclear whether or not she would do well in a home where there is already an established cat (or cats).
Betty Lou is looking for a loving forever home. Wish with me, Friends, that she is chosen quickly and can begin living The Good Life right away.
Have a great weekend!