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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 05:25 AM

Cat Attacks Woman Kicking Snow At It In Detroit

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Reply Cat Attacks Woman Kicking Snow At It In Detroit (Original post)
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 OP
Major Nikon Dec 2013 #1
lame54 Dec 2013 #11
Paulie Dec 2013 #2
B Calm Dec 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #5
LisaLynne Dec 2013 #4
HipChick Dec 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #10
hamsterjill Dec 2013 #12
Phentex Dec 2013 #7
geardaddy Dec 2013 #8
KurtNYC Dec 2013 #9
HarveyDarkey Dec 2013 #13
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #17
R B Garr Dec 2013 #24
LisaL Dec 2013 #30
Brigid Dec 2013 #14
TrogL Dec 2013 #15
nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #27
Brigid Dec 2013 #28
nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #29
Arugula Latte Dec 2013 #32
Liberal Veteran Dec 2013 #16
Rob H. Dec 2013 #31
Aerows Dec 2013 #34
Kali Dec 2013 #18
dipsydoodle Dec 2013 #19
pintobean Dec 2013 #20
Kali Dec 2013 #21
pintobean Dec 2013 #22
R B Garr Dec 2013 #23
magical thyme Dec 2013 #25
chungking34 Dec 2013 #26
Systematic Chaos Dec 2013 #33

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:53 AM

1. Reminds me of Monty Python's killer rabbit

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:18 PM

11. She needs the holy hand grenade

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:06 AM

2. Cat does the take down, then ends up being tossed

But pegs a perfect 10 on the landing ready to take some more face off.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:30 AM

3. That should teach her not to be cruel to animals!

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Response to B Calm (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:41 AM

5. Exactly

Served her right.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:30 AM

4. The dog is like ..

I am NOT getting involved with THAT! YOu are on your own, hoomin.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:42 AM

6. The cat was put down...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:13 PM

10. That's sad.

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Response to HipChick (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:23 PM

12. That's what I heard as well.

Very sad, since it was obviously provoked.

I hope this woman gets a massive case of hemorrhoids.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:57 AM

7. That woman was an asshole...

why was this being filmed?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:05 AM

8. Served her right.

The cat wasn't even in her yard.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:38 AM

9. around :25, the victorious cat is walking around like "you want some more?"

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:51 PM

13. There's more to the story...

 

A Detroit woman’s big heart got her into some serious trouble with a feline friend this week, after the cat she rescued from certain death and welcomed into her home, nearly tore her face off after she kicked snow at it for fighting with the family dog.

The entire cringe-inspiring altercation was caught on camera by Buddy the cat’s owner, who uploaded it to the internet through a viewer news submission tool. She explained that Buddy had been taken into her home as a stray after she learned he was about to face an early death on the receiving end of a bullet, and had never been anything other than “sweet as pie” in the house.

Flash forward to this week, when the woman went outside to break up a fight between Buddy and the family dog by kicking snow at the cat, causing him to spring like a ninja into the air and attack the woman’s face with a flurry of scratches and bites that look painful even on camera.

The attack sent the woman to the hospital where she was treated for deep bites to the forehead, which ended up becoming infected and manifesting into cellulitus, swelling up an entire side of her face.

Buddy has since been picked up by animal rescue and tested negative for rabies, and if everything goes well he should be back out in time for his next Ultimate Fighting Cat-ionship bout against the UPS guy this weekend.

http://aattp.org/a-stray-cat-shows-this-woman-why-you-dont-start-fights-with-a-feline/

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:06 PM

17. That article fails to mention

that they would've killed the cat to do the test. Very sad that.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:55 PM

24. I guess I missed this post, but this is what the story was that was on the news

the woman wasn't evil about the cat, she just got in over her head without realizing how vicious it would become.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:57 PM

30. I am not sure how everything could go well for Buddy.

Considering that in order to be tested for rabies, Buddy had to be euthanized.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 01:10 PM

14. Let's face it:

Cats, especially those that have been strays or ferals, can be extremely unpredictable. Even my spoiled housecats can be brats when they want to be. And just a few weeks ago, a DUer said that as a kid he/she had a friend whose family had a 20-pound tom cat made up mostly of muscle, teeth, and claws. The cat had to be taken away when it killed a neighbor's German Shepherd. If a cat feels threatened, no telling what it might do.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 03:44 PM

15. I owned a psycho kitty

We had moved to a new house. First time she was let outside, I had to go rescue the neighbour. The cat had decided to set up shop on his back porch and no way, no hell was he going to be allowed in his own house.

