- Roux, a two-legged cat has gained almost 500,000 followers on Instagram in just one month
- The cat was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease called transverse terminal hemimelia which left her having only two legs
- Jackie Deak Akey, who works in a vet clinic, adopted the cat
Jackie Deak Akey sure has been charmed by Roux, that’s why she decided to adopt her though something seems unordinary.
Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux has gained almost 500,000 followers on Instagram in just a month because she is definitely not your usual purry friend. Roux has been diagnosed with a congenital heart disease which left her having only two legs. But despite her disability, she still is such an adorable kitty.
“I had heard that the reason she was surrendered to the shelter was because she didn’t bury her poop in the litter box. This breaks my heart because she certainly tries as best she can with her nubs every time. They just are unfortunately not long enough to reach the litter,” Akey said as she shared how she learned about the two-legged cat, having been surrendered in a vet clinic.
According to her, Roux’s condition is called transverse terminal hemimelia. She shared that as observed by the vets in the clinic where she works, Roux is not feeling any pain and that she is able to function well even without her front legs.
Akey, who also owns two four-legged cats (Kona and Graybee), thought of Roux’s nickname “bunny” because she hops as his way of walking around the house. She thinks that the cat does not need any prosthetics because according to her, she is very active and can actually leap impressively high.
She described Roux’s special walk as that of a kangaroo, where her hind legs’ lowest portion lay flat for a better balance. Her numbs also swing back and front but do not touch the ground while she walks. Akey shared that Roux’s favorite playmate is her sister, Graybee, whom the cat run after and tackle with.
Sharing Roux’s average day, Akey said: “Roux wakes me up every morning with what I call her alarm-meow from the foot of the bed, and the only snooze button is breakfast… As her day comes to a close, I either carry her or she jumps onto our bed herself to snuggle and curl up to sleep.”
Akey encouraged pet lovers to adopt animals in shelters, and of course, to not overlook those with special needs. She said that she is very thankful that the extraordinary cat is in her life. - Kami Media