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Lazarus, Who Looks Like a Tiny Vampire, May Be a Therapy Cat [w/pix]
Catster ^ | 3/29/13 | Angela Lutz

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

The tiny, gray kitten was not in good shape. Cindy's student had asked around the neighborhood to see whether Lazarus belonged to anyone -- "but we were kind of hoping she didn't find who Lazarus belonged to, because he was malnourished, he had fleas, and his mouth was in really poor condition," Cindy says. He had a cleft palate, a congenital deformity that left him without an upper lip or the soft padding of his nose. This type of deformity is not very common in cats. With his lower fangs protruding, he looked a bit like a bulldog -- or perhaps an adorable vampire.

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She was onto something. The vet removed Lazarus' canine teeth and cleaned out all of the infection from his mouth and nasal passages. The result? Lazarus had a new lease on life as a healthy kitty. Today, at seven months old, his only remaining concern is the occasional bloody nose, which Cindy manages by running a humidifier beside his bed each night.

"He had that surgery, and he has not had a single health problem since," Cindy says. "Day to day, he’s just like any other cat. He’s rambunctious, he plays, he cuddles -- he does all the things every other cat does, but at night he sleeps with a humidifier."

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pix at source. Thanks to Gefn for the link!
1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Lazamataz
Any relation? Something we shouldn't know too much about?

/johnny

2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:46:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:46:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:46:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows

bless her for caring for that cat. he is going to LOVE her forever for it.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:50:16 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: Slings and Arrows

Cute guy.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 10:01:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Face reminds me of Nafas...similar deformity. Wonder if the surgery they’re doing for Nafas would work here?


7 posted on 03/29/2013 10:09:13 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Vendome

He’s a little Ork. In a cute way.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 10:09:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That he will.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 10:09:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Sorry, not familiar with Nafas.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 10:10:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Oh! Little baby, looks like a Russian Blue, like my beloved Festus who died at 18 years.

This cat will bring his owners joy regardless of deformity.

As a side note, do any of us cat lovers/owners believe that our furry charges do not have feelings in the matter? Does the kitty in the OP know it is different?


11 posted on 03/29/2013 10:20:32 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

He does not.

I have one who lost two toes to a trap.

Despite his newly aquired handicap, he climbs and is tough as nails.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 10:24:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bless Ms. Chambers. I'm glad this moggie and owner found each other. I'm convinced that something *larger* than us is at work here.

Great post SA&.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 10:52:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition; Gefn

Gefn deserves the thanks - she found it.


14 posted on 03/29/2013 11:11:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just AWESOME!


15 posted on 03/30/2013 1:40:20 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Slings and Arrows; Gefn

Gefn, thanks for providing the story. I love articles that restore my faith in humanity. :)


16 posted on 03/30/2013 1:42:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GOP Poet

Yes indeed.


17 posted on 03/30/2013 2:07:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I love people that help animals.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 3:03:57 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: Lockbar

Yes. You can judge the worth of a person by the way they treat animals.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 7:49:53 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Slings and Arrows; Jim Robinson

Well, I tried to post a link but FR flatly refuses to show it at all. Going to see if PM works any better, but if not, go to FB and search for Nafas. Lots of pics, he’s a real cutie as well!

JimRob, do we block FB links completely now? I tried it both normally and with full html, and preview refused to show either.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Daffynition

You are so welcome. My kitteh keeps me sane with all the horrible stories I the world right now.

Happy Caturday everyone.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 10:42:32 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Fire_on_High

Not that I’m aware of.

Test fb post:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/26012226159/


22 posted on 03/30/2013 10:49:36 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Huh, that works....thanks for checking.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 11:17:03 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Let me give that a try:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nafas/540269479321513?ref=ts&fref=ts


24 posted on 03/30/2013 12:39:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

Happy Caturday Gefn.....http://www.buzzfeed.com/lilis2/12-hot-men-and-their-feline-counterparts


25 posted on 03/30/2013 3:14:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Oh yeeeeeesssssssss!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!


26 posted on 03/31/2013 5:01:29 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Gefn
Have a Peep-a-licious day Gefn!

{{{Hugs}}}

Daffy


27 posted on 03/31/2013 5:11:22 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Daffy

How peeps are made

http://youtu.be/Bu-lj_LjoJM

I hope that works.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 5:30:24 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Gefn
And there's no wrong way to eat one!

S’More Peeps

Peep and Chips

Peeparitas


29 posted on 03/31/2013 7:04:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Or drink them

(Look out for the one with absenthe)

http://nj1015.com/peeps-cocktails/


30 posted on 03/31/2013 11:00:58 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Slings and Arrows

SOoo glad that angel took Lazarus to the vet...what a great story...


31 posted on 03/31/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: Fawn

I’d adopt him in a heartbeat.


32 posted on 03/31/2013 4:24:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lazarus bump...


33 posted on 01/27/2014 11:04:25 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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