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Tabby Cat Saves Owners From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
HaloPets.com ^ | ? | Caroline Golon

Posted on 10/02/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Tiger, a formerly stray tabby cat, earned a special spot in one couple’s hearts when he recently saved them from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Rod and Michelle Ramsey of Mount Gilead, Ohio, were feeling ill one day. Michelle visited the doctor who told her it was likely food poisoning. So Michelle and Rod went to bed to recover.

But they couldn’t sleep. Tiger, a stray cat that someone had recently abandoned at the Ramseys’ farm, stood by the side of the bed, meowing.

And meowing…and meowing….and meowing. Michelle tells WBNS-TV that “he came into the bedroom, screaming in a cat voice.”

When Michelle got out of bed to let the persistent Tiger outside, she noticed her other cats were stumbling around the house. She called the vet and the veterinary assistant suspected right away what might be the cause. The vet tech asked Michelle if she had recently turned on the furnace. When Michelle said yes, the vet tech advised Michelle to get the family and cats out of the house right away.

Sure enough, when firefighters arrived, the house was full of carbon monoxide.

According to WBNS-TV, “Firefighters told the couple that they did not know how the two were awake, let alone alive.”

The Ramseys feel fortunate. Rod told WBNS that, while Tiger was getting plenty of love before, he’s getting a lot more now! “You take care of them, they take care of you,” he said.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pic at source. Good kitty!
1 posted on 10/02/2012 12:15:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 10/02/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good vet tech!


3 posted on 10/02/2012 12:17:34 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Slings and Arrows
“he came into the bedroom, screaming in a cat voice.”

It would have been REALLY creepy if he screamed in any other kind of voice!
4 posted on 10/02/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Meh. Keep cats long enough, you’re bound to have a demonic possession or two.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 12:19:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Absolutely, 100% on the top of his or her game. What a pleasure to read that some people still have it together.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tabbies are the best.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 12:24:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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8 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:05 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Meh. Keep cats long enough, you’re bound to have a demonic possession or two.

You must be a mouse, shrew, or whipped dog.
9 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can believe it. One time I was taking a nap on the couch while my dad was fiddling with a smoke alarm in the basement. As can be expected, he accidentally triggered the alarm and couldn’t turn it off. I had figured that would happen so I had a pillow over my head already. My kitty (also a rescue) started running around, frantic at the sound of the alarm. Then she saw that I wasn’t getting up, jumped on the couch, and started pawing at my face and meowing. I could swear she was saying “gotta get up! Gotta get up! GOTTA GET UP!!!!!”

I patted her on the head, she decided that if I wasn’t worried, she wouldn’t be either, and she curled up beside me and took a nap. All with the alarm still blaring.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: 1rudeboy

As opposed to their doctor...


11 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Slings and Arrows

What a good boy! And he’s looking pretty self-satisfied, if you ask me, LOL.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 12:27:01 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's great to have Boots on the ground, (well bed)!


13 posted on 10/02/2012 12:43:12 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Young Werther

Nice Boots!


14 posted on 10/02/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nice story, but, not buying it.

The kitty was, more than likely, very hungry, and was on the bed trying to get the owners to pay attention and to feed him.

By coincidence, the other kitties were having trouble getting around, and the owners noticed, and decided to go to the vet for diagnosis. The symptoms were not that unusual for the vet to recognize, and so, the right questions were asked of Michelle, the “owner”. And, so, we end up with a story, over-dramatized, and strange, and one that people want to believe.

Or, it could be that that kitty was truly a hero looking out for the family and fellow kitties.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good kitteh’s!!!!!!!


16 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:38 PM 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: fwdude

My Misty would agree with you.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 12:52:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
> Meh. Keep cats long enough, you’re bound to have a demonic possession or two.
You must be a mouse, shrew, or whipped dog.

No, I'm a demon.

18 posted on 10/02/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

He KNOWS he’s hot stuff. ;^)


19 posted on 10/02/2012 12:55:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Young Werther

Clinton had Socks on his feet.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 12:56:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: adorno

I’m going with option B.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 12:57:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
No, I'm a demon.

Well, could you tell your pals to leave the professor alone?!

Michigan Professor Strips Naked In Class, Shouts 'There Is No (Expletive Deleted) God'
22 posted on 10/02/2012 12:59:46 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I’m going with option B.

Yeah, option B makes for a better Animal Planet story.
23 posted on 10/02/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Slings and Arrows
Tiger looks pleased with himself....as well he might.
24 posted on 10/02/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
> No, I'm a demon.
Well, could you tell your pals to leave the professor alone?!

Leave professors alone?! You trying to put us out of business?

25 posted on 10/02/2012 1:08:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Leave professors alone?! You trying to put us out of business?

That's more my boss' job. He knows that you have a role to play in any event, and I am sure that bothering professors is on the list.
26 posted on 10/02/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“he came into the bedroom, screaming in a cat voice.”

Translation through “babblecat”...

“HEY! THE BIRDS IN THE CAGE ARE DEAD! CAN I EAT THEM?”


27 posted on 10/02/2012 1:16:56 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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28 posted on 10/02/2012 1:26:48 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Awww!


29 posted on 10/02/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP3gzee1cps


30 posted on 10/02/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: adorno

How about an in-between explanation—and the kitty was looking for some breathable air?


31 posted on 10/02/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Slings and Arrows

What a gorgeous cat. I love the tabby, especially one that isn’t orange.


32 posted on 10/02/2012 5:07:39 PM PDT by Mercat (He's not President Kardashian, he's President BooBoo)
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To: Mercat

I love ‘em all.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 8:18:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mercat
What a gorgeous cat. I love the tabby, especially one that isn’t orange

Gingers have no souls.

34 posted on 10/02/2012 9:20:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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