Category Archives: Cats

And Now, A Happy Story

 

So moving:

Mohammad Alaa Jaleel who founded Il Gattaro d’Aleppo (The Cat Man of Aleppo), provides a refuge for cats that have been left behind because of war in Syria.

He came across a street dog named Amira, and began to care for her the best he could. When they discovered that she was pregnant, