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(KBOI2 Boise)   A soldier in Afghanistan saves a wounded cat from the battlefield and nurses him back to health.The soldier soon realizes that the bit of compassion and love that cat showed him is what it took to stay strong. Have a dusty Caturday   (kboi2.com) divider line 1244
    More: Caturday, Afghanistan, Caturday, Oregon City, Fort Lewis, compassion, KATU, open wound, soldiers  
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2013-03-21 05:48:47 PM  
Wonderful story. Best wishes to both of them as well as the parents.
 
2013-03-21 07:53:13 PM  
Good story...full of happies!!  Glad he got to bring his buddy home.  :D
 
2013-03-21 07:59:19 PM  
Aww. Koshka is a real cutie pie. beautiful markings too.
 
2013-03-21 08:05:21 PM  
Yay! Welcome to Caturday!
 
2013-03-21 08:05:44 PM  
Busy time at the rescue. Since last Saturday, we've had the following
   Mom 1 - 4 babies
   Mom 2 - 6 babies
   Mom 3 - 5 babies
   Mom 4 - 6 babies (one was euthanized unfortunately due to some severe birth defects)
   Mom 5 - 3 babies

All but mom 3 (who was at a foster's home) are at the rescue. This also doesn't include the 3 mom's with kittens already in foster homes. I'll be picking up my foster group tomorrow night (so that means Mewbies for Caturday SQUEEEE!) but yeesh, we're not into kitten season yet!
 
2013-03-21 08:07:32 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:08:22 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:09:33 PM  
The Ice Queen somekitteh forgot to read the memo, and forward it to her fellow felines! :)
 
2013-03-21 08:10:41 PM  
Great story!  Yay! Caturday!
 
2013-03-21 08:11:55 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:13:11 PM  
Nice story.
 
2013-03-21 08:25:36 PM  

The Ice Queen: Busy time at the rescue. Since last Saturday, we've had the following
   Mom 1 - 4 babies
   Mom 2 - 6 babies
   Mom 3 - 5 babies
   Mom 4 - 6 babies (one was euthanized unfortunately due to some severe birth defects)
   Mom 5 - 3 babies

All but mom 3 (who was at a foster's home) are at the rescue. This also doesn't include the 3 mom's with kittens already in foster homes. I'll be picking up my foster group tomorrow night (so that means Mewbies for Caturday SQUEEEE!) but yeesh, we're not into kitten season yet!


You DO realize that this will require PICTURES, right????  :D  Sounds like a busy week for you!
 
2013-03-21 08:30:08 PM  
BOYOHBOY!!! I am SO ready for Caturday!! YAY! Got really pissed at work today (for you Canadian viewers, that means I was MAD, not drunk) I almost said "screw you guys" and came home early. Instead, I bucked-up and took a tranquilizer and pushed through the rest of the day. And then I read this story....and it didn't seem so bad. :D
 
2013-03-21 08:31:29 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:32:48 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:33:05 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:34:36 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:35:25 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:35:56 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:36:43 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:37:24 PM  

gremlin1: [grmmmie.smugmug.com image 400x278]


:D
 
2013-03-21 08:37:28 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:37:40 PM  

lilyspad: The Ice Queen: Busy time at the rescue. Since last Saturday, we've had the following
   Mom 1 - 4 babies
   Mom 2 - 6 babies
   Mom 3 - 5 babies
   Mom 4 - 6 babies (one was euthanized unfortunately due to some severe birth defects)
   Mom 5 - 3 babies

All but mom 3 (who was at a foster's home) are at the rescue. This also doesn't include the 3 mom's with kittens already in foster homes. I'll be picking up my foster group tomorrow night (so that means Mewbies for Caturday SQUEEEE!) but yeesh, we're not into kitten season yet!

You DO realize that this will require PICTURES, right????  :D  Sounds like a busy week for you!


Oh yes, there will be LOTS of pictures over the next 10 weeks :)
 
2013-03-21 08:38:19 PM  

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 500x374]




This has been my week...Insane day after day! The best thing this week? Taking an afternoon nap with Eli the Bitey. And that is because I did not sleep well the night before...
 
