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Cat that cost 6k to rescue from Arab Spring runs away from new UK owners
the Sun ^ | October 4, 2011 | ELLIE ROSS

Posted on 10/03/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by Daffynition

A COUPLE who spent £6,000 rescuing a cat from Arab Spring violence have been left devastated – after the moggy ran away.

Railton and Dawn Elliott fell in love with “Omar” while on holiday in Egypt and decided to save him from the trouble sweeping the country by bringing him home to the UK.

They shelled out a fortune in quarantine and vets’ bills and the lucky cat settled into his new life at their home in rural Oxfordshire.

But Omar vanished two weeks ago – almost a year to the day after he left quarantine.

Dawn, 46, who runs a confectionary company with her husband, said: “We’re absolutely heartbroken.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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The ungrateful moggy, Omar.


1 posted on 10/03/2012 4:10:57 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Slings and Arrows

And it’s not even Caturday!


2 posted on 10/03/2012 4:11:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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What a catastrophe! The owners must be catatonic! I’ll bet he hopped a catamaran to Catalina.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

This Cat knows how to Troll!

4 posted on 10/03/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Daffynition

Rural area? the owners probably let him run around outside ... and wonder why he doesn’t come back. Any number of reasons. Maybe a fox et ‘im. I hope not ... but if you let a cat run around outside, you’re taking a gamble.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 4:21:05 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Daffynition
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6 posted on 10/03/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Daffynition

How sad, but cats should be kept indoors. Too many things can happen to them outside.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 4:27:06 PM 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: SkyDancer
:-)


8 posted on 10/03/2012 4:27:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Because cats are never known to be ungrateful...


9 posted on 10/03/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by EURASLEEP (Europe is Crashing and They're Asleep at the Wheel)
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To: Daffynition

Maybe he was mad at them for giving him a Muslim name.

Adorable cat!


10 posted on 10/03/2012 4:32:20 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: exDemMom

Something similar happened to us. [But not nearly the expenditure of these folks] I had brought home a cat that was wailing in a shrub at work for week. The poor thing was scrawny and full of fleas and ticks.

The vet treated him and brought shots up to date, yada.........at a cost of about $300. It turns out that shortly after he was beginning to settle in, we moved. We’ve moved with animals successfully B4 and we had a good idea of what to do. One of my sons drove the cat over to the new house in a carrier....and when he let the cat out of the carrier, he didn’t notice the door was still ajar. Cat bolted. We never saw it again.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 4:35:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

LOL - the cat’s viral!


12 posted on 10/03/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: exDemMom

Agreed. My cats were all strays, but once they came into my home, they didn’t go out. My present cat runs away and hides under my bed if I just open the door to get the paper. He never wants to go outside. He had enough of the outdoors.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 4:39:18 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (l)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I guess he was named after Omar Sharif.

Hope they bothered to have him chipped...not that that is foolproof.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SkyDancer
Heh....and gone political. :)


15 posted on 10/03/2012 4:41:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
...if you let a cat run around outside, you’re taking a gamble.

Absolutely true. They'll almost certainly come back if they can. If they don't it's a very bad sign.

16 posted on 10/03/2012 4:42:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Daffynition

Hee hee


17 posted on 10/03/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: LucyT
Left a life of luxury for one to be on the lam.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SkyDancer
He....


19 posted on 10/03/2012 5:08:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: exDemMom

I agree..my cats stay inside..no way I would let them outside and especially not if I spent 1000s to bring them home.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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