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Protective pit bull scares off coyotes and saves cat friend
examiner.com ^ | October 12, 2013

Posted on 10/13/2013 10:39:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Sherree Lewis, who cares for her son's dog, Jack, is crediting the dog with saving the family cat, named "Kitty."

Kitty nearly used up all of her nine lives in one fell swoop when two coyotes decided that she looked like their next meal.

Lewis described the frightening scene:

“ As I was walking to the door, I could see the coyotes over here," “ "One had her by the neck and the other had her by the tail,”

Jack, seeing his feline friend in danger, quickly sprang into action, racing out of the house and after the attacking coyotes.

Jack's quick action prompted the coyotes to drop Kitty and run.

The violent shaking left the cat with brain swelling and a broken tooth, but she is expected to survive.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: florida; gooddog; kittyping
Doesn't look like a pitbullto me but......good doggy!
1 posted on 10/13/2013 10:39:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: JoeSixPack

ping


2 posted on 10/13/2013 10:40:57 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; Joe 6-pack

Good Jack!

Steak for you tonight!

[Need to ping 6-pack...like this.....*Joe 6-pack*] ;D


3 posted on 10/13/2013 10:47:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: BenLurkin
Considering the source (fake "news" site examinerdotcom") I am waiting for the claim that a cape magically sprang from the dog's collar before it 'saved' the cat, and that it always takes pains to help poor old ladies across the street.

And of course that it is now rescuing stray kittens and the odd duckling or several as time permits.

4 posted on 10/13/2013 10:49:32 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Oh, you are being utilized by cynicism.

It’s likely enough. There ARE a lot of pet friendship stories. The dog saw the cat as something it had to protect, and did so. What’s amazing is that animals now often behave more nobly than people do!


5 posted on 10/13/2013 10:55:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Utilizer
Pit bull saves cat from coyote attack
Oct 12, 2013 5:56 AM PDT
By: Kim Kuizon, FOX 13 News

SEMINOLE (FOX 13) - They were brought together by second chances; now Kitty has a third, thanks to Jack.

"He probably feels like he's the caretaker. He checks on her every day and sniffs her, seeing what kind of shape she is in," said Sherree Lewis.

The two are family pets, and both were rescues. Sherree watches over her son Peter's dog while Peter is deployed in Afghanistan. She never imagined Jack would become the family's second hero.

"As I was walking to the door, I could see the coyotes over here," she pointed out.

It happened in an instant at the Seminole neighborhood.

"One had her by the neck and the other had her by the tail," she recalled.

Two coyotes had Kitty and were shaking her violently, but Jack was ready for a fight.

"I didn't know Jack could run that fast. He was on them so fast," she said.

...

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23673292/pitbull?fb_action_ids=10202341373200248&fb_action_types=og.recommends&action_object_map=[524479064305106]&action_type_map=["og.recommends"]&action_ref_map=[".UlnFLJ7huGc.like"]&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9407217

6 posted on 10/13/2013 11:00:31 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

Very glad that Jack was on the job! Yaaaaay, Jack!


7 posted on 10/13/2013 11:01:30 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It's likely... I suppose.

Most dogs I know do not really care all that much for cats, and the most likely explanation is that the dog thought-processes were in reality more like the following:

Door opens.

Coyote smell -same as "SQUIRREL" reaction!

Attack! (Coyote)(s)

Well, it COULD have been a squirrel...

8 posted on 10/13/2013 11:01:57 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for the reference, mate.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 11:03:04 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


10 posted on 10/13/2013 11:03:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Whoops, I should've searched.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 11:12:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Utilizer

12 posted on 10/13/2013 11:15:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

Now just kill the coyotes, and for God’s sake irresponsible owners keep the kitty INSIDE !!!


13 posted on 10/13/2013 11:23:33 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 10/13/2013 11:33:07 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
OMG!!! I just about laughed me arse off with that pic!

Thank you so very much! Now saved for posterity. *grin*

15 posted on 10/13/2013 11:34:33 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Fred Nerks

Cute, mate. Saved for later appreciation as well. *grin*


16 posted on 10/13/2013 11:36:00 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
Most dogs I know do not really care all that much for cats, and the most likely explanation is that the dog thought-processes were in reality more like the following:

I disagree. We were renting for a year in Springfield MO, while my wife was finishing off her Public Health payback. We rented a place with a couple hundred acres adjacent to our landlord at an adjacent ranch. During the time we had a few adopted friends. Both were just fantastic animals. One was a super mouser and the other a collie. They would greet us daily and were very affectionate. We were obviously adopted by them.

One day a pack of wild dogs came after the cat chasing it towards our house. It was something out of the exorcist to see a ranch collie change from a jolly collie to a possessed beast. Full steam into the pack in a wild attack. We learned why the mess of a coat collies have has certain benefits. The collie drew blood and the pack mouths of fur. When it was over the dogs scattered to the wind and the collie came back with a slightly bloody nose. From wild beast to a jolly collie again. The cat was part of his pack. The cat rubbed the dogs and then took off to do a ranch cat thing.

There was real affection and protection there. I was impressed. The collie got a roast from us that night.
17 posted on 10/13/2013 11:43:35 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. No Blood For Ego!)
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To: PA Engineer

Thank you for that story, I quite appreciate it. I love all animals (except rats -don’t get Me started, please) and always quite enjoy hearing about interspecies carings. Wish I had more stories like that to relate to.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 11:51:13 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: All

Right then, you lot. I’m off to bed. Look forward to reading about more beautiful stories later then. Cheers!


19 posted on 10/13/2013 11:52:43 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Fred Nerks

Awww! JRTs are good friends!


20 posted on 10/14/2013 12:12:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Utilizer

No pit bull can resist the ferocious kitten!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7CwVbjm8jE


21 posted on 10/14/2013 12:16:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

Does have big head. Can’t see it too well because of the angle. I’ve known darling pit bulls and darling Dobies. Yay for good big dogs!!!


22 posted on 10/14/2013 12:48:49 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love love. Thanks for posting!


23 posted on 10/14/2013 12:51:56 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You’re very welcome. (Also see post #21.)


24 posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

I agree with you...does NOT looks like a pit bull...


25 posted on 10/14/2013 5:54:08 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: erlayman

Cats go outside, I’m not having litter boxes etc inside. They have claws, they can climb. Although I always have dogs too, I haven’t had any problems with coyotes that’s the dogs didn’t finish before I could even begin to look for a firearm.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 6:31:52 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Cats don’t belong outside, if a stray comes to my area I will live trap it and send it to the local shelter. Coyotes are indigenous wildlife that do belong.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 6:34:48 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher

You have your opinions, I have mine. They come in the house, but they go outside for all their business. Hard to catch mice outside when the cat is inside.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Slings and Arrows

29 posted on 10/14/2013 6:47:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Also a good band name.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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31 posted on 10/14/2013 6:57:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good dog. Here’s a special yummy.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:04 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Damn.

Some people, eh?

Odin is the enforcer for the whole house, inside and out.

Regardless of what is upsetting one of 'his' girls, whether it be an external threat or sibling rivalry, he charges in to stop it.

And Gypsy is the "uber mom" who sets him straight when he gets too rough with Djinni or Seven.

[and Halla, before]

Some dogs do this kind of thing naturally and habitually.

And it is a "pit type" dog.

Oddly enough;

The name Cynic derives from Ancient Greek κυνικός (kynikos), meaning "dog-like", and κύων (kyôn), meaning "dog" (genitive: kynos).

One explanation offered in ancient times for why the Cynics were called dogs was because the first Cynic, Antisthenes, taught in the Cynosarges gymnasium at Athens.

The word Cynosarges means the place of the white dog.

It seems certain, however, that the word dog was also thrown at the first Cynics as an insult for their shameless rejection of conventional manners, and their decision to live on the streets.

Diogenes, in particular, was referred to as the Dog, a distinction he seems to have revelled in, stating that "other dogs bite their enemies, I bite my friends to save them."

Ironic.

:)

33 posted on 10/14/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is also an obvious “Squirrel!” reaction.

/facepalm


34 posted on 10/14/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Fawn
Yes it does and quite *obviously* so.

There are lots of them with that same coloration


35 posted on 10/14/2013 7:23:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

Well, woof.


36 posted on 10/14/2013 7:30:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Salamander

My late JRT would break up squabbles between the cats if she thought they were getting too intense. She kept an orderly house.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 7:35:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

A barely-restrained killing machine, him.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

*wag*


39 posted on 10/14/2013 7:43:26 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Classic canid behavior.

:)


40 posted on 10/14/2013 7:44:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What cracked me up was the body language.

His ears are back and his paws are tucked under him.

He’s scared of being pecked by the chicks.

;D


41 posted on 10/14/2013 7:46:06 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

*chuckle* They seem to have worked out their differences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Ffzay3YL4


42 posted on 10/14/2013 8:11:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s trying to figure out which one tastes the best.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 8:27:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rebelbase

44 posted on 10/14/2013 9:11:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

OMG...LOLOL!

I was wondering how the peeps got up there and suspected it was set up but *no*!

Climbed right up his butt!

:D

That is one weird “blended family” right there.

:)


45 posted on 10/14/2013 10:00:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

Case in point:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Of2HU3LGdbo&guid=&hl=en&gl=US&client=mv-google


46 posted on 10/14/2013 10:25:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I want to go live with those people, whomever they are.


47 posted on 10/14/2013 10:28:26 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Utilizer

You’re saying foxnews is fake?


48 posted on 10/14/2013 10:44:34 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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49 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:18 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: BenLurkin

looks like a pit-boxer mix...


50 posted on 10/15/2013 2:22:14 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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