Meet Boots, the double amputee cat, who is proof that you don't need hind legs to climb stairs. The cat's become an internet sensation after Boot's adopted owner, Megan Brocato, posted a video of the cat descending a flight of stairs in a "flying
Boots was found when she was just two weeks old. When she and her litter mates were left a local shelter in Denver, Boot was already missing both her hind legs due to an earlier accident, according to Life Is Better, an animal rescue charity. Since then, she's been outfitted with two prosthetic "house slippers" to keep her mobile and avoid the pain of walking on raw nerve endings.
According to the Denver Post, Boots picked up her pawstanding skills on her own.
"Sometimes she does it with three legs - like a tripod. I think she thinks she gets down fastest on her front though," Brocato told the paper.
Now that Boots has fully matured, all that's left is some corrective surgery to smooth out the bone from her injuries, BuzzFeed reports.
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