Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A Visit With Peter

I had a nice visit with Steve and Peter today. Today was the big day that Peter could get his stitches out! It seemed like such a victory that this boy would finally make a step towards normalcy.

Steve is convinced that Peter doesn't like him. At first I poo-poo'd the whole idea, but while at the vets today, Peter wouldn't come out of his carrier until Steve walked out of the exam room! Peter will let Steve pick him up and doesn't seem very upset....but maybe he's not overly fond of men.
Peter doesn't have a mean bone in his body - he doesn't hiss or growl, so it's hard to know what he's really thinking!

I was really glad that I had a few moments to spend with Peter today. He's really REALLY a cool cat! (for lack of a better adjective.) He gets around beautifully on 3 legs and has the sweetest little face. The vet had to take out quite a few stitches today and Peter just hung out and was happy for the attention.

He looked into my eyes and I have to wonder if he knew how close he came to dying. I could truly *feel* a moment between us. Hard to explain, but if you rescue you may have felt it too. I'm sure he wanted me to thank everybody who rallied for his care. ☺He's really going to have a wonderful life.

The big question is: Is there anybody that's going to be good enough for Peter? ♥♥♥


Anonymous said...

Can Peter do stairs or will he always have to live on one level? Somehow I think this little trooper can do anything!

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: He can go up and down stairs beautifully!

Steve Bartlett said...

Peter can do anything a "normal" cat can do, including run. Stairs are no problem, and he can jump up and down on furniture as well. So far he's been fairly inactive, probably because he's still afraid of my dogs. He has started to hang out in the cat carrier that I keep on a low shelf in the kitchen, so that's some improvement socially. He used to hide in the basement. I'm going to keep him for a while longer and see if he gets more comfortable with me. Hopefully he'll get adopted fairly soon; otherwise for his sake we may try to find him another foster home.

Anonymous said...

We have a 3 legged cat that we rescued 12 years ago. He had been hit by a car and had to have his front leg amputated. He's never had any problem jumping or getting around. Now that he's older you can see the wear and tear a bit of all that weight on one leg. Sadly he has cancer and only has a few months to live but we're so happy we rescued him. When we brought him home he looked worse than Peter, shaved in the front and back, but thankfully cats don't feel sorry for themselves.

Deb said...

You do such wonderful work. Thank God for good people like you. I have a cat-sitting service near Ottawa and live with 6 cats & a very patient husband. My heart is always with the homeless cats so I understand your work. Good luck with Peter. I hope he finds a wonderful home. Please check out my fun blog on cat. justcats-deb.blogspot.com