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Flipper the cat gets new set of wheels [video]
CNN ^ | January 24, 2013

Posted on 01/26/2013 12:59:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

A high school robotics club designs contraption for Flipper, a paralyzed cat with a twisted spinal cord. [To let her walk.]

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; robotics
Must-see video! Flipper is adorable.

[Thanks to Gefn for the link!]

1 posted on 01/26/2013 12:59:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Might be the cutest video ever. Might even be video of my grandkids. But, even that is not enough to get me to grace the idiots at CNN with my presence.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 1:01:56 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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3 posted on 01/26/2013 1:02:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PubliusMM

I won’t tell anyone you went there.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 1:05:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Gefn

Blurry screen alert!

Poor baby was working so hard to drag her little body across the floor, but now she’s rolling! God bless those kids.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 1:14:13 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Love Flipper’s big hairy ears! LOL!


7 posted on 01/26/2013 1:17:29 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh poor ‘lil baby. So adorable. Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 1:20:58 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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How could I not post it? What a little trouper!


9 posted on 01/26/2013 1:24:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They need to put bigger tires on it so when she hops up onto the bed at 3AM to “march” on you, she can go “off roading” over the covers.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 1:27:36 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

thank you robotics club for letting this tiny little kitteh learn how to walk.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 1:29:03 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Such an active and happy cat! She deserves this new chance that she has for a normal life.

Thank you for the ping, my friend.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 1:29:55 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: llevrok

I like the way you think! Now drop in a turbocharged V8...


13 posted on 01/26/2013 1:34:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Always a pleasure.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 1:35:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sweet.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll hold you to that...just as soon as I can see the screen, again.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How did the cat use the litter box before ( and after?)


17 posted on 01/26/2013 2:06:12 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: PubliusMM

Just call me Sergeant Schultz.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 2:06:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Ummm...lovely weather we’re having today, isn’t it?


19 posted on 01/26/2013 2:07:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Adorable little kitten. Thanks for posting..


20 posted on 01/26/2013 2:13:05 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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Glad you liked.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 2:33:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pretty cool !


22 posted on 01/26/2013 2:43:47 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you for posting this. We need stories like this now and then to see that there are still good people doing good things in this world.

So happy for that cat!


23 posted on 01/26/2013 2:52:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How cute....what about the litter box situation????


24 posted on 01/26/2013 2:58:24 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: Slings and Arrows

Did you see Ronald Reagan in that video clip?

Also count the number of US flags.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 3:42:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I truly believe that our humanity is judged by the way we treat the animals God has gifted us with.........


26 posted on 01/26/2013 3:46:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I also like the bumper sticker that says “My dog is smarter than your politician”. LOL! I have the feeling that the people in this clinic are FReepers.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 3:48:31 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Beautiful kitten. I hope that over the long term she will be able to walk more normally. Kudos to those kids for designing and making her a mobility cart!

As for the litterbox problem, she might be a candidate for one of those "potty patches" they are selling for dogs. She's adorable, though! I'm sure someone nice will adopt her!

Thanks for posting this article and video!

28 posted on 01/26/2013 4:29:56 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Those kids are great to help this kitty out.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 7:02:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Slings and Arrows

good looking cat is now rolling!


30 posted on 01/26/2013 8:05:11 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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This is great! Needed a nice, heartwarming kitty story...


31 posted on 01/27/2013 5:43:35 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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Glad to help.


32 posted on 01/27/2013 10:41:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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