Seven years ago my daughter, Alex, spotted a kitten dragging itself by its front paws as it tried to cross the road. It seemed to have been in an accident and she brought it home.
My daughter fell in love with the kitten and, having no money as she had recently graduated from university, implored me to pay the vet’s bill. Most of the kitten’s tail had to be amputated and the bone at the top of one of its rear legs had to be removed because it was badly damaged.
The vet assured us that the kitten had three good legs with which to live a normal life. His leg made him sway as he walked, so we called him Wonky. He quickly became a ferocious hunter and now lives a regular tomcat life of sleeping, killing small rodents and protecting his territory.
He also likes to chase the cursor on my computer screen and sleep on copies of The Telegraph on the kitchen table. Wonky is a delightful cat who enjoys life to the full.
I am sure he is grateful to my daughter for rescuing him. The alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.
Sleeping on copies of the Telegraph
Chasing the moving cursor on the computer screen (he has yet to catch it)
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