Sammi our three-legged cat

Tiger – a gorgeous three-legged kitty

One of the most rewarding things about having the blog is being able to share experiences about my pets and hearing from other pet owners that the information was helpful to them. I received this note from Stephanie about her three legged kitty Tiger. She was kind enough to share some photos.  Isn’t he gorgeous!

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for your website – I was doing some research on the best litter box for a tripod cat and came across Indulged Furries and loved reading about Sammi. I have Tiger – he’s the love of my life. Here are some pictures of him. Just wanted to say thank you!


Hopefully we’ll hear more about Tiger and the wonderful life he’s living.

Pet loss, Sammi our three-legged cat

Remembering Sammi

Today would have been Sammi’s birthday. She would have been with us a little over three years and we think she’d be 13 years old. We wish we could have had many more years with her, but we are grateful for the time we had together. Sammi made us laugh, brought us joy, and taught us how to help a three-legged kitty thrive. She had her silly & playful moments with lots of running, leaping, getting her back scratched, and begging for our food. She also had her snuggly moments cuddled beside me in bed or in her dad’s arms. When I saw this figurine I immediately thought of her – a graceful,  elegant kitty with a look of contentedness. We will remember her always.

Animals in the news, Sammi our three-legged cat

Sammi and Raven were not “less adoptable” to us.

In honor of Petfinders “Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet” week (Sept 17-25) , I thought I’d tell the story about how we were chosen by Sammi and Raven.

Sammi and Raven would have been considered “less adoptable” pets. Sammi recently had her front paw amputated and she was 10 years old. Raven is a black cat, and they have some of the lowest adoption rates in shelters.

Maybe Sammi sensed we would give her a loving, stable home because when we entered the cat adoption room, she made a bee-line for her soon-to-be dad. I was busy trying to extract another cat from my purse, and out of the corner of my eye saw a cat come across the room, jump to the couch cushions, then stand on the back of the couch in front of her soon-to-be dad for petting. When I turned to pay more attention to the kitty who had endeared herself to her dad, I realized she was missing a front leg. Oh well, the bond between kitty and dad had already formed, so despite any missing parts, she would be one of the new members of our family.

And that cat I was busy trying to extract out of my purse, well, that was Raven. Within a couple minutes of entering the adoption room, there was a beautiful black cat trying to crawl into my purse. I had to laugh because the cat was bigger than my purse, but determined to get into it. Maybe she thought I wouldn’t notice 10 pounds of furriness falling out of my purse and she would sneak home with us. I picked kitty up and put her on my lap, where she quickly curled up, purred, buried her head, and settled in for a nap. She made it clear that I had been chosen to be her mom and she was the newest member of the Indulged Furries’ home.



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Sammi and Raven have brought endless joy to our lives. Never for a moment have we regretted adopting “less adoptable” pets. For us, they were purrfectly adoptable and have made our family complete.