Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Many pix at source.

Yes, it's an older story. Still deserved to be posted.

1 posted on 12/30/2012 12:13:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 12/30/2012 12:15:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

Navy can do.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 12:23:41 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

I’m only seeing/counting 2 kittens...


6 posted on 12/30/2012 12:28:13 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

Old or new, it’s a beautiful story. Thanks for posting.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 12:41:55 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows
"Yes, it's an older story. Still deserved to be posted."

Totally agree; it's a wonderful story, and those pics are priceless. It hurts my heart to think of how distressed Mama cat must have been for a while, though. But I'm just glad the kittens found such excellent caretakers.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 12:48:27 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

It is a beautiful story, but I can’t help feeling sad for momma cat missing her babies. I’m glad it had a happy ending. The kittens look so cute and made the sailors so happy!


10 posted on 12/30/2012 12:50:00 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows; carriage_hill
I love kitty happy endings.

11 posted on 12/30/2012 12:51:33 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows
During WWII, one of my uncles worked in the Richmond, CA shipyards. One day a ship came in that had captured a Japanese ship and taken prisoners. On board was a little dog and some puppies. My uncle brought home one of the puppies in his breast pocket for his children. My cousins had that dog (named Judy) for nearly 20 years afterward. They thought she was a mutt, having never seen a dog like her before, but every time they encountered a Japanese person from the old country, that person would get very excited when they saw Judy. I think Judy was a Shiba Inu (or a cross).


12 posted on 12/30/2012 12:55:29 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry for the mama cat but glad for those kittehs. Very sweet.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 12:57:02 PM PST by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows
We managed to get her back to the pier, and waved goodbye as we took off. This cat seemed unusually upset by this,” said Hanst.

This is what makes this one so poignant.

14 posted on 12/30/2012 1:01:01 PM PST by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

“I dunno sir, i guess they must have climbed up the mooring lines.”

Sailors smuggling things aboard ship is a long grand tradition.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 1:27:32 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

This reminds of a Titanic story that was posted here last April about the animals on board the ship.

Before the Titanic set sail, sailors watched as a mama cat took her kittens off of the ship one by one right before Titanic set sail, returning on board to carry each kitty down a ramps.

Everyone watching this thought it was so cute — except the sailors who said this was a VERY bad omen...I think If I’d seen that, I would have disembarked too. Animals have a strange sense of foreboding sometimes...


24 posted on 12/30/2012 3:03:24 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows


29 posted on 12/30/2012 7:36:35 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows
What a lovely karma-building story! I have visions...

*Anchor here for a minute Captain....we have to go to the beach and get a couple of shovels of sand for the litter box....we'll BRB. Thanks, Sir!*


30 posted on 12/30/2012 9:41:30 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Slings and Arrows

SO NICE to see....kitties brighten hearts...


35 posted on 12/31/2012 5:11:50 PM PST by Fawn (GIVE OBAMA EVERYTHING HE WANTS--Get out of they way for BLAME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson