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Cat Interrupts Catnap, Possibly Saving Two
Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2006; 4:41 PM | ap

Posted on 01/19/2006 5:26:30 AM PST by Fawn

MANCHESTER, Pa. -- A cat interrupted a catnap, possibly saving two lives. Jean Poole and her 9-month-old granddaughter were dozing Tuesday in Poole's home in the Newberry Estates mobile home park. Poole's 7-year-old cat, Princess, woke them up, meowing loudly. Poole got up, smelled smoke and heard crackling flames. She went to check the wood burning stove in the living room, and saw flames at the picture window. With fire blocking the front door, Poole grabbed the baby and went out the rear door. Then she returned to get Princess. "She woke me up. I don't know if I'd have smelled the smoke otherwise," Poole said. Arriving firefighters found flames were shooting through the roof. Scott Glassmyer, assistant chief of the Newberry Township Fire Company, said the blaze apparently started accidentally in a trash can outside, ignited the underside of the mobile home, spread inside the siding and broke through to the interior.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cat; catsrule; fancyfeastforyou; goodkitty; hero; smart
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Good kitty.
1 posted on 01/19/2006 5:26:31 AM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn
Cats have more than nine lives ping!

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2 posted on 01/19/2006 5:44:34 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: teenyelliott

Ping


3 posted on 01/19/2006 5:59:27 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Fawn

Cats ain't stupid...
Got to protect the "opener of the cans"!
If you have owned a cat you know what I mean.


4 posted on 01/19/2006 6:11:04 AM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: cavtrooper21

You mean if "a Cat has owned you" don't you???


5 posted on 01/19/2006 6:24:53 AM PST by SuzanneWeeks (There is no one more militant than an antiwar protester)
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To: cavtrooper21

If I ever need to find my cat, all I have to do is pick up her food bowl and shake it a bit and she comes running from wherever she's hiding or napping.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 6:26:49 AM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: PetroniDE; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Just-Who-Is-The-Smarter-Lifeform PING


7 posted on 01/19/2006 6:39:51 AM PST by martin_fierro (Action figure sold separately)
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To: SuzanneWeeks

No, I think it was more like I lived in his house(grudgingly), did all domestic duties (never fast enough) in return for cat hair on my uniforms and "velcro kitty greetings" when I came home!!
..this is no joking matter when the cat in question ran about 15 pounds (very little fat) and had a head the size of a softball.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 6:44:43 AM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: Fawn

does this cat meet the requirements for becoming a Viking Kitty?


9 posted on 01/19/2006 6:56:15 AM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED.)
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To: martin_fierro; PetroniDE; Slings and Arrows
Just-Who-Is-The-Smarter-Lifeform PING



10 posted on 01/19/2006 7:42:09 AM PST by Lady Jag ( All I want is a kind word, a warm bed, and unlimited power)
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To: Lady Jag

Haha.....Mr. Cool.


11 posted on 01/19/2006 8:02:25 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to...)
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To: garyhope

LOL! All I have to do is head towards the kitchen....they're always on my heels. (They always have food available too!)


12 posted on 01/19/2006 8:04:09 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to...)
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To: Fawn
Haha.....Mr. Cool.

That's right. He meant to save all those lives... :·)

13 posted on 01/19/2006 8:17:37 AM PST by Lady Jag ( All I want is a kind word, a warm bed, and unlimited power)
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To: Maximus of Texas
Ha. This is the second story like this I have read this week. Kitties aren't stupid, and they don't wanna die.

I think I'll get two more.

14 posted on 01/19/2006 8:34:18 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

Two more cats or homes?


15 posted on 01/19/2006 8:35:16 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Maximus of Texas
I already have three houses at this point. No more, thanks.

But I can always benefit from some additional kitty lovin'! They are such calm, peaceful little creatures. I love my dog, but she is so loud and active and stinky. Dogs are like parenting permanent toddlers. I never have to give my kitties a bath, they don't bark, and most of the time they just look cute while they sleep. Perfect pet.

16 posted on 01/19/2006 8:44:02 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

Cats are too independent. They don't need you. Plus they make me sneeze. I enjoy cats but they can't hold a candle to a dog.


17 posted on 01/19/2006 8:46:03 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Maximus of Texas
They don't need you

That's a load. Most cats are obviously products of how they are raised. My kitties follow me around like little ducks, and demand attention. And they come when you call them. Except the old deaf boy, of course.

And to be honest, I get tired of being "needed" all the time.

18 posted on 01/19/2006 8:55:33 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott
It's not so much a "need" thing. It's more that you're wanting some acknowledgment that they like you,that you're not just another kneading contraption.
19 posted on 01/19/2006 9:08:24 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: teenyelliott

20 posted on 01/19/2006 9:54:37 AM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; quantim; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

21 posted on 01/19/2006 10:17:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("MOO...BANG...MOOO!")
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To: teenyelliott

I had 2 cats that would go for walks with me when I walked the dog. I had another cat that would fetch little balls of newspaper that I would throw, bring them back to me and drop them at my feet for another go round.

This cat would also walk from one end of my studio to the other end, on the rafters, beams and supports, about 13 to 22 feet off the floor casual as could be. Like a little kitty highway.


22 posted on 01/19/2006 10:19:05 AM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: cavtrooper21

Or the shaking of a bag of Special Kitty or Select Bites moist food....

Clever critters, they are...and they learn very fast!


23 posted on 01/19/2006 10:20:15 AM PST by Monkey Face (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.)
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To: teenyelliott

AMEN to that. The benefits of cats to dogs are tenfold. I could never live without them...


