Caturday felid trifecta: Cat rapper, bipedal cat, cat tries to get into a hammock

One of the readers acknowledged at the bottom, and I forgot which one (sorry!), sent me this video of a cat rapper, along with the notes below:
I don’t know if anyone has submitted this for Caturday material. Portland [OR] rapper Moshow specializes on videos of his cats — 3 Sphinx and a Rex, I believe.  And lots of local Portland-hipsterism. He probably has about 20 videos up, mostly of his feline family, with recognizable PDX localities. Music ain’t great and lots of repetition, but he does have a niche!

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From BuzzFeed, we have Able, a 5-year old tabby cat cat with only two hind legs (and no tail), and how he’s adapted. He lost his two front legs and his tail after being electrocuted while chasing a bird on a roof and touching a power line. The vet had to amputate, and now Able is able to get around, though the article says he walks a bit like a T. rex.

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He still watches birds, though he can’t catch them, and loves bird videos. He also hangs out a bit with his adopted sister Fifi. Here’s a video of how he gets around; he can even get up and down the stairs!

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Finally, even though the video below looks dead, you can click on it and see Timo the cat learning to use his hammock:

h/t: Lorren, Matthew, Taskin

7 Comments

  1. Posted December 31, 2016 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Thank you. Nice to end the year on a high.

  2. gothamette
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I would love to see a comparison brain scan of this kitty with a normal one.

    I’m full of admiration for this kitty!

  3. rickflick
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Kangaroo Cat seems well adjusted to his new lifestyle. Humans, on the other paw, often have a difficult time. Thinking too much?

  4. Taskin
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Fascinating to see how Able comes down the stairs, I wonder how long it took him to figure out how to do it. The vertical jump he makes outdoors is pretty impressive too.

  5. David Coxill
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    There is a cat on the island of Jersey, UK ,he lost his hind legs and received two Bionic legs .
    There is a Wikipedia article about him .

  6. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh dear, the cats in that rap video made my brain feel funny.

  7. Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful message of hope about Able. He’s a beautiful cat, too. We need that at this point.

    Happy 2017 to everybody!


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