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The Pawless Pawrate by hoschie The Pawless Pawrate by hoschie
I love ALL cats. All kind of cats but some of them shine brighter than the other :aww: Ritchie is one of them. He has an bad infection so his leg has to be removed to safe his life. Now he is a pawless Pawrate ;-) It is incredible how fast cats recover and be able to life with such an handicap. He is very shy and fearful (I think he made bad experiences with humans in his life) and when a human shows he disappears into the smallest edge try to be unseen. In the cathouse I always have my girlfriend on my side and she is such a cat-whisperer :inlove: She is always able to connect to those uber-shy cats and made them pose for me. She always uses the instinct of hunting and playing all cats have. So if you have a very shy cat try to play with them. The success in hunting and playing gives your cat more self confidence and this can help to built up a trustful relationship to their owner. AND it is so much fun :aww:

For me it is a special picture because I take it in the moment when the curiosity wins against the fear and he comes out of his box....

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Name: Ritchie
Gender: boy
Age: ~ 4 Years
Location: Cat-house of the cat aid organisation
Status: Missing a leg and a home

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:iconbossmouse:
BossMouse Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful kitty and story!
Does he have a home yet?
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MadameSaligia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
It's the most beautiful pic I've ever seen.
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CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a gorgeous little guy!!! I wish I could give him a home, but I am on a completely different continent and am already owned by two cats.
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EMOPIGU101 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
aww such a precious cat <3
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Aurwen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Oh GOTT wie süss er is
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Aurwen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Mein Katerchen is auch so einer der leider schlimme Erfahrung gemacht hat. Grad solche würd haben ein gutes zu Hause verdient... Ich würd ihn sofort nehmen ;_;'
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W-PreciousAngel-W Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Such touching story!!! I hope Ritchie will find home and will be happy brave cat!
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a beautiful kitty! :heart:
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250981 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Great capture and a great story behing this photo. I love how you put every image in context, it always makes your photos even more interesting
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are so amazing and can adapt to most things if given lots of love and understanding..very sweet story and give him some love for me too! :)
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alizara Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, what an adorable fellow!
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maiden13 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this story is so very touching! i love kitties... they are so soft, loving, and just special.... this little one is beautiful and i hope he finds an awesome home that will love him and keep working to show him he can trust again. :)
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MechaTikal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dass sich Katzen an sowas schnell gewöhnen, stimmt. Unserem Kater fehlt auch ein Hinterbein (mal von einem Hund zerfetzt worden), aber er ist agiler als die Katze :D
Ist halt bloß die Frage, ob das nicht irgendwann zu Lasten der Wirbelsäule geht.
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
very impressive story! strong lil fella ^^
beautiful shot anyway ;)
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FreeHugs21 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a sad story but such a cute picture!
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Ashuus-Abstraction Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Aawww, he's adorable. Reminds me of my old cat; Pixie.
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FindingOx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
very nice story and your gf is smart :)
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AntarticaEyes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh dear...i just noticed he is pawless :iconimsadplz:..
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sherwin-prague Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful... your photos of animals (especially cats - they work best for me) are all perfect! Each of them brings smile to me... and sometimes even tears, as this time while reading the commentary...
Keep this good work :-)
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Artelanas Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wieder einmal ein großartiges Foto!
Ich habe auch einen 3-beinigen Kater und es ist wirklich verrückt, wie wenig man das bei Katzen bemerkt!
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CutieDeidara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
He's a really cute one!
I hope he finds a nice family who can share their love with him :)
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Arty-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
What a sweetie! I hope he finds a good home. :)
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anironbutterfly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's so cute! I'm glad your girlfriend's able to help you bring out the best in them...here's hoping he finds a good home soon.
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Sniffyz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, he's so adorable! I hope we can see some more photos of him sometime!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
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VadePhotography Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
A great photo and story. Thank you for sharing. I have two cats. One of them is really fearful and shy whenever someone, other then myself, comes over. The other one doesn't seem to enjoy affection. They are both a year old, and brothers, and I've had them since they were 5 months. I'll take your advice
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, he's so cute :heart:
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meowmeowghs Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He looks sweet. :heart:
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Tissamendes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
such a beautiful history! :iconcryforeverplz:
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LaLunatique Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww he seems to be such a nice cat!
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Jinsui-Kanjou Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cuuute~:iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Balloon16 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
My friend's cat just died a week or two ago. They think it was from poison. This cat is lucky that he didn't die.
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impostergir007 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Daw X3 youll find a loving home
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MrFahrenhe1t Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cat therapy for the day has been fulfilled. ^^
Eam
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awh!!! Cats are amazing!
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ShortcakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww so cute :squee:
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I didn't even know he was missing a leg. You made it sound like he was missing a few toes.
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layperson Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
good luck ,dear kitty
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Wintertagtraum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich find eure Katzenfotos und euer Engagement für die Tiere einfach super und is nit nur schön weil die Bilder immer super sind sondern auch wenn man nach einer Zeit unten liest, dass die Mietzen und Kater ein neues Zuhause gefunden haben. :)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
What a lovely doll! Good luck with finding him a home - I'm sure someone will love him as much as you do! :D
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Such a beautiful cat! I love the way you have his face in really sharp focus :happybounce: :meow:
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FluffyScootabunny Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cats are very resilient like that and that's one of the main reasons I love them. <3
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forestfairyunicorn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He's only missing an eyepatch and then he can be a Pawrate XDD

He's adorable!
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midage32065 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Know what you are say'in....Out of the 7 feral's we feed I have built trust with 3.5 of them and when they see me coing they want the usual hand-out but I am able to pick them up, scratch'em and pet vigously and of course I am god like when I bring the paper plate of wet/dry mixed so the little one's will eat as well and always a pan of fresh COOL water....
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UrDanc3r Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
oh he's so beautiful!
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CrashSpyro98 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God! He's such a cutie, poor one, without a leg.
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