2013-03-21 08:39:20 PM  
Caturday!  Needed this.. Greetings to All...  glad he could bring the kitty back.. the crew is doing well, Fred wants to know where the hell Spring is.. he was basking in the sun yesterday, purring about 6.2 on the richter scale.. even got into play mode.. I had to go cat fishing ( cloth bag w/ catnip on an old fishing pole).. cast it out & reel it back in.. caught a Fred.. he would run with it, drop it, and go after it when I reeled it in some more.. worked some ounces off of him that he could definitely spare...Cali (TV room kitty) has really warmed up.. ready to play as soon as I go in there...
 
2013-03-21 08:39:35 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:40:43 PM  
grmmmie.smugmug.com
 
2013-03-21 08:41:24 PM  

OlderGuy: Caturday!  Needed this.. Greetings to All...  glad he could bring the kitty back.. the crew is doing well, Fred wants to know where the hell Spring is.. he was basking in the sun yesterday, purring about 6.2 on the richter scale.. even got into play mode.. I had to go cat fishing ( cloth bag w/ catnip on an old fishing pole).. cast it out & reel it back in.. caught a Fred.. he would run with it, drop it, and go after it when I reeled it in some more.. worked some ounces off of him that he could definitely spare...Cali (TV room kitty) has really warmed up.. ready to play as soon as I go in there...


Play time=exercise!! Bonus for everyone! :D
 
2013-03-21 08:42:38 PM  
grmmmie.smugmug.com
 
2013-03-21 08:43:18 PM  
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I wish! I could retire, and make some of my friends "very happy"...
 
2013-03-21 08:43:28 PM  
Happy Caturday, everybuddy! Went out this evening and spent another $200 or so on backpacking equipment. Why did I have to pick such an expensive new obsession?!?
 
2013-03-21 08:45:42 PM  
Happy Caturday everyone!

I'm tired of this cold weather, so hear are a bunch of pictures of a sleepy Sophie.

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2013-03-21 08:45:57 PM  

professional_vampire: Happy Caturday, everybuddy! Went out this evening and spent another $200 or so on backpacking equipment. Why did I have to pick such an expensive new obsession?!?


Because it's fun?
 
2013-03-21 08:46:49 PM  

James72: Happy Caturday everyone!

I'm tired of this cold weather, so hear are a bunch of pictures of a sleepy Sophie.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x600]
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ZOMG! Sophie is so pretty!!! Nice pics...
 
2013-03-21 08:48:35 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:49:59 PM  
Since so many have been following the situation, I figure I might as well post an update for you guys.

Haruko had surgery today to have her gallbladder removed.  The surgery went well, from what I have been told.  When I last saw her (about 4 hours ago), she was in pretty much the mood one would expect her to be in.  Honestly she was in remarkably good spirits for someone who had their guts mangled.  She will be spending a few days staying with a close friend.

Several of you have offered to send get-well cards, etc.  As yet, I have not received them in order to pass them along.  The postal service being what it is, I am not surprised.  I will pass them along when I have them.  If anyone else is interested in sending her something, email me (EIP) and I will give you my address so that I can forward it to her.

I want to say a big thank you to those of you that have made monetary donations.  This post is probably the first time she will hear about them, and I know your generosity will be greatly appreciated.  If anyone else is interested in donating, I have a PayPal account at the email address in my profile.  I'm still waiting for PayPal and my bank to get their stuff in order.  I will be delivering what has been collected to her this weekend.
 
2013-03-21 08:50:38 PM  

OlderGuy: Caturday!  Needed this.. Greetings to All...  glad he could bring the kitty back.. the crew is doing well, Fred wants to know where the hell Spring is.. he was basking in the sun yesterday, purring about 6.2 on the richter scale.. even got into play mode.. I had to go cat fishing ( cloth bag w/ catnip on an old fishing pole).. cast it out & reel it back in.. caught a Fred.. he would run with it, drop it, and go after it when I reeled it in some more.. worked some ounces off of him that he could definitely spare...Cali (TV room kitty) has really warmed up.. ready to play as soon as I go in there...


I went cat fishing today, too! Such a fun activity. The best part is when I "catch" Cracker Jack - he flops over on his side or back and grabs the string with his claws while biting another part of the string, as if he's just caught an animal and is killing (or just maiming) it. Love my little mighty hunter!
 
