Friday Fun: Anakin The 2-Legged Kitten

This little guy is such a cutie and so lucky to have found a good home.  Anakin first appeared with other feral cats coming to eat at a place of business.  After a few attempts, he was caught and brought home.  His vet said Anakin was born without a pelvis or back legs, but his internal organs are normal.  The vet was surprised Anakin’s feline mom had taken care of him, so he’s lucky twice over.

Anakin angles himself over his front legs and holds his torso off the ground to move.  And he can really move!  Apparently, he uses his tail sometimes for support.  Pretty amazing!

He has his own Facebook page.

Anakin playing and meeting Trixie, a resident cat.

Anakin playing.

Friday Fun Bonanza: Dog, Rabbit, Horse, Cat

So I have a big backlog of Friday Fun videos and I can’t wait weeks to get them posted for you, so here’s a bunch!

The Biggest Tease.  (Thanks Cristine!)


Joe The Easter Bunny gets an ATB (All Terrain Bunny system).  I want to point out that Liam, the boy who designs the terrific ATB, even draws the plans with the correct perspective.  What a neat kiddo!


Einstein, a teeny, tiny horse, loves his big, big ball.


Maru the cat tries out some stylin’ hairdos.

News Bites: Climbing, Driving, Parole Hearing, Goat, Seals, Dog Park Violence, Bin Lady


  • Lucy the dog could have ended up just being another dog that died on the streets of Puerto Rico after being hit by a car, but she was lucky.  She was adopted by some wonderful people.  With their help, a wheelchair, and conditioning similar to the conditioning marathon runners practice, Lucy became the first disabled dog to climb Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.


Parole Hearing


  • First there was a male goat and a female dog, who are best friends, wandering loose around a wedding chapel, then there was the threat of  goat rustling charges, then add their friend Lucky, a tripod dog, and you’ve got one of the oddest rescue stories I’ve heard.


  • In Washington, a dog swims after seals, a boy paddles after the dog, the boy rescues the dog, the seals swim after the boy and dog.

Dog Park Violence

Bin Lady

We Like: Portage Bay Float Coat By Ruffwear

Summer is almost here and that means humans & their dogs will be on or around the water. We often ask our dogs to do things that their instincts haven’t prepared them for, like boating. I don’t think dogs come equipped with sea legs or the ability to judge whether it’s safe to jump in a river to go after water fowl. Most dogs can swim, but even the best swimmer can be crippled by strong currents, hypothermia, or panic and end up drowning. A good life jacket could make all the difference. Keep those pups safe!

With a good life jacket, dogs with amputated limbs or mobility problems could still benefit from water exercise.  You won’t have to worry about your dog sinking or her head going under water.

We have the Float Coat which I love.  RuffWear designed a great canine life jacket.

We like the life jackets by RuffWear because:

  • it’s one of the few with foam under the body & under the head, providing much better buoyancy than jackets with foam just on the back, & it keeps dogs horizontal in the water
  • it fits very snugly & securely with wide sections across the chest and under the belly, 3 adjustable straps/clips, and velcro at the chest. This jacket won’t twist or cut into your dog the way jackets with unpadded nylon straps can.
  • it has a handle on the back making it possible to grab a dog to lift it from the water
  • the different foam thickness and the ergonomic tailoring makes for a comfortable fit and allows for good rang of motion, in particular, the front legs (Saffron actually seems to like wearing hers even out of the water.)
  • highly reflective piping and bright yellow material makes your dogs more visible (I recommend the yellow instead of the red, since yellow provides a stronger contrast)
  • there’s a D-ring for a leash and a loop to attach a light beacon
  • fabric on underside has tight weave so dog’s fur won’t get knitted into fabric
  • super easy to keep clean and dries quickly