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[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 416 points417 points  (14 children)

Title says it all really. We got hammered with snow yesterday and the heated buckets just couldn't keep up with how cold it was. I was down making sure the horses could still get a drink, and found this little girl. Someone dumped her at the end of our drive and she made her way up to the barn. Their loss, she's adorable and a little cuddle bug.

[–]rewindpaws 144 points145 points  (0 children)

Thank you for taking her in. Beautiful little love.

[–]madisoncares 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Good for you animal lover! Will never understand how some people can live with themselves "dumping" a living thing. It certainly is your gain. She's sweet!!!

[–]SugarCookie307 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That's how we got our oldest kitty. Someone dumped her at my in-laws farm right before a big storm. We put up notices on all the online groups and humane society, but no one claimed her so we knew she was dumped. She's a bit of a pain sometimes but it's a sin someone jus left her and we love her.

[–]Cremacious 30 points31 points  (1 child)

"We got hammered" Yeah!

"with snow" Oh.

[–]Monteze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Woah woah woah....you can do both.

[–]thatdogoverthere 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Your title brought back horrible, horrible winter memories. That was the absolute worst part of winter, we used those big green garbage buckets for the horses out in the fields in insulated boxes that had light bulbs in for heat. It worked great... unless the bulbs burnt out or broke. Then you had to haul a solid garbage can sized hunk of ice out, dislodge it, replace the bulb, and drag the hose all the way out to refill it. All that before the school bus arrived.

At least you got a very sweet cat out of the deal.

[–]Durandal_Tycho 16 points17 points  (2 children)

She has beautiful patterns! Glad she's got a home and humans.

[–]Puremisty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

She is beautiful.

[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's safe now. Getting fat on chicken scraps and sleeping on the finest old coats I can provide.

[–]judy8463 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You are a prince.much love and best wish’s for your kindness.

[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's safe now. Getting fat on chicken scraps and sleeping on the finest old coats I can provide.

[–]Calamius 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Uh, horses can survive in extreme cold?

[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're fine. They're in the barn and out of the wind. They have their jackets, on top of their natural fur coat. They've been fine in the wild for hundreds of thousands of years. A bit of cold doesn't bother 'em

[–]Evil_Ned_Flanderses 177 points178 points  (10 children)

I have 3 PHD's in Skunkology, and that sir, is certainly no skunk. I'd guess it's a platypus, but that's outside of my doctrine.

[–]HoneyZap 62 points63 points  (8 children)

I have 6 PHD’s in Platypusology, and that sir is no platypus, possibly some kind of otter, not my field tho.

[–]StreaksBAMF22 52 points53 points  (7 children)

I see the otter posts on reddit and can confirm that is no otter, might be some subspecies of badger

[–]mike_pants 57 points58 points  (6 children)

I have a badgerologist locked in my utility closet. He says it's definitely a badger and something about missing his family.

[–]HoneyZap 21 points22 points  (5 children)

You know a badger missing his family? Well I hope he finds them soon.

[–]Proccito 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I have 2 PhD's in findology, and I can confirm that the heated bucket didn't heat.

[–]DocWhiskeyPhD 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I have a PhD.

[–]HoneyZap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Username checks out. Tell me how Whiskeyology is going.

[–]HoneyZap 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Rest In Peace heated bucket

[–]Drumcode-Equals-Life 6 points7 points  (0 children)

5 PhDs in Bucketology, 5/7 confirmed dead

[–]kingeryck -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

and yet, Pepe LePew won't stop trying to rape her.

[–]truxlady33 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Awww. So sweet! Love her markings!

[–]hedgehogwalkvertical 26 points27 points  (1 child)

lil skunko looks like he fell asleep first at a party

[–]CaptHorney 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I didn't want to be the one to say it.

[–]Aleksandrovitch 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Those eyes though. Like a pale green Venusian sunset.

[–]Choppergold 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They really do have 9 lives, and Skunk probably traded one in trying to stay warm or hidden from predators around the ranch. They come out of nowhere and acquire human owners too. What a great-looking cat and name. Have a great life together

[–]optimusfeline 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Skunk is absolutely perfect

[–]Forsythe- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

She is beautiful!

[–]Ammmmmx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wow soooooooooo cute. Love it

[–]Mags5 6 points7 points  (6 children)

We found our sweet Skunk as a practically newborn kitten left in the barn on a hay bale. We genuinely thought it might be a skunk. Six months later, he looked very much like your fellow. He was so affectionate! He loved to go for walks with us, turning around and heading for home at the same place every time, just about a mile up the road. Black and white cats are really playful, so enjoy!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Black and white cats are really playful, so enjoy!

