Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
One for Purron
Old 03-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,086
One for Purron

Just 'cause you're an ol' softy.

charley - the video

might be a few other cat people who would get an ahhh moment out of this.

calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,585
OK, I'm crying now. What a great video calmloki. DH and I have fostered many special needs kitties. It's amazing how they often make up for physical shortcomings with an abundance of love.

It's amazing you posted this now because we just sent a kitty we've been fostering for the shelter for almost a year to a rescue group. He had eye problems requiring several surgeries. Those special needs kitties sure put a hook in your heart. Just like Frankie did for us.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Frankie 10-24 1.jpg (59.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg Frankie 10-24 5.JPG (418.1 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg Frankie 10-24 6.JPG (420.9 KB, 3 views)

I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 8,970
All kitties are purrrrrfect......
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,172
Another one for all my fellow cat lovers out there: Homer's Odyssey
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 10:19 AM   #5
W2R's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 34,866
What a sweet kitty, Purron!
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 10:22 AM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,323
Being an cat and dog lover myself, I can't even watch those sad SPCA ads for hurt and abandoned kitties and doggies. I have to walk out of the room to get something in the kitchen when they come on as they make me physically ill to realize how animals are abused. I've always wondered if others react the same way to these ads as I do...very sad to me.
Not much gets to me, but I really hate to see the defenseless hurt or abused in any way (little children, animals and so forth).
Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
Orchidflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Koolau's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Leeward Oahu
Posts: 2,326
I may have related this story before - it's a story I love to tell. DW was driving and saw a "fluff-ball" flopping in the middle of the street. She stopped and scooped up a badly injured just-weened kitten. She dropped the kitty at the closest vet and told them to see what they could do. The office didn't offer much hope, but said they'd give it a try.

The kitty showed remarkable recovery over night but had extensive injuries. One eye was so badly damaged that it had to be removed. Though no bones were broken, there was such extensive nerve damage in her back that the vet had to pin her leg to give her the ability to use it. The cheaper option was to remove the leg, but we said "no way". For the remainder of her life, she walked on the side of that paw.

Though we named her "Dusty", we often referred to her as the Six Million Dollar Cat. That's an exaggeration, of course, but it didn't feel like it at the time. Dusty lived out a normal life span as a fixture at DW's retail store. She would play hide and seek among the merchandise and only come out to greet customers who showed an interest in her. People would notice her injuries and just fall in love with her. She loved to ride along with DW when she left the store to make deliveries or pickups. Never had a cat that liked cars before.

She was the most outgoing cat we've ever had. She even loved children - the only cat we've ever had with that particular quality.

Currently we're without pets. It's just not practical now that we are so footloose and fancy free. Still, we miss the special relationship a pet offers to its master (er, staff).

Ko'olau's Law -

Anything which can be used can be misused. Anything which can be misused will be.
Koolau is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.