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March 04, 2005

Friday Cat Blogging

Update #2: Us cat bloggers talked him into it. Kevin Drum posted pix of Inkblot and Jasmine.

Update: I couldn't let this pass today. A cat survived a ten mile trip on top of a car. The owner didn't know her orange tabby was on top of her car until a motorist pointed at it. The cat must have jumped on top of the car when she wasn't looking. The cat, Cuddle Bug, or C. B. for short, is doing just fine, if a bit anxious.

Another orange tabby is credited with saving his family's life. Owner Sharon Kehoe said that the heater had malfunctioned last month and began filling the home with carbon monoxide. The alarm went off, but she thought it was just ringing in her ears. She would have gone to sleep if the cat, Stanley, hadn't scratched her to wake her up. She and her husband called 911, but everyone, including the cats, suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. The family owns another cat and two dogs. Everyone's fine now, and the house has new detectors. The cats was given tuna fish as a reward. It's their favorite food.

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My husband found some pix of the kitties on his computer and e-mailed them to me. They have never been posted on my blog before.

This is a shot of Oreo with our cat Domino when she was a newborn. Domino is three years old now. Domino has one green eye and one blue eye. She is white with three gray spots on her back, which is why we call her Domino. Believe it or not, this shot was taken of Oreo and Domino while they were under my son's dresser.

Oreodomino


Posted on March 4, 2005 at 09:57 AM | Permalink

Comments

What a great picture! I still remember fondly when our cat was Mary's kitten -- during the Reagan Administration....

Posted by: Fred Vincy at Mar 4, 2005 12:54:24 PM

Domino was Oreo's first kitten. She was unusual - a single-kitten litter. That happens sometimes. Oreo's other two litters were five kittens each. One from the second litter died, and four from the third died. That last batch was especially sickly. All of them died in the first couple of days, one in my husband's hand as he was trying to feed it formula. The fourth one died a month later. Lucky came from that litter, and he almost died when he was a month old. That's why we named him Lucky - he's lucky to be alive. I never want to go through that again. I still get upset thinking about it.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 4, 2005 1:57:57 PM

That's a great photo. How adorable. I wish my female could have a litter, but I had to de-sex her when I brought her into the country.

Posted by: Andrew at Mar 4, 2005 2:16:49 PM

Aw, what cute kitties!

That cat-on-the-car story reminds me of when I was in college and we had some kittens around who liked to crawl up in the suspension of my brother's huge old rattletrap Ford F250 (all our pets -- and my parents -- loved that thing for some reason).

My other brother took it out one day without checking underneath and noticed a flash of black and white as he came to a stop about five miles from the house. It was one of the kittens, which he managed to locate and bring home. The other was lost, poor thing.

Posted by: zuzu at Mar 4, 2005 4:53:33 PM

Too cute. Really. Adorable.

Posted by: SB at Mar 5, 2005 12:10:00 AM

That is quite possibly one of the most adorable pictures ever. Great capture. Especially for being under the dresser!

Posted by: Sunidesus at Mar 5, 2005 2:26:04 PM