Well I suppose being a cat in a cage is like being a baitfish in a livewell, all they want to do is get out! Lil' Bud is making some great progess after his surgery from the hit and run accident, and the vet says everything looks great so far. Last week, at Island Paws Vet, Lil Bud had the staples removed from his back leg where they repaired his broken hip socket. He is getting strength back in his lower legs too, where all of the ligament damage was. He still has a miniminum of 5-6 weeks living in the cage, (could be 7-8 weeks), that way he doesn't put too much strain on his legs. We have been letting him out a few minutes each day, and he walks a little bit before sitting down. He also loves stretching out his back legs. Lil' Bud has been at the marina a few days to see his mom (mama Mary). I think she likes all the attention she's getting now, but when Lil' Bud comes back in a month or two, they'll have to share the attention. Thanks again to everyone who helped him out, and to all of the people who have still stopped in and written letters. This is one lucky cat to have had this many people want to help him out. When your down here for your winter fishing trip this year, make sure to say hey to him, he's been known to give fisherman good luck for the day after getting a little attention.