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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Happy Ending

A little heart warming story for you here.


photo courtesy Cedarville University

It was one week ago today that an EF3 tornado hit
out little village.  It touched down on the outskirts and
completely destroyed the Dobbins Farm, among other
nearby barns, sheds and roofs.

Thankfully, there was only property damage and
nobody was hurt or killed.  Our village has rallied around
the ones that lost things, but that is no surprise.
We're a caring bunch of people!

A local meteorologist was surveying damage of
the farm and found a little kitten in the rubble.
You can see a clip of it's live rescue HERE.
Poor little buddy!  Everyone was so glad it was safe.

But the story gets better!
The kitten was reunited with the family!
It's mama was a barn cat and was also safe!
And then two other kittens were found!



photo courtesy of Docton Animal Clinic.
Here's what they said....
"(From left to right) Meet Lucky, Twister and Storm, the TORNADO KITTENS!
The family found 2 more litter mates to the kitten Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek
WHIO TV found yesterday.  They are here to get a complimentary exam; they
look great!  We are so happy a piece of happiness has come from the
destruction and that the kittens' owner and children and friends are safe!"

Isn't that just the sweetest thing?



77 comments:

  1. A definite triumph over adversity and I very much wish them to be a sign of hope and new lives to come for the affected family. What a wonderful story indeed. xx

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    1. Just a silver lining in the cloud, don't you think? Very sweet.

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    2. Are you talking about my blog name? lol

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    3. Thought you might catch that. :)

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    4. Yes I could see you did not want to 'cloud the issue' LOL

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    5. Hope they don't lead to thunder clouds or worse

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  2. What a nighmare to have that hit your village - thank God everyone was alright - but great shame the farm was destroyed.
    It was wonderful that the kittens were safe and reunited. What a story! I hope tornados did not strike often. I liked the names of the kittens :)

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    1. We are in an area that knows all too well about tornadoes! Three have hit our area in the last 40 years and some have been horrible and deadly. We take the warnings very seriously! Yes, so good that nobody was hurt last week! The kitten story was such a nice one, too.

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    2. Just seen the rescue video clip. That poor little kitten was terrified! How wonderful that he.she was reunited with the family :)

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    3. I'ts kind of hard to watch, isn't it? He's scared and cold and wet...horrible. :(

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    4. Yes and first I thought he was trapped under debris and injured. It must have been a dreadful shock for him.
      I bet the poor farm owners had a terrifying tale to tell. I just cannot imagine being in the middle of a tornado.

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    5. Thank goodness they had a basement to hide in! We had a bad storm again tonight! Flood warnings! I could sail a ship in our back yard! It's making me sleepy as I sit at my desk and watch the drops falling in the 'lake'.

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    6. Gosh I'm up still and just saw your comment. Sorry you are having such inclement weather! Hope this does not lead to anything worse - is it normally like this at this time of the year?

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    7. Yes...the midwest is notorious for lots of storms, tornadoes and rain in the spring!

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  3. Its God's grace that everyone is ok..and the story of the kittens getting reunited is so sweet..love the cute kittens..

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    1. It sure is! And they are so cute, aren't they? I loved the names.

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  4. They ended up finding a couple of other barn kittens that belonged to another litter as well! Poor little babies! I CRIED when I saw the news footage of them pulling Twister out of the rubble and her pathetic mewing! Now, here is the part where YOU may call ME "Betsy"...two of the kittens are not faring very well so they are coming out to the Killeny Glen for some serious round the clock TLC! Maybe the cat lady Betsy needs them????????
    LOVE KITTENS!

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    1. I cried, too! It was heartbreaking! Well, I'm glad they found more! So you have the two others or two of these? Aw....I hope they make it! It's amazing any of them lived, seeing that rubble they were found in. Not to mention the wind and rain afterward....and cold. Glad you took them in!

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  5. Ahhh... so cute!! I wonder how long it will be before they find their way down to YOUR house?? Seems all the kittys up there eventually get the word.....

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    1. Well, if they had needed a home, you KNOW I would have been right there to get them! haha.

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  6. Im really happy they are ok Betsy!
    They are so cute:)
    Shen I saw the picture I think they are going to your house lol
    I love them♡♥♡♥
    Really cute!

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    1. No, not to my home. I don't really know the family personally. And they have a family to go to!

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    2. Yes you have enough kitties:)
      I love happy ends:)

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    3. Did your headache go away? Mine is awful...since last night. Ugh.
      How many pills can I take before it's too many? lol....
      Hope your cold is better soon.

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    4. Im better of my headache Betsy
      Usually I take two pills not more
      Maybe you neef sleep early better Betsy and relax.
      Im in my bed talking with you in my phone.
      Here rain a lot !!
      And Im happy:)
      Is our first really rain:)
      Only a coffe would be nice but I dont want to the kitchen.

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    5. You need a coffee maker beside you bed like me! haha.
      I'm waiting for the mister to come home for dinner but there are terrible storms again!
      He's waiting before he tries to drive home.

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    6. I was thinking in that today lol
      My mom love the idea of a machine coffe beside the.I talk her about yours and find lovely:)
      Hope the mister arrive soon and ok Betsy!
      How many storms in spring!

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    7. I do love my coffee by the bed!
      Yes, so many storms! It's the season! First they said another tornado but then no.
      Lots of lightning and rain...I was just looking for hail it sounded so bad!

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    8. So the storms season is in spring!
      Amazing!
      Hope the mister arrive soon.
      Here rains a lot and winds I have to see the bunnies:)

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    9. It's still raining....our pond came back in the yard! ha.

