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Cat missing since Japan tsunami reunited with owners
The Telegraph ^ | May 12,2014 | Danielle Demetriou

Posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT by Biggirl

A cat that vanished three years ago during Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has been unexpectedly reunited with its owners. The black cat, called Suika, was thought to have died after disappearing on March 11, 2011 – the day of the earthquake and tsunami – from his home in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; japan; kittyping; tsunami
A happy ending cat story. =^..^=
1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:46 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
The cat probably hissed at whoever rescued it. I love cats. Gratitude is not something they do often or well. :)
2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Biggirl; Slings and Arrows

A wonderful kitty ping..

I wish kitty could tell of his adventures during his three years wandering. It would be a cat best seller!


3 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:10 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Biggirl

Glow in the dark kitty....


4 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Biggirl
Good afternoon.

I have related this story on FR before, but this thread brought it back to mind...

A stray showed up at my lanai eight years ago. Somebody tried to kill him, almost cut off his tail. I told the First lady not to feed him, but that I would administer first aid, which I did. The next day the cat showed up again. Sheesh.

So I took the cat in my vehicle about 7 miles away and dropped him off.

Two days later, the cat shows up at my lanai. After the First lady fed him, and I changed the dressing, I now have a cat. His name is "tiger."

Sheesh.

5.56mm

5 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:57 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Biggirl

What a wonderful story!


6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Biggirl

1 life down; 8 to go.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:50:38 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: M Kehoe

No the cat has you wonderful story


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: M Kehoe

You were chosen! Nothing you can do but grin and bear it, LOL.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon; al baby
Sheesh, you are both correct.

In the fwiw department, I "obtained" another one two years after tiger. Tiger is a short haired domestic. Big cat (20 lbs). The female (Lady) is a calico about 9 lbs. I never thought that I could bond with a cat, or own one [having had Springer spaniels for hunting all my life).

5.56mm

10 posted on 05/12/2014 10:02:39 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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11 posted on 05/12/2014 10:05:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Biggirl

Suika-chan!


12 posted on 05/12/2014 10:10:26 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Biggirl

They could not even get rid of that cat with a taifun. What can they try next? Earthquake? Godzilla?


13 posted on 05/12/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

Gojira is no match for kitteh-san.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 10:48:30 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: M Kehoe
"In the fwiw department, I "obtained" another one two years after tiger. Tiger is a short haired domestic. Big cat (20 lbs). The female (Lady) is a calico about 9 lbs. I never thought that I could bond with a cat, or own one [having had Springer spaniels for hunting all my life)."

It happens! You remind me of my mom. She grew up in a dog-owning home, never had cats and never had any particular fondness for them. But then she married my dad, a lifelong cat lover, and she said she had to learn to love them in self-defense, LOL. We always had cats, and she adored them.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 10:50:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: M Kehoe

Congrats. You made me look up lanai. :)


16 posted on 05/12/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: al baby

Amen!


17 posted on 05/12/2014 10:53:45 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: csvset

Lulz


18 posted on 05/12/2014 10:55:06 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Biggirl

Love it!


19 posted on 05/12/2014 11:08:20 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Gefn

I wish kitty could tell of his adventures during his three years wandering.

Probably avoiding back doors of Restaurants.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT by bikerman
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To: Biggirl

I am amazed that the cat still had its collar on 3 years later! My cats lose theirs at least every few months or maybe as long as a year.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: M Kehoe

But the cat came back the very next day...


22 posted on 05/12/2014 12:13:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: M Kehoe

The Cat Came Back

Old Mr. Johnson had problems of his own.
He had a little cat that just wouldn’t leave his home.
He tried and he tried to give the cat away.
He gave it to a little man going far far away...

But the cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was goner
But the cat came back. He just wouldn’t stay away.

He gave it to a little boy with a dollar note.
He told the boy to take the cat up river on a boat.
The boat turned over and was never found,
And now they drag the river for the little boy who drowned...

But the cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was goner
But the cat came back. He just wouldn’t stay away.

