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Abandoned kitten saved by loving retired guard dog [w/pix]
Kitty Army ^ | 4/12/14

Posted on 04/17/2014 10:18:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Lorrie R. and her family live near a heavily wooded park that is behind a train station and a very busy highway in south Florida. Every morning, they take out their very large Akita, Lily, there for a walk. Despite the highway and trains, the park is a refuge for many birds and animals. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where other people dump their pets. In recent months, Lorrie have discovered 5 animals in the park and find birds in distress.

One day, They were out for a usual walk with her dog Lily, she said. ‘I heard a loud funny noise as we entered the park and I thought it was a bird. We walked Lily and on the way out I decided to investigate the noise that was still quite loud thinking it could be an injured bird.’

‘Lily is 10 YO. I owned a store that has some security problems and my daughter got her for me as a gift to feel safer at work. She had basic training and then training as a guard dog. She has become my heart dog and constant companion as she came to work with me every day until I retired. She has never lived with a cat and never had pups of her own.’

As Lorrie and Lily was walking towards the noise, Lily started sniffing around and suddenly pounced! Up she came with a 2-week-old kitten in her mouth. I nearly fainted! Shouted the DROP IT! command and she deposited the kitty in front of me unharmed.’ says Lorie.

The kitten was all alone and left to to die in the woods. Lorrie brought the kitten to her home and tried to feed her , but she was nowhere near weaned. They decided to take the kitten to the Humane Society thinking that they could help the kitten.

Unfortunately, according to Lorrie , both the Humane Society and the Broward County Animal Control offices said they would not take her and would put her down if left there. HS offered to give Lorrie KMR and told her if she hand fed the kitten for a month they would then take the kitten to be placed.

‘So I brought her home thinking it was going to be a very long month keeping them apart and safe. Much to my surprise, Lily has adopted the kitten! Comes and gets me when she needs to be fed and watches to make sure I do it right!’ Lorie added, ‘They seem to be doing very well together, though I am afraid to leave them untended- the size difference is major. I think Lily wants to keep her and I think in a months time she may get her wish!’


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

More pix at source.

1 posted on 04/17/2014 10:18:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 04/17/2014 10:19:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awww, a little patched tabby girl. How totally precious!


3 posted on 04/17/2014 10:20:37 PM PDT by EinNYC
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4 posted on 04/17/2014 10:21:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: EinNYC

She’s a little doodlebug.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 10:22:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
No way should those two be separated! I hope Lorrie comes to appreciate the “divine appointment” she experienced that day. ♥
6 posted on 04/17/2014 10:27:01 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL Large breed females with a tough reputation have a soft spot for kittens ... Our German Shepherd Zita, adopted Martin, a gray/white kitten and they were lifelong buddies.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 10:27:27 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Darling.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 10:30:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Have you seen the other pictures of her at the source document? She has really gorgeous markings.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 10:31:55 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: boatbums

I suspect that those two will be together for a long time.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 10:36:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: BigEdLB

Awww! Got pix?


11 posted on 04/17/2014 10:36:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: EinNYC

She does!


12 posted on 04/17/2014 10:36:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: little jeremiah

Truly.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 10:37:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This precious baby just added years to Lily’s life.

Lily picked her own forever friend. Way better than some random psycho kitty the humans might have brought home from a shelter, lol.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 10:45:35 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

> This precious baby just added years to Lily’s life.

Agreed.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 1:05:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dog sez...”Yo, Fluffkins...you can came home with me.”


16 posted on 04/18/2014 5:29:20 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Slings and Arrows

I could not finish reading this, as the fractured English was hurting my brain. Yipes! Maybe the Akita wrote it.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 5:31:08 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

Ah so desu...


18 posted on 04/18/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: EinNYC

Funny that dog and kit have such similar markings—they look related!


19 posted on 04/18/2014 5:53:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awww - such a cute baby!


20 posted on 04/18/2014 6:24:40 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shades of my beloved German Shepherd. We literally rescued a kitten from a weird bratty neighbor kid of my aunt’s. Turns out he actually stole the 3-wk old kitten from another neighbor but we didn’t know at the time as he told all kinds of bogus stories. My dog was up with us and when my mom and aunt came back to the house depositing the kitten with me, my 7yo immediately perked up and checked her out. She was suckling her within minutes. Never had puppies although she was never spayed until late. We bottle-fed the baby until she was weaned; that is a natural and it was common at my aunt’s farm. Shana treated that cat like her baby until she was all grown.

One of the reasons I prefer females. More likely to accept young animals.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Bigg Red
Maybe the Akita wrote it.

I think it's in Doge.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 12:21:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: moovova

Kitteh knows a good deal when she sees it.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 12:22:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Sisters from different mothers.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 12:23:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Got pix?


25 posted on 04/18/2014 12:23:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yes indeed.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 12:24:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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27 posted on 04/18/2014 1:36:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

I repeat myself: Awwww!


28 posted on 04/18/2014 1:39:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think it’s in Doge.

***
I would have preferred doggerel.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Only in my head. Sorry!


30 posted on 04/18/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

No worries - sounds like they were quite the pair.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 8:45:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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