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Cat Recovering After 80-Foot Drop
UPI ^ | Jan. 3, 2013

Posted on 01/05/2013 2:51:43 PM PST by nickcarraway

Veterinarians in Massachusetts said a cat is recovering from pulled muscles after falling 80 feet from a tree.

Dr. Rachel Francis of the Marion Animal Hospital said Wednesday the cat, dubbed "Fortunate," is receiving treatment for pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection after she was trapped Tuesday, two days after she fell 80 feet from a tree when firefighters cut the branch she was perched on in a rescue attempt, The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard Times reported Thursday.

"I don't see anything wrong with this cat; it's unbelievable," Francis said of the cat's miraculous lack of serious injuries.

Francis said no owners have come forward for Fortunate yet, but staff members said her behavior indicates she was a pet and not a feral animal.

The veterinarian said the cat will go up for adoption in about six weeks if no owner is found.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 01/05/2013 2:51:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I am 70 yeard old, I am a retired Firefighter. In all my years and throughoput my creer I have never seen a cat skeleton in a tree.

Sooner or later they will come down.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 2:54:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

I am 70 yeard old, I am a retired Firefighter. In all my years and throughoput my creer I have never seen a cat skeleton in a tree.

Sooner or later they will come down.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 2:54:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

Did it land on all fours?


4 posted on 01/05/2013 2:59:57 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: nickcarraway

thank God. now, we will hopefully never hear the over worn phrase “dead cat bounce” again; the.cat.lived.

the MSM wore that one completely out.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 3:04:39 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping!!!


6 posted on 01/05/2013 3:05:20 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Arthurio

“Did it land on all fours?”

No, it had a piece of buttered toast strapped to it’s back, so it just spun and hovered above the ground.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 3:05:34 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

A new manicure and foot massage it
will be good to go.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 3:13:53 PM PST by Morris70
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To: USMCPOP

This could be a new olympic event, ‘The Cat Drop’.

It could be held in the summer and winter games!


9 posted on 01/05/2013 3:15:40 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVaJ6xPl5n8&feature=youtube_gdata_player


10 posted on 01/05/2013 3:17:30 PM PST by Morris70
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To: nickcarraway

It likely pulled the muscle while frantically clawing at the air all the way down... :)


11 posted on 01/05/2013 3:19:07 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Delta Dawn

“This could be a new olympic event, ‘The Cat Drop’.”

Not to be confused with Cat Drop Soup, which is a rather tricky dish if you don’t want to be scalded.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 3:21:49 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Morris70

This ones older. Unlike the Swedish one, this Russian vids NOT cgi.
Poor kitty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz3ZmZKsJC8&feature=youtube_gdata_player


13 posted on 01/05/2013 3:25:57 PM PST by Morris70
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To: nickcarraway
When falling, cats tend to assume a flat, "sailcat" position, rather like a skydiver, that slows their velocity. And, as others have noted, you never see a cat skeleton in a tree.

That some UNION fire chief would saw off the branch the cat was on, 80 feet in the air, in an attempt to "rescue" something that didn't need help, is typical liberal planning...

Google "straight dope falling cat" if you doubt this.

14 posted on 01/05/2013 3:26:49 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: jonascord

hehe

I witnesses a cat falling from the top of a large grain elevator, easily more than 100 feet onto blacktop. It did indeed land on its feet and survived the immediate fall. All the internal damage lead to its demise soon after.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 3:33:01 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto
I witnesses a cat falling from the top of a large grain elevator, easily more than 100 feet onto blacktop. It did indeed land on its feet and survived the immediate fall. All the internal damage lead to its demise soon after.

It went much better in the cat's dream the night before.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 3:44:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway
Makes me think of Steve Martin cat juggling in The Jerk
17 posted on 01/05/2013 4:01:02 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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18 posted on 01/05/2013 4:16:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: nickcarraway

sounds more as though the cat is recovering from a parasite infection that of course had nothing to do with the drop! Sweet kitty. He probably jumped because he was sick of his worms and wanted them out. Knew the fall would get him a vet check up. Cat’s are so smart.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 5:29:24 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Morris70

Wonder what the guy who threw them out of the plane looked like.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 5:52:54 PM PST by PAR35
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21 posted on 01/05/2013 7:38:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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22 posted on 01/05/2013 7:39:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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23 posted on 01/05/2013 10:43:40 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: nickcarraway
Cats go thru alot!

Meouch!

24 posted on 01/06/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: jonascord

An open can of tuna will get them down every time!


25 posted on 01/06/2013 1:08:29 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: nickcarraway
Cat Sail Fail...
26 posted on 01/06/2013 1:18:47 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: Venturer

At 70 yrs old, you should of realized that a weak cat—from being stuck and not eating...will fall out of a tree and die.....or that a skeleton will also be blown out of a tree.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 12:11:50 PM PST by Fawn (I don't think I care what happens anymore...it's over.)
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To: Fawn

You have personally seen these sleletons at the bases of trees of course.

I have never seen that either.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 12:14:30 PM PST by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway
Just one more reason dogs are smarter than cats...


29 posted on 01/07/2013 12:20:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rottndog
Poor kitty..I pray it survived....did you see this one?
30 posted on 01/07/2013 12:20:31 PM PST by Fawn (I don't think I care what happens anymore...it's over.)
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To: Venturer
I am amazed at the lack of common sense and reason. HERE
31 posted on 01/07/2013 12:25:23 PM PST by Fawn (I don't think I care what happens anymore...it's over.)
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To: Fawn

Cat was fine...it’s okay to laugh...having watched the video many times, I still can’t watch it without busting up.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 12:42:09 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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