After a 36-hour absence, our cat Bella showed back up in our yard last week with a severely broken leg and several bite wounds. Luckily, my husband works from home and found her right away. After an emergency amputation and four touch-and-go days in the hospital, our sweet girl got to come back home with us.
The title of this blog is inspired by the Red House Painters song "Three-Legged Cat."
she was asleep when i hobbled to the bed
with a broken foot bleeding
i clawed at her head
"the mirror tumbled on me," i cried
"but it wasn't my fault," i lied
spend my whole life neurotic and fat
now i'm just a three-legged cat
doctor said, "we'll have to amputate that"
so now i'm just a three-legged cat
a three-legged cat