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    Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    Because folks mentioned they'd like to keep up to day with this little guy, I figured I'd make a thread about it. Tonight they posted a video of him being all wild and crazy, attacking his brother's tail.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...62536430487893

    He's trying so hard to use his back legs even though there aren't any feet there, and he's doing great! If you really want to see lots of him, don't forget to watch his livestream kitten cam.

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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    That's adorable.

    My wife worked at a Vets office in a chain pet supply store. One day one of the mice for sale in the store wound up getting its rear legs stuck and they needed to be ambutated.

    He spent the rest of his life as the office pet, spending his days hitching rides in the breast pocket of labcoats, and his nights in his own spacious cage. Animals are incredible things.
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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    So it appears that the infections (including e. Coli) that he had gotten from his injuries have started to clear up, and his mood has greatly improved. He's playing, purring, and they were able to take the bootie bandages off his back legs. Later on they'll update his chart for weight and such, since when they found him at 8 weeks he weighed less than a typical 4 week old kitten. You can really see the difference in sizes when you look at him beside his brother.

    But he's eating, and doing all sorts of stuff they were afraid he couldn't do all on his own!

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    That's some good news!
    I can't watch the video since I'm not on Facebook, do they post updates anywhere else?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Edit: just noticed the livestream link.

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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by Näre View Post
    That's some good news!
    I can't watch the video since I'm not on Facebook, do they post updates anywhere else?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Edit: just noticed the livestream link.
    Just do a youtube search for "Cassidy tiny kitten" and you'll get tons of videos!

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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    That video was adorable! He's behaving like a regular kitten now. Keep on trooping Cassidy, we're rooting for you!
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    See V, you can live a happy life without your legs.
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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    Here's the link to his livestream cam.

    http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy

    I just sat here watching for about 30 minutes, as he's been racing back and forth down a hallways chasing after toy mice, feathers, and a ball. It may look awkward, but he seems to have learned pretty quickly how to move at a good pace, using his knees instead of the ends of his missing feet.

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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    I got another update for you guys who are interested!

    Today, Cassidy got the stables out of his legs, and no longer has to wear the booties to protect them. Also, his infections are well on their way to being gone and will be off meds in the next few days. Tomorrow, he's going to make two visits to get fitted for a little wheelchair. One is from a secondary school that has been experimenting with schematics and has offered their help in both design and the usage of their 3d printer. The other is at Handicapped Pets Canada who have already made a set of wheels but they want to check the size as they think the little guy will have to grow into these.

    He spent a LONG time running around playing, even going so far as to try to play with Shelly's (the lady in charge of TinyKittens.Com) cat Bunny, nipping at her legs and batting at her tail. Also, he was able to climb up a stair all by himself, which is no small feat for a guy without the ability to really jump all that well or to push up with hind legs! He's doing great!

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    Re: Little Cassidy Kitten Updates!

    We've got a mixed bag of info today about Cassidy. He's in great spirits and playing like a champ, and after the measurements for the wheelchair, they'll have to make some adjustments but he should have them soon. Unfortunately, the bones of his left leg aren't growing properly due to the injuries, making it so that it may be difficult or painful to use. So he's going in for some more x-rays and the like soon before more info can be gotten.

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