** Blacky’s wonderful mum asked me to share the link for the contest http://bit.ly/13cgkAw, his mum is trying to win the first prize to cover his needs. So please share the link, the post and vote.. the contest is open until August 20th **

The contest is being held by a company called Warehouse, which from the looks of their website it’s like a Walmart (to us Americans) but without the food. So they have bits and pieces of everything.


How old is Blacky?

Blacky is seven years old

Where did you name come from?

I named him based solely on his colour (black).

How did your mum find out you needed extra care?

I have had blacky since a kitten watched him be born out of a litter of two and couldn’t stand to give him up.

How often does he use his wheels?

He only uses his wheels for outdoors the rest of the time he drag himself around however he does lift my back hips up now. He walks around really face and likes sliding on wooden floors.

How long did it take to get used to the wheels?

It took a few months to get use to the wheels until, but once he was outside he liked them a lot better than dragging himself around.

Does Blacky do any therapy/rehab?

Wanted to get him into water therapy have the life jacket but sadly he got singled out with places and they were not keen because he is not a dog , apart from that we just rotate the legs and massage.

Anything else you would like to share?

Sure, here’s the biography from his page:

I am a one eyed cat due to an ulcer that ruptured in my eye. Several years later I was hit by a car and left with spinal nerve damage and paralysis in my rear legs and bladder. However I can now feel my legs if you tickle them and sometimes I move or stand on them and make people very proud. Just last year I had perianal urethrostomy surgery cause my bladder kept blocking. The surgery was a success yeah I dont have my male bits now but im still a boy . I live my life spoilt rotten and like to tell my story so I can show other cats that no matter how much u have lossed in life their is still plenty to live for . I also have a wheelchair the only cat in new zealand with one that we know of I have been on 3 news and lots of times in the paper and my mummy has also been on talk back . One day I hope to thank everyone that helped fund my wheels . As I am very grateful love you all so much love, Blacky.

Author’s Note: I would like to thank Blacky and his mum  for letting me interview them and sharing his story as well as pictures. Pictures were used with permission. Visit him on facebook here or join the group to get more updates here

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