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50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan
Buzzfeed ^ | 11/25/12 | Summer Anne Burton

Posted on 12/01/2012 9:43:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Photographer Fubirai has spent the last five years documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam the island in Fukuoka, Japan. The cats are fed by local fishermen and wander freely through the streets, boatyards, porches, and houses of the city. Heaven.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: catheaven; kittyping
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1 posted on 12/01/2012 9:43:27 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 12/01/2012 9:46:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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3 posted on 12/01/2012 9:47:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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4 posted on 12/01/2012 9:48:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The kitties are just begging to be turned into LOL cats. Please, someone, give the poor kitties some captions.

I love hovercat from #17 and #23.

5 posted on 12/01/2012 9:50:35 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL. Now the kitty ping list is triple pinging.

Ain’t technology grand?


6 posted on 12/01/2012 9:50:46 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Japanese brothers of the Viking Kitties...The Samurai Kitties. Complete with their own Navy ;)


7 posted on 12/01/2012 9:52:45 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Slings and Arrows

One of my favorite reactions from customers is the one where they go, ignore the cat, he/she doesn’t like strangers, and is shy, wellll, that is strange...., normally he disappears when people come over, and he never lets them pet him...


8 posted on 12/01/2012 10:01:42 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Nik Naym

Back in my day, we were QUADRUPLE-PINGED, and WE LIKED IT!


9 posted on 12/01/2012 10:02:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Looks like these are just community cats rather than family cats.

It's not rare for a cat that is allowed to roam, to adopt two families, and "commute".

10 posted on 12/01/2012 10:06:10 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; KarlInOhio
The Japanese brothers of the Viking Kitties...The Samurai Kitties. Complete with their own Navy ;)

And considering all the hovercats, their own Air Force.

11 posted on 12/01/2012 10:06:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well back in MY day if we wanted to triple ping we had to go get some carbon paper and make three copies with that, then we had to take them to the post office, buy 3 stamps and mail them to the same address. And we LIKED it.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 10:11:10 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Back in MY day we had what was called a “mimeograph” machine where you stood and hand cranked a big drum until a “copy” of your letter soemhow emerged on a sort of wet, blue-tinted piece of film.

We didn’t even THINK of triple pinging.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 10:21:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Slings and Arrows

Beautiful kitties there. BTW, my uncle gives money to help take care of the cats at the Coliseum in Rome. He went there on vacation and he fed the kitties while over there. I also remember when he had a Himalayan cat, “Himmee,” he loved him so much, When Himmee passed on, he was so bummed out, he was in a funk for over a month or more. I know the feeling.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 10:22:15 PM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: Nik Naym
A mimeograph machine, like the kind I used in the school library:

15 posted on 12/01/2012 10:25:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: All

Great pics, especially the “Peeping Tom” in #45 although they are all fantastic.

I saw a cat for the first time 50 years ago and have been fascinated with these little rascals ever since then.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 10:31:48 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office? - wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: Lancey Howard

Just LOVED the smell of fresh mimeographed test papers in the morning!!! ;o)


17 posted on 12/01/2012 10:37:30 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums
Just LOVED the smell of fresh mimeographed test papers in the morning

Ha! That smell came involuntarily right back into my brain when I google-searched for that picture of a mimeograph.

18 posted on 12/01/2012 10:41:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Slings and Arrows

Some nice cat photos.....but I was not amazed.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 11:01:34 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: 2010Freeper

I will pray for your jaded soul.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 11:12:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lancey Howard

And the smell was heavenly! Remember getting to turn the handle in school? Then you got to carry a still warm pile of papers back to the classroom-sniffing all the way!


21 posted on 12/01/2012 11:12:19 PM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Mom MD
Then you got to carry a still warm pile of papers back to the classroom-sniffing all the way!

Yeah... huffing all the way... I even got to pour that ink fluid into the thing from time to time.

22 posted on 12/01/2012 11:22:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Slings and Arrows

This made me so happy. Beautiful and healthy they all look.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 2:54:58 AM PST by angcat
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To: Lancey Howard
I used to work on office equipment and I think you are getting mimeo and spirit duplicators confused. The mimeo used conventional ink and a wax and fiber stencil. The spirit duplicator used solvent to pass purple dye from a master to paper, hence the smell.
24 posted on 12/02/2012 3:00:23 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ll bet that island has a distinct odor.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 3:14:47 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: angcat

They do!


26 posted on 12/02/2012 3:15:46 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

Can we assign the opening tune from Saturday Night Fever to Photo # 19 ?


