X is a Tough Letter

Yes, indeed, X is a tough letter. There are quite a few X words but most are of the scientific variety. We pulled out theChristy on shelf DSC_0333_1265 dictionary to try to come up with something creative. About all we found was xerox, Xanax and x-ray that we could use. Even though x-ray isn’t very creative, at least I do have a story to go with it. You may have already heard the story, but you probably haven’t seen the pictures.

I was only a few weeks old when I was rescued from a shelter, and certain euthanasia, with a broken leg and tail. I was taken to a veterinary hospital where they took x-rays to see exactly what the damage was. In the x-rays, you can clearly see my broken leg and tail.

Christy's x-rays


My tail was amputated at the break and is now a cute little half-tail. My leg was set and put in a cast. After a few days at the hospital, I went home with my foster mom. As you probably know by now, she was a pushover and adopted me after a pretty short time with her.

My leg was in a cast for several weeks but I didn’t let that big old thing keep from doing anything. It was clunky and quite a nuisance but I was a youngster and didn’t know any better. The vet said the cast would protect my leg and I didn’t need any special care because of it so, after my initial incarceration in the kitten room, I ran and jumped and dragged that thing around everywhere.

Here I am on my first day in my foster home, incarcerated in the kitten room.

Here I am on my first day in my foster home, incarcerated in the kitten room, which was the bathroom at that time.

It was big and clunky. I had to keep my hip bent all the time except when I was laying down.

It was big and clunky. I had to keep my hip bent all the time except when I was laying down.

I jumped and climbed all over the place. I didn't let it stop me from doing anything!

I jumped and climbed all over the place. I didn’t let it stop me from doing anything!

Admittedly, though, it was quite a relief to get that cast off. My leg was pretty stiff for a while but after a few weeks of exercising it, I barely limped. Today, there is no sign that I was ever injured — except for my little tail.

Wishing you a safe and healthy day!

Christy Paws

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15 Responses to X is a Tough Letter

  1. You are a survivor, Christy!! And you are a joy! 🙂

  2. What a precious little baby you were (and still are!!!) I’m so, so happy you got the help you needed and a purr-fect forever home!

  3. Wow, Christy. We didn’t know this about you. Thank cod you got the medical help you needed…and found a pawsome home.

  4. That’s a lot of breaks. It’s wonderful that you had such dedicated rescuers…. and a foster mom who was such a pushover.

  5. You were such a cutie pie Christie…believe me, I don’t say that very often. You overcame a lot at a very young age. Probably why you are so cool and wise now.


  6. LP says:

    That was a lot of broken bits for such a wee kitten Christy! We are glad your foster Mama had the big “S” written on her forehead and that she adopted you! You got lucky sweetie 🙂 But you were a darn adorable and sweet looking kitten so it would have been hard/impossible to pass you up!! ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

  7. Oh Christy we had no idea. You wuz such a cute little baby. Weez so glad youz got all better and found yous mommy too. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  8. What a rough start in life for such a young kitten ! We’re glad you recovered purrfectly and found a good forever home ! Purrs

  9. Sammy says:

    Oh you were such a cutie-pie Christy and still are but isn’t it amazing how your colors just got more and more vivid as you got older? WOW…..that cast must have been tough but when we’re little we don’t notice stuff like we do when we’re older…..I’m sure it was nice to get it OFF though!

    Hugs, Sammy

  10. Penelope says:

    Wow! Yous recovered purrfectly!!!
    And that is a excellent X post!

  11. Summer says:

    I think you did pretty well with X – and we got to see cute kitten pictures of you!

  12. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    christy…a total lee awesum X post….N high paws two de “pushover”……we R mega glad her dee sided ta keep ewe ♥♥♥ yur wee kitten fotoz bee… price lezz…..

  13. Oh Christy, you poor little baby! We’re so glad you adopted a good human and got a good home. You had a little bit of a rough start at life, but look at you know! Gorgeous and a blog star!
    Lola and Lexy

  14. Ellen Pilch says:

    I am glad that you have such a great forever home after such a rough start. I had trouble with x too 🙂

  15. Bev Green says:

    Christy ouch 🙁 our much missed Simba had half his tail amputated after it was mauled by a poochie..the vets and us thought the repair would mend but instead it died..i trod on the bit one day that fell of..i was totally icked out over that! so he had an amputation..he also nearly lost both legs in a rabbit trap..you were super sweet and yes i can have Dinnerminzt my foster fail right by my side now…and i agree us foster mums have sucker on our forehead 🙂 glad you found the bestest home ! lives Fozziemum xxx

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