Nov 17, 2013
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by John Ulrich
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Finn The Cat, during recovery from surgery.
Joshua Tootell sent in this photo, with a note:
"This is Martin 'Flying Finn' Finnegan (or Finn for short). He was caught being kicked down the street like a soccer ball as a kitten, requiring extensive surgery. Now resides with Josh and Jo Tootell in Jamul (San Diego) California.
"His namesake Martin Finnegan was an Irish road racer who died in 2008 when his front brake failed. He had a dirt track start so his riding was a very elbows-out loose style that was exciting to watch on the sketchy Irish roads.
"The pup Finn is hanging out with is Mai're (pronounced 'Moi uh'). She thinks she is a cat, too.
"I'm an occasional (when I'm not broke) M1GP and STTARS racer."
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