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AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield
KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen

Posted on 05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT by Pyro7480

A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield.

The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg.

The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away.

The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at turnto23.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; dog; doggieping; kid; kittyping; mansbestfriend; pitbull; pitbulls; vikingcat; warriorcat
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From Cat Rescues Child From Dog Attack In Driveway, Makes Best GIF Ever


1 posted on 05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Slings and Arrows

Heroic kitty ping!


2 posted on 05/14/2014 9:49:52 AM PDT by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480

I love it how the cat turns around briefly to look for the boy’s mother’s approval and then quickly turns back on pursuit of the dog.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 9:51:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Pyro7480

Something seriously wrong with that dog.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 9:53:18 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Pyro7480

That dog needs to be put down.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:29 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Pyro7480

Good Kitty! Kitty gave that dog the good old Ronnie Lott body slam.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Pyro7480

Needs a “like” button. Awesome job, kitty!


7 posted on 05/14/2014 9:55:20 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Pyro7480

Go Cat,Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 05/14/2014 9:58:15 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Pyro7480

I didn’t know that cats do this kind of thing.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 9:59:38 AM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Nachum

I agree! And that cat should live the rest of his natural life on his favorite cat food! I used to get dried sardines for my cat, they were her favorite treat!


10 posted on 05/14/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Pyro7480

That is so awesome.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Pyro7480

Good kitty!! Cats rule, dogs drool!


12 posted on 05/14/2014 10:04:59 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Pyro7480

I’m not a big cat fan but that was cool


13 posted on 05/14/2014 10:05:58 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Pyro7480

An angry cat is a match for most dogs. Dog’s lucky it wasn’t a pet cougar.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Pyro7480

Awesome! I don’t know about other cats, but our cat is very territorial. She loves people, but won’t let another animal to stick around long.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 10:11:30 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Pyro7480

That dog needs to be put down.
That was a completely unprovoked attack on a child outside the dogs territory/yard.
That dog has bad wiring and no inhibition about attacking children.
No rehabilitation; Euthanization.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Pyro7480; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

17 posted on 05/14/2014 10:13:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: libstripper

Dogs usually have size in their favor, but cats are agile and equipped with a lot of sharp objects.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Pyro7480

Cat hero!


19 posted on 05/14/2014 10:14:20 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bookmarked!


20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: knittnmom

One of mine has no problem with letting any stray cat who comes across her path that they are in HER territory.

This particular cat was living in our yard when we moved into our house in 2009 and eventually moved into the house at the beginning of 2012. She’s a scrappy little thing, and has the scars to prove it, most notably a notch in the tip of her left ear.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 10:17:03 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Pyro7480

I’m no cat person but that kitty better get the royal treatment for the rest of its life! I agree with others....that dog needs to be put down....it attacked solely for the pleasure of attacking.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Pyro7480; waterhill; ixtl

Awesome video!


23 posted on 05/14/2014 10:18:07 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Nachum
That dog needs to be put down.

And its owner.

24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Envisioning

I want to see the rest.....did the cat catch up to the dog? Put some more WA on it?


25 posted on 05/14/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Nachum

Amen!


26 posted on 05/14/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Pyro7480; Slings and Arrows

Now that’s a GOOD girl! Way to go, Tara.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 10:20:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: DManA

I’d be testing it for rabies, myself.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Pyro7480

My mouth is hanging open at this whole thing — especially the boy’s injuries.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: meadsjn

Sincerely hope the jackass owner is forced to get out his/her checkbook...frankly, a couple of weekends in jail might teach the dog owner not to let the animal loose again (if it wasn’t an accident).


30 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Pyro7480; Slings and Arrows

Awesomest cat, ever.


31 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Baynative

Nor am I but massive credit where credit is due.

:)


32 posted on 05/14/2014 10:27:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: whinecountry

Great Analogy.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Give that cat a medal for heroism! A ceremony at City Hall would be most appropriate.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Pyro7480
Totally fearless cat, no hesitation at all there. Good girl!

Time to wok the bad dog!

35 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:44 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Salamander

Totally.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 10:32:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pyro7480

Wow. Words fail me. Brava Kitteh!


37 posted on 05/14/2014 10:32:55 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Live like someone left the gate open!)
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To: who knows what evil?

LOL, I’d get behind that.

Maybe she can parlay it into a run for political office. She’d be an improvement on any Democrat (and a lot of Repubs).


38 posted on 05/14/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Slings and Arrows

BTW, the tiger is on camera *right now*.

:)


39 posted on 05/14/2014 10:34:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: All
Here's a youtube link w/ no ads:

youtube link here

40 posted on 05/14/2014 10:34:37 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: CatherineofAragon

Not a bad idea...there are a few feline Mayors out there, IIRC.


41 posted on 05/14/2014 10:38:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Pyro7480

Perhaps the cat should be renamed ‘Streaky’...(comic fans will get it)


42 posted on 05/14/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

That’s true.

I wish a feline could replace my governor, Terry McAuliffe.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 10:40:52 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Any cat could do a better job than that corrupt idiot...the GOPe got him elected.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 10:45:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FlJoePa

Thanks for the link...shows the child’s wounds and it also shows Mom running away after child was attacked...did she think the big bad dog was returning?


45 posted on 05/14/2014 10:49:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Pyro7480

What a good little puss! Extra tuna for kitty!


46 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Pyro7480

That is one tough and protective kitty. Kudos kitty cat.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT by dforest
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes, they did. I can’t even listen to his voice when he turns up on the local news.

Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe...and now Terry McAuliffe. I can still barely believe it.


48 posted on 05/14/2014 11:03:05 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: bluedogpdx

The cat recognized the extreme aggression of that bad dog and reacted. I have a sweet little girl kitty. Before I brought her in for good, some male cat tried to get her. Wow, she turned into a ferocious little being. That bad kitty took off like a bat outta hell after my kitty went after it. LOL


49 posted on 05/14/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Pyro7480

That leap and use of the back leg force was awesome!


50 posted on 05/14/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT by dforest
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