The Cannon feline family, from left: Mouse (runt of the litter); Lurlene, matriarch of the furry feline clan; Pinkie; and Mini Me, the only male of the group.Photo by Chuck Cannon.

Paul Hair

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Here’s a photo of cats at or near Fort Polk, La. There’s a story that goes with it as well . . . some of it good and some of it a bit sadder. From DVIDS:

That is until Billie showed up. Billie was even smaller than Lurlene when she arrived. Nothing but skin, bones and long gray hair, Billie was a little shy at first, but quickly learned that both Susan and I made good cuddling partners.

After checking the neighborhood to see if some had “misplaced” their kitten, we took Billie to the vet. No pregnancy this time, but the poor little thing was in bad shape — an eye and ear infection, crushed carpal joint on her right front leg and three of her four foot pads looked as if she had been dragged, leaving them raw.

Click over to DVIDS for the entire story.

Top Photo: The Cannon feline family, from left: Mouse (runt of the litter); Lurlene, matriarch of the furry feline clan; Pinkie; and Mini Me, the only male of the group. Photo by Chuck Cannon, via the Fort Polk Public Affairs Office.

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