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Meet Pebbles, our latest rescue kitty

Old 05-13-2020, 10:54 AM
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Default Meet Pebbles, our latest rescue kitty

For the cat lovers out there... you know who you are!

Some of you will remember that we lost our beloved Pablo tragically at the end of March. We weren’t planning to add any new pets (family members), but last Friday (6 weeks after Pablo passed), a friend of my son called him in great distress because a wounded kitten had been left on her porch. His friend thinks that the mama kitty left the kitten on her porch hoping it would be helped.

Meet Pebbles. She is about four weeks old, and is recovering from burns and lacerations from (according to our vet) being under the hood of a car at the wrong moment. Most of her tail is gone, and at the moment three of her four legs are injured, but x-rays revealed no broken bones! She has a great appetite, and is very playful and affectionate despite the amount of pain she is having.






What impressed me about Pebbles is her tenacious will to live! Yes, I could have bought fishing tackle or boat parts with the money we have spent on her, but I think she is going to be a great addition to the family. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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Outstanding sir!
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A friend for life. Rescues, once they get over their fear, tend to be very loyal.
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Its amazing how cats seem to find you rather than you finding them. So far nine cats have found my wife and now she is the crazy lady in the neighborhood feeding the strays and of course wants to take them all to the vet.....n I think 9 indoor cats are enough.

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Good for you and your family for taken her in, we need more people like you. We had a three week old stumble into our yard last week so hard to resist she has now found her way into the house what's one more !
Good luck with her she is a cutie.
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Once Pebbles recovers, another kitten would be the best thing you could do for her. They do real well in pairs!

They're so cute when they're little (like most things).

We have 2 rescues.

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I wouldn’t call me a lover of cat’s but I do love my cat. The only cat I ever bonded with. Super cat, always comes when I call her name, is waiting on the stairs when I come home. She is more like a dog than a cat. She even licks me like a dog. She was abandoned at a vet hospital and our daughter brought her home instead of putting her down. The note left with the cat said that they could not care for the cat so euthanize her. She was only about 5 months old.

Hope your new family member is as good as ours!
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Thanks for saving her! In 2008 we were looking for a cat after getting over the loss of our 19 year old tuxedo cat. Our vet had a kitten that had been dropped off at her clinic one Sunday morning in bad shape. He had some injuries to his face and had lost one eye. The vet said she didn't know if she could save him but decided to try since he was such a friendly guy even in his injured state. She fixed him up and we adopted him and brought him home. He was friendly but a little shy when we brought him home and introduced him to our other rescue, Willow, a small, cute but feisty little Siamese mix the same age. We named him Simon. He is now a big (16 lbs) , sweet friendly guy. He meets me at the door when I come him and follows me around the house all day and sleeps on the foot of the bed at night. Despite his rocky start in life he seems really grateful to humans for helping him when he needed it. Having just one eye doesn't seem to bother him at all.


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Who's cutting onions around me!!??? Must be because my eyes are watering..

But seriously, you're a true saint. Thank you for rescuing that little baby.
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Thanks for rescuing that kitty, I have 5 myself, all strays that found me one way or another.

Speaking of how the injuries dont seem to bother them, take a look at this one, several videos on imgur of this little guy having fun

https://imgur.com/gallery/xxb0qf8

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Simply, Thank you Dr. Dan!!

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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Its amazing how cats seem to find you rather than you finding them. So far nine cats have found my wife and now she is the crazy lady in the neighborhood feeding the strays and of course wants to take them all to the vet.....n I think 9 indoor cats are enough.
9! What's the litter box situation? We have 4 cats and as far as I am concerned that's 2 over "the limit".
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Love it when a rescue hits the lottery. Good for you. I hope she repays you in love 1000x over fishing gear
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Outstanding! I truly believe animals recognize when they have been saved and they make the best pets in my opinion. Here’s my guy I found in a ditch as a kitten, skin and bones and all shivery and covered in fleas. He’s eating good now especially when the fishing’s hot!


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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Its amazing how cats seem to find you rather than you finding them. So far nine cats have found my wife and now she is the crazy lady in the neighborhood feeding the strays and of course wants to take them all to the vet.....n I think 9 indoor cats are enough.
enough is not the word I would have chosen
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Originally Posted by SeaSquid631 View Post
Outstanding! I truly believe animals recognize when they have been saved and they make the best pets in my opinion. Here’s my guy I found in a ditch as a kitten, skin and bones and all shivery and covered in fleas. He’s eating good now especially when the fishing’s hot!
We have a rescue cat. Came from an abandoned home... skin and bones when we got him. He's a grown up jack @ss now
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I think they know when they have hit the lottery on finding a good home but they still have to be ass's about it
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Congrats

I just spent over $1000 on one of our cats, she ended up losing an eye. Could have put her down but we decided to nurse her back to health and she's slowly recovering. You're right could have bought more fishing gear, but this is more rewarding.
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Should have named her Lucky
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