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After 7 Years, Cat Reunited With Family
NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Dec 24, 2012 | Lauren Steussy

Posted on 12/25/2012 12:33:12 PM PST by nickcarraway

A cat named Sophia will be home for Christmas after being missing for seven years, the San Diego Humane Society announced Monday.

Sophia went missing from her family in Arizona and ended up in the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA over the weekend.

Luckily, a microchip was planted in Sophia and the humane society was able to contact her family.

Now a little older and lot wiser, Sophia will be flying back to Phoenix to be reunited with her family. The humane society and SPCA is making her return possible. “I was shocked to hear that she was ok after seven years!" said Sophia's owner Trish Oster. "I didn’t know how I was going to manage getting her from San Diego. It’s the best Christmas gift I could have asked for."


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catfound; catreunited

1 posted on 12/25/2012 12:33:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

awww... tres cool...


2 posted on 12/25/2012 12:38:51 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: nickcarraway

I chipped my girl. Thank Bast I’ve never needed to use it. Happy story!


3 posted on 12/25/2012 12:44:29 PM PST by Gefn
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To: nickcarraway

What’s that Chinese proverb?

You feed a dog for 7 days and he remembers you for 7 years.
You feed a cat for 7 years and he remembers you for 7 days....


4 posted on 12/25/2012 12:46:31 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

“Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.”


5 posted on 12/25/2012 12:54:52 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: nickcarraway

Instead of a chip, which was useless for seven years, simply don’t let your cat wander outside. Keep him indoors. Period.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 1:10:42 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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7 posted on 12/25/2012 1:12:21 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: null and void

Whomever made that up knew nothing about cats, and furthermore, was stupid.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: nickcarraway

Needed a kitteh ping....


9 posted on 12/25/2012 1:25:23 PM PST by Gefn
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To: null and void

Heh.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 1:29:04 PM PST by Salamander (Never go to bad mad. Stay up all night plotting revenge.)
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To: kabumpo; null and void

Wow.

Ad hominem much?


11 posted on 12/25/2012 1:30:28 PM PST by Salamander (Never go to bad mad. Stay up all night plotting revenge.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Luckily, a microchip was planted in Sophia”

Now, they only need microchip more people. Maybe make it mandatory like some areas do for pets.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 1:30:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kabumpo

I learned it from the guy who taught me what little Mandarin I know.

Always good to learn from a native speaker, I got complements on my accent from numerous Chinese.


13 posted on 12/25/2012 2:47:31 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

I wasn’t questioning you or your Chinese. It’s one of those idiotic statements that gets repeated constantly and it is just wrong with a capital R.


14 posted on 12/25/2012 3:00:15 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: All
Merry Christmas to all the kittehs out there - especially the little meezers. Lilly - a product of siameserescue.org was waiting on Santa and her promised cheezburger. Siamese Rescue just recently placed their 20,000th adoption. Amazing work from some dedicated people.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 3:01:11 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Salamander

No. Just don’t like crappy aphorisms.


16 posted on 12/25/2012 3:02:58 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo; null and void
It’s one of those idiotic statements that gets repeated constantly and it is just wrong with a capital R.

Did you ever think when you eat Chinese, it’s not beef or chicken but a fat Siamese?

17 posted on 12/25/2012 3:08:18 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: kabumpo
I wasn’t questioning you or your Chinese.

That's good, he was an honest man.

18 posted on 12/25/2012 3:15:19 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: FlJoePa

does she have her arms or paws folded. cute cute cute


19 posted on 12/25/2012 4:01:22 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: nickcarraway

From my experience, the cat won’t acknowledge the fact it once lived with them......


20 posted on 12/25/2012 4:05:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

Good they found her. People are being made very comfortable with getting chips inserted into their animals; but I’m suspicious of how that technology will eventually be used by the New World Order - yes, Antichrist - and by that time, since Fluffy and Fido are chipped, the comfort level may be a little too “comfortable”. So far, my animals have to stick close to home; they’re not likely to be chipped.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 4:40:12 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

No, because it’s more likely to be dog. One reason that I don’t eat Chinese food, except for a particular seafood restaurant in NYC Chinatown.


22 posted on 12/25/2012 4:54:47 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: nickcarraway
the "tails" Sophia could tell -
23 posted on 12/25/2012 4:56:58 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: latina4dubya

Well said...ditto that!