27 posted on 12/02/2012 3:24:12 AM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: CrazyIvan

Though technically correct, most folks referred to the spirit duplicator as a mimeograph. At least by the time I was regularly reproducing college class handouts as part of my student job in the early 8o’s, everyone in the office called it the mimeograph. Thankfully by then we didn’t have to hand crank, but had an automatic version with a counter that *usually* worked.

On the receiving end, I always preferred true mimeographs because you’d get more legible copies.

These days it would have to be called something else— spirit duplicator wouldn’t be PC for some...


28 posted on 12/02/2012 3:25:09 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: KarlInOhio; Slings and Arrows

#19 — “When you’re a Jet...”


29 posted on 12/02/2012 3:28:30 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh. Flashback. Every Saturday night when Dad ran off the church bulletin on the mimeograph I had to stand at the end and “slipsheet” — throw in a blank paper between every copy so the next bulletin wouldn’t smear ink.

Before the newfangled mimeo, he did the bulletins on a hectograph. Not even a machine. Just a pan of jel.

Glad those days are over.


30 posted on 12/02/2012 3:30:11 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Safetgiver

Nah, kitties are very clean and bury their poop.


31 posted on 12/02/2012 3:39:45 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: KarlInOhio; Slings and Arrows

#16 — “E.T.” or “The Creation of Adam?”

#20 — “If do right, no can defense.” Mr. Miyagi

#26 — “Show me the way to go home, I’m tired and I wanna go to bed...”

#31 — “Wax on, wax off” (I know, I know, 2nd Karate kid reference. My apologies.)

#39 — Siamese, er, um, tabbies

#43 — Gone in 60 seconds

#47 — “I really needed that nap. I’ve been such a basket case lately...”

#48 — “Michael Flatley, eat your heart out.”


32 posted on 12/02/2012 3:52:39 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cat Heaven Island

Or mouse hell, depending on whose side you're on......

33 posted on 12/02/2012 4:29:11 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So few are ear tipped. TNR would help here. The kittens, from the ferals we’ve been trying to trap, had fleas, worms & giardia. One needed a transfusion & 3 days in the hospital. They are so close to catching them & getting them fixed.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 4:59:35 AM PST by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Beautiful kittehs. I wish I could live there. It would be my idea of heaven. Cats are the most amazing critters. I love my girl to pieces. I know it sounds silly to those who have never had a cat (or a dog) but my kitty is truly my best friend.

Re:mimeograph machine, thank you for the memories. I too instantly could smell the fresh scent of papers in the morning. What a great childhood memory! ;)

Glad you all liked the article. Hurray for the KITTY PING LIST! ;)


35 posted on 12/02/2012 5:42:38 AM PST by Gefn
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To: 9YearLurker

Yeah but my two guys require a full replacement of litter in TWO boxes every five days or your eyes hurt.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 6:05:55 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Mom MD; Lancey Howard

And the smell was heavenly! Remember getting to turn the handle in school? Then you got to carry a still warm pile of papers back to the classroom-sniffing all the way!

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Preparing the stencil was decidedly not heavenly. Had to use a stylus on a sheet backed by a bed of wax. Very time consuming, especially for me, as my handwriting has never been very nice unless I go very, very slowly.

In the later years of my career, my young colleagues never understood why I brought burnt offerings and praise to the spirits inside my ‘puter.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 6:13:47 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Safetgiver

“I’ll bet that island has a distinct odor.”

And probably no birds either. Cats are an invasive species that kills for fun and decimates the wild bird population. I trap them in my yard and send them to the local shelter.


38 posted on 12/02/2012 6:16:35 AM PST by wrencher
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cats do like to fly.


39 posted on 12/02/2012 6:18:06 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Safetgiver

Just think of all those wild animals out there peeing in nature—or even a few big dogs getting walked every day.

These kitties are fine.


40 posted on 12/02/2012 7:01:51 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

It’s a real “CAT”mandu!


41 posted on 12/02/2012 7:38:27 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: green pastures

42 posted on 12/02/2012 10:29:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: green pastures

#46 — “ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOKITTY!”


43 posted on 12/02/2012 10:33:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AmericaUnite

Agreed.


44 posted on 12/02/2012 10:34:40 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

G-d is utilitarian.


45 posted on 12/02/2012 10:35:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Navy Patriot; Slings and Arrows
It's not rare for a cat that is allowed to roam, to adopt two families, and "commute".

Remember the British story of the cat who "commuted" to a distant neighborhood by hopping on a local bus every day?

46 posted on 12/02/2012 10:37:44 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Gefn

Thanks! My kitties are family.


47 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: R. Scott

That they do.


48 posted on 12/02/2012 10:43:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mdmathis6
Smiley - Rimshot
49 posted on 12/02/2012 10:45:16 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: thecodont

Yep. Never paid a fare either, the freeloader.


50 posted on 12/02/2012 10:50:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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