Say hello to Ivy my three-legged wonder baby! We adopted Ivy from the RSPCA just under a week ago and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love her already.
You just can’t beat coming home from a long day at work to neck nuzzles and cuddles from a fur baby.
After settling into our new home and getting the majority of the decorating boxed off I knew that it was time to extend our family. In fact, I can’t believe how long I have lasted in a pet free home – after growing up with my mum who I consider to be the patron saint of animals, living in rented accommodation with strict landlords has been very difficult for me.
Ivy suffered a broken leg which unfortunately meant that she had to have her leg amputated in November. She has adapted incredibly well and doesn’t let that stop her. She has no qualms about using everything in sight as a climbing frame including my face and still even manages to jump up high onto the kitchen fittings. Although I have had to fish the wailing cat out of the bathtub a few times. Talk about curiosity killed the cat!
Having a three-legged cat still poses a couple of challenges and we are learning more each day (Ivy included) about her limitations. So If you have had experience dealing with a tripod Cat, I would love to hear from you, any advice you can give me would be much appreciated.
With this little life update, I wanted to let you know a few things I have learned about Ivy and her cheeky personality so far…
- Ivy is the most affectionate cat I have ever met! When she’s not washing herself you will undoubtedly find her trying to lick me or my boyfriend Chris.
- When I get home from work you will find her nuzzled asleep under my chin because she likes to be as physically close to you as possible.
- She’s teeny and as light as a feather but still has the loudest purr. I’m not complaining though because I find purring sooo therapeutic.
- Ivy packs some sass. If you do something she doesn’t like she will certainly let you know about it.
When you’re looking for a new pet, please consider animal shelters like the RSPCA, they are full of animals young and old with so much love to give! Every animal deserves a loving home no matter their age or whether they have a disability. I saw a sign up in the shelter that read ‘please consider black and white cats, they didn’t ask to be that colour’ which made me really upset that people have stigmas because of stupid superstitions and whether the cat looks aesthetically pleasing.
Adopting Ivy is one of the best decisions I have ever made and she has made my home feel complete. If you want to keep track of her progress follow me on Instagram and keep an eye out for her mischief in my stories.