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Missing cat reunited with its delighted owner 16 YEARS after it first disappeared
The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2012 | Suzannah Hills

Posted on 04/05/2012 11:09:20 PM PDT by beaversmom

An astonished cat lover has been reunited with her beloved missing moggy - 16 years after it first disappeared.

Pet cat Poldi walked out of the family home in Munich, Germany, in 1996 and was never seen again.

Poldi's family desperately tried to find the missing cat but to no avail and after months of looking they believed they would never see him again.

But an incredible 16 years later Poldi was found 20 miles away living in a forest.

The hikers who discovered the poorly puss took him to a local animal welfare centre where he and and his owner were identified by a tattoo on his ear.

The Munich Tierschutzverein Animal Rescue Centre spokesman Eveline Kosenbach said Poldi is now back with his relieved owner Monika Moser.

She said: 'The cat was not feeling well - and obviously wanted to be found. He is now enjoying being looked after...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 04/05/2012 11:09:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lost pussy cat ping. Don’t know if this has been posted. Did a search, but you know how that goes sometimes.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 11:10:25 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

"Oh, it's you. When's dinner?"



3 posted on 04/05/2012 11:25:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beaversmom; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Slings and Arrows
Pet cat Poldi walked out of the family home in Munich, Germany, in 1996 and was never seen again.

Ich bin ein purr leaver.

4 posted on 04/05/2012 11:39:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Katzen Jammin')
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To: Slings and Arrows

Geez. 16 years out in the forest and still survived and looks good. Those Germans really know how to build a cat.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 11:42:28 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: martin_fierro

lol


6 posted on 04/05/2012 11:50:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s the materials. You can’t get the steel here.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 11:51:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beaversmom

Amazing!


8 posted on 04/06/2012 12:02:16 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Oh, it's you. When's dinner?"

Never expect gratitude from a Cat.

9 posted on 04/06/2012 12:41:26 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Never crossed my mind. (Although two of my three have exceeded my expectations.)


10 posted on 04/06/2012 12:47:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh man...heve I sucked these folks in or what....


11 posted on 04/06/2012 12:48:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: beaversmom
Identified by a tattoo on his ear??

ANIMAL CRUELTY !!!

PETA PETA

12 posted on 04/06/2012 12:49:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

You should see the tattoo a crackpot vet put one of my Ibizans while she was being spayed.

I expected the usual, small discrete AKC ID number and she came out with what looked like the preamble to the Constitution on her inner thigh.

I almost hit the floor.

He said he wanted to make it visible.

Well, it is...from the *moon*.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 1:04:06 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Home at last. :)=^..^=


14 posted on 04/06/2012 2:45:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: beaversmom

Wow, he looks so much like one of my babies, except that my girl is several years younger.

It’s lucky he was found, but sad that it took 16 years. He probably won’t be around much longer. The oldest cat I had lived to 19.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 3:17:17 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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To: exDemMom

But at least he is home and can spend what time he has left in the loving embrace of the people that had him in the begining. :)=^..^=


16 posted on 04/06/2012 3:21:08 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hey, at least it wasn’t an ear or nose piercing...


17 posted on 04/06/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: beaversmom

Dogs have masters; Cats have staff.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 4:05:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: martin_fierro
Ich bin ein purr leaver.

LOL! Well done! Treat yourself to a jelly doughnut.

19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:09:41 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good thing he gets to spend his last days in comfort with those who love him. Here’s hoping he lives in good health to be 27.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 5:00:54 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Amen.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 5:06:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s all in the timing.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 5:10:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Just like a cat...get tired of living on your own so you finally show up to be taken care of.

I know good and well that if my cats had opposable thumbs, they'd break out and be gone!

23 posted on 04/06/2012 5:37:16 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I am George! (now all I need is a T-shirt))
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To: CAluvdubya

Mine like the meal service.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 5:42:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Not mine, he’d wake me up in the morning rattling around the kitchen flipping open every can of cat food he could get his paws on.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: beaversmom
Heartwarming story, but I find it hard to believe that cat spent 16 years in the forest as a feral animal....and is still looking that good and is still here to purr about it.

Leni

26 posted on 04/06/2012 5:54:17 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: LucyT
Never expect gratitude from a Cat.

True, but when you get it, that makes it all the more rewarding. I left my kitty for two weeks to get married and go on a honeymoon; when I went to my mother's to pick up him up, he jumped into my arms (18 pounder) and started licking my face. He would also come out to greet me every day in good weather when he heard the valve ticking on my slant-six Dodge Dart down the street, sometimes jumping into the open window after I parked. A marvelous cat.
27 posted on 04/06/2012 6:00:15 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: 9YearLurker; Slings and Arrows
Mine are "the grass is greener on the other side" type of pets.

I dare say, they'd be back when all they could find to eat would be scaley lizards with no tails. They like the finer things in life!

28 posted on 04/06/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I am George! (now all I need is a T-shirt))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awww...I love happy endings!

Fangs!


29 posted on 04/06/2012 6:42:05 AM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: LucyT
Never expect gratitude from a Cat.

They just have a different way of showing it. Didn't you ever have one drop a freshly killed rodent or three at your door?

30 posted on 04/06/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: beaversmom
>>16 years after it first disappeared<<

Many b'days to catch up with.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: beaversmom

She said: ‘The cat was not feeling well - and obviously wanted to be found. He is now enjoying being looked after...


So, after sixteen years of “catting around” this fickle feline decides to go home to be taken care of?


32 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: beaversmom

Poorly puss? Is this a Babelfish translation?


33 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Monkey Face

Mew’re welcome.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

:o])

(Hug the critters!)


35 posted on 04/06/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Monkey Face

Will do.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 11:36:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Aw, what a big gorgeous yellow cat. Poor baby deserves some TLC, finally.

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 04/06/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!


38 posted on 04/06/2012 12:04:41 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

De nada.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A friend of mine told me a story just like that. Their beloved cat wandered off and was gone for months and months (not 16 years though!)

They figured he was gone for good.

One night they hear scratching on the door, there’s the cat!

He went right over to where his food dish used to be and just gave them a look like: what’s up with this no food dish?


40 posted on 04/06/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

LOL! That’s a cat!


41 posted on 04/06/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MinuteGal

I think he was someone else’s cat for those sixteen years and then got lost or went off sick when the people found him.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Most likely this guy lived with humans somewhere and only recently went to the woods ... didn’t work out like he expected, so he found some humans and got the heck ‘out of the bushes’. Al Sharptoon been to Germany lately?


43 posted on 04/07/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: beaversmom

Germans making sure their cats have tattoo IDs - hmmmm . . . .


44 posted on 04/07/2012 6:30:01 PM PDT by rockvillem
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