An elderly English cat has defied veterinarians' expectations by learning to walk and run on two legs — both on the right side of the animal's body.
Caffrey was only three years old when it was run over by a car and lost its left hind leg, the Daily Mail reports.
But the fortunate Persian recovered quickly and was largely unaffected by the injury.
For over ten years Caffrey got by with only three limbs but its situation took a turn for the worse four months ago when it developed a malignant growth on its front left paw.
The ailment forced a vet to amputate the limb despite the objections of colleagues who feared the cat would be unable to walk and would have no quality of life.
But Caffrey defied the experts again, learning to balance and walk on two legs within days.
His owner Sue Greaves, 58, said everyone who sees her pet is "astonished at what he can do".
"He doesn't seem bothered at all by having only two legs," she said.
Source: Daily Mail
Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson