Did you hear the one about the woman whose cat leapt over the fence on the patio, broke its leg, splintering the bone?
And how the repairs cost about as much as a used car?
That woman would be me and my little black alley cat is now suddenly worth a few thousand dollars, based on the surgery invested in him.
The emergency room vet said to take him to the regular vet, but the regular vets couldn’t handle the his broken leg, so I ended up at the orthopedic surgery experts, having a consult.
The way you fix a broken leg with splintered bones in a cat is that you screw a steel plate into the leg, add steel pins, then lock it in a big crate for 6-12 weeks till it heals.
The only other fix possible, the vets said, is to cut the goddamned leg off.
So, given the choices between orthopedic surgery and amputating the broken leg to save money, which would you pick?
So yeah, now my new car is a pussycat…one I am happy is walking, safe and home.

Did you hear the one about the woman whose cat leapt over the fence on the patio, broke its leg, splintering the bone?
And how the repairs cost about as much as a used car?
That woman would be me and my little black alley cat is now suddenly worth a few thousand dollars, based on the surgery invested in him.
The emergency room vet said to take him to the regular vet, but the regular vets couldn’t handle the his broken leg, so I ended up at the orthopedic surgery experts, having a consult.
The way you fix a broken leg with splintered bones in a cat is that you screw a steel plate into the leg, add steel pins, then lock it in a big crate for 6-12 weeks till it heals.
The only other fix possible, the vets said, is to cut the goddamned leg off.
So, given the choices between orthopedic surgery and amputating the broken leg to save money, which would you pick?
So yeah, now my new car is a pussycat…one I am happy is walking, safe and home.