April 29, 2019
Issue 04 2019
Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Hello! My name is Barley, I'm a 7 year old handsome single from Auckland.

I like to spend my time sleeping, eating, going out on walks, dressing up nice in bowties and snazzy t-shirts and posing for the camera. Oh and did I mention I have an instagram account?

Some bad habits of mine include leaving my fur absolutely everywhere, constantly meowing for food (my meow sounds like Owen Wilson’s "wow") and taking up three quarters of my human’s queen sized bed.

In 2016 I was hit by a car and thankfully only had a broken back leg and bruised lungs. We tried to mend my leg but it wasn't healing and ended up having it amputated. My humans were hesitant at first with how it may affect my quality life but within a day after the surgery I was up and running again (well more like hopping) and I barely noticed it was gone!

My human made me an Instagram account to show others how lacking one back leg doesn't stop me from living my life to its fullest, and has given peace of mind to many other owners going through something similar and wondering how well us four legged friends can adapt.

I hope you liked getting to know a bit about me. You can stay updated with my life on Instagram @barleys_life

Have a purrfect day!