Category Archives: Beloved Cats

Brower the cat allowed to stay at Texas library after international outcry

The cat, who had spent six years living in the library in the town of White Settlement, was due to have been removed amid claims from council leaders that he was triggering allergies of library visitors. But amid outcry that swept from Texas to Malaysia and Germany, officials in the town near Forth Worth have reconsidered.

Forth Worth? This is Texas, not Scotland.


Cat Rides Out Fort McMurray Fire in an Oven

True story:

For one Fort McMurray cat, it turned out the best place to ride out a raging wildfire was inside a stove.

Jody Lishchynsky says that’s where firefighters found her black cat Tux when they were going through the rubble of what used to be her house.

From what she understands, firefighters are speculating an explosion in the home might have blown out the stove glass, and Tux crawled inside. Then another blast or something else caused the appliance to topple onto its side, trapping Tux while simultaneously protecting him from the flames.

Lishchynsky says the day the fire bore down on her neighbourhood in the northern Alberta city was sheer chaos. She had heard neighbourhoods near where she lived were being evacuated, so she headed home to pick up her son and start boxing up photos and important documents.

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Sad News


Tama, the spokescat for a railway station in Wakayama Prefecture, has died. She was sixteen. She leaves behind thousands of adoring fans:

Tama, a cat “stationmaster” of a railway station in Wakayama Prefecture whose immense popularity helped boost the railway’s revenues and the local sightseeing industry, died Monday at a local animal hospital aged 16 years and two months, the equivalent of about 80 years in human age, the railway said Wednesday.

Tama was a “tourism superstar extremely popular in and out of Japan who contributed greatly to promoting tourism in our prefecture. I am filled with deep sorrow and appreciation,” Wakayama Gov. Yoshinobu Nisaka said in a statement.

According to Wakayama Electric Railway Co., which appointed the female tortoiseshell cat to master of Kishi Station in January 2007, Tama had been recuperating from rhinitis since May. She is believed to have died of acute heart failure.

The day before her death, Wakayama Electric Railway President Mitsunobu Kojima visited Tama to wish her a speedy recovery. At the time, Tama stood up and let out a strong meow.


Sadness indeed

Our friend has lost a friend, drop by with a kind word.

Sadness at the Daily Bayonet:

I said goodbye to my blogging partner today.

My oldest cat, almost 18, has passed on to the place where the mice are plentiful and the sun is always up to warm her black fur. She slept on my desk for every post on this blog and kept me company all through the day & night.

There may not be much posting tomorrow, I don’t know if I’ll be able to sit here and work without my partner.