Aww. Seriously. Just– Awwww!
If this doesn’t melt your heart, then you might be a zombie and you should probably stay away from your loved ones, lest you accidentally feast on their brains:
Judy Pugh, whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes that swept through Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27. The ferocious twister left at least 39 dead in Tuscaloosa alone.
Pugh cheerfully told local station WIAT that she rushed to the hallway with her three cats when the mile-wide tornado hit. The roof fell on top of her, but miraculously she and two of her cats were all in one piece. “I tried to get to my hands and knees but I couldn’t. I heard the young men calling ‘Ms. Judy, Ms. Judy, are you in there?'” she recalls.
Pugh was telling the station reporter about how much she missed her third cat Cadie, whom she hadn’t been able to find for three weeks, when the cat walked right up to her during the interview. “I have everything I want now. I have all three cats,” she said.
I think it’s raining on my face or something.
This seems staged to me. What kind of countertops does that cat have?
@fasteddie9318: I may have to close comments (the outrage!)
Nothing beats that. Here are your 100 internets.
@fasteddie9318: Cat and staged. Something does not belong here.
(I know you’re being sarcastic, I’m just having fun.)
“Shut ‘er down!”
@ABL: U R OPPRESSING MY RIGHTS TO POUTRAGE ON YOUR THREADS! FIRST AMENDMENT! FASCISM!!
(did I get it rite?)
We’re supposed to be into poutrage now?? I cannot keep up. @Yutsano I LOVE that word! I have not heard it before and it expresses perfectly what we see so much lately!
I saw this clip yesterday, and as a cat lover, it seemed to be raining on my face too. That was just amazing, and I believed her when she said she had everything now. I do think the cat staged it though. I mean… look at him… he’s likely thinking he never has gotten enough attention, he saw his opportunity to get on TV and took it. ;) Cats are sneaky that way.
Aw, you can hear the kitty purring when she picks him up.
I saw this a couple days ago. Great story.
Now I wish my cat would saunter up to us like that. He went missing on Friday evening and we have searched the house and the neighborhood. Today we are going to call every shelter and put up the dreaded Missing Cat posters.
The running joke is that he was raptured and we were left behind.
I’m so sorry to hear that… hope he returns safely! If you don’t have a dedicated Animal Control facility in your neighborhood, you might try calling the local police department on Monday, and also the local vet hospitals, because sometimes people will drop ‘strays’ at a vet’s even if they’re not injured.
(When our 15lb rescue dog Zevon managed to escape & disappear into a dark, rainy November night, 36 hours after he’d come to live with us, I called the ‘animal control’ number in the city phone book, which turned out to be the police station. Thankfully, they took all the relevant information, and 15 minutes later, called me back to report that a couple of college kids had found Zeev on the opposite side of the third-most-dangerous intersection in the state, taken him home overnight, and brought him to their vet, who called Animal Control. And Mr. Bad Example got a new name, after the Excitable Boy songwriter!)
I can just see whoever transcribed that video sitting around with 3 colleagues wondering what she just said.
@Opie-jeanne: you might want to drop flyers as your neighbors’ houses, not just on poles.
We did that the first time Jack disappeared, and he was gone for 12 days until someone’s 2-year-old insisted she heard a cat in their basement, so when Daddy went downstairs to show her there was nothing there, they found Jack, who had slipped in through a vent, but couldn’t get back out. They had our flyer from a week before, and brought him over.
He was pretty skinny, hungry, thirsty, but essentially fine. I’m still grateful to that headstrong 2-year-old, who was the only one close enough to the floor to hear Jack’s weakened meows.
@Opie-jeanne: I am so sorry to hear about your lost cat. I hope he makes it home soon.
Thank you ABL for bringing this woman’s story to my attention. I was literally sobbing by the end of the video, even with full knowledge of the outcome. While I have never experienced anything as tragic as this woman, I know what it’s like to lose a beloved pet in the midst of an excruciatingly stressful situation. I lost one of my cats while scrambling to move out of a condo that was in the process of being foreclosed. I too, recovered my cat, though my experience only lasted three days, unlike the three weeks this woman had to endure. My heart goes out to her…
Just one more example of the utter randomness and unpredictability of tornadoes.
“My baby! My one green-eyed, one blue-eyed baby! God love it.”
Just a-bawlin’ over here. It’s like I said on my Facebook page. I was fine until she picked the kitty up and buried her face in his neck fur just like I do with my two guys. Wrecked me, it did.
Seen that video and the cat didn’t seem all that happy about it. Looked well fed too. Just sayin.
