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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:00 AM

Toto The Tornado Kitten


On June 2nd of last year, a violent tornado ripped through western Massachusetts, carving a swath of destruction that could be seen from satellites.

A tiny 6-oz kitten was an unlikely survivor. Plucked from a high branch by a tree worker, the grey and white kitten quickly endeared himself to all who came in contact with him. No one knows what he went through, or how far he had been carried. Rescue workers named him Toto.

No one could resist petting the wee kitten. Even Police Chief Dawn M. Charette, who is allergic to cats, gave him cuddles and scritches.

“After what we saw out there, that kitten was like a symbol of hope,” she said. “I saw guys, I mean big, tough cops, just break down when they saw that kitten.”
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http://mousebreath.com/2012/04/15/toto-the-tornado-kitten-now-a-celebrity/

Hope and resilience come in all sizes!











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Are_grits_groceries Apr 2012 OP
xchrom Apr 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Apr 2012 #2
malaise Apr 2012 #3
enlightenment Apr 2012 #4
OnyxCollie Apr 2012 #5
hifiguy Apr 2012 #6
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #7
emilyg Apr 2012 #8
Howler Apr 2012 #9
asjr Apr 2012 #10
marshall gaines Apr 2012 #11
MNBrewer Apr 2012 #12
meti57b Apr 2012 #13
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 #14
eridani Apr 2012 #15
Cleita Apr 2012 #16
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #17
CatWoman Apr 2012 #18
hamsterjill Apr 2012 #19
Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2012 #20
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #21

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. yay Toto!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:14 AM

2. GD

The home of all good kitten posts.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:17 AM

3. Awwwwwwwwwwww!

Meh kitty indeed

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:51 AM

4. That's a lovely story, and

it's great that Toto's people have written a book to help out the Animal Rescue organization that helped save his life.

Very cute kitteh (as I remind my furry behemoth that swinging from the hanging light in the kitchen is simply not acceptable - even if there is a giant moth fluttering around . . .) !

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:02 AM

5. Lookit that little baby!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:07 AM

6. Mega-squeeee factor!

I hope the little guy has a great forever home.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:24 AM

7. Mega - AWWWW! KNR

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:53 AM

8. Love Toto.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:59 AM

9. YAY SPLASH!!!!

What a big heart!!!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 11:01 AM

10. I saw that kitty and all the things

I have been bitching about this morning just flew out the window.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 11:18 AM

11. way to go,toto

 

thank god???

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 11:48 AM

12. Kittehs are magical creatures!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 02:48 PM

13. a big awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww for the little kitteh!!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 02:51 PM

14. awww. so cute

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 03:13 PM

15. OK, I've jsut rethought my initial opposition to kittehs in GD

(As opposed to the Lounge or the Pets group.) Squee factor just too high.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 03:17 PM

16. A little newborn. It's sad to think of what happened to the mom and litter mates.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 04:02 PM

17. Wonderful!

What a sweetie.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:05 PM

18. a kick for Toto



great find, Grits

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:48 PM

19. Goodness in humans

Great story! I love it when humans make me smile by their acts of kindness. It's way to rare these days when that happens.

Long life to Toto and his marvelous adoptors!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:51 PM

20. Tornado Cat approves of this story:

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:20 AM

21. K&R! OMG! What a tiny miracle!

Thank you so much for posting this... Wonderful story and the pic is beyond words.

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