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Cat named Pudding rescues owner hours after his adoption
MSNBC Today ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Laura T. Coffey

Posted on 02/24/2012 5:10:59 AM PST by Ready4Freddy

Feline rouses woman from diabetic seizure by jumping on her chest, swatting her face

Pudding the cat is big. He is orange. He is laid-back. And he’s a lifesaver.

Just ask Amy Jung. The 36-year-old Wisconsin resident credits 21-pound Pudding with saving her from the grip of diabetic seizure mere hours after she adopted him from a local animal shelter.

“If something or someone hadn’t pulled me out of that, I wouldn’t be here,” Jung told the Green Bay Press-Gazette newspaper.

Here’s what happened: On Feb. 8, Jung visited the Door County Humane Society with her son, Ethan. She had no intention of adopting a pet; she and her son just wanted to play with the cats, who are allowed to roam free at the no-kill shelter.

But, as can happen with felines and humans, Pudding and Jung felt a strong and immediate connection.

“He just gravitated to her,” Door County Humane Society Executive Director Carrie Counihan told TODAY.com.

Jung made an on-the-spot decision to bring Pudding home. Always a calm and relaxed guy, Pudding took to his new digs right away, displaying not a hint of skittishness on his first day there.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; kittyping

1 posted on 02/24/2012 5:11:00 AM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Slings and Arrows

For the list, S&A. Thanks.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 5:12:07 AM PST by Ready4Freddy (In the final analysis the trouble with Muslim democracy is the Muslims.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

"...wats wit da calm and relaxed snide remark?"

3 posted on 02/24/2012 5:16:01 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

lol


4 posted on 02/24/2012 5:19:14 AM PST by Ready4Freddy (In the final analysis the trouble with Muslim democracy is the Muslims.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Orange tabbies tend to be the most laid back of creatures. Pudding is a perfect name for one. I am sure this Pudding will be well taken care of for the remainder of his life.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 5:41:20 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: Ready4Freddy

“Wake up! Wake up! (whapwhapwhap) The cat box needs changing!”


6 posted on 02/24/2012 5:50:52 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Roses0508
LOL...tell me about it...here's my buddy Wally Photobucket
7 posted on 02/24/2012 5:54:01 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Ready4Freddy


Good kitty pudding!

A nice aside to the story;
"Pudding had been living at the shelter for about a month before Jung took him home. He arrived there in early January with another cat named Wimsy after their owner died. Jung adopted Wimsy, too, because she didn’t want to separate them."
8 posted on 02/24/2012 6:23:25 AM PST by khelus
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To: BubbaJunebug

Awwww .....

What a handsome kitty.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 6:26:25 AM PST by khelus
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To: khelus

A can of shrimp for you this morning!


10 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:19 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: khelus

Looks like he may have a bit of Maine Coon in him, which would explain both the size and the laid-back attitude. We have two purebred Maine Coon Cats and they really are extremely chilled-out cats in general.

}:-)4


11 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: blueunicorn6

that’s more like it


12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:38 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Moose4

Maine Coon’s may be the best cats of all time. I’ve had two and when I get settled I’ll bave another BIG Maine Coon! (Keeps the dogs out of the yard)


13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:09 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I thought that a pet has to at least dial 911 before the story makes the news.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:31 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Our cat Paws saved me on numerous occasions from attacks by deadly Dorito chips. The thing about cats is, they eat whatever they defeat. That’s why I make sure I never lose a fight with a cat. I might have to fire off a few rounds to scare the cat off, but there’s no way I’m going to become a moist and meaty taste treat for some four-legged interloper.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to Slings and Arrows. :)=^..^=


16 posted on 02/24/2012 8:23:33 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Ready4Freddy

My kitty Rudy used to do this for me.We lost him in Mar of 2010.He would know long before I did that I was having a reaction and would start meowing and pacing and just generally making a pest of himself until I test myself and he saw that I was doing something about it.He would also help bring me wake if I was asleep when it was happening.Very remarkable animal and I miss him dearly.Wish I could find another kitty with the same talent.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Ready4Freddy

My kitty Rudy used to do this for me.We lost him in Mar of 2010.He would know long before I did that I was having a reaction and would start meowing and pacing and just generally making a pest of himself until I test myself and he saw that I was doing something about it.He would also help bring me awake if I was asleep when it was happening.Very remarkable animal and I miss him dearly.Wish I could find another kitty with the same talent.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 8:38:19 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Ready4Freddy; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
For the list, S&A. Thanks.

You're welcome.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 9:23:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Even there is heroes in the feline world! :)=^..^=


20 posted on 02/24/2012 12:24:34 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I swear those great big orange cats are the best! I had one, and he was fantastic!!


21 posted on 02/24/2012 12:29:02 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Biggirl

That there are.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 2:14:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: siamesecats

I love ‘em all.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 2:16:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Pudding came from a litter of four cats. The other three are named Georgie, Porgie and Pie.

Sorry...couldn’t resist.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 4:03:25 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: blueunicorn6
Lucky lady. The typical cat reaction is:


25 posted on 02/24/2012 8:12:55 PM PST by boatbums (Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. Titus 3:5)
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To: siamesecats

Check out this laid back big orange fella:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWIjfDJVsHU


26 posted on 02/24/2012 8:19:58 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Grizzled Bear

Cute :)


27 posted on 02/24/2012 10:07:17 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: siamesecats
We like the Orange ones so much we got four:


Alfie, King of the Jungle,
Shelter cat adopted 2000


Cleo, rescued by us from a
field in Southern Colorado
in November 2010.
Her story here:


Ruby, Shelter Cat
Adopted March 2011


Ham, Shelter Cat,
Adopted December 2011
This guy is the typical Orange:
outgoing, laid back, smart,
and a lover

28 posted on 02/24/2012 10:51:49 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Moose4

We were looking for another orange cat this past December and one of the prospects was a Norwegian Forest cat mix. This cat was the biggest, fluffiest, most beautiful cat I’ve ever seen. If we had to just go by looks, I would have adopted her, but she was a little shy and had a couple of other issues so I didn’t think she would be a good match for our busy, little household. When we went back a couple of days later, she had been adopted. See post above to see what we got instead.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 10:58:00 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Ready4Freddy

Give that cat a medal! And some catnip!


30 posted on 02/26/2012 9:54:55 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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