But was it a *black* cat? ;)
TRex? Former LLN host? Missed you man, good to see you.
Cats do find food, both by hunting and begging from humans.
I had a 2 year old tom cat jump out the roof of my van on the way to the vet. Took his mom the rest of the way to the vet, went back to try and find him while she got examined and vaccinated. No luck. Posters in neighborhood… 3 days later he came home, about 5 miles and two busy highways safely crossed. He was promptly taken to the vet in a carrier. Vet was pleased he came home gave me a great deal on a vasectomy for him.
@Opie-Jeanne, good luck with your kitty. I just lost my 3-year-old dilute calico last Monday, totally out of the blue, so no one suffered for long (except for the grieving process). It must be far worse to lose a kitty, wondering all the while if it will come back. Keep us posted.
This lady’s story is fantastic.
Aw, scruffy, fluffy found kitteh. Miss Judy gets my vote for Most Likely to Maintain a Positive Attitude. Here’s hoping she and her kittehs get a nice safe new home.
@Opie-jeanne: I hope your luck is as good as mine. I moved two weeks ago, and three days after we were in the new apartment I left the door open while I was out in the driveway with our dog and the cat took a powder.
I walked the neighborhood multiple times a day with the dog calling and calling for the cat and kept going back to the house we lived at previously. Sunday night I was sitting on the couch with the window open and I heard a miao so I called back and listened, heard another miao, called again and listened. Somehow she had gotten into the main entry and was waiting for me there.
Two and a half days I spent worried witless because there are hundreds of feral cats around my neighborhood, so there would be little to no chance someone would come across her and realize she was lost, and the feral cats that used to come in the yard at the house would attack her if she went out at night. She was perfectly fine when she returned.
Keep the faith.
I’m just waiting for ABL to inform us that Cornel West isn’t black and that his perspective fails to take into account the privileged discourse and narrative of the POC blah blah blah
@motorik: This is a perfectly civilized thread about a lady and her cat, to provoke ABL is no excuse for shitting all over it with OT controversies.
@Opie-jeanne: I’m praying for you and your kitteh.
Don’t forget closets and such. I once thought my Sophia was gone, but it turned out she’d slipped into the linen closet when I opened it, which I don’t do very often.
I have to move in a couple of months, and this reminds me I have to take herself for shots and a chip. We’ll be moving from the only home she’s known in her 13(?) years.
@D. Mason: Thank you, sir/madam.
@D. Mason: I promise to stop shitting on ABL’s threads when she stops shitting on people who have the temerity to voice a criticism of Jesusblackobamablack.
Your comments are just as ridiculous now as they were when you were posting as that other guy. Kindly keep your dog whistles out of my threads. Thank you, dear! -ABLackityblackblack
I didn’t quite catch your meaning here, could you spell it out for me in small words.
We visited 4 shelters today, left a description at the nearest emergency vet, and tomorrow we’ll call all the vets near our house.
About to go out and paper the neighborhood, knock on doors, talk to people walking their dogs, etc.
@hamletta: Thanks, we’ve done that but we keep on doing it, looking in the most ridiculously tiny spaces for this big cat. Twice today I jumped when at first glance I thought we’d found him. Both cats were the right size but when I got up close they were not him.
Thanks for posting this, ABL. It made my eyes leak, too.
I hope you find your kitty, opie. I thought one of mine was lost last summer. She didn’t come home one night, but next morning I found she was about thirty feet up the spruce tree in my front yard and couldn’t figure out how to get down. She spent another night up there and I was about ready to call a tree trimming service that also does cat rescues when she got herself down to about twenty feet and then jumped. She was fine.
@D. Mason: and to provoke so poorly, at that. that’s the real tragedy, here.
@opie jeanne: i really hope you find your kitteh.
@ABL: Cornell West:
Shorter: it’s not about me unless it is about me. And it’s always about me dammit!
EDIT: And this is what he chooses to provoke you with? West making a further ass of himself? WEAK. SAUCE.
@Yutsano: and this
as a child of a white woman and a black man, i think it is particularly precious that West attempts to inform mixed race children what they fear. So much fail.
And yes. Motorik, as usual, has nothing intelligent or substantive to offer. He’s a dog chasing a car.
@ABL: I also lurve the dismissiveness by age in that statement as well. I think Grandpa Walnuts tried that trick too. I think MLK would be shaking his head sadly at that statement. But that is pure conjecture on my part.
I saw that last week. Made me cry.
Look at the video, it looks like the kitty is hugging her back.
Paul in KY
@Opie-jeanne: Hope your kitteh is back by now.