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Date: 06/27/10 11:04 AM

92 Responses to New Bionic Feet For An Amputee Cat

  1. Profile photo of weeray
    weeray Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 10:44 am
    Link: New Bionic Feet For An Amputee Cat - A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester has been given prosthetic limbs in a pioneering operation.
  2. Profile photo of HoneyPunch
    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Bionic kitty? Gasp! That kitty`s adorable. I laughed when it was running around everywhere at the end.
  3. Profile photo of gamergrl1018
    gamergrl1018 Female 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:23 am
    "surgical high five, dude!"...if I ever need prosthetic limbs...I`m going to this dude.
  4. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:24 am
    warm fuzzies, i like them.
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:27 am
    that`s the cutest video of ANIMAL TESTING I`ve ever seen.

    protest that PETA!
  6. Profile photo of romanwho
    romanwho Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:31 am
    I`m glad they spent their time on something important.
  7. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Amazing, I just fall apart for brave animals like this. I once saw a dog with a set of wheels to replace his hind legs and he was happy as a clam :)
  8. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:53 am
    I am overcome with awwww - that was so sweet! :`)
  9. Profile photo of seeks_love
    seeks_love Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Aww, that was great. I feel all kinds of better about life right now.
  10. Profile photo of margot138
    margot138 Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Surgical high five awesome
  11. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Me too!!!
  12. Profile photo of 100stories
    100stories Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    I love how he says, "I`m not about to put brown feet on a black cat!" and tapes them up in black tape. Cuteeee :3
  13. Profile photo of tonkin25
    tonkin25 Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    aww good things do happen in the world. i want that cat
  14. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    wheels not good enough?
  15. Profile photo of KtySpix
    KtySpix Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Aww that`s so touching!
  16. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    I love this story. Sweet little cat.
  17. Profile photo of b0sanac1
    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    wow, that was amazing. I love the fact that he`s been given a second chance. Actually shows that technology can be put to good use when the will is there.
  18. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    How cooool :)
  19. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    yeah, and he doesn`t even care a bit. he`s like "uh god! i hate hoominz.. *sigh*"
  20. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    Sorry, NOT bionic...
  21. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Awww of the Millennium!!! <3
  22. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Awwwwwww

    ...

    Wait, did he just say the skin bonded to metal without infection? Amazing!
  23. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    `Surgical high five dude!`
  24. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Irish vets FTW!
  25. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    they should have gave him the sproingy kind, like the legs the amputee runners have... he could have an unfair advantage over other cats.
  26. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Hm... Maybe the base should be bigger, so he has better balance.

    Also, nice Half Life 2 reference in the description. ^^
  27. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Yay Oscar!
  28. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Thats so cool!
  29. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    I just hope the cat doesn`t chew on his new feet!!

    Such a cool vid...
  30. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    I`m sorry but they can make amputee cat feet, but they can`t make it have the right heigth and/or colour... Really?!
  31. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    Amazing. Now, I would personally say that they should work on more cat-like limbs (in a way so that he could do all the jumping and etc. that a normal cat does... but for a start this is an amazing thing.

    "A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester..."

    Pmarren....
  32. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    @Oblivia

    *wipes away tiers* Just don`t spoil my moment!
  33. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    other that being very cool, very amazing, very aaawwwwwwww, it would have been cheaper to get another cat.
  34. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    piepig. lol
  35. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    The 6 million dollar cat!
  36. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    why spend that kind of money on an old cat

    just make taco`s and be done with him
  37. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Aww, it even seems relatively cheap as a surgery. Just 2 metal rods attached to skin in his hind legs, and little balls attached to them. What a great sight.
  38. Profile photo of helix25
    helix25 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Gerry1of1: blind? because it could be done on humans. and it`s better to take the risk on a cat than a human? it`s called medical advancement.
  39. Profile photo of louisecstasy
    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    heart warmin (:
  40. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Awwww sweet <3
  41. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Yeah, it does seem like a lot of money to spend on a cat, *but* it`s all about advancing the technology. If something went wrong, it`s better that it go wrong on a cat than on a human. Plus, wouldn`t it be great if they got this down so well that the price fell and it became hardly bigger a deal than fixing an animal to restore its ability to walk? A couple of rods, prosthetic feet, and tape can`t be that expensive.

