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Baby robin cuddles up with SW Michigan cats
AP via Newsvine.com ^ | Mon Jun 18, 2012

Posted on 06/19/2012 9:25:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A baby robin is spending some quality time with some friendly cats in southwestern Michigan.

MLive.com reports Karin Caston's cats have accepted the bird, named Peeps, since she found it about two weeks ago in her yard in Allegan County's Otsego Township, 35 miles south of Grand Rapids.

The bird lives in a cage, but spends time nestled in the fur of two of Caston's cats or perched on their backs. A third cat lets the bird walk around it.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsvine.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pic at source. Please don't post - AP.
1 posted on 06/19/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 06/19/2012 9:28:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Until the kitten gets hungry.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 9:34:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A delightful sight sorely needed given the times we live in.

Thank you.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 9:35:07 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: RitaOK

My pleasure.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 9:39:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What the.............? I'd like to know the secret behind this. My Dachshunds won't even give my wife's cats a break. They think they're snack food.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


6 posted on 06/19/2012 9:40:08 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: doc1019

7 posted on 06/19/2012 9:41:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!


8 posted on 06/19/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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9 posted on 06/19/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: doc1019

It’s all in the marketing.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 9:45:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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11 posted on 06/19/2012 9:49:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shame that this bird will be jacked by another cat when the time comes.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 9:53:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

If the kind lady doesn’t get “jacked” first by the Michigan State wildlife authorities SWAT Team for keeping a wild bird in her home...


13 posted on 06/19/2012 9:58:47 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

hey, little jeremiah, come get yourself on the Slings and Arrows pussy-cat pinglist.

14 posted on 06/19/2012 9:58:53 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks. You're a lot of help.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


15 posted on 06/19/2012 10:03:45 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Slings and Arrows

‘It’s called the catbird’s seat, eh wot?’


16 posted on 06/19/2012 10:21:36 PM PDT by Ken H (v)
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17 posted on 06/19/2012 10:34:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Me-ouch!
18 posted on 06/19/2012 11:18:02 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Daffynition

Thanks!


20 posted on 06/20/2012 12:16:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I understand *Peeps* was released.

Photos:Rosemary Parker | rparker3@mlive.com

21 posted on 06/20/2012 12:24:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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I hope he’s happy and healthy, and that the kittehs were rewarded for those looks of martyred patience on their faces.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 12:43:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
If looks could kill...A couple of those cat-glares from the story say,...*Just wait 'till he puts on a little more weight.* LOL.

Hand raising a baby bird is a grueling process...IIRC, from experience, they need to be fed every 15 minutes...now that's time consuming. Plus you run into the danger that the bird has been imprinted and may not fear humans or catz.

'Round these parts you'd be in big trouble with the DEP, if you weren't a registered bird rehab person, and were in the possession of a wild bird....good intentions or not.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t understand why she put the bird into a cage. When I found a baby robin in my back yard, I assumed it came from the nest under my deck. They have to leave the nest to learn how to fly; that woman was interfering with the natural process by caging the bird.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 2:49:37 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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zackly,
Actions like that only make the do’er feel so nice about themselves when all they are doing is screwing with natures natural process peeps, like that make me ill,leave the damn thing alone.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 3:47:56 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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This brings back memories of my Jr high school days. My borhter and I found a baby robin, took it home, fed it, cared for it all summer. That bird was spoiled, as it got bigger and started to fly, it would peck at the sliding glass door and beg for meatballs. We would also go the garden and turn over a shovel of dirt and be amazed at how many worms he would pick out. We could call that bird from anywhere and he would fly down and land on our finger. Taught us a lot about animals that has stuck with both of us for life.


26 posted on 06/20/2012 4:02:39 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too cute! Thanks.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 4:48:56 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: andyk

Glad you liked.


28 posted on 06/20/2012 4:55:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

quick move.....SNAP

:::::swallow::::::


29 posted on 06/20/2012 8:28:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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