2013-03-21 08:52:17 PM  
That is a wonderful story. The pictures are fantastic. Hard to believe that sweet kitty was ever a feral given how comfortable he seems to be. He sure loves his human. :)
 
2013-03-21 08:52:27 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:52:38 PM  
Turning in early.. started getting that achey feeling a few hours ago.. time for the nyquil treatment ( double shot).. then wrap up in a blanket... usually whatever I am coming down with gets nipped in the bud.. not a good sleep, but I feel way better the next day. Got too much to do to be sick.. bbl..
 
2013-03-21 08:56:02 PM  

lilyspad: professional_vampire: Happy Caturday, everybuddy! Went out this evening and spent another $200 or so on backpacking equipment. Why did I have to pick such an expensive new obsession?!?

Because it's fun?


The hiking part is fun. Haven't gone backpacking yet - it's still too cold/snowy to sleep outside, even in a tent!
 
2013-03-21 08:57:04 PM  
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2013-03-21 08:58:09 PM  

lilyspad: ZOMG! Sophie is so pretty!!! Nice pics...


Thank you.

Sophie says thank you too.
 
2013-03-21 08:58:44 PM  

OlderGuy: Turning in early.. started getting that achey feeling a few hours ago.. time for the nyquil treatment ( double shot).. then wrap up in a blanket... usually whatever I am coming down with gets nipped in the bud.. not a good sleep, but I feel way better the next day. Got too much to do to be sick.. bbl..


Good night. Hope you feel better in the morning!
 
2013-03-21 08:59:07 PM  

kevinboehm: Since so many have been following the situation, I figure I might as well post an update for you guys.

Haruko had surgery today to have her gallbladder removed.  The surgery went well, from what I have been told.  When I last saw her (about 4 hours ago), she was in pretty much the mood one would expect her to be in.  Honestly she was in remarkably good spirits for someone who had their guts mangled.  She will be spending a few days staying with a close friend.

Several of you have offered to send get-well cards, etc.  As yet, I have not received them in order to pass them along.  The postal service being what it is, I am not surprised.  I will pass them along when I have them.  If anyone else is interested in sending her something, email me (EIP) and I will give you my address so that I can forward it to her.

I want to say a big thank you to those of you that have made monetary donations.  This post is probably the first time she will hear about them, and I know your generosity will be greatly appreciated.  If anyone else is interested in donating, I have a PayPal account at the email address in my profile.  I'm still waiting for PayPal and my bank to get their stuff in order.  I will be delivering what has been collected to her this weekend.


Thank you for doing all of this! Very nice of you....please tell her we all say "hi", and hope she feels better very soon!
 
2013-03-21 09:01:01 PM  

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I swear...she has the "floofiest" tail I think I have ever seen!
 
2013-03-21 09:01:37 PM  

OlderGuy: Turning in early.. started getting that achey feeling a few hours ago.. time for the nyquil treatment ( double shot).. then wrap up in a blanket... usually whatever I am coming down with gets nipped in the bud.. not a good sleep, but I feel way better the next day. Got too much to do to be sick.. bbl..


Awww....sorry! Hope you feel better tomorrow! :D
 
2013-03-21 09:03:29 PM  

lilyspad: BOYOHBOY!!! I am SO ready for Caturday!! YAY! Got really pissed at work today (for you Canadian viewers, that means I was MAD, not drunk) I almost said "screw you guys" and came home early. Instead, I bucked-up and took a tranquilizer and pushed through the rest of the day. And then I read this story....and it didn't seem so bad. :D


That was me last Friday. Almost started singing me some Johnny Paycheck. Then I remembered that if I quit I would no longer get a paycheck, so I sucked it up and somehow made it through.
 
2013-03-21 09:03:31 PM  

OlderGuy: Caturday!  Needed this.. Greetings to All...  glad he could bring the kitty back.. the crew is doing well, Fred wants to know where the hell Spring is.. he was basking in the sun yesterday, purring about 6.2 on the richter scale.. even got into play mode.. I had to go cat fishing ( cloth bag w/ catnip on an old fishing pole).. cast it out & reel it back in.. caught a Fred.. he would run with it, drop it, and go after it when I reeled it in some more.. worked some ounces off of him that he could definitely spare...Cali (TV room kitty) has really warmed up.. ready to play as soon as I go in there...


That sounds like a lot of fun! Good kitties!
 
2013-03-21 09:05:59 PM  
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