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Sixty five million years ago, a 6.2 mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth and unleashed hell.  The impact released 200 million times more energy than our mightiest atomic bombs, blasting superheated gas and debris in a corona of destruction that settled into a post-apocalyptic orbit around the planet.  

The dinosaurs found it impossible to survive the event.

The alligators?  Just dandy.  Maybe a bit smug seeing all those cocky tyrannosaurs get theirs.

Contemplating this helps to explain our derpy little miracle:

Tally. Lives.

Raging fire and collapsing infrastructure?  Whatever.  Stop Drop and Glare evidently works like a charm.  That and being built like a little tank.  

When we asked the rescuers if any pets had been rescued, they truthfully answered no.  However, it wasn't until some weeks later that salvage teams began entering the building.  One of them must have come across Tally, Queen of Destruction lounging in the midst of the ruins.  Or she was found embarrassingly lodged in one of the traps left out to retrieve missing cats- depends on how much dignity you assign to her.  

Word made it to us days ago that she was alive.  We found her safe and sound at the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary- which, by the way, has awesome tours.

We are, of course, overjoyed.  We cleaned her up, can see her whenever we want, and the world feels right again.  

Bad things happen in life- but if you hang in there, occasionally, hope pays off.  
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ooklah Featured By Owner 6 days ago
huzzah!

Clearly, she got bored while you were away.
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donutguy640 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
ingredients: bacon, awesome sauce

SO glad to hear!
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Tattorack Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read this now. Great to hear!
And yeah, gators are made of tough stuff!
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Watch-it1337 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
That's awesome! It really is a miracle! :D I'm happy for you!
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HazzardousEco Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
TALLY LIVED?!!

*fist pumps epically*

That is a stroke of amazing luck Dave and Liz, congrats to the both of you Hug and Tally too Huggle! 
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Salahir Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great news you two :D Tally has some dragon ancestors, I'm sure. Wouldn't be surprised if some dragon legends are based on a first contact with alligators.
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ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YAY! That's awesome to hear! And also a little frighting assuming that Tally now is invincible. o.o 
That's great to hear guys! :D How did the sanctuary know to contact you though? Was Tally chipped? 
Also, will she return home soon? Is she all right? No burns? o.o
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peachtales Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
That is so fantastically amazing.
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Treyva Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
That is great news. I hope your lives can get back to normal (or not, normal is somewhat overrated) soon.
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Asylbek Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Just WOW!
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