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  7. Oh wow, what a rescue. What adorable kittens and to think they are alive and returned to their owners. What a sweet story and yes, a happy ending.

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    1. It's amazing they didn't just blow away in 145 MPH winds, isn't it?

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  8. Glad they were all found
    And safe and sound
    For a second there though
    I thought you were going to say 3 more were added to your show lol

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    1. Well, you know it gladly would have been done
      if a home was needed for some! ha.
      What's a few more
      coming through my door?
      lol....

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    2. lol Slate may not agree
      And want them to flee

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  9. awwww it is a good story...what a scary moment as well when that drew near...ugh...had to get the hear pumping...glad it had at least one happy ending...

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    1. Yeah, they always say it sounds like a freight train! And these people did, too...

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  10. What a great story, even though I couldn't view the video on my phone. -- silver fox

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    1. Aw, well you may cry if you watch it!

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    2. Mayyyybe not!

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    3. Anyway is sad this little cute cat touched my heart!

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  11. Oh I do love a happy ending....♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, a little bright spot in their horrible week!

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  12. I love happy endings too....and for a moment I thought their happy ending would end up in your kitchen!

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    1. Wouldn't that have been something? I wouldn't have blinked and taken them in! I even have cartons of kitten milk in the pantry!

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  13. They are adorable and I'm so glad they turned out ok!

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  14. such a wonderful story of hope an love, love the name choices!

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    1. I love the names, too! Very clever. I hope they thrive.

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  15. Oh my gosh, look at those faces. Too cute.

    Glad no one was hurt or killed.

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    1. Oh, I know! It was scary, though!

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    2. Storms are scary. We have huge black walnut trees in our yard,and when Mother Nature is in a mood, she bends them back and forth. Really something to see.

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    3. I bet just watching those makes you concerned they will fall completely over!

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    4. They do. Especially when I first moved here. So far though they sway along side the back deck, rather than toward.

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  16. Such cute kittens! Glad to hear everyone in the area is safe. Tornadoes can be very destructive.

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    1. You never think it could be you...but you never know. So scary. I didn't know where all my cats were, either!

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  17. That's a beautiful story and I am very happy to hear everyone was safe. The most heartwarming stories are when people pull together and help one another in times of great need, and when you hear about little kittens being rescued, that's icing on the cake.

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    1. I totally agree...a sweet bit of sunshine after the horrible storm!

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  18. My husband was just today saying that we have no idea what real "weather" is here in the central California valley. We've never had to shovel snow off of our walkway, had daytime high temperatures drop below the 40's (that we can remember), or seen a tornado in person. Of course we have the occasional earthquake. So glad that everyone in your little village was safe!

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    1. Isn't that amazing...the difference right here in our country! Yeah, we've only had once earthquake that I can remember and it was mild. You're really missing out on the snow, though...my favorite!

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  19. I almost didn't watch the video because I am always a bucket of tears when I do. But I did... and sure enough, I cried. The poor wee thing was so terrified. It's wonderful that they were rescued but I can't imagine the trauma that sweet thing endured. I am now crying again!

    I am such a sap when it comes to animals and can't watch movies where they are featured or watch clips that advertise The Humane Society. Does me in. Are the two that Jill is referring to that are not doing well, two of the ones in the photo? I do hope things work out... and I will block my ears and eyes if they don't. :-)

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    1. I know! And I was yelling at the guy to hurry up and pick the poor thing up! But I'm sure he was getting his footing in all that rubble.

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    2. Yes, I was yelling at him too! But the same thought crossed my mind that maybe he was trying to negotiate the rubble, and also trying to see if he would hurt him worse by picking him up. The noise that the kitty was making was just heart-breaking.

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  20. Beautiful story, those kittens deserve a home, not a barn, after what they have been through. Also hoping they get them fixed! Please send some of your rain to western Oklahoma, we are parched, my lawn has not even turned green yet :(

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    1. I was thinking that with our saturated ground! Send some to the west! I thought the same thing...get the little ones fixed! Even barn cats!

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  21. Never should have clicked on the link- Just hearing that poor baby mewing just broke my heart! Believe me, the tears were flowing.So glad they were rescued- and I LOVE their names! Funny enough, I have a 'Twister' kitty myself- and he is quite the handful! It's so wonderful to hear the stories of people caring for each other and for life- we need that hope!

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    1. You have a Twister? Aw. Hope he wasn't rescued from a tornado. Maybe he's just like the Tasmanian Devil? ha.

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  22. Hi Betsy .. what a very happy end to what must have been a terrifying time for the little four-legged beauties ... so pleased for everyone ..cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I'm sure! Poor babies. So glad they were found alive.

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  23. I love stories with happy endings! So glad everyone was kept safe.
    Reminds me that His eye is on the sparrow (and kittens too).
    :0)

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  24. I haven't the heart to see the video yet.
    But knowing all is well, I might sneak a peek.

    I can't imagine going through something so horrible. But to go through it and live to tell about it, that is a miracle. God was there!

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    1. It's REALLY short...but you can see he's distressed and crying pitifully. Poor little one!

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  25. Oh I am so glad, they are all safe and sound! People and kitties. And I do hope they can rebuild their farm... When I watched the Video, my cat Rosie was sleeping on my desk. At the first sound of the fearful whining of the little kitty, she got up in alarm and was staring at my computer with big, big eyes.
    Betsy, it was so nice of you, dropping a line at my blog.Thank you, dear. I am quite fine, only a lot of work and a nasty 'mouse arm'. In fact, I am not allowed to use my computer. Have to though to make a living for my cats. But I tried not to be too disobedient...
    Kindest regards Christel

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