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Toni's Kitty Rescue Saves Homeless Kittens (and Takes Impossibly Adorable Photos)
Catster ^ | Jan 16th 2014 | Angela Lutz

Posted on 01/17/2014 1:00:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Toni Sestak planned to foster kittens for a year -- 15 years later, her rescue has saved thousands.

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


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

Many more pix at source. Thanks to Gefn for the link!

1 posted on 01/17/2014 1:00:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 01/17/2014 1:01:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Baby cats! Is there anything more wonderful than a baby mammal? Especially a baby kitteh?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 1:05:29 PM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nice pics - they’re so cute at that age....


4 posted on 01/17/2014 1:14:22 PM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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5 posted on 01/17/2014 1:17:22 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would love to have a litter of kittens to play with again. (My family raised Persians years ago.) But I think my five cranky old cats would not appreciate it!


6 posted on 01/17/2014 1:19:34 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Gefn

...remember when I had my cat “fixed”...when I got him home and I got a close look at him, he looked like the feline version of Marty Feldman...eyes going all ways. I couldn’t stop laughing. Then of course he walked around for the next couple of days like a 1949 raked Merc.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 1:20:29 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Gefn

Okay, Gefn... if you had to pick JUST one, which one would it be?


8 posted on 01/17/2014 1:22:28 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kittens turn into Cats. Puppies turn into Dogs. I have a Cat and a Dog. I love them both. But if I could have only one animal it would be a Dog because the Dog loves me back.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 1:23:14 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tabbies rule!!


10 posted on 01/17/2014 1:32:45 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Squidpup

Looks like that one is wearing one of those odd English hats that are in style now...


11 posted on 01/17/2014 1:43:24 PM PST by Tammy8
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwww..... I just want to rub its little tummy.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 1:44:02 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: fwdude

Indeed they do!


13 posted on 01/17/2014 1:49:06 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Twotone

I had a litter in the house a couple years ago, after the tortoiseshell cat that had been living in our yard since probably before we moved into our house decided she wanted to move in with us. They were quite a bit of work, but it was fun too. We kept one of the kittens (she’s now 22 months old) and gave the other three to friends of ours.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 1:49:29 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Both our kitties, Abby and Jenna, were rescued. Abby was rescued from the clutches of the Ewell Gibbons neighbor who I suspected wanted to eat her. Jenna was found in an alley where Mrs. henkster works, and brought home just days before a terrible blizzard.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 1:51:49 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a single one of them looks like Hitler. They’ll never make that web page. Tsk, tsk.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 1:58:06 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Gefn
Baby cats! Is there anything more wonderful than a baby mammal? Especially a baby kitteh?

Not even a baby Cthulhu.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 2:05:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

My cats love me.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 2:10:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Awwww..... I just want to rub its little tummy.

I'll take over when you get tired.

19 posted on 01/17/2014 2:11:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

8 arms..does he play fetch?


20 posted on 01/17/2014 2:14:34 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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8 arms..does he play fetch?

He plays fetch...WITH YOUR SOUL!

21 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

And babies turn into adolescents.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 2:32:03 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yaay! Kitten pics!


23 posted on 01/17/2014 2:48:59 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
Not even a baby Cthulhu.

Cthulhu would not be pleased by your insinuation that he was ever a baby!

24 posted on 01/17/2014 3:18:06 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma
Cthulhu would not be pleased by your insinuation that he was ever a baby!

Awww, but he's such a ickle cutie! Ooos da cuddliest-wuddliest cosmic abomination? Ess ooh is! Ess ooh is!

25 posted on 01/17/2014 3:43:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Huzzah!


26 posted on 01/17/2014 3:44:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not like a dog does. Being a support staff for many cats and dogs in my 60 years, dogs love you unconditionally. Cats have caveats.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 3:51:44 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Arm_Bears

And then they turn into adults, get married, have babies, and realize how smart you are. My 2 children and their spouses have given me 5 grand children. They call me for advice and use it. My daughter and son both see me as Yoda and they are Luke Skywalker. You really can’t compare children to pets.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 3:57:18 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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Cats are like butterflys.
They don’t need an excuse for being.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 4:07:48 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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I’ve loved and had them every single day of my life.....i do rescue the last 15 years....and on and on and on.... God wanted me too i guess...


30 posted on 01/17/2014 4:16:47 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: patriot08

But butterflies don’t scream at me because they see a 1 inch circle of the bottom of their bowl without food covering it.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 4:16:53 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: patriot08

Also are you saying my 19 year old cat can live outside fly around and eat nectar?


32 posted on 01/17/2014 4:18:47 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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I’m saying that like butterflies, a cat’s beauty, grace and the joy they bring to us is their excuse for being.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 4:35:32 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

I understood you point. I was giving my counter point. I do love cats. I love dogs more.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 2:40:54 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I’m still waiting for mine to turn into adults, so perhaps my perspective is limited.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:52 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Arm_Bears

It happens pretty quickly. Seems like my daughter and son were born yesterday. My daughter turned 34 in Dec and has 3 daughters 6 yrs 4 yrs and 2 yrs. My son will be 33 in May and has a 5 year old son and a 2.5 year old daughter. My kids and their spouses are all college graduates and have been independent since graduation. My daughter was never a problem. My son made a few stupid moves in his freshman year of college. But he finished undergraduate with honors and finished graduate school at the top of his class. Just be tough when you have to be but never forget to let them know you love them.. Grandparenting is much easier.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 2:55:20 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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