Hoppy Tripawds Awareness Day 3/3/19

Hoppy Tripawds Awareness Day!

We made this fun video attached below Tripawd Purrkins- Footloose to show you how Purrkins plays on three legs;) For people who are not aware or new here Purrkins does go for acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments every two months now or sooner if needed and has since his amputation. The duration depends on how Purrkins is doing. We wholeheartedly believe without our Dr. Matt chiro, acupuncture, immune support, supplements, and core strength, etc. Purrkins WOULD NOT thrive as he does. It is not cheap nor easy to do, but we make it happen.

We can without a doubt tell when he gets out of whack, and it’s no wonder. He still goes as if he has four legs when he plays and what choice do we have. We do our best to curtail his play but as you will see he is a crazy man on three on his own. This is Purrkins. We could never take away his play time with cats it’s not always easy to get them moving but get a wand toy, butterfly toy, kitty bonks or his favorite organic Q-tip’s ZOOM/ZOOM! 

We do take all safety measures in the house he has traction (rugs) thru the house, and you will see in the video he hops to each rug! He does not jump off of the furniture he uses all of his steps. We don’t do long stretches of playtime.  Purrkins gives it his all and takes a break. This video below is of MANY play sessions!

We still do our core strength exercises.

  • the meerkat pose (up/up’s) – stand for treats
  • balance pad
  • disc
  • food puzzles
  •  stretches

I work out for treats. please

I workout for treats

Mom says Up/Up’s and I stand

I stand on my 2 back legs

I massage Purrkins after each play session. He is still using his farabloc and knows when and where to find it! Every bit helps on top of seeing our Dr. Matt for acupuncture and chiro.  Purrkins is on two legs a lot of the time as you can see in the video while using his core muscles most of the time.

We slowed some clips down to see Purrkins in action because he is so fast & AMAZING!

I hope this brings anyone watching a smile!  He lights our world up every day!

Tripawd Purrkins – Footloose Video

Thanks, fur watching

NEVER leave a q-tip unattended with your cat! It’s not a safe toy! Purrkins loves the q-tips because they fly like prey and are easy for him to toss with one front leg! I never leave his side we play and throw the q-tip’s away afterward:)

Purrkins has been on three legs for two years and seven months. He is more active on three than his brother is on 4;) Tripawds do have more fun! We don’t endorse crazy this can take a toll & has. We do our best to balance things.

All that footwork is exhausting

Much slower paced FUN! Such a ham! He has no problem grabbing his toys with one arm:)

Huge thanks to a particular viewer for the prize!😘

Differently abled
Purrkins inspires us every day we are furever grateful we took that dang leg! He thrives on three! Disabled? Ha, NO WAY! DIFFERENTLY ABLED!
Special Needs Cats

A comic with a TRIPAWD CAT! 😁

PURRFECT for Tripawds Awareness Day LOVE IT!

Attaching the link if anyone wants to read more:)

Special Report: Shelter Cats

Nothing Wrong with Me!
Sexy Saxton would be the Tuxedo cat on someones face;)if they said such things:) He is the best brother to Purrkins! We are blessed every day from these 2 special needs cats!

Until our next update, we will be hopping & zooming along, visiting three vets Traditional, Onco checkup (MSU) & Dr. Matt. We will be enjoying “living in the now” behind the scenes & celebrating our 3-year Ampuversary July 27th!

Prayers and lots of hope we keep on hopping on and never see the likes of you know what AGAIN!

The End;)

Much love to you all!
Hugs, Purrs & Scratches


Author: Purrkins

Cat Diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma low grade 1 on his left front carpus at age six, now a cancer-free tripawd kitty.

13 thoughts on “Hoppy Tripawds Awareness Day 3/3/19”

  1. Wheeeeee! Hoppy Tripawd Awareness Day to you too! I love love love watching Purrkins (and you too Saxton!) go wild over the q-tips! OMC the grace and strength in which those acrobatics are performed is AMAAAAAZING!

    You are doing such a great job keeping Purrkins in good shape, and making sure that crazy fun doesn’t do things that will harm him years down the road. I wish everyone did that for their own Tripawd, it’s a message we work hard to get out so THANK YOU!

    What a great way to kick off Tripawd Awareness Day 2019! Thanks for the fun 🙂 Give the boys scritches and smooches from all of us.

    1. Thanks, Rene,
      Glad you enjoyed he is boundless, amazes us every single day! We were shocked when we slowed some of those clips down. We won’t be throwing the q -tips so high.

      He knows zero limits what missing leg he says? Our superhero on three!