Tell that to my black and white cat who's only two modes are being grumpy and peeing/puking on your stuff.

[–]textingmycat 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Have you taken to the vet? That’s not normal behavior

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yes many times and it's perfectly normal behaviour, not everyone ends up with a top-tier cat.

[–]textingmycat 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I wasn’t asking if it was normal, I’m stating as a fact it is not normal. The instinct to bury waste is too strong in cats, even kittens know how to use it. It’s usually indicative of a behavioral or health problem, if not an environmental one. Puking also in addition to dietary issues.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you'd googled for just a minute you'd see that it's perfectly common for cats to fail to learn to correctly bury their waste or for other instincts to override it. You'd also see it's perfectly normal for them to puke without a health issue.

You're not a vet so why do you around giving people bogus "advice". Lies and misinformation aren't a good look. You think you can get away with this in the age of Wikipedia? You got some growing up to do.

[–]textingmycat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you can google anything and find someone who agrees with you, it is not perfectly common, the hundreds of cats i've helped socialize will prove that. unless you get a kitten very young and don't teach it to use the litter box, sorry it's not common. i'm not giving you medical advice so idk why you're getting so bent out of shape, i'm not saying you're abusing your cat. i mean, i'm sure you'd be cool to shit outside of a toilet or puke whenever but your cat might not be. good luck not taking care of beings in your care, you might want to do some introspection on that maturity bit as well. cheers.

[–]SchooledMonkey 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Skunk has a penis on his face

[–]NocturnalMorning2 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I came looking for this.

[–]Fartmaestro13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Came to add say penis face. Glad you guys have it covered

[–]ISmeelMainly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First one to pass out always gets sharpied.

[–]luv_ewe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came here to rename the cat Miss Dickface.

[–]retepog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely magnificent

[–]ladyerwyn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So cute!

[–]Plavalaguna87 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I definitely want to own a farm. Random adorable animals to rescue all the time! People suck.

[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found Schnuffel in the cave I used to work in. Bottle fed him since before his eyes were open. We've been attached at the hip ever since. https://imgur.com/HPdRQXn

[–]UghNotThatGuyAgain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kicking the ice out of the horse buckets sounds like some weird yet awesome kind of metaphor... even though it isn't.

[–]Gwentastic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's exactly how I met my furbaby, except it was summer. I heard meows and called out, and now Baron von Twinkleheim III had lived with us for 7 years.

Thank you for rescuing Skunk. I know she'll be a great friend!

[–]TeslaStalker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beautiful!! Love the wrapped around tail :)) Thanks for giving her/him a home!

[–]badwolfie99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She's perfect and you are an amazing human!

[–]corbaybay 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I hope you searched to make sure there weren't any more or any kittens. People are stupid. I hope whoever dumped her is dead in a ditch somewhere.

[–]RedLabelClayBuster[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I walked all the way down the lane. Only one set of kitty tracks. I even took a spin around the block to make double sure.

[–]corbaybay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww. Glad you double checked. And that this beautiful baby found you.

[–]Lukavian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Somewhere, Pepe Le Pew's ears just perked up.

[–]TrailMixJunkie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a cutie.

[–]anne4582 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skunk is a lucky cat

[–]wahnsin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skunk has seen some things, man. And some stuff.

[–]bead-itqueen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a nice fuckin kitty right there!

[–]ThaRudistMonk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey I have a cat named Skunk too shes really smol and I love her a lot.

[–]Mastengwe 0 points1 point  (2 children)

“Kick the ice out of the horse buckets”

This could mean something, I know it.

[–]MCPhssthpok 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Horses drink a lot of water. If you have water buckets for them and the water freezes, you need to break the ice or refresh the water for them.

[–]Mastengwe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got it, just sounds like it could have a second meaning.

[–]lirio2u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So pretty

[–]skudzthecat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Human owned.

[–]totally_anomalous 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chosen. Cats pick their staff. (Dogs have masters; cats have staff.)

[–]0ne_of_many 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s inverted

[–]90265sbsbsbwtf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yay for skunk! Skunk makes it out of the snow into a loving home!

[–]vinnydeuces 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Everyone meet my cat, Mr. Dickface.

[–]Holein5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cocknoggin

[–]UNomimalone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cat was looking kinda dumb with a tail and no thumbs And the shape of an "L" on his forehead Well the mews start coming and they don't stop coming

[–]R1fl3man1776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we got hammered... by 12 gauge birdshot

[–]sukkitrebek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone gonna point out the black patch on her nose looks like a wang? Adorable still though haha

[–]makeAgreatagain -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Do you live in the 1800s or a shithole country?