    I read a story about the new technology in bionics in NatGeo a while back (I`d bet some of you read it, too). That is money well spent, but some idiot wrote in a letter in the next issue about how giving armless people the ability to function normally again was a waste of money, apparently. Yeah, it`s expensive now, but everything drops in price once it`s been perfected and produced in greater numbers. Obviously bionic limbs will never be cheap (although they have extremely basic prosthetic legs now for ~$20 for sending to 3rd world nations), but it will get better
  42. Profile photo of niceguy191
    niceguy191 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    That`s not how you do a surgical high five!

    Sterile High Five Scrubs

    Oh yeah, pretty cute when the cat is getting around better than it should :D
  43. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    This brought a tear to my eye. :)
  44. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    awwwww that is so cute!!!!! put a tear in my eye as well
  45. Profile photo of Reapergirl
    Reapergirl Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    YAY Awwwww, that made my Day :D
  46. Profile photo of ninjabot
    ninjabot Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    that was fricken cute that one brought me a teary
  47. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Bionic kitty! YAY!
  48. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    We can rebuild him...
  49. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    lol tape
  50. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Amazing, Awwww, and Tearful all at the same time. :-)
  51. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Yay, kitty!
  52. Profile photo of Orpheon
    Orpheon Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    Awww, Oscar`s so cute!!!! And I`ll bet his success will help a lot with human bionics! Super kitty FTW!
  53. Profile photo of XbigXmommaX
    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    this was so amazing. i admit i teared up :`)
  54. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Awwww, he looks so much like my little doggy. Who is actually a cat, but thinks she`s a dog. I`m rooting for Bionic Cat!
  55. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    bionic kitty!
  56. Profile photo of npdarren
    npdarren Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Pretty cool. My only concern is that a cats` hind legs normally slope forward at the knee and his prosthetics don`t seem to mimic that.
  57. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    June 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    "Pretty cool. My only concern is that a cats` hind legs normally slope forward at the knee and his prosthetics don`t seem to mimic that. "

    Valid point, but and most cats have hind feet. I`m pretty sure the cat would rather have non perfect non sloping prosthetics then none at all. I`m sure as he gets more practice in he will accommodate the differences better. I`d be alittle more concerned about the metal and pressure the `feet` put on it causing pain. Looks good so far though.

    I have to confess though, if this happened to my cat I would do what they do with those dogs whose back legs give out/are paralysed.



    Though I suppose that doesn`t give them the same freedom as their own new feet do.

    Hopefully this helps human science out too.
  58. Profile photo of adia1228
    adia1228 Female 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:33 am
    Aw!!!
  59. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:46 am
    @weeray:

    Wouldn`t he be made a stalker kitty? And what would they want with his feet anyway?
  60. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:51 am
    yay for the verts, but will the position its legs are in not cause future arthritis of the hip?
  61. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 3:51 am
    i was about to ask if it could run and/or jump though....and i guess if it was trying...then i`m sure in a week`s time or less it probably could...
  62. Profile photo of weeray
    weeray Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 4:43 am
    @RepostPolice why would he be a stalker kitty? Also his feet had to be removed because of an accident or something i`m not 100% but his feet had to get cut off so they decided to try and make bionic feet
  63. Profile photo of weeray
    weeray Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 4:47 am
    @Oblivia This is a proto type it is the first time it has been done. I am sure that in the future they will make them in different colours and heights to adapt to the cat it is being fitted on
  64. Profile photo of miasmaat
    miasmaat Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:45 am
    they are too tall. its not healthy for his back. didnt they freaking calculate that? i mean they designed the things from scratch it seemed. and if the doctor is industrial strength duct taping the state of the art designed bendy feet, they arent going to be bendy are they, retard?!
  65. Profile photo of weeray
    weeray Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:59 am
    @miasmaat like I mentioned below these are proto types the first time they have tried this. I am sure in the future they will be able adapt the size and colour
  66. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:28 am
    wow..too much time and effort wasted on a cat...I hope that cat dies and his stupid feet go with him!
  67. Profile photo of boNeymiZz
    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:45 am
    cats don`t walk on pegs. Why didn`t they make more of a cat like hind leg?????
  68. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:53 am
    Lukgeezy...why do you hate pussy so much?
  69. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:58 am
    The problem here is a lack of focus. Next time, throw the cat further into the combine blades so it doesn`t survive. It could even be beneficial as fertilizer. Problem solved all around.