      Smooches and scritches have been given.
      Please do the same to Wyatt and hug Jim for us 😉

  2. Mr Purrrkins,
    Happy/Hoppy Belated TriPawd Awareness day to you my friend!!
    I am sooooo sorry for not getting to your wonderful blog sooner than this!! I have wanted to, but it has been crazy daze around here!
    I RUV your videos!! You are one amazing little kitten to be able to fly around on 3 and those double twists…. boys da boys, if you were in a competition, you would be getting scores of 10+ buddy! I absolutely love when your Mum slows down the action shots and the applause 👏👏👏!!!! Brilliant!!! And you sure know how to get the most fun out of your Yeooooowwww toy don’t you! Ha! Brilliant!
    Miss Holly your Very Special, Special Needs Catsss are amazing!! Sexy Saxton would definitely be all over anyone who doesn’t treat his brother right! He is one very smart Tuxedo Kitty!
    Thank you for giving us some wonderful smiles! Paul and i really did enjoy watching your videos! Purrrkins is truly an amazing kitty to watch and you keep his spirit alive by letting him play to the fullest Miss Holly, but your right, knowing when to stop is the key to keeping your TriPawd healthy as well as Hoppy!
    Lots and lots of love is being sent to your Little Big Fellas from all of the Allen Gang!
    Petra, Paul, Super Stu, Spitfire Spikey, Chester McDuff, Pretty Miss Lily and Always Hungry Ted.

    1. Thanks, Petra glad you guys enjoyed!
      Happy/Hoppy Tri-day to Super Stu!
      You are NEVER late here we are all hopping on and do the best we can! We can’t get more time can we;) We appreciate the support!!😘

      I’m glad Purrkins could bring you both smiles he is a super kitty and deserves a trikitty medal! Our special needs cats are the biggest blessing, and we are thankful they picked us to be their humans.

      Purrkins knows zero limits but smart enough to use all his steps and such we are the ones who have to limit his activity yep! His q-tip plays are a highlight for him and a special occasion we picked the best of the best for tri day! He is an inspawration!

      We caught the love! Right back to you all! Scratches & smooches to the gang, please!!
      Loads of love

  3. OMC I LOOOOOOVE this! What an amazing video. He is so agile! It’s really quite incredible to see it in slow motion and that great leap near the end. You can totally see how Mr P is related to the King of the Jungle. He truly knows no limits. I do so admire the rich and stimulating lives you give to him and brother Saxton. They are the luckiest boys and they know it – and the handsomest too. Those pics are just gorgeous. Sending lots of love to you all, Meg, Clare and Angel Pie ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thanks, Clare!
      Happy Tri-day Megastar!!
      THREE on THREE an excellent year for our red heads!!
      Glad you enjoyed it was fun & enlightening to slow the clips down the one terrifying to us, but that’s a rarity. Purrkins is the king of the jungle for sure his ancestors would be proud to see him go on three:) He inspires every day!

      Loads of love to you three we always include Miss Pie! I hear her talking now. Give a smooch to Meg, please!

  4. Hi there. Freya”s mum here.

    I was watching your videos (so much fun BTW) and saw you had some great cat furniture.

    One had a series of steps going up. Can you let me know where that is from?

    There is not a lot available around here but would love to source some.

    Purrkins is so active! Freya is more your sedate elder statesperson these days.

    Be well and continue to have fun.

    Michelle and Freya

    1. Thank you, Michelle!
      Freya is 15 Purrkins is going to be nine this June. That makes a big difference in activity! We have nine sets of pet steps. I did not get any of these locally but online hopefully, that works for you as well. I am not sure which set you are referring to I am going to list all of what we have & what we would purchase again.

      Our cat tree came from Dr. Foster and Smith who has been bought out by Petco. I checked they are not carrying the furniture line unfortunately at this time. The link below is as close to Purrkins cat tree I can find, and we do own steps by the same company New Cat Condo.

      Cat Tree

      New Cat Condos Spiral Cat Tree

      Two Step

      New Cat Condos Solid Wood Pet Stairs

      Three Step
      New Cat Condos Wood Constructed Large Pet Stairs


      Amarakat Cat Stairs they make a 3 step and 4 steps we have three of the four steps
      Armarkat Pet Steps Stairs Ramp for Cats and Dogs

      We love seeing Freya every year; it gives all of us hope on this journey. Thank you!

      Scratches & smooches to Miss Freya, please.

  5. Hello! I am preparing for my Nimbus to become a tripod and am curious what you were referring to by treat puzzles. Nimbus. Knows to stand up for treats and also to give high fives. Since we have been doing this since kittenhood he will randomly meerkat for several minutes to look or sniff. Im more grateful than ever we worked on it. I used to feed him with a maze style food puzzle but figured he’d be unable to manage it after the amputation. I would love more info on what you use.

    1. Hi Katie,
      Brilliant Nimbus is already using his core muscles. Purrkins was also trained young. You are both ahead already;)
      Nimbus will be able to manage after recovery. Any food puzzle will do. I say treat puzzles because the boys do not eat dry food:) We do them as treat puzzles.
      We have three different puzzles to give you an idea.

      1.Trixie 5-in-1 Activity Center

      2.PYRUS Pet Intelligence Toy Eco-friendly Interactive Fun Hide and Seek Food Treated Wooden Pet Paw Puzzle Toy for small or medium dogs and cats

      3.My Intelligent Pets Dog’/Cat’ Sudoku Small Expert Classic

      Can Your Tripawd Solve This Cat Brain Game Puzzle?

      The Top Five Interactive Games for Cats on Three (or Four!) Legs

      We use those balance pads to do our meerkat poses on. Something you can work on in months to come. You can use a sofa cushion.

      Keep us posted, please!
      Holly & Purrkins💝💝💝💝

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