Feel Good Friday

by admin on June 10, 2011

So, your week was crappy, your boss unappreciative, your kids behaved like demon spawn on crack, your car pooped out in the middle of the intersection, and the air conditioning died in your apartment.

But this video will make the world all right again.  Trust me.   Direct link for those who cannot view embedded videos: http://youtu.be/NClRJ9Xz1so

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

DGS June 10, 2011 at 6:38 am

Oh my goodness, adorable!!! I’m not even a pet person, and I think this is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. How sweet that the dogs were so kind to the kitten, and that the little stray found a place to belong.

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Dorothy June 10, 2011 at 6:57 am

I agree-it puts everything in perspective. I hope the kitty has his/her forever home.

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Erin June 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

D’awwww :)

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1st-Time Mommy June 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

That was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

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LilyG June 10, 2011 at 8:32 am

It’s not coming up. Say, O Beloved Admin, could you put the link to Friday’s videos, please? They usually won’t play on my computer unless there is a direct link/URL and I can go to that.
Thank you.

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Numa June 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

It’s so nice to see that the kitty was successful in obtaining a staff and is now living the life of luxury all felines so richly deserve! Ha, this is the way all kitty adoptions go…you’re hired, now pet me. I love cats!

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Moonie June 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

How sweet! This little guy has found love beyond measure.

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admin June 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

Don’t you love how kitten’s eyes are closed in dreamy bliss?

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LovleAnjel June 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

Loves loves! How wonderful.

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PattyAnne June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

Cute as all get out!!!! I think that kitty thinks it’s a puppy. LOL

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bansidhe June 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

That is just the sweetest thing ever! I love the way the one dog lets the kitten “nurse.”
Everyone looks so contented and peaceful.

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ABF June 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

Absolutely precious! We are so blessed to share this planet with such awesome creatures!

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badkitty June 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

So sweet, but it breaks my heart too because you can tell the poor thing was starved for any kind of contact before he found his new family… yay for forever homes!

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livvy June 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

so so cute! Kitten looks just like our black kitty, who is also quite the lover. Right down to the tiny white fluff on his chest!

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Genevieve June 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

This is so adorable! It looks like the kitten has found a good mom-substitute.

I do want to caution about something that came up in this video – the “adorable stray that followed us home.” With cats, people seem to assume that any skinny cat that does not have a collar is a stray. In reality, if it is loving and affectionate and lets you approach it, it most likely belongs to someone and is displaced or just out wandering. Many cats who are socialized were abandoned by their owners, but as a person who recently lost our own loving and affectionate cat and in the process of looking has realized how many people “adopt” any friendly cat that comes their way, without necessarily looking for the owner, I hope those who posted this video, and anyone else who finds a loving stray, does do due diligence in trying to find the original owner of the pet.

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ladycrim June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

That actually brought tears to my eyes. Now I want to go home and cuddle my kitties.

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LilyG June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

What a lucky kitty! And thank you for including the link.

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AKatC June 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

It could be the pregnancy hormones (combined with the fact that I am an animal lover and have 3 cats of my own) but this video had tears streaming down my face! Beautiful and what a lucky little kitty. What good dogs the videographer has as well!

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gramma dishes June 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Genevieve ~~ I totally agree with you. Cats often do not wear collars and you’re right that if they’re friendly to humans, they’ve probably been socialized in someone’s home. That home may be frantically looking for their little black kitty.

I do hope that the dog’s humans did try to make sure that there was no one searching for this kitten. But I think they probably did look for ‘lost pet’ ads in the newspapers, posters on light poles, etc. as well as asking around the neighborhood if someone lost one.

But did you notice that the humans never approached the cat at all? It intently followed the dogs, even running along very fast behind them to try to keep up. It appeared that it really wanted to be with the dogs. And seemed content with them, and they with him.

Hopefully it really was a waif and is now in a happy home with companions he loves and who appear to love him. Just as hopefully, no child(ren) is/are brokenhearted tonight because they can’t find their kitten.

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admin June 11, 2011 at 4:15 am

This video appeals to me because two years ago, we had a very similar experience. Our family was driving home one summer night and had just exited off a highway ramp and were idling at a stop light at the top of the ramp. I was in the front passenger seat and I heard the cries (screams, more like it) of a small cat or kitten off to our left in the wooded median area between the highway and state road. We turned left onto the road, U-turned around and parked on the side of the road. Husband, son and daughter went investigating. A kitten identical in color and size to the kitten in the video came rushing out of the woods, through tall grass beelining it for my daughter. Climbed her leg to get into her arms. There was another larger cat lurking in woods and we got the impression the kitten was running from it. Put the kitten down and she promptly followed us and climbed into arms again. She was a major “talker” too. Took her home, fed her (“talking” all through eating, too), had her spayed and vaccinated. Husband and I are terribly allergic to cats so she had to be an outside cat but our old cat would have none of it and chased her when we tried to transition from living on the front porch to living outside. I eventually found her a wonderful home with a retired gentleman whose elderly cat had recently died. Inky is now queen of his house and quite the character. Given where we found her, Inky had either been abandoned or was born feral.

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Tundra June 11, 2011 at 2:00 am

^ Why cats should be microchipped, I think. :)

This is absolutely adorable, though I think it’s going to be a rather soggy kitty rather often, the way he’s getting licked!

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Enna June 11, 2011 at 10:22 am

That cat is very cute. It is true it could have bee someone else’s but they didn’t approach the kitten, it followed them. Maybe it had lived with dogs before? I remember reading one story in a newspaper that a hamster in a rodent ball was going down the hard shoulder of a motorway – they tired to find the owner they thought maybe the hamster was accidently dropped/rolled out of the car.

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AS June 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

It is so sweet.

As some people said, I hope the people checked if the cat belonged to someone else. Let us hope they tried to find out.

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Jade June 13, 2011 at 3:40 am

So sweet, I remember when I bought home my stray kitty at six weeks old and our Golden Retriever did exactly that (she also carried him around by the scruff of the neck) Over ten years later and every time I bring him back to visit they go straight back into the same old routine (although now the retriever seems content to let the cat wash himself)

But sometimes as the very big kitty is crawling over her while she’s trying to nap or nipping at her ear, the retriever will give me a weary ‘remind me again why I put up with this?’ look…

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Midnight Kitty July 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I had a Golden Retriever/White Sheppard mix (GingerBear) who picked out a kitten from my then BIL’s cat’s litter and loved it just like the kitten in the video. Angel was pure white instead of all black, but otherwise quite similar. GingerBear was spayed, so I don’t know what Angel got out of “nursing,” but Bear was willing to let her try. I had another cat of my own, as did my ex-husband. Angel belonged to GingerBear. Angel weighed 18 pounds when she was full grown. By then she would hold Bear’s face in her paws as she licked it clean. So cute. They slept together, hung out together, and were as tightly bonded as the two cats I own now (and they are sisters from the same litter).

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