24 posted on 12/25/2012 5:03:56 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: null and void
I got complements(sic) on my accent from numerous Chinese

Which means you are an expert on cats. lol.

25 posted on 12/25/2012 5:46:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: null and void; GOPsterinMA

Kitten Play-It-Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited seven damn years to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice...”
And isn’t it ironic... don’t you think?


26 posted on 12/25/2012 5:50:24 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Nope, that was intended as evidence that the "Chinese proverb" came from a genuine Chinaman, and wasn't some smarmy "Confucius say" construct from some 'merkin teenager.

It is a bona fide expression of a common Chinese sentiment regarding cats.

Take it up with them.

27 posted on 12/25/2012 6:07:27 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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My dog’s stomach was very upset,
So I put him in the car and we went to the vet.
And on our way to the vet, I killed a cat.
Hey I said, isn’t that ironic?

I adopted a kitten from overseas,
To rescue him from cat forced-labor factories.
And on his very first birthday,
We went to Build-a-Bear Workshop.
And isn’t it ironic,
Don’t you think?
A little too ironic
And yeah, I really do think

Never chip the cat
Much better chance he won’t find his way home

Alien cat implants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alien implants is a term used in Ufology to describe a physical object placed in a cat’s body after they have been abducted by aliens.


28 posted on 12/25/2012 6:38:25 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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29 posted on 12/25/2012 6:44:14 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: FlJoePa

I sent the siamesecat rescue ten dollars for the holidays. I hope it can give a few kittehs some cheezeburgers, if not a furever home.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 6:44:36 AM PST by Gefn
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Good, but your “Fake Christmas/Lombardi” poem is one that should be inscribed and glazed on a plate, to be placed on a mantle.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 6:58:44 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: kabumpo
Regardless of urban legends, you're not likely to find domestic pets used in restaurants. According to the LNs in the Philippines, the rabies vaccination makes the meat taste bad.
32 posted on 12/26/2012 7:04:49 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

heavy snow in the Hartford area. first of the year.
this one may end up being 4 inches of white stuff. Stunning because we are all expecting a western Tennessee winter. Global warming and all.


33 posted on 12/26/2012 5:28:50 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“Stunning because we are all expecting a western Tennessee winter.”

Damn Rebs...:)


34 posted on 12/27/2012 5:41:33 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: null and void

Well that’s not it, google only brings up this thread.

Pretty good though it should be a proverb.


35 posted on 12/28/2012 5:14:36 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; BillyBoy

In the meantime, the BoSox trade Melancon and Sands away for an old expensive closer. Youth movements cannot happen in Boston because the fans don’t understand it. They insist on being competitive every year even at the cost of the future and even if they end up not being competitive.

Like this year when they had the best team in baseball and won 69 games. Melancon will have a great 4 years in PITT at cheap cost and would not surprise me to see Sands soon with 30 HR.

But Brock Holt 2B to the Sox, he is a good player, age 25.

I hope Epstein is making progress with Cubbies. Why are so many freepers also Cubs fans?


36 posted on 12/28/2012 8:35:40 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Why are so many freepers also Cubs fans?

Are they? Beats me. Lots of Americans are Cubs fans cause they can watch them on national WGN free tv. In the past almost every Cubs game was on WGN, now it's split with Comcast sportsnet.

I don't like the contract Epstein just gave Edwin Jackson after being snubbed by Anibal Sanchez.

37 posted on 12/28/2012 10:56:41 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; BillyBoy

“Youth movements cannot happen in Boston because the fans don’t understand it.”

Exactly. And the RS are essentially making the same stupid moves by paying real money for mediocre players and trading cheap (and potentially good) players for more expensive and mediocre players (Hanrahan). Whatevs.

“Why are so many freepers also Cubs fans?”

No idea.


38 posted on 12/31/2012 5:57:09 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; BillyBoy

“Youth movements cannot happen in Boston because the fans don’t understand it.”

Exactly. And the RS are essentially making the same stupid moves by paying real money for mediocre players and trading cheap (and potentially good) players for more expensive and mediocre players (Hanrahan). Whatevs.

“Why are so many freepers also Cubs fans?”

No idea.


39 posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:10 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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