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'Dopey' the cat reunited with his south Sacramento family after 6 years
sacbee ^ | June 23, 2009 | Bill Lindelof

Posted on 06/23/2009 12:36:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Dopey, a long-eared, droopy-eyed orange tabby that was missing six years from his south Sacramento home, has been reunited with his family. He's a little heavier but remains the same lovable Dopey owner Donna Lane-Mills remembered. "I was shocked when they told me he was found," said Lane-Mills. The long-lost feline apparently lived for awhile in Rancho Cordova where he was cared for by a woman who later gave him to her grandmother in Yolo County.

When her grandmother died, Dopey was turned into the Yolo County Animal Shelter in Woodland. There, the shelter staff discovered an American Kennel Club (AKC) Companion Animal Recovery chip that Lane-Mills had her veterinarian implant under Dopey's skin several years before. The AKC left a voice-mail message at Lane-Mills' home, informing her Dopey had been found in the Yolo shelter. "Dopey?" she thought. She listened to the message again, sure, as was the rest of her family, that Dopey already had used up his nine lives.

"He was a favorite of my youngest daughter who was just 6 years old at the time of his disappearance," Lane-Mills said. "She was crying herself to sleep at night saying, "I miss my Dopey.' We thought he had been hit by a car." Figuring there was a mix-up, Lane-Mills called the Yolo shelter and asked an employee to describe the cat. The shelter perfectly described Dopey, so named because of his unorthodox features. "He has a distinctive face," said Lane-Mills. She went to the shelter that day, and workers said Dopey, being 9 years old, probably never would have been adopted because of his age, Lane-Mills said. She was more than happy to bring the cat home.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat

His distinctive features intact, Dopey was recognized by his family after being missing for several years.


1 posted on 06/23/2009 12:36:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: Slings and Arrows

"Dopey Cat, Reporting for Du-ty!"

2 posted on 06/23/2009 12:38:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: JoeProBono; jenbean

awwww....dopey looks like our “daisy”...


3 posted on 06/23/2009 12:39:00 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

4 posted on 06/23/2009 12:42:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks so much, we need these happy animal stories to relieve the Zero pain. thanks again.
I am happy for Dopey


5 posted on 06/23/2009 12:42:40 PM PDT by mel
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwww...

Hugs to Dopey and his family! I love happy endings!


6 posted on 06/23/2009 12:44:15 PM PDT by Monkey Face (RUN, SARAH, RUN! ~~ (Stolen from redhead))
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To: JoeProBono

doesn’t look all that grateful to me. Typical cat.


7 posted on 06/23/2009 12:44:21 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (http://obamaclock.org/ -- "A time, two times and half a time")
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To: JoeProBono

8 posted on 06/23/2009 12:47:40 PM PDT by Cheburashka (There is an unlimited supply of stupid, although a lot of people are trying to use it all up.)
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To: Monkey Face

9 posted on 06/23/2009 12:49:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: GOP Poet

ping


10 posted on 06/23/2009 12:49:22 PM PDT by GOP Golfer
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve dealt with a few bald dwarfs in my day...some of them were definitely Dopey...(maybe i say that cuz i’m still waiting for my Prince...?)


11 posted on 06/23/2009 12:51:13 PM PDT by Monkey Face (RUN, SARAH, RUN! ~~ (Stolen from redhead))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, what a delightful story. I hope that Dopey lives a long and happy life.


12 posted on 06/23/2009 12:51:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: JoeProBono

...almost a Siamese structure to Dopey’s head. A little hanky-panky in the background..?


13 posted on 06/23/2009 12:53:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono

Happy Ending! (he could have just as easily ended up on a dinner table in Rio Linda...)


14 posted on 06/23/2009 12:54:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lee N. Field

“Dogs have masters...
Cats have staff”


15 posted on 06/23/2009 1:08:44 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Oh, so GLAD he’s home.
Looks like he has some siamese in him, angular face, big ears LOL


16 posted on 06/23/2009 1:12:08 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: siamesecats; TheOldLady; Monkey Face

I love a happy ending too.


17 posted on 06/23/2009 1:19:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

:o])


18 posted on 06/23/2009 1:22:21 PM PDT by Monkey Face (RUN, SARAH, RUN! ~~ (Stolen from redhead))
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To: JoeProBono
I adopted a 7 year old male cat from the local pound - fat as they come - 18 pounds - and declawed on the front (which I think is a crime, especially when he jumps on the sofa and then slowly slides backwards untiul he ends up on the floor). He is the most annoying cat I have come across, and must be taken to his food every 5 minutes like Rush's cat unless I want a begging cat sitting at my feet forever. But with all his faults which must have been learned from his previous servant, he is an absolute joy that only a cat servant would understand.
19 posted on 06/23/2009 1:24:40 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Lee N. Field

Just remember, dogs have masters, cats have “staff” to do their will.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 1:46:23 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: who knows what evil?
That was my thought. The shape of his head is identical to my beautiful Siamese male cat. I know that his mother was not Siamese, but he looks full-blooded so his father must have been. He gets his sweet disposition from his mother.
21 posted on 06/23/2009 1:47:57 PM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A great reminder to microchip your pets and, if you find a “stray,” be SURE and check for a microchip!


22 posted on 06/23/2009 1:49:42 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife ... he's home from Iraq and he just got promoted!!!! Woo hoo!!!)
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To: Sigurdrifta

Animal Recovery chip that Lane-Mills had her veterinarian implant...
thats just great! I paid $35 for a chip and it is Worthless if no one knows it is there...

they kept someone elses Pet for 7 years....


23 posted on 06/23/2009 2:08:29 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: JoeProBono

thanks for the little lift...needed that


24 posted on 06/23/2009 2:32:53 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: JoeProBono

What a lucky kitty....thanks for posting....


25 posted on 06/23/2009 3:30:02 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: PERKY2004

Agreed, on both points.


26 posted on 06/23/2009 4:02:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: Lee N. Field

The cat looks like, “Man can’t this family take a hint?”
LOL.
Very happy ending for a cat who looks like she’s been chasing parked cars.


27 posted on 06/23/2009 4:26:02 PM PDT by caddie
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