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This Kitty’s Disability Makes Her All The More Irresistible

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Roux the cat may have been born with just two legs, but she certainly hasn’t let that stop her from being a playful, active and Insta-famous kitty.

 
 
 

Christmas ribbon doesn’t stand a chance.

A photo posted by Roux! (@lilbunnysueroux) on Dec 19, 2015 at 3:19pm PST

 

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Roux’s owner, Jackie Deak, told Meowbox that Roux was born with only two legs due to a congenital abnormality — but that disability didn’t sway Deak from rescuing her.

 

“When I saw her it was absolutely love at first sight,” she said.

 

The almost 2-year-old kitty lives in New Orleans and has adapted well to her disadvantage. She’s incredibly mobile, and even has her own special way of cleaning her face. She walks around on her hind legs, leaps onto tables, pounces on toy mice and lazes about the house just like any other cat.

 
 
 
 
 

Hey blue eyes, penny for your thoughts?

A photo posted by Roux! (@lilbunnysueroux) on Dec 14, 2015 at 4:52pm PST

 

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And her 283,000 adoring followers are delighted to watch her every move, totally entranced by the way Roux has adapted to her body. In the comments, people compare her to a bunny, a kangaroo, and even a fluffy, little Tyrannosaurus rex.

 

As Deak notes in an Instagram caption, Roux’s missing legs don’t make her any less of a cat, just a little more unique. “Different, not less,” she wrote.

 

Below, fall in love with Roux and her happy little two-legged life:

 
 
 
 
 

Roux wants to help wrap presents and give nub hugs! ❤️

A video posted by Roux! (@lilbunnysueroux) on Dec 23, 2015 at 4:38pm PST

 

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“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

A photo posted by Roux! (@lilbunnysueroux) on Oct 20, 2015 at 11:06am PDT

 

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Roux-in-the-box!

A video posted by Roux! (@lilbunnysueroux) on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:49pm PDT

 

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