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Old 03-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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All kitties are purrrrrfect......
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:41 AM   #4
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Another one for all my fellow cat lovers out there: Homer's Odyssey
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What a sweet kitty, Purron!
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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.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:29 PM   #7
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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).

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