Series Continued Purrkins Friends Meet River


This little kitty is River he was found in a junkyard dragging a severely injured leg. The injury was too old to be repaired and the leg needed to be amputated. Judi was his human angel and fostered River. They first posted on the blog on July 28, 2018. I feel in love with River if we could have added another kitty he would be the boy’s brother. Pictures and captions shared thru Rivers recovery from Judi.

Rivers bum leg before amputation
Rivers Story
Home from surgery and already on the move
River in his baby onesie (adorable)
River had a great night! He’s using the kitty litter box like a pro! He ate good this morning, played, took his medicine like a champ, and LOVES to be cuddled. He seems to be resting well on the pain meds. I just adore this boy and has touched my heart forever!
River is doing fantastic! Eating, playing, resting, loving and purring away. This was last night after I gave him his medicine. Such a love!
River is doing great!
Those Itchy stitches are out
He climbs up the bed and jumps over to the top of the cat condo (lots of pillows below just in case)
looking out the window for the birdies
River already using his core strength

Me- Last I had heard from Judi little River was going up for adoption.

I checked in with Judi to see if River found his furever home and guess what River is in his furever home with JUDI the foster Mom. YES! 😁😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️I was so happy to hear it!

Judi “My darling boy River was officially adopted by me after he was returned to the shelter. as soon as he was returned, he came “HOME.”

Me-Of course, this was meant to be! River says yes Mom I love you!

River is all grown up & so handsome.

River has a furmily of three other kitties he loves.

River & Bobert
River and Tiger who is a special needs senior with thyroid problems. River loves all his furmily
Black is Paislee, orange is Tiger, of course, River, and Bobert. See were Judi’s spot is? 🙂

Judi – “River is doing amazing! I guess because he was so young when he had the amputation that he really doesn’t know anything different.

He runs, he climbs, he jumps … he’s quite the adventurous boy!

ME- Kitties adapt to three legs quickly River was happy to get rid of that bum leg and get on doing all kitty things on three and now all young cat things:) Scratches & Smooches to River & the furmily thanks for keeping us updated and sharing Sweet River with us.

Extra prayers for Judi she has been going thru surgeries and medical issues and River is now being her caregiver and healer!

Thanks, fur reading!


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.

8 thoughts on “Series Continued Purrkins Friends Meet River”

  1. Oh, River is so sweet! Welcome to the family River & Judy!
    You were really tempted yourself, weren’t you? 🙂

    1. Thanks, Donna! Judi will read this and appreciate the welcome!😘 Appear to have technical difficulties all images are not showing up.😩

      Yep, it took all the restraint I had and most importantly knowing the boys would not agree with a new addition;) River is where he was destined to be!


  2. Holly and Purrkins were my first contact when I started fostering River. The love, advice, and support will stay in my heart forever! River is so loving and so happy. I cried when he was adopted so I knew that when he was returned his furever home was with me, Bobert, Tiger, and Paislee. I recently had 3 surgeries, and each time I came home, River wouldn’t leave my side during recovery. With all my love to Purrkins and his fur mommy for being so kind and caring to us … xoxo

    1. River was always meant to be a “foster fail” 😻

      I couldn’t be happier knowing you have one another. You are both in the best hands/paws🐾

      Keep healing Mom River! Scratches to all the kitties, please.

      All our love and prayers!

  3. WONDERFUL! Yay for everyone who helped River find a furever home, this is such a great tale. Thank you so much for sharing Holly! Another great Tripawd Tale. You rock!

    Sorry to hear about the health issues Judi. You do have the best medicine there is to regain strength. Get well soon and know that we are cheering you on.

    We love hoppy endings!!! YAY!

    1. Thanks, Rene my pleasure to share these sweet trikitties!

      Yes, we LOVE happy endings these two were meant to be together from the start! I have zero doubt!

      Judi is surrounded by the best medicine;) We know love heals.

  4. Great job Holly! Love these stories and pictures, well done!
    River is an awesome foster fail. I can see how you all fell in love immediately.
    Jackie and Huck

    1. Thanks, Jackie
      It is hard not to fall in love with all these kitties. 😻
      I know River is with his furever Mom where he was always meant to be. Win-Win for them both!
      Scratches & love to the furmily!

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