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Old 02-08-2019, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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Amazing story of one tough cat who looks quite like the original "Fluffy the Wonder Cat."


https://www.foxnews.com/us/fluffy-th...rozen-to-death
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:10 AM
 
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Lol, I started to write "you registered just for this story?" then understood you been here for a while, just the cat and you have the same name.

I am glad for the cat, but have no idea why they not just bring it in during that extreme cold. Yea, it is an outside cat, but it will not kill them just to put it inside until the brutal cold and snow blows through.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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Apparently they lost track of the cat and didn't find her right away. She certainly looks dead in the photo of her on the floor, encased in snow and ice.

It may have helped that she's a young cat. There have been cases of young children who drowned in icy water and were resuscitated.

Man kills 6 month old daughter by drowning; police resuscitate her.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...223215655.html

Child revived almost 2 hours after drowning, but how?

https://www.iflscience.com/health-an...cy-stream-how/
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:31 AM
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Location: Brooklyn,NY
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The story reminded me of Stephen Kings Pet
Sematary. Glad Fluffy made it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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A black and white cat they call Fluffy
Thought houses a little too stuffy
With no place to go,
got buried in snow
But survived cuz she is a toughie.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I was furious when I saw the photo of this poor, neglected cat. Owners should be frozen to death....kitty was covered from head to toe with huge icy balls and patches, almost unrecognizable as a cat.

This was not a stray but had owners who left her out...
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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I was furious when I saw the photo of this poor, neglected cat. Owners should be frozen to death....kitty was covered from head to toe with huge icy balls and patches, almost unrecognizable as a cat.

This was not a stray but had owners who left her out...
My exact feelings. People are stupid and their pets pay the price.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: In the outlet by the lightswitch
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I was furious when I saw the photo of this poor, neglected cat. Owners should be frozen to death....kitty was covered from head to toe with huge icy balls and patches, almost unrecognizable as a cat.

This was not a stray but had owners who left her out...

My understanding from reading the article is that is was a stray, of sorts. It says the people moved into the house and there was a cat living outside and they "adopted it."


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Fluffy reportedly had been living outside the house when new owners moved in within the last couple of years and adopted her.

It sounds like it was a barn cat of sorts, not a house cat. It's not like they "got" a cat and started leaving it outdoors. It was an outdoor cat that came with their house. Probably left there by the previous owners or a stray that the previous owners "adopted" as well.



In any case, I am glad the cat is okay. I got a laugh out of it growling at the vets when they revived it. There is gratitude for you.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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My understanding from reading the article is that is was a stray, of sorts. It says the people moved into the house and there was a cat living outside and they "adopted it."


From the article:





It sounds like it was a barn cat of sorts, not a house cat. It's not like they "got" a cat and started leaving it outdoors. It was an outdoor cat that came with their house. Probably left there by the previous owners or a stray that the previous owners "adopted" as well.



In any case, I am glad the cat is okay. I got a laugh out of it growling at the vets when they revived it. There is gratitude for you.


Oh please....they adopted it? Then it was their responsibility to get that cat OUT OF THAT WEATHER!
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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Oh please....they adopted it? Then it was their responsibility to get that cat OUT OF THAT WEATHER!
Exactly. The very least they could have done is provide it with some kind of outdoor shelter, even a styrofoam box with a blanket in it would have helped, or at a minimum let it stay in the garage for a few days.
No, instead they thought it had super powers and could survive outdoors in sub freezing temps without any help from them. Yet, they adopted it?
It would have been much kinder to take it to an animal shelter even if it may have been euthanized. That's better than freezing to death.
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