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Chinese kitten stows away on LA-bound freighter
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Associated Press Staff

Posted on 07/12/2012 9:04:51 PM PDT by thecodont

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A 3-month-old kitten survived a journey across the Pacific, traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles without food or water while locked in a freight container on a ship.

The orange-and-white short-haired kitten traveled 6,500 miles before arriving Wednesday.

[...]

The kitten ate and slept well at the Carson Animal Care Center, said animal control director Marcia Mayeda. He was alert and responsive Thursday.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cats; china; containershipping; kittyping; losangeles

1 posted on 07/12/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

So how did they know it was Chinese? Did it “merow” instead of “meow”?


2 posted on 07/12/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: thecodont

3 posted on 07/12/2012 9:09:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: HerrBlucher

dissident kitteh escapes the opreshun!


4 posted on 07/12/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: FrdmLvr

Give that kitty a Viking helmet!


5 posted on 07/12/2012 9:13:10 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: RC one

Yup. I bet that kitten hates Meow Tse Tung.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 9:13:36 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: thecodont; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

7 posted on 07/12/2012 9:13:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Are his eyes OK?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 9:17:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: thecodont
It's amazing how they can shut down and survive.

I had one climb into the 240Z during an overhaul (unknown to us), we left for the weekend, temps over 108 outside, and the Z wasn't under shade.

When I opened it up, the kitten staggered out, mostly dead, but with a very clean intestinal tract (everything was in the car).

We fed it some water, and it lived. The smell in the car eventually went away.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/12/2012 9:17:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: HerrBlucher

I thought it was mouse se tung


10 posted on 07/12/2012 9:20:37 PM PDT by willyd
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To: thecodont
If it was a Chinese registered ship and crew....that kitty did some serious evasive maneuvers while on board.
11 posted on 07/12/2012 9:24:37 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: thecodont; Slings and Arrows

12 posted on 07/12/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Puckster

We’re your: `You catch-`em, you stun-’em, you kill-’em, you butcher-’em yourself steakhouse.’ “Mel’s Char Palace,” a self-service, fine-feline dining experience.

Yeah, that cat had nine lives, at least.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 9:42:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: thecodont

The crew should have kept the kitten as a mascot.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 9:43:10 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: thecodont

The crew should have kept the kitten as a mascot.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 9:43:10 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: HerrBlucher

He looks Chinese. Glad he made it out—that was his lucky day to escape China.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 10:29:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: thecodont
Was he Siamese, if you please...?


17 posted on 07/12/2012 10:41:45 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: thecodont
If Janet Reno finds out about this, the Kitten is Toast, I mean Meow Meow Soup.
18 posted on 07/12/2012 10:45:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He defected from comeowism!


19 posted on 07/12/2012 11:57:25 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks part mizer or small part siamise.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 2:58:08 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: sf4dubya

needs political asylum.

Keep him away from the cannibal in the White Hut.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 4:28:20 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: thecodont

Chinese kitten

22 posted on 07/13/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: FrdmLvr

It’s the slanted eyes . . . . (& the “Made in China” sticker on his bottom).


23 posted on 07/13/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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I will never understand how a God of good would allow so much suffering, pain and EVIL people...


24 posted on 07/13/2012 4:33:59 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Cute little guy. Hope he gets adopted.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 3:59:57 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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