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Cat runs like an ostrich

Cat runs like an ostrich

This super cute, two legged cat has compensated brilliantly. It is so impressive. I think she is female. Her back muscles have become incredibly strong to the point where she holds her body at various angles effortlessly. She then runs away from her sleepy bulldog companion like an ostrich. It is astonishing. Her balance is impeccable. This is to be expected as domestic cats have superb balance which is a reason why they are skilled climbers. They’ve evolved to climb and tiptoe along precarious ledges fearlessly with confidence.

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CATS RUNS LIKE AN OSTRICH

SOME MORE ON DISABLED CATS – people are sensitive about how we describe disabled cats. The word ‘disabled’ is perhaps not the best but it is commonly used. Perhaps ‘challenged’ is better. The important point is that cats don’t know or don’t care that they are challenged by the loss of a limb or limbs. They just get on with it. There is no feeling of bad luck or low self-esteem. These are very much human feelings under these circumstances which is why I am always very impressed by how cats deal with these challenges.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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