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Resident Cats Comfort Injured Shelter Dog
HaloPets.com ^ | ? | Caroline Golon

Posted on 03/12/2013 11:40:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Cat cuddles are the best medicine! Just ask Nellie, a senior dog who was rescued by Animal Friends of Japan back in November.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, Nellie had been lying by the side of the road for two days before she was found and rescued. “We gave her a bath and discovered she had badly infected wounds on her leg and stomach. We think she was hit by a car,” the page explains.

Shelter vets went about working on Nellie’s wounds and nursing her back to health. But some other new friends also felt they needed to assist in her recovery. A couple of resident cats at the shelter took it upon themselves to snuggle up to Nellie, giving her some much needed comfort.

Apparently some other cats didn’t want to be left out and also joined the snuggle fest. Soon there was always several different cats cuddled up with Nellie!

The shelter reported that Nellie was well on her way to recovery and, even better, on her way to her forever home with a couple happy and willing to take in the sweet senior dog.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pix at source.
1 posted on 03/12/2013 11:40:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

2 posted on 03/12/2013 11:41:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love stories like this,

Thank you for posting it


3 posted on 03/12/2013 11:43:20 AM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Gefn

De nada, chica.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 11:44:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sweet. :)=^..^=


5 posted on 03/12/2013 11:44:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Cat purrs promote healing via ultrasomic properties.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 12:01:46 PM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor dog, she had to suffer that indignity. She obviously knew she was outnumbered and thus had no choice...........


7 posted on 03/12/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nellie was probably running a fever and the cats snuggled up to her for warmth.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 12:07:44 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cat lover here but my theory is that they are waiting for her to die. Yum Plus, she probably was running a fever and so was toasty warm.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Precious kitties. They know who needs love.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 1:38:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

They do.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 1:39:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: smaug6

Yup, and different kitties have different purrs. I characterize those of my cats according to what engine they sound like. Apple sounds like a Harley V-twin, Patch sounds like a BMW straight-6, and Monkey sounds like a small-block Ford with really hot cams. When you pick Monkey up, you can FEEL her purring!


12 posted on 03/12/2013 1:50:05 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Daffynition; Allegra; potlatch; devolve; ...
Cats are exceptional animals in many ways.

In this context, cats make more friends outside its species than anybody.

And I mean besides befriending us and dogs.

They make friends with a lot of species, maybe because of their chutspah?

And certainly if the other animal isn't threatening.

If that's true we should all be cats.

13 posted on 03/12/2013 2:10:32 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

*Thanks, LadyJ..Here's another*


"I luv hanging out with my friend..He quacks me up."

14 posted on 03/12/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Lady Jag

15 posted on 03/12/2013 2:49:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MEG33

These pics and stories are a great reminder that one day, it will always be like this for all animals.

It is going to be a wonderful day when this is the norm.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 3:01:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Lady Jag

17 posted on 03/12/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

18 posted on 03/12/2013 4:14:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Pride in the USA
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19 posted on 03/12/2013 4:21:44 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwww....

Am-a-nuls know who to love and when. Never doubt that!

Thanks for the pix!


20 posted on 03/12/2013 4:25:16 PM PDT by Monkey Face (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. ~ Ben Franklin)
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To: Monkey Face

They do. Glad you liked.

SA&


21 posted on 03/12/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lonevoice

Great video!


22 posted on 03/12/2013 6:54:12 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows
Lol, even though I'm partial to dogs I have to admit that cats do the cutest things. Love your graphics. Thanks L.J.!

Not sayin this one's so 'cute', lol.

23 posted on 03/12/2013 6:57:36 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks Joe, interesting to read all of the posts as to ‘why’ they might do that...


24 posted on 03/12/2013 7:02:55 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pro-Feline propaganda!

I will not be swayed!


25 posted on 03/12/2013 11:09:31 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; everyone; All
Thank you for the Ping, Lady Jag!

Thank you to Everyone for the Cute Pics and Posts.

26 posted on 03/13/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Altariel

27 posted on 03/13/2013 7:24:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re trying to brainwash me with kittens.

It won’t....

(Look at the cute kitty!)


28 posted on 03/13/2013 10:52:01 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

One of us! One of us! One of us...


29 posted on 03/13/2013 11:17:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Never. I’ll never turn to the dark side.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 5:48:21 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

31 posted on 03/14/2013 9:38:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander

You want to pet them, don't you? The desire to hold them is swelling in you now.

32 posted on 03/14/2013 9:11:46 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

33 posted on 03/14/2013 9:31:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Altariel; Slings and Arrows

He *thought* he had me, once.

;D


34 posted on 03/14/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Mercat

You might be right.

The cat we briefly had despised the dogs and the ONLY time she ever ‘cuddled’ one was the day we had the vet come to put poor old suffering Pookie to rest.

That cat glommed onto her like a leech.

Creepy.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 10:15:29 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Lady Jag

Yep.

My former cat kept trying to make friends with my 7’ foot Boa whenever Bob was lounging in his ‘snake tree’.

The Boa was quite “interested” in him, too.

Heh heh heh.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 10:18:02 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Typical liberal kitteh.

Thinks nothing of walking all over others for its own gain.

;)


37 posted on 03/14/2013 10:31:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

VIDEO: Pwditat the cat is guide-puss for blind dog

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2973255/posts


38 posted on 03/14/2013 10:33:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Uhoh. Sounds like the Circle of Life intervened.

I take it Bob was rather pleased with himself afterward.


39 posted on 03/14/2013 10:39:02 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Oh heck no.

The cat now lives with a friend who works at PetCo.

He got the boot after he scratched Kelly, one of my Ball Pythons on the face.

Wretched little hell spawn was hateful to all my other pets.

I couldn’t bring Odin into the bedroom for movie nights because the cat would try to ‘act tough’ and I’d have to spend the whole time keeping the dog from eating him.

Too stressful.

Cat had no concept of gratitude whatsoever.


40 posted on 03/15/2013 7:17:18 AM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

No! Poor Kelly. I hope he has since recovered from the scratch.


41 posted on 03/15/2013 8:36:24 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Her face was swollen but seems to be getting better with each shed.

I was very worried about the usual issue of dirty cat claws and infection but she seems to be okay.

Oddly enough, the dogs don’t bother the snakes.

Odin lets Alice crawl on him when I’ve got him out on the sofa with us.

:)


42 posted on 03/15/2013 8:51:15 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

Every respectable conservative dog knows to honor and respect (or at least tolerate) all animals named after (I suspect, but could be wrong) Alice Cooper.


43 posted on 03/15/2013 9:23:29 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

LOL!

It’s not just Alice.

He’s cool with Jake the Boa until Jake sticks his snout into Odin’s butt.

[Jake’s very...adventurous]


44 posted on 03/15/2013 11:08:12 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Altariel; TheOldLady
This is Jake

And Kelly when she was a baby

She's much bigger now but just shed again and isn't in the mood for photos.

Shedding makes them tired.

[and yes, I know Jake looks like a banana]...:)

45 posted on 03/15/2013 11:15:09 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

Great pictures, Sal! Thanks.


46 posted on 03/16/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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