Saturday, June 30, 2012

Don't let life get you down!


Ever since my semi-disabling injury in 2004, I've had to learn to live with pain. It's not fun, but one can cope if one tries (with the help of medication from time to time). If one allows the dark things to so cloud one's outlook that one stops looking for the sun, one's life will be lived in a state of perpetual twilight - and that's no fun for anyone, particularly those who care about us.

I found this video clip to be a good reminder of that truth. It's of a kitten who was born without a pelvis or rear legs. Since Anakin never knew what he was missing, he's adapted quite well to life with only two front legs. He's as happy playing with his toys as any 'normal' kitten.




There's a lesson there for all of us . . .

Peter


6 comments:

Suz said...

I love watching the little guy!

Diamond Mair said...

'Special needs' animals have a very special place in my heart - before we moved to Mexico in 2000, we were feeding a little 3 legged calico stray - I made sure to take her & her companion {a little ginger Tom} to a no-kill shelter before we left - Tripod was pregnant, but they reassured me they would allow her to have the kittens, wean them, then have her spayed before making her available for adoption, and would try to have her adopted with her ginger Tom {who would be neutered} ......................

Semper Fi'
DM

Old NFO said...

Yep, adapting and overcoming is what it's ALL about...

Jim March said...

"OK lady, so where's the rest of your cat?"

trailbee said...

We adapt; but constant pain is mentally and physically debilitating. Your trade-off is Miss D! :)

Anonymous said...

We had an older cat that developed cancer in one of her hips and the entire hip & leg had to be removed. Took her about 3 weeks to adapt to the situation. Litter box use was the most interesting in that she learned to lean against the side of the pan.

Our Border Collie was facinated with her and antagonized her but then we'd find him guarding her when she would sleep.

Watching animals just about always makes things better.