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Feud over Frankie the cat leaves family with 20,000 legal bill after 'foster owner' refuses ...
DailyMail ^ | 21 December 2012 | Nick Fagge

Posted on 12/29/2012 8:55:17 AM PST by Daffynition

The black dot on his nose and his white-socked paws do not single out Frankie as a particularly remarkable cat.

So it must be his charm that has led this moggy into the centre of a bitter tug-of-love which ended in a courtroom drama and left one family £20,000 worse off.

The extraordinary row, which has set two lifetime animal lovers against each other, began last year when Rosalind Mahoney handed over Frankie to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: kittyping
This moggie knows he's the cause of *Trouble,* with a capital *T*.


1 posted on 12/29/2012 8:55:23 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Slings and Arrows

Happy New Year Caturday!!!


2 posted on 12/29/2012 8:58:29 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Lessons learned, don’t foster out your pets and find a rental that allows pets. Still, that’s pretty cr@appy of the old woman and the judge.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 9:10:13 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Daffynition

Cats really take to little old ladies. I picked up a cat at the pound who was given up by a little old lady because she couldn’t take care of him. He was very affectionate and we bonded quickly. However, when my mother came over to visit, he was all over her and ignored me, and she doesn’t particularly like cats.

I think the old lady should have given the cat back to its rightful owner, there has to be countless full grown cats that need homes and it would only take a few days to have a new cat friend again.


4 posted on 12/29/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Daffynition

That look says, “when the cats take over, you will be the first to die, Mr. Photographer.”


5 posted on 12/29/2012 9:13:05 AM PST by KarlInOhio (I'm tired of being beaten like a malcontent elf so Obama can pretend to be Santa.)
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To: Daffynition

6 posted on 12/29/2012 9:16:49 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Daffynition

My Zorro not only has a black nose, he has a little goatee and black mask like the original Zorro.

Happy Caturday!

7 posted on 12/29/2012 9:23:33 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney's gift to the country....Boehner bowing to Obama while kicking the Tea Party.)
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To: Daffynition

I hope the old lady gets hit by a trolly.......


8 posted on 12/29/2012 9:23:52 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Perfect!


9 posted on 12/29/2012 9:25:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Daffynition

"...????...$50,000....shoot him"

10 posted on 12/29/2012 9:26:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: HerrBlucher

My mom became ill and she and her beautiful Maine Coon moved in with us. For the remaining 12 years of her life, she and the cat were inseparable companions. Cat would sit under my mom’s chair in the dining room to accept treats, secretly dropped for her. Well, mom passed away, and cat remained with us. We lavished her with attention, special treats, and kept the cat’s favorite blanket on mom’s bed in her empty room. Within a month, I found the cat dead, under mom’s chair in the dining room. I believe she died of a broken heart.

I feel sorry for all the parties involved. I don’t believe the judge was particularly a cat-lover.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 9:27:54 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Hot Tabasco

12 posted on 12/29/2012 9:30:08 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
The comments there are quite revealing since most are in favor of the old hag keeping the cat. From what I've read on line, Brits don't seem as attached to their cats as we do here as evidenced by how they allow them to freely roam the neighborhoods......

There was a thread here recently of a mailman who created a blog with photos of all the cats he typically encounters on his mail routes.....over 50

13 posted on 12/29/2012 9:33:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Daffynition
It's not unusual. I remember a court case where an ex-gf entered her ex-bf's home while he was gone, stole his dog and disappeared...after months of looking for her, he finally tracked her down and she refused to return the dog.

The case ended up in court and the judge said it was in the best interests of the dog that it not be torn away from his new family. She (the ex-gf) was never charged with burglary, theft, or even forced to compensate the victim monetarily for the loss of his dog.

14 posted on 12/29/2012 9:33:12 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: greyfoxx39

“My Zorro not only has a black nose, he has a little goatee and black mask like the original Zorro.”

So does my Mao, Mandarin for “the animal that makes the ;mao; (meow) sound.”


15 posted on 12/29/2012 9:38:42 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Daffynition

Moggies rule!


16 posted on 12/29/2012 10:08:48 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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17 posted on 12/29/2012 11:06:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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19 posted on 12/29/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Withholding an extremely uncomplimentary comment about the catnapper.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 11:18:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

This old woman is reprehensible - I assume that all civilized people will shun her for the remainder of her life. I hope some decent cat-burglar will steal Frankie back and return him to his rightful home. The family will still be out $20k, but at least they will have their pet.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 11:24:01 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: HerrBlucher

“.. when my mother came over to visit, he was all over her and ignored me”.

I love that story, HerrBlucher! Almost like the kitty knew she had a challenge. You will lovz me, Grammy and luvz me now”. (now why do I think that your Mom really did start loving your kitty?!)


22 posted on 12/29/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

My children and I lived for a few months with my parents while we were looking for a house in the area. My father “hates” cats, but my cat loved him. He would sit talking about how foul cats were, while she stood on his knee, being petted and sticking her claws into his skin. :)


23 posted on 12/29/2012 2:26:31 PM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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