One time the dog catcher picked her up. I found out she was at the pet control centre and went out to rescue her. They had put her in the psycho ward where they keep the ferals so she wouldn't upset the other cats. When she saw me she started trilling and purring and they were convinced I'd switched cats on them.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:27 PM

27. The cat killed a German shepherd???

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:30 PM

28. That's exactly what I said.

But the DUer insisted it was true. Scary, eh?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:45 PM

29. Poor dog! Being torn to shreds by cat claws is *not* the way I'd like to go out...

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Response to Brigid (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:02 PM

32. Goes for dogs, too.

There are even stories of always-sweet-as-pie Golden Retrievers suddenly attacking and killing people.

I always consider myself an animal person but lately I've concluded I've got a latent fear of unknown dogs because I've had some bad experiences with dogs and witnessed some scary, unpredictable behavior over the years. Usually dogs can do a hell of a lot more damage than cats can, too.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:02 PM

16. Cats are deceptively strong.

As anyone who has ever tried to bathe or give a pill to a cat that doesn't want one can testify.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:51 PM

31. Yep, and five of their six ends are pointy

They're so small and fast they can be all over you kicking your ass before you even know what's happening. (And I say that as someone who absolutely loves them.)

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 04:51 PM

34. I adore cats

and yes, my sweetie pie is deceptively strong when she is picked up and doesn't want to be a place where she doesn't want to be - she only weighs about 10 lbs, too.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:11 PM

18. this video is no longer available because the uplaoder has closed their YouTube account.

I always miss these thangs.

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Response to Kali (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:15 PM

19. Maybe just as well now that the circumstances are clearer.

See reply #13.

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Response to Kali (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

20. Here's a working link

from a Detroit news station's youtube account.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:27 PM

21. yikes

scary cat

I wonder what we missed at the beginning of the video, seems to be more to the story than we see. Shit I bet that hurt but what was she kicking it away for - if it was about the dog, she kind of just left it out there anyway.

I can see she might have been in a bit of panic after that attack, though.

It is funny just on the surface though. Cat kicked her ass pretty good.

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Response to Kali (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:42 PM

22. I posted that before seeing the story up-thread.

I removed the rofl guy. It's not as funny now.

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Response to Kali (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:52 PM

23. You are right that there is more to the story

I saw this on the news at the gym, and some of the back story is that she had taken the cat in (I forget the exact circumstances, it was feral or lost or something), so she wasn't entitrely heartless. I guess she just got more than bargained for in the cat and couldn't abide its behavior. I imagine that's why their interaction was being videotaped, and she was probably trying to protect someone or something else by engaging it like that.

Sad situation all around.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:01 PM

25. It looked like that cat was trying to get back through the gate to go after the dog

at the very end of the video clip. I wondered about its aggressive behavior, if it might have rabies.

That was very abnormal behavior, even with provocation. Most animals will run away; not fight back like that. It's too bad the cat had to be killed, but if it had rabies not only was that woman exposed, but anybody else who handled the cat would have been exposed and need to take the post-exposure rabies vaccine. Unfortunately, they still seem to only be able to confirm rabies by looking at the brain.

You don't have to actually get bitten. If any saliva gets on a cut or scratch -- and they can be microscopically small -- they would be at risk.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:12 PM

26. A perfect example of karma in action

 

Maybe that foolish woman will learn something from this experience. Or maybe not.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:35 PM

33. Mr. GM? I wish to attack the Ogre Drone with my Vorpal Cat of Infinite Hissing plus 3.

Okay SC, looks like you hit on a 3 or greater due to the Drone's horridly low Intelligence, Wisdom and Movement Speed on the slippery surface. Roll your d20!

clackity-clack

I rolled a natural 20! Critical hit!

clackity-clackity-clack

9 points of damage doubles to 18, GM!

Nice job, SC! The Ogre Drone has taken massive damage to the head region and is making a slow and clumsy retreat from your party! Give yourself a skill point in Melee Cat and a 1,000xp bonus.



EDIT - so I go through the trouble of creating this and trying to put some nerd humor into a thread, and then when I'm done I see all these new posts upthread about the whole story.

Whatever. I'm not taking it down. Think and say what you want. I'm truly sorry for both the woman and the cat, but FML.

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