Pride has gone out the window

I am sure a lot of you know my cat Gizmo, for those of you who don’t this is him

gizmo tumble dryer


On the 15th March (so tuesday) he went missing, weirdly enough we had a cat called Jones, who was also ginger who went missing exactly the same time last year

jones still searching

(This is Jones, easy for some to get confused)

I was worried, Gizmo, is one of those cats that follows my son to school, will come with the dog for a walk and generally always there 5 minutes before meal time. But Giz, came in at around 10.15pm miowing, about what I thought was his dinner.

Turns out I was wrong, his right back leg was badly broken. When I say badly, it was the wrong way round. We hadn’t got insurance for Gizmo, instead we had been putting money aside instead.

Since it was so late, I had to take him to the emergency vets, that was just above Β£500.

Then on the 16th March, we picked him up and took him to our regular vet, who had to amutate the leg

giz home

Costing another Β£700, so yep now we are above the emergency fund, and we are a low income family, so I thought I would be cheeky and set up a go fund me account for Giz.

If you can afford it and would like to give something I would appreciate and send cookies, I am assuming we are going to have to cover the bulk of it, but anything will help.

So yep that is why I wasn’t around yesterday, anxiety was extreme, but he is home now, very vocal which is a relief, and I am so thankful he made his way home, if he had gone missing my son would of been devestated and for those who say I should of put him down, one you probably never owned an animal. Two you never had a toddler who loved his cat and three there was no way I was putting down what seemed to be a healthy animal. I don’t know how he is going to cope on 3 legs, but the rest of him was still healthy.



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81 Responses to Pride has gone out the window

  1. Amin sda says:

    What the meaning it’s good to be crazy sometimes ,,?

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  2. Erica Herd says:

    Poor guy. Any idea how he broke his leg?

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  3. Poor baby. I hope that he adjusts quick. How does go fund me work?

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  4. amommasview says:

    I keep my fingers crossed for a quick recovery.

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  5. My heart is breaking for you reading this, and I’m even Team Dog. I’m so sorry that this happened. I hope he adjusts soon and GoFundMe is a success.

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  6. Ask Me says:

    I really hate that. Oh no!

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  7. Deb says:

    This is so sad. So sorry. Wishing you all quick recovery.

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  8. Miriam says:

    Oh, that’s sad and I’m sorry that happened. I wish you all the best.

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  9. Sheila Moss says:

    Very sorry to hear about this. I know you must be overwhelmed. It seems animals can adapt to an amazing number of special needs. I hope Gizmo recovers well and continues to give love and happiness to your family for many more years. My cats Misty and Frisky send their love from the USA.


  10. any1mark66 says:

    Living in a house with four rescue kitties and an outdoor stray, I can understand the heart break. I little love from across the pond😿

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  12. I was glad to read on your most recent entry that he is doing so much better. (I’m catching up on my reading.) I’m sorry he was hurt and that your family had to go through this. I understand completely your wanting to get him treated and healed rather than euthanizing him. He’s a part of the family after all. I’m just really glad he’s doing well and is recovering, for all of you.

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  13. ghostmmnc says:

    So sad to hear about kitty Gizmo! He is so cute! Glad to hear the surgery went well, and he is perking up. I know vet bills are so expensive, as we’ve had to pay for our pets over the years. We only have the 2 kitties left here now. Wish I could help, but we are on SS, but will send healing energy for Gizmo, and good wishes to feel better.

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  14. Oh my goodness! Poor thing. I can’t believe he was able to make his way home. I hope he adjusts quickly and starts feeling better soon. I’m not a cat person but I don’t have to be to understand that he is a member of your family and there’s no way you could put him down over a missing limb. As long as he is otherwise healthy, he’ll recover and I’m sure he’ll be us usual self in no time. Wishing you the best!

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  15. Poor baby!…Hope he has a speedy recovery and I will share this EVERYWHERE!!!!

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  17. Mel (Hippo256) says:

    Reblogged this on 'Enability' blog.

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    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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      • Mel (Hippo256) says:

        I hope it might help you in some way. Sorry I didn’t read it sooner. Your posts don’t seem to show up in my reader.

        Can’t believe people told you to just euthanize him, just get rid of him.. Nowadays, you would think people would be more compassionate towards animals and nature. We don’t stand above other beings.. Really, you shouldn’t take an animal if you dispose of them easily. Wonder what they would do with their child.

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      • I was tempted to say lets chop off your arm and then see if you want to be put down. Instead I cried, that seemed to work as well.

        WordPress doesn’t like me I end up in spam, not showing on readers. I must of offended them in some way

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  18. Parveen Sabharwal says:

    well crafted post

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  20. Miracle Cat!!
    Glad he’s recovering

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