    What a waste of time and energy saving that piece of sh*t cat.

    Cats = Suck
  70. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 8:02 am
    jtrebowski:
    "Lukgeezy...why do you hate pussy so much?"

    In case you may think the same about me...

    I like pussy just fine, I like you jtrebowski and you`re the biggest pussy I know.
  71. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2010 at 9:01 am
    Seems like a new cat would have been cheaper.
  72. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 9:13 am
    "cats don`t walk on pegs. Why didn`t they make more of a cat like hind leg?????"

    The way their modled gives then a more natural degree of movement or wobble. Making them paw shaped and not cylinder would have not made that as easy to achieve.

    The cat doesn`t care what they look like, he`s just happy to be walking.
  73. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    June 28, 2010 at 9:18 am
    SURGICAL HIGH FIVE
  74. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am
    yaaarr where be me catnip
  75. Profile photo of Squircifer
    Squircifer Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Would have been way cooler if they had used severed feet from Las Vegas hookers...
  76. Profile photo of xconnielynnx
    xconnielynnx Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 11:21 am
    that`s cute :)
  77. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 11:36 am
    I saw this in the paper. The headline was "Cat gets Faux Paws."
  78. Profile photo of squee13
    squee13 Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Prosthetic tecnicians at the university of Salford? GO BERNIE, GO JEFF!!!
  79. Profile photo of cccracker
    cccracker Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    He`s like a little double peg-legged pirate! Sad, but so cute!
  80. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    That`s cute, but doesn`t seem incredibly groundbreaking. They just gave him little pirate legs.
  81. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    aww =^w^= super cute cat! i would think they should make the pegs more like actual cat feet then making them like corks
  82. Profile photo of MrsHoneyDew
    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    "I`m thinking about getting metal legs, it`s a risky operation but it`ll be worth it."
    That`s the first thing that popped into my head when I read the article about this cat. He`s so adorable, it`s like he was waiting for those legs.
  83. Profile photo of buttsdowhat
    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 3:16 am
    That`s really awesome. :) The cat seems almost amazed. I`m sure his new feets will take some getting used to. :P
  84. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2010 at 7:27 am
    Awwwww! heehee!
  85. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 12:04 am
    pirate legs indeed. he walks kinda funny now. but at least he walks. and well, too. for, you know, a cat who had his feet severed. I wonder how that came about in the first place. some other wack experiment that surgeon did? naw. that couldn`t be it, right?
  86. Profile photo of arthxr
    arthxr Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 2:26 am
    omg. pirate kitty. uber cute. can i haff him?
  87. Profile photo of Nikkiv85
    Nikkiv85 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    awww, That made me happy :)
  88. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    July 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    "The key to all great technology...is tape."

    Haha, made my day with that quote.
  89. Profile photo of awsome-guy
    awsome-guy Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2010 at 9:51 am
    surgical hi 5!!
  90. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2010 at 9:03 am
    aww...

    i thought surgical high five was like a high five from a distance. so that the hands wouldnt clap togheter and squirt blood all over the place.... or fur and pirate legs in this case
  91. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2010 at 1:59 am
    aww its doctors like that who are dedicated to helping animals that make the world just a little bit better <3 :)

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