“Duck” is a little tabby kitten with a big personality and an even bigger zest for life. The unusual-looking kitten ʟᴏsᴛ ʜᴇʀ ꜰʀᴏɴᴛ ʟᴇɢs after a sustaining a ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ; she was found with both ʟᴇɢs ɪʀʀᴇᴘᴀʀᴀʙʟʏ ᴍᴀɴɢʟᴇᴅ and was rushed to a ᴠᴇᴛ ᴄʟɪɴɪᴄ where her ʟᴇɢs had to be ᴀᴍᴘᴜᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ in order to sᴀᴠᴇ ʜᴇʀ ʟɪꜰᴇ. But despite ʟᴏsɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴡᴏ ꜰʀᴏɴᴛ ʟᴇɢs, Duck has never ʟᴏsᴛ her drive or her love of life.
Duck lives in Florida together with her foster-family-turned-forever-family and couldn’t be happier. Duck’s pet-parent has stated that they suspect that she sustained her ɪɴᴊᴜʀɪᴇs by sɴᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ inside the ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ ʙᴀʏ of a car, though nobody can be sure what really happened. Duck’s human wrote: “She was brought into my sister’s ᴄʟɪɴɪᴄ… thankfully, they have an amazing sᴜʀɢᴇᴏɴ that wanted to sᴀᴠᴇ her and ᴘᴇʀꜰᴏʀᴍᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴅᴏᴜʙʟᴇ ᴀᴍᴘᴜᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. We think maybe (she was) trying to stay warm in the ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ ʙᴀʏ of a car.”
The kitten persevered through the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ like a champ. When she was well enough, they wanted to get her into foster care so she could continue to ʀᴇᴄᴜᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇ in the comfort of a loving home. After being taken to the ᴄʟɪɴɪᴄ and going through sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, she was placed in a foster home to give her time to ʜᴇᴀʟ, ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ, and get used to her new way of life while receiving droves of love and affection. Though it was only supposed to be a temporary placement, Duck had soon charmed the entire family and cemented her place as a permanent family member.
Though it was only supposed to be a temporary placement, Duck had soon charmed the entire family and cemented her place as a permanent family member. Despite her ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ and ᴛʀᴀɢɪᴄ ʟᴏss ᴏꜰ ʟɪᴍʙ, Duck seemed happy and filled with energy and her happiness rubbed off on everyone in the house. Duck quickly adapted to her new life and never seemed to mourn what could have been. Instead, she met every new challenge with positivity and determination and soon learned how to get around the house on her own by using her hind ʟᴇɢs and her tail. The family offered Duck a kitty-wheelchair, but she was never a fan of it. The little kitty prefers the mobility that she’s been able to achieve by walking on her hind ʟᴇɢs and using her tail for balance.
As soon as she ᴄʀᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ the code of how to best use her back ʟᴇɢs and tail, she began exploring the house and rushing back and forth across the floor. She’s been able to reach incredible speeds and is now zooming around the house and the yard all day. Apart from her humans, Duck’s new family also includes another cat, three pups and six hens. Though you would think that Duck would relate the most to either her fellow kitty sibling or her fellow Tᴡᴏ-Lᴇɢɢᴇᴅ ᴀᴠɪᴀɴ sɪsᴛᴇʀs, she’s actually most drawn to the pups of the family. Their joy of life, unconditional love for their family, and constant longing for fun and adventure simply match Duck’s personality perfectly. She loves hanging out with them, following them around, and observing their behaviour to learn new things.
Little Duck is lucky to have such a big and loving family, and they’re more than lucky to have such a bright and affectionate family member who always makes them smile and laugh. Duck may have ʟᴏsᴛ ʜᴇʀ ʟᴇɢs, but she’s never ʟᴏsᴛ her spark. This little kitty is a true inspiration and we’re so happy that she’s found a family who loves and appreciates everything about her.