Her fully name is Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux, but everyone calls her as Roux in short. Roux’s owner, Jackie Deak Akey adopted her as she works in a vet clinic in New Orleans. One of her clients is an animal rescue group, which was E-mailed a photo of Roux to Akey’s clinic in 2014 when she was 6 months old.
“When I saw her it was absolutely love at first sight,” Akey said. “When I met her in person, I was in awe of her. She is fearless, independent and very capable. She doesn’t let anything stop her, and she continues to amaze me at what she can do”. She can move as fast as a rabbit.
“We of course thought she was absolutely precious, regardless of her lack of front legs. She’s got a little pink nose and huge, bright blue eyes that really capture you. It really was love at first sight,” added Akey. “But in addition to that, we knew that we could provide her a loving forever home, especially when we found out she was surrendered to a shelter by her previous owner. Although I personally have a lot of animal experience, I wasn’t totally sure what Roux would need, but I felt up to the challenge and ready.”
Akey and her sister-in-law created an Instagram account for the energetic kitty to showcasing her skills (@lilbunnysueroux). She amassed nearly 20,000 followers within first 24 hours. Till now, Roux looks like a cat celeb with more than 523k followers on that social network. Roux’s energy and perseverance makes her become one of the most inspired cats on Earth.
“We think it is because she shows what she can do with her disabilities, and in all honesty, she does the same things as our four-legged cats can do” Roux’s owner said.
“Animals don’t feel self-pity, and Roux surprises us all the time with a new behavior that she didn’t use to do. She doesn’t let anything get in her way and that truly serves as an inspiration to those who may face obstacles in life.”
Akey already had two other kitties, Roux loves them a lot. “She loves to chase her sisters and tackle them with her nubs. She can be very independent at times, with an “I can do it myself!” attitude, but usually she doesn’t mind a helpful assist, such as onto the bed at night.”
There’s a high chance of her to have prosthetic legs when she gets older. Yet, her hindquarter are super strong, she can jump over high obstacles.
“Roux is healthy and happy, and there is no reason to feel sorry for her. I can understand it can be shocking at first to see that she doesn’t have front legs, but once you watch what she can do and accomplish with what she does have, you will be impressed and inspired,” Akey said. “She is just too wonderful and inspirational to keep to ourselves.”
The story of Roux has brought attention to pet adoption.