This inspirational little survivor is just as high-spirited and playful as the rest of his feline pals.
Mercury, the two legged kitten that lost both front legs to a weed whacker, is gathering thousands of fans on the Internet who can’t seem to get enough of his uniquely charming walk.
This feline superstar even has a dedicated Facebook page where he celebrates overcoming adversity called Raising Mercury, with around 36,000 likes. His owners continuously post images about his two-legged journey and “inquisitive” personality.
Mercury was only four days old when he got his front legs cut off. He is now five months old and hasn’t let the loss of his two front paws slow him down. Instead, he is adapting to his disability, living like a normal cat and able to defend himself against his fellow felines.
According to Metro, his owners claim they thought about giving Mercury up for adoption but “simply cannot part with him.”
They have since been able to help him with different aspects of movement, including pushing himself with his back legs, balancing in an upright position, jumping from various positions, moving on different surfaces, jumping from one place to another and so on.
“The more he grew, the better he got at each one, and he can now run on most surfaces, climb stairs, jump on to and off the couch, and balance better than almost any other cat,” his owners said on Facebook.
They said Mercury is just like every other cat, he plays with toys, jumps all around, uses a litter box, plays with other cats and dogs, and sleeps on the bed.
“If he sees something outside he runs to the window to watch, if a new toy or scratching post is brought in he is the first to run over and check it out, he has the biggest purr when he is being petted, and if he doesn’t like something or you aren’t doing what he wants he will yell at you until he gets his way,” his owners said.
Once he is fully grown, his owners explained how they will need to find a wheelchair-type device that is suitable for his rare case since all the places they contacted had never made a front wheel chair for a cat before, and none were sure if a cat would accept one.
But in the meantime, Mercury is very content being a sensational two-legged fur ball.
Check out the video and the slideshow above and see for yourself!