The man around the corner said he’d shoot the cat on sight.
He loaded up his shotgun full of nails and dynamite.
He waited... and he waited... ‘till the cat came walking round
And ninety-seven pieces of the man was all they found...

But the cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was goner
But the cat came back. He just wouldn’t stay away.

The H-bomb fell the very next day.
The A-bomb fell in the very same way.
Russia went! England went! And then the USA.
The entire human race was left without a chance to pray...

But the cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was gone,
But the cat came back. He just wouldn’t stay away.


Alternate lyrics:

Macabre Minstrels - The Cat Came Back

Artist: Macabre Minstrels

Album: Morbid Campfire Songs (EP)

Genre: Rock

Now old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own,
He had a yellow cat that wouldn’t leave his home,
He tried and he tried to get that cat away,
Gave it to a man going far away.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

Now the man around the corner swore he’d kill the cat on sight,
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamites,
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around,
Ninety-seven pieces of the man is all they found.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

Gave it to a little boy with a dollar note,
Told him for to take it up the river in a boat,
They tied a rope around its neck it must’ve weighed a pound,
Now they drag the river for the little boy it’s drowned.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

Gave it to man going up in a balloon,
Told him for to take it to the man on the Moon,
The balloon came down about 90 miles away,
Where he is now, I dare not say.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

They gave it to a man going way out west,
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best,
First, the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail,
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tale.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away, away, away, away.

Away across the ocean he did send the cat at last,
Vessel out alone today taking water fast,
People all began to pray the boat began to toss,
A great big gust of wind came by and every soul was lost.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

On a telegraph wire, sparrows sitting in a bunch,
The cat was feeling hungry, thought she’d like them for a lunch,
Climb softly up the pole, when she reached the top,
Put her foot in the electric wire, which tied her in a knot.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away.

Now the cat was a possessor of a family of a own,
With seven little kittens and along came a cyclone,
Blew the houses all apart and tossed the cat around,
The air was full of kittens and not a one was found.

But the cat came back, the very next day,
The cat came back, they thought she was a goner,
But the cat came back, just wouldn’t stay away, away, away, away,
Just wouldn’t stay away.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 12:24:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Biggirl
The return of a once lost pet certainly trumps the loss of one's material belongings...........You can replace all that "STUFF" lost but you can't replace a beloved pet........

What a nice story.........

24 posted on 05/12/2014 2:04:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: M Kehoe
So I took the cat in my vehicle about 7 miles away and dropped him off.

Two days later, the cat shows up at my lanai. After the First lady fed him, and I changed the dressing, I now have a cat. His name is "tiger."

Sorry to hear of your ordeal, life sucks doesn't it?..........

25 posted on 05/12/2014 2:07:09 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: FamiliarFace
I am amazed that the cat still had its collar on 3 years later! My cats lose theirs at least every few months or maybe as long as a year

A number of years ago when I lived in an apartment there was a cat that appeared on the front porch which appeared to be hungry.

Having once had a cat, I still had some cat food and so I went upstairs and poured some into a cup and took it downstairs to give to the apparently hungry cat.

When I got out there, I then noticed that the poor cat had a zip tie around it's neck that had obviously been placed on it when it was a kitten since the poor cat had grown into it to the point that it was being choked to death and its eyes were bulging out.

I then ran upstairs to get a pair of wire cutters but when I returned, the cat had gone and I never saw it again........

That broke my heart and it was then that I vowed that I would do anything in my power to prevent cruelty to any animals..........

26 posted on 05/12/2014 2:19:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thank-you.

The story touched me, and since I was going to take it easy having had a busy day today.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 2:22:24 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Hot Tabasco
That broke my heart and it was then that I vowed that I would do anything in my power to prevent cruelty to any animals...….

GOD BLESS YOU, Hot Tabasco.

28 posted on 05/12/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That is so horrible! Poor thing! How people can be cruel to animals, or people for that matter, is beyond me. A zip tie! Our 2 cats are rescues, as were our previous dog and cat, who are now both deceased. (They both had long, wonderful lives. We miss them immensely.)


29 posted on 05/12/2014 6:54:04 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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