24 posted on 01/19/2006 10:25:33 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Maximus of Texas
My cats show me they love me all the time.....they come to me allt he time and want to sit on my shoulder, whatever to get petted...they love to play, be brushed and talked too. They are clean, neat, quiet, adorable, intelligent, small, friendly, funny, playful, stay still, don't drool, don't stink, don't have to be let out or walked...i could go on and on.
A dog is like having a smelly kid.
25 posted on 01/19/2006 10:30:46 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Maximus of Texas

My neigbors dumb little dog barks after I get to sleep (around 11:00-11:30)....or early in the morning when I can sleep in....I hate that little dog. It barks morning ...noon and night.....noisy stinky things.


26 posted on 01/19/2006 10:34:46 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Maximus of Texas; teenyelliott
My cat lets me know all day, every day that she loves me. She's a sweet girl, very people oriented, and the best pet I've ever had.

Don't get me wrong - I've had dogs in the past and I love them to bits, but they're too needy and very high maintenance. Not to mention that doggie smell...

27 posted on 01/19/2006 10:35:29 AM PST by Serb5150 (Mir Boziji Hristos se Rodi!)
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To: Fawn
All I have to do is head towards the kitchen....they're always on my heels.

The little beast on the bottom is always first downstairs in the morning to get fed, even beating Tomas to the food bowl (which I thought was impossible.) Someday she's going to run between my feet and send the "opener of the cans" headfirst down the stairs.

28 posted on 01/19/2006 10:38:12 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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Haha....they love their food don't they?
Two cutie pies you have there...
29 posted on 01/19/2006 10:42:54 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Serb5150
too needy and very high maintenance. Not to mention that doggie smell...

Amen! My kitties are little furry pieces of heaven, for me. Can't live without kitties.

My dog, although great with my kids and very sweet, annoys the hell out of me.

30 posted on 01/19/2006 10:57:59 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Serb5150; teenyelliott; Fawn

I better high tail it out of this thread before I get beat up!


31 posted on 01/19/2006 10:58:30 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Maximus of Texas

You mean with your tail between your legs don't you? ;)


32 posted on 01/19/2006 11:03:27 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Fawn

Those were their baby pics, taken right after I adopted them. They've grown quite large and have so much personality! They're just about seven months old now.

Chloe is on top, with the orange nose, and Tori is on the bottom.


33 posted on 01/19/2006 11:07:41 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Fawn

34 posted on 01/19/2006 11:11:21 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Maximus of Texas
Cats are too independent. They don't need you.

My cat (of uncertain age, although around 13) has decided the best place to be when I'm at the computer is in my lap. I would not mind this at all except for two things: (1) She's the type of cat who never seems to retract her claws all the way, and (2) she never quite seems to find just the right spot in my lap.

35 posted on 01/19/2006 11:14:05 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Wolfstar

But she is pretty good at finding cat porn on the computer?


36 posted on 01/19/2006 11:15:11 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Fawn; teenyelliott
The benefits of cats to dogs are tenfold.

As someone who has both, I don't agree. Both species are perfectly capable of benefitting their human flunkies as needs be. ;-)

37 posted on 01/19/2006 11:17:49 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Maximus of Texas

You've just never met the right kitty. I don't blame you for your ignorance. : )


38 posted on 01/19/2006 11:20:44 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: cavtrooper21
Cats ain't stupid...
Got to protect the "opener of the cans"!
If you have owned a cat you know what I mean.

LOLOLOL!

39 posted on 01/19/2006 11:21:02 AM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: Maximus of Texas
But she is pretty good at finding cat porn on the computer?

LOL! I don't know what she's up to while I'm at work Mon-Fri. [snicker]

40 posted on 01/19/2006 11:21:07 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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Can you do this with a cat? I think not!


41 posted on 01/19/2006 11:26:52 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Fawn
A dog is like having a smelly kid.

I'm someone who cherishes all animals, literally. I've rescued dogs, cats, horses and even the occasional tortise. I have a cat I rescued when she was a kitten about 13 years ago.

But I have to tell you in all sincerity that I have never had closer or more dear non-human companions than my two beloved dogs, Annabelle and Wolfie. They were littermates who I had from birth. They are gone now. Wolfie in Feb. 2004 (at 14+) and Annabelle last April (at 15+). There isn't a day goes by that I don't miss them, and there isn't a cat, dog or horse alive who could take their place in my heart.

42 posted on 01/19/2006 11:27:59 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Wolfstar

I grew up with many dogs too.....from Minature Schnauzers to German Shepards....and I never had the same connection anywhere near what I have with a cat. Cats are intelligent....and have alot of emotion. People just don't give them a chance.


43 posted on 01/19/2006 11:48:58 AM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Maximus of Texas
Better clear the cookies from this site, then!

Live Nude Cats

44 posted on 01/19/2006 11:54:58 AM PST by Serb5150 (Mir Boziji Hristos se Rodi!)
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To: garyhope

My cat comes running when I say really loud and slowly:

My little tiny kitty (pronounced - my leeeeetil tiiiinnneeeee kitteeeeeeee).


45 posted on 01/19/2006 11:59:23 AM PST by MadCharity (Chloe: "Relax he's really good at this")
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To: Fawn
...and I never had the same connection anywhere near what I have with a cat.

As the lyric to the old song goes, love is where you find it.

46 posted on 01/19/2006 12:58:30 PM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Wolfstar
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47 posted on 01/19/2006 1:03:21 PM PST by Fawn (Did you have to?)
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To: Fawn
Good kitty.

And brave one too!

48 posted on 01/19/2006 1:07:37 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Maximus of Texas

I don't need to do that. I'm not a muslim.


49 posted on 01/19/2006 2:12:32 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Lady Jag
"He's the Top
He's the Tip
He's the Championship.
He's the most Tip Top,
Top Cat!"


50 posted on 01/19/2006 2:38:30 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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