Lady Purrl is a nine-week-old kitten who was brought into Mojo’s Hope, a special-needs rescue center in Alaska. The kitten suffered from a deformity of the legs caused by a congenital condition and had never received medical attention until she arrived at the center. The rescuers said that Lady Purrl would often purr and make loud sounds; that’s why they named her Purrl.
Shannon, a founder of Alaska’s KAAATs, an advocacy organization, said that Lady Purrl doesn’t let her condition stop her from showing her charismatic personality. She loves playing and making friends with the different animals at the center. Out of all the friends she’d made, Lady Purrl easily bonded with a particular pup. And that is Cinder, an adorable husky who is especially fond of kittens.
Cinder was recovering from a recent surgery when he met Lady Purrl, but the sweet husky still made an effort to groom and welcome Lady Purrl to the center. After meeting for the first time, it didn’t take long for the two to get close and start playing, snuggling and napping together. Because of the close bond that Lady Purrl and Cinder formed, the rescuers noticed that the two gave each other the strength to deal with their conditions.
Shannon said that she truly believes that Cinder and Lady Purrl’s friendship helped each of them heal. Down to this day, this duo is finding comfort from each other. Though Lady Purrl’s legs are still deformed, she has developed confidence in herself despite her limitations. Surprisingly, she can even run faster than the other kittens.
According to Shannon, when Lady Purrl first arrived at the center, she wasn’t sure if Lady Purrl would be able to enjoy her life with her condition. But throughout her journey and with the help of her rescuers and her best friend, Lady Purrl proved that she won’t let anything get in her way from living a happy life. No doubt, all of us can learn a lesson from this kitten’s story of perseverance.
Credits to Alaska’s KAAATs