Saturday, June 26, 2010

Up the Hill and Bionic Feet

Percy
Well, it's about time I get a turn to host a post again.

As a quick update, we do have water and we don't have to boil it any more.  Hurray!  We can all go back to flopping around the hot house and napping without feeling guilty for not helping Jan haul water.  

It's Jan's birthday today and since she's huffing and puffing up the hill (getting old, in case you wonder which hill), we thought we would give her a day off to rest and catch up to her age.

But we wanted to share this amazing story with you.

A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester has been given two prosthetic limbs in a pioneering operation by a UK vet.The new feet are custom-made implants that "peg" the ankle to the foot. They are bioengineered to mimic the way deer antler bone grows through the skin.The operation - a world first - was carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a veterinary surgeon based in Surrey.

Read the rest of the story and even watch a video of Oscar taking his first walk on his new bionic feet --
Bionic Feet for Amputee Cat


Have a purring and tail wagging day.

35 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Jan! Keep it up, you can do it, the hill, I mean!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Jan!
    I hope you have a nice and relaxing day celebrating your big day!
    I saw the news about that kitty! It is pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  3. Happy Birthday Jan!! We hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Jan. I'm glad you don't have to haul water any more. The story about Oscar the cat is amazing.

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  5. Happy Birthday jan!

    We have written about Oscar on our blog today as well.

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  6. Happy Birthday to our dear friend Jan. We hope yoo have an amazing day and are spoiled rotton!

    Love from Milo, Alfie and our Mom xxx

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  7. hi Jan, we hadta pop back and tell yoo that the Oscar video is wonderful. It warmed our hearts and made us smile. Thanks.

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jan!! We send you MEGA cuddles!!

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  9. Happy Ten Thousandth Birthday Jan! We hope all the Funny Farm residents wait on you hand and paw all day long and you have a luffly, relaxing day.

    That bionic Oscar, what a cat! JUMPING on his first try out with his new feets!

    WHicky
    Oliver
    & Gerry

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  10. Happy birthday, Jan! We hope you have a wonder-full day, with something special just for your Self. :-)

    P.S. Hurrah for water!!!!!

    P.P.S. We saw that story about Oscar yesterday--pretty amazing.

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  11. Happy Purrthday, Mom Jan.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC... anuffurr purrthday gal
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Sol
    Smokey
    BJ
    Mom ML

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  12. Happy, Happy, Happy birthday Jan!!! Hey, that is really good water news gang!

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAN!
    CHARLIE IS A BIG FAN!
    WITH HER DOGGIES AND HER KITTIES!
    WE HOPE SHE GETS LOTS OF SWEETIES!

    :-)

    Me and Charlie are so happy your water is back!! And that you survived the steak - LOL! Yay!

    Oh there's going to be a documentary on BBC 1 next wednesday about Oscar the "bionic cat"!!!! I hope you are able to watch it there!!!! It's a truly amazing story and may one day help hooman amputees!! It's truly amazing!!!

    Take care
    x

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  14. Happy Birthday Jan - we are so pleased you are not having to haul water again today. We saw the bionic cat Oscar on the internet yesterday - he is amazing how he can jump on his bionic legs. We are hoping to see his documentary next week.
    Whiskery kisses on your birthday from Hannah and Lucy.

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  15. Happy birthday, Jan! We hope you have a wonderful day and year, dear friend. :)

    Oscar the cat simply amazing. Thanks for sharing about him. Oh, and lest we forget ... Yay for water!

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  16. Happy Birthday to you Jan. We wish you a very joyful and restful day.

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  17. Happy Birthday Jan and many more to come.
    Hope your kind of taking it easy today. Heck take it easy for the whole weekend. You deserve it.

    Purrs,
    Geghis

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  18. Happy Birthday Jan - rest up and have fun today!

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  19. Happy birthday Jan. We are glad you have got your water back to normal again.

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  20. Happy Birthday, Jan! We hope the Funny Farmers all give you the respect you deserve today.
    HaHaHaHaHa!

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  21. Jan,
    We tinks if we blowz hard enuff, you'll gets up dat hill!!!! :)
    Here, da momee sez she'll throw down a rope & help you up, since shez alreddy dere!!!!
    HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!!!
    Love,
    Dr Tweety & da momeee

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  22. Happy Birthday, Jan! We hope you have a wonderful day! We saw the story about that kitty on the news. It made us very happy the kitty was saved and given it's mobility back.

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  23. Happy Purrfday Jan!!!!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  24. Happiest of days to you Jan (and belated to Cotton) - Hope all your water woes are over! T.

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  25. We love these happy-ending stories about our race! Happy b'day, Jan.

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  26. I love happy-ending stories about our race! Happy b'day, Jan!

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  27. happy Birthday to Jan - hope you have a really good day! It must be good to have good water again. Enjoy your weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  28. Happy birthday, Miss Jan! I hopes you have the super duperest happiest day ever! Oh, and we saw that story abouts the bionic kitteh feet yesterday. Most Amazing!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  29. Hey, we heard it's Jan's birthday today! Happy Birthday, Jan!! We hope you have a great day!!

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  30. Happy Birthday to Jan!! We hope you had a special day.

    Mom read about that kitty and she said it was pawsome.
    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  31. Happy Birthday Jan!!! Mom says you are not over the hill yet!!
    Your TX furiends,
    and Mom Chandra

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  32. Happy Birthday, Jan, my friend!

    Sorry I'm late but it's been a busy day.

    Daddy finally shooed me away, assuring me he'd be fine so here I am.

    I think he just wanted to get me, and my Nursie ways out of his hair for a while, hee, hee! ;-D

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  33. Happy Birfday to Jan! We hope she gets toonna and Nip...

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  34. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Jan.

    We are sorry about the heat making your computer sick. We will miss you while you are on break.

    The story about the kitty was very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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