In this modern age when several factors affect an unborn child from inside her mother’s womb, the number of babies born with disabilities or deformities is growing. This applies not just in humans but also in animals. And today, let me share with you another story of a courageous kitty who was born without back legs but managed to balance her life like a normal cat.
For our today’s story, let’s talk about Anakin. But it’s not Anakin Skywalker of “Star Wars.” Our Anakin today is a five-year-old feline of Pensacola, Florida.
Anakin is an extraordinary cat. He moves and acts like an ordinary cat despite having a disability. So yes, he is extraordinary!
If you remember one of previous posts about a cat named Mac and Cheese, you’ll see some similarities between him and Anakin. To those of you who doesn’t know Mac, you can read his story here.
Mac is a stray cat born with paralyzed legs. Doctors said there’s some sensation on his extremities so it is still possible for him to walk one day using his legs.
Similar to Mac, Anakin was also born with a difference. However, Anakin’s case will not allow him to use his back legs ever again. He was born without them.
Since the kitty took his first breath, he had no pair of back legs. He doesn’t know how he would look like if he was born with them. He also has no idea how it feels to have legs at the rear. And because of these, what’s normal for him is what he is.
So little Anakin welcomed his life like a cat with no disability. He can walk, jump, and climb like a regular feline would. He can balance his body through the strategic use of his front legs. Watch the video below for you too see how amazing he is when he does it.
Born with no legs, you might think walking should be a challenge for the five-year-old kitty. But Anakin continues to defy the odds every day by living a life similar to felines born with complete legs. You will actually see no struggles when you watch him walk.
Go to the next page to see the video.