Cats

Woman Finds Stray Cat Who's Missing Back Legs

October 9th, 2018

Mareen is a kindhearted cat lover from Berlin, Germany. Mareen looks after the stray cats in her neighborhood, and she’ll often leave food out for them.

In July 2016, Mareen noticed a new kitten joining the usual cats at the food bowl. Mareen looked closer, and she was shocked to see the kitten didn’t have back legs.

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Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram Source: Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram

Mareen approached the kitten, hoping to help him, but the skittish cat hurried away before she could reach him. Mareen was amazed to see how easily he moved around on his two legs. He was as fast as all the other cats!

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Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram Source: Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram

Mareen gave the kitten food every day, and soon, he began to trust her. He allowed Mareen to approach him and pet him. Once Mareen had completely earned the kitten’s trust, she brought him home with her. She decided to name him Rocket.

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Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram Source: Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram

Rocket’s first night in Mareen’s house was tough. The kitten wasn’t sure where he was, and he meowed all night. But in the days that followed, Rocket started relaxing—he seemed to realize he was in a safe place with people that loved him.

Mareen shared a video of one of the sweet kitten’s first days in her house on her Instagram page.

Rocket quickly settled into life in Mareen’s house. He got along well with her two other cats, Flint and Gürkchen, and he loved spending time with Mareen.

“He is a cheeky by also a cuddly little fellow,” Maureen told USA Today. “As soon as he is with us in bed he begins to purr.”

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Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram Source: Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram

Rocket also continually amazed Mareen with the way he was able to get around on just his two front legs. She shared a video of Rocket climbing onto a chair using just his upper body strength. This kitten won’t let anything stop him!

Rocket is now two years old, and he still has as much energy as he did when he was a kitten.

Rocket loves hopping around Mareen’s house and playing with his siblings. He’s also a big fan of simply relaxing on the windowsill, enjoying the sunshine.

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Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram Source: Flint.Guerkchen.Rocket via Instagram

Mareen still shares lots of cute photos and videos of Rocket on her Instagram page, including this adorable video of Rocket playing with one of his favorite toys.

Rocket is an incredible cat who won’t let anything stop him from doing what he wants. If you’d like to see more cute photos and videos of Rocket and his siblings, check out their Instagram page.

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h/t: We Love Animals

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