JOHN BIGELOW: One of the volunteers noticed us, you know, looking through the window and
came up and said, “I see you’ve noticed Lobstah’s paw.” COMM: This is Lobstah – the cat born with the rare birth defect – a paw shaped like
a lobster claw. COMM: Owners Leda and John adopted Lobstah after noticing him in the window of their
local rescue center. JOHN BIGELOW: He had the cone of shame on, because he had just had surgery and he was
trying to press his nose up against the window and… LEDA BIGELOW: He was making muffins. Doing the muffin maker. COMM: Lobstah had been abandoned and had a host of different medical conditions. LEDA BIGELOW: Lobstah’s other ailments include his crooked tail. It’s not really an ailment,
I don’t think, but he was born without a sternum. JOHN BIGELOW: And because of the sternum his intestines were putting pressure on his lungs,
and he was having trouble breathing and he stopped eating and going to the bathroom.
LEDA BIGELOW: Yeah, I mean, he was in bad shape.
JOHN BIGELOW: They honestly thought that there is a likely chance that he would not even
have survived the surgery. But, you know, here he is.
LEDA BIGELOW: And he is super-duper strong. JOHN BIGELOW: It’s kind of shocking, given
what he’s been through, how agile and strong and, you know, the distance he is able to leap. COMM: With more than 15,000 followers on Instagram, Lobstah’s claw-shaped paw has garnered him
a continuously growing fan base, who are eager to see the lovable cat and his rather unusual
eating habits. LEDA BIGELOW: Yeah, he loves to eat, loves it. JOHN BIGELOW: He is particularly oddly fond of greens, arugula or spinach.
LEDA BIGELOW: Yeah, he loves spinach, he loves green beans. COMM: Despite his tough start to life, feisty Lobstah has found a loving home with Leda
and John, and they’ve never looked back on their decision to adopt the fun-loving feline. LEDA BIGELOW: And he is very like affectionate and amorous cat. He likes to kiss us on the
nose. JOHN BIGELOW: Yeah, he loves to head bonks.
LEDA BIGELOW: Yeah, he is a head bonker. JOHN BIGELOW: He loves attacking your ankles
when you’re walking by, your finger. LEDA BIGELOW: Just kind of like playful, very playful. LEDA BIGELOW: Lobstah, because he is like a mobstah.