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Me-OW! Cat falls 19 stories and survives
todaysthv ^ | Mar 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 11:55:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BOSTON, MA (CNN/WBZ) -- Me-OW! They say cats have nine lives, but a Boston cat may have had ten more. The feline fell 19 stories out of a city high-rise and survived.

If sugar seems a little skittish. It's because she's a bit bruised, which is incredibly lucky when you consider what she's been through. This is the spot where rescuers found her after she fell from her owner's window on the 19th floor. Brittany Kirk says, "I look out my window all the time and I think, 'wow, this is really high.'"

Such a warm day, she cracked the window just a little, but rescuers estimate it's about 150 to 200 foot drop to the ground.

Brian O'Conner says, "Pretty open access right to Storrow Drive as well, as if the cat needed any more peril on this day."

But what really has folks here at the Animal Rescue League amazed. No broken bones, no cuts, just minor bruising on the lungs. And get this, Dr. Hugh Davis says studies show cats have a better chance of surviving falls if they're from higher than nine stories.

Dr. Davis says, "The cats were able to relax and orient themselves so they're actually sort of in a flying squirrel position with the legs spread out, slowed their descent down."

You know that old nine lives cliché? Dr. Davis says, "I think that she probably used 1 or 2, or maybe 8."

For a cat running short on lives, she sure was fast running and hiding from the camera.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel
KEYWORDS: catfacts; cats; kittyping
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1 posted on 03/23/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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http://www.todaysthv.com/video/1526604494001/1/Me-OW-Cat-falls-19-stories-and-survives
2 posted on 03/23/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to slaughter anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: JoeProBono
And get this, Dr. Hugh Davis says studies show cats have a better chance of surviving falls if they're from higher than nine stories.

I guess a bunch of dog lovers conducted the tests...

3 posted on 03/23/2012 11:59:37 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:09:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"Dr. Davis says, "The cats were able to relax and orient themselves so they're actually sort of in a flying squirrel position with the legs spread out, slowed their descent down."

Yep. A flying squirrel with all the glide characteristics of a brick. Sorry, Doc. Not buying it. Look at those photos. Sometimes the Good Lord decides a kitty needs to be here for a bit longer, and he reaches out his hand.
5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: JoeProBono

Doesn’t mention that the cat was originally stiped.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

I have it on good authority that the cat was fed up with the US government and wanted to end it all. However, now that cat has remembered it has 9 lives, well, 8 now. The cat really just doesn’t feel like jumping again, so, he’s going to throw his vote away in a defiant Ron Paul protest vote. He figures if Obama gets 4 more years that will eat up 6 more of his lives, that is, unless the cats owner has to eat him due to a terrible economy ...


7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:19:31 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

When I was a kid, my brother had this big black Tom cat living with him at his apartment. Sometimes, I liked to surprise people swimming in the pool a floor below, by throw the cat off the balcony onto them as they were peacefully floating in the water.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: JoeProBono
Barry Hussein has no comment because the cat is white.
9 posted on 03/23/2012 12:39:40 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Sometimes it’s just about cats


10 posted on 03/23/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: MNDude

It is only through pure misfortune that your black tomcat never was able to fully execute his plan for revenge... ;)


11 posted on 03/23/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: Scythian

Sometimes it’s just about cats


12 posted on 03/23/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: MNDude

MNDude
Since Oct 17, 2008
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~ About ~ Links ~ Contact ~ In Forum ~ Mail To ~ Return

I’m one cool dude!


13 posted on 03/23/2012 1:02:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: MNDude

Both my cats went out of the 2nd story window of my townhouse at one time or another. I witnessed Louie riding the screen down like a surfboard one day. Shook himself off looked around to make sure nobody saw and then went on about the business of murdering small animals.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

15 posted on 03/23/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: humblegunner; TheOldLady

ping


16 posted on 03/23/2012 2:51:06 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MNDude
Sometimes, I liked to surprise people swimming in the pool a floor below, by throw the cat off the balcony

So you are an admitted animal abuser.

When did you move on to child molestation?

Have you now mastered mass-murder or is that still on your list?

17 posted on 03/23/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Cats have nine lives and that one cost more than one, lol.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:15 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: JoeProBono

19 posted on 03/23/2012 3:34:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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20 posted on 03/23/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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21 posted on 03/23/2012 4:08:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

22 posted on 03/23/2012 4:11:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Beautiful liittle white cat. :)=^..^=


23 posted on 03/23/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 03/23/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One lucky cat!:)=^..^=


25 posted on 03/23/2012 4:14:57 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: JoeProBono

Somebody tell Schroedinger that his cat’s out of the box.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Biggirl

I can dig it.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20581265,00.html


28 posted on 03/23/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: JoeProBono
Jumping requires a lot of practice!

MISSY

29 posted on 03/23/2012 4:26:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: humblegunner

*snicker*


30 posted on 03/23/2012 4:31:40 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: JoeProBono

That face says it all doesn’t it? And it says “How the hell did this happen???” lol! (classic feline miscalculation)


31 posted on 03/23/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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32 posted on 03/23/2012 4:38:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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33 posted on 03/23/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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34 posted on 03/23/2012 4:43:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: JoeProBono

Missy sails off the 7 foot shelf to the foot of my bed and bounces across the room to the computer desk. If I’m lucky my feet are not in the landing zone.


35 posted on 03/23/2012 4:45:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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36 posted on 03/23/2012 4:49:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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37 posted on 03/23/2012 4:50:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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38 posted on 03/23/2012 4:56:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Neat pic...think he ‘landed’ ok? (without the horror on his face like that kitteh? lol!)

Joe you always come up with the bestest pics! thx


39 posted on 03/23/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: JoeProBono

Great article, but as always your pics and those of other Freepers are even better!


40 posted on 03/23/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: JoeProBono
She borrowed my parachute and avoided a CATastrophe!

And NO OW!

41 posted on 03/23/2012 6:42:07 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: JoeProBono
Angel Memorial Hospital (Veterinary) in NYC has kept data on cats that have fallen from high rise apartments. The raw data of cats that have taken the high dive was over 1000 and that was back in the early 1980’s. Cats don't start breaking bones until the third or fourth floor and rarely survive 9 floor dives. Rarely were cats injured from the second floor. There was a very in depth study performed and published in the JAVMA.
42 posted on 03/23/2012 6:47:48 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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Not only is tossing a cat off a balcony cruel to the cat, it could be very harmful to people trying to relax nearly naked in a pool.

MNDude, you're lucky (and I'm sorry) you didn't get the snot beaten out of you, or had to pay damages to someone scarred for life from that poor cat's scratching them.

Why you admitted such behavior on a public forum is far beyond my understanding. You should be ashamed of that, not bragging about it.
43 posted on 03/23/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Biggirl

Cute as well as lucky.


44 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MNDude; TheOldLady; humblegunner

Obvious Troll is obvious.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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46 posted on 03/24/2012 3:18:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fireman saves cat


47 posted on 03/24/2012 4:04:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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Fireman saves cat

...cat not entirely pleased with the situation.

48 posted on 03/24/2012 4:44:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono
Cool! Except that my Rocket is a Maine Coon and not a Scottish Fold, kitteh looks a lot like him.

And I do treat him like royalty, LOL!  
49 posted on 03/24/2012 5:20:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

WANT SERIOUSLY I DO


50 posted on 03/24/2012 5:32:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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