Discussion in 'Pets' started by TheGreatGatsby, Aug 4, 2014.
A Bear Of A Time!
That's incredible !!!!!so funny!!! and he is so well behaved he even waves to other passengers.. never seen anything like it!!!
In 1984(?), I found a Siamese looking cat in a USMC shipping container and took it home to my wife. I was a young, aggressive Marine in those days and, while I was never (well, rarely except for throwing rolled up socks to drive it away) abusive to the cat, I never showed it any affection either. Zero. When we moved for CA to FL, I made her leave the cat behind with her aunt, who took great care of it, but saddened my wife. Years later, after we divorced, I felt regrets about that cat.
Flash forward to around 2005 and I'm on an afternoon jog after a late summer thunderstorm and spot what looks like a dead Siamese kitten stretched out face-down and soaking wet. Usually dead critters are on their side or Tango Uniform so this one looked odd albeit still dead. I stopped and nudged it with my foot. It was alive. Barely. It was tiny with funny spots that looked like healed burn patches on it's tail and head. I draped it over my arm and jogged the two miles back to my hotel after stopping for a grilled chicken sandwich and fries to go. I asked the restaurant workers if anyone wanted a free cat. No one did. Back at the hotel with my dinner in one hand and the kitten on my opposite arm, I asked everyone there if someone wanted a cat. No takers. I went to my room, dried off the cat then hopped in the shower. The kitten was very weak and I fed it a piece of chicken. I'd saved a quarter of the meat on my sandwich figuring it would last it a full day. Within a few hours the meat was gone and the kitten started to perk up. Long story short, I ended up taking the cat home and asked the wife (Wife 2.0)if we could keep it. She quickly consented. Although my wife took care of it and our other pets, there was no doubt that cat was mine. It must have remembered I saved it's ass because it was always near me. I considered this karma for the first Siamese cat I found and was able to redeem myself by saving a second one. After all, what are the odds of rescuing not just one, but two Siamese cats? I'd seen feral kittens before, but all ran from me and I never tried to catch one. Never left any for dead. Just pure happenstance to find two alive.
Oh yeah, those "burn" marks? Ring worm. I got a dose on my arm (cured with daily vinegar applications) but the vet bill for the cat (including neutering) was over $300. Proof again TANSTAAFL.
Sope (Sophelia) 1984
Pancho (Pancho Barnes) 2005ish
A second pic of Pancho all growed up. Not very clear.
This is a much better pick of both Pancho and Amie. They got along great. The secret, of course, is to get the cat first then the pup:
Thai dog travels to USA for congenital heart defect surgery
I love when I see kindness towards animals like this .....taking care of their pets.....who really are like family.....(((love)))
The finest breed: UI vet fixes Thai dog's heart
Nana the 3-year-old Chihuahua has a new chance on life
Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare Green Puppy
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