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   Undertoad  Friday Feb 10 01:03 PM

2/10/2006: Rescued cat is pissed



This one is making the rounds. Like yesterday's image it came from an IotDer I didn't connect to a username - if y'all want credit when you send things along, do let me know, eh? But thanks anyway!

Cat reactions don't generally make the most interesting IotDs, but this one is a great reaction, in the middle of a great photograph. Soggy with freezing water, gray with smoke, and grabbed by a fireman whose protective gear doesn't let the cat do anything but complain... I think I might have the same reaction.

I love how the photo catches two different reactions, looking in two different directions. I love how it picks up the gray fur and the gray smoke above. I love how the white all over tells you about the condition and the cold. I love how the only real color is the fireman's red. I love the different textures - fur, fabric, icicles, ice-covered tree, geometric brick and stairs.

And I love how the cat is totally enraged... but ironically, now has no reason for rage, because now it will live to see another day.



mlandman  Friday Feb 10 01:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
And I love how the cat is totally enraged... but ironically, now has no reason for rage, because now it will live to see another day.
Yep, cat is **insert_emotion here**.... has no reason to be **insert_emotion_here**.... sounds like a cat to me.

Cats..... nature's cruel joke to rational people. Glad to see one get all bent out of shape. Hate the bastards.

Funny how the pic goes inline with the recent spat of ice-house ice-boat.......


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 10 01:58 PM

OR......the guy is familiar with cats and their habit of not appreciating being saved, so hes hanging on a little too tightly.



barefoot serpent  Friday Feb 10 02:06 PM

the cat is all like wtf! I was in this nice warm house... and now this dude is dragging me into the cold outside! I bet those are cathide gloves he has on, too.



Pancake Man  Friday Feb 10 02:07 PM

Quote:
the guy is familiar with cats and their habit of not appreciating being saved, so hes hanging on a little too tightly
I would back off very slowly....


glatt  Friday Feb 10 02:11 PM

Oh, I'm sure he's holding on very tight. Anyone who has ever held a cat against its will knows you have to hold on tighter than you would normally want to.



wolf  Friday Feb 10 02:31 PM

When surrounded by video and still cameras, a fireman understands that it just doesn't do to lose his grip on the rescued feline who is going to be the end-of-the-news feelgood story tonight. Having the cat run back into the burning building and having to endanger yourself and your crew over an animal too stupid to get out on it's own is not the way you want to be remembered.

There's other reasons they leave the gloves on. Getting caught on camera throwing a cat to the ground screaming "You fookin' bastid, don't you fooking bite me" does not endear you to the public, even in the post 9/11 we love firemen world.

You ever notice? Save one cat, you head off the news. Get three adults out of a burning building, there might be something on an inside lefthand page.



Happy Monkey  Friday Feb 10 03:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
You ever notice? Save one cat, you head off the news. Get three adults out of a burning building, there might be something on an inside lefthand page.
That's because people don't look like demonically possessed mops.


Elspode  Friday Feb 10 03:59 PM

The cat doesn't care about the smoke, the water, the cold or how it is being held.

The cat is pissed because he's looked around and does not see a food bowl anywhere.



capnhowdy  Friday Feb 10 04:35 PM

...and I say again: I love cats. They taste like chicken.



limey  Friday Feb 10 05:18 PM

This side of the pond "pissed" means drunk, and "pissed OFF" means "in a bad mood". This little misunderstanding gets me every time - I was looking for a drunken moggie ...



Happy Monkey  Friday Feb 10 05:25 PM

moggie....

One of my computer science professors was English, and he used Yank-to-Brit as an example for translation software. The example sentence was:

Lawks a lawdy, lord love a duck! My moggie has popped its clogs!



zippyt  Friday Feb 10 05:42 PM

so translate it already !!!!



Happy Monkey  Friday Feb 10 06:09 PM

"Oh, my goodness, good gracious! My cat has died!"



moonspider666  Saturday Feb 11 08:55 AM

all that hair;it's lucky it didn't light up like a Q-tip



seakdivers  Saturday Feb 11 01:24 PM

Very lucky cat indeed. When our house burned down in 2003 we lost both of our cats. There was a full ambulance crew trying to save them, but the the smoke produced during a house fire is too incredibly toxic, and being little kitties - it was too much for them.



Iggy  Saturday Feb 11 04:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf

There's other reasons they leave the gloves on. Getting caught on camera throwing a cat to the ground screaming "You fookin' bastid, don't you fooking bite me" does not endear you to the public, even in the post 9/11 we love firemen world.
.



I can see it now...


I-Spy  Monday Feb 13 07:54 AM

Get Your filthy hands off me!!- Said the cat!!!



footfootfoot  Monday Feb 13 10:47 AM

maybe I should log in as squirell nutkin,

I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but that image reeks of p'shop. I could be wrong, like I was about the turkey nailed to a tree, but something smells fishy to me.

particularly because all of the above comments are so right on re: cats.

Any how.

the eyes and mouth of the cat are exceptionally sharp and crisp, unlike any other area of the image. maybe just tweaked and not made of whole pixel/cloth. [/benefit of the doubt]



Promenea  Monday Feb 13 11:14 AM

I think foot is perhaps right. 1) the guy isn't holding tightly enough to stop an enraged cat from bolting 2) the cat's body is relaxed looking - the legs draped over and against the man's body, not clawing into it to get purchase to run away 3) I think I've seen that cat face somewhere before...

But no matter how it came to be, it is a wonderfully composed picture.



footfootfoot  Thursday Feb 16 09:11 PM

here is a rescued cat. That's what I'm talking about...



wolf  Thursday Feb 16 11:27 PM

That moves from good picture to great one because of the kitten anxiously watching to see if mom will be able to serve dinner.



seakdivers  Friday Feb 17 12:12 AM

Oh my god that momma cat looks just like one of our kitties that died in the fire.

Echk... that just makes me want to cry - I imagine he looked the same way when they were trying to save him.



footfootfoot  Sunday Feb 19 09:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
That moves from good picture to great one because of the kitten anxiously watching to see if mom will be able to serve dinner.
calling to mind the scene from Tampopo
where the father rushes home and exhorts his wife on her deathbed to get up and cook dinner...

You must see it.


wolf  Sunday Feb 19 10:17 PM

I saw the noodle western many years ago (probably '86 or '87).

I had a craving for noodles that just wouldn't go away, and we had no noodle shops in the neighborhood at that time. Cup O' Noodles just doesn't satisfy the craving.



squirell nutkin  Sunday Feb 19 10:38 PM

I love the scene where the old man is explaining about picking up the slice of pork and pausing before saying (to the pork) "see you soon"

I get hungry just thinking about that movie.



Aliantha  Sunday Feb 19 11:14 PM

What's wrong with spaghetti?



footfootfoot  Sunday Feb 19 11:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha
What's wrong with spaghetti?
Nothing! It's what's (was) for dinner.


Elspode  Monday Feb 20 12:28 AM

This seems like a movie I really should have seen...now I have to track it down and watch it.



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