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Corky's Journey by Beth Clark-McDonal

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India Inks on coffee stained paper
This piece was inspired by a real life cat named Corky who was born with a birth defect that caused his back legs to be twisted and deformed. Unable to walk and getting around by dragging his back end, Corky didn’t realize he was different and loved to be petted and give love. His guardians, the wonderful folks at Cats Cradle Shelter in Fargo, ND, posted his situation on FB and raised over $4000.00 for his surgery and recovery. You can visit their page and read all about him. He underwent an extensive surgery to basically rebuild his back legs and is now recuperating and continueing the long journey to full recovery. It looks hopeful that he may gain use of his back legs but for a cat that has never walked normally, it looks to be a long process. His amazing story inspired this newest artwork and his courage and resilience continues to awe me. I will donate 70% of all sales of this piece to Cats Cradle Shelter for Corky and all the other cats that they help live happy and loving lives and help find their Forever homes. :)

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celtic, cats, felines, animals

Comments

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago
    Awww, beautiful art and I hope Corky’s legs get better soon!!!
  • thank you! and me too. He is wearing bandages on both his back legs but Cats Cradle Shelter posted some recent video of him walking a bit trying to use his back legs. It really is heartwarming and amazing!

    – Beth Clark-McDonal

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art. A wonderful dedication for a brave little kitty.

  • thank you! I really enjoyed doing this piece, Corky has completely stolen my heart, (along with hundreds of others..last time I checked Cat’s Cradle Shelter FB page they had raised over $5,550.00 for Corky and it continues to grow. ) He really is amazing and adorable.:)

    – Beth Clark-McDonal

  • ingridthecrafty
    ingridthecraftyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful art, and a wonderful story!

  • Donna Huntriss
    Donna Huntrissover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Glad to hear Corky is doing a lot better!

  • Patterns of the Psyche
    Patterns of th...about 1 year ago

    Distinctive and inspiring piece <3

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...12 months ago

    this is from awhile ago – how is Corky doing?

  • Hi Jane. :) Corky underwent several surgeries to correct his legs, they basically rebuilt them, and while the one leg did well, the other atrophied and had to be removed. However, he learned to walk on his three legs and was adopted by the Director of Cats Cradle shelter where he was originally taken in. If you would like to learn more you can visit their website: www.catscradle.org. (I think) or you can just google it. They are in Fargo, SD. Corky also has his own facebook page under “Corky”. :) Thank you, so much, for inquiring and for enjoying my artwork. :)

    – Beth Clark-McDonal

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