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May 6, 2013 12:41 PM   Subscribe

"[...] in the next scene, she is wearing a pair of crocheted leggings, which allow her deformed limbs to slide smoothly across the wood floor. She moves easily, as though she doesn't know there's anything wrong with her legs at all."
posted by batmonkey (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm sure they'd get more volunteers if they weren't asking people to crochet knitted leggings.
posted by sparklemotion at 12:53 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's sweet to see this cat given a chance and cared for. Kinda reminds me of Charley. Thanks, batmonkey.
posted by homunculus at 1:05 PM on May 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bonus: the leggings make the cats look extra adorable.
posted by xingcat at 1:14 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is just another reason to love craft-y people.

However, whoever added the piano music and wrote the script for the video gave me a saccharine overdose.
posted by bearwife at 1:15 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I KNEW there was a legit reason those dogs were wearing pantyhose!
posted by etc. at 1:21 PM on May 6, 2013


This is adorable and good on them.

But I have to ask about the sweaters. Do they also have therapeutic value? Or is it more that cats in crocheted sweaters look REALLY FUNNY?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:32 PM on May 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's sweet to see this cat given a chance and cared for. Kinda reminds me of Charley. Thanks, batmonkey.

I agree that these are great, but they reminded me of Charlie.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:48 PM on May 6, 2013


This is Axel.

You probably can not tell very well from the photograph, but Axel was born with a deformity in both back legs, causing them to curve in on each other. One of his veterinarians described it as "his legs are on backwards". He walked by hoisting himself up on his front two legs and using his tail as a rudder to control his back end. He could climb stairs, catch mice and run (with his rear end thumping on the floor).

Even though his legs were deformed, his nails still grew and would occasionally snag on the carpet and other fabric surfaces, leaving him stuck until we could free him (and get him to stop long enough to trim his nails).

Axel passed away Christmas Eve, 2011. He was still young, only 12. I wish someone had invented these leggings sooner. Even though Axel moved as though there was nothing wrong with his legs, it would have made his life easier.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 4:38 PM on May 6, 2013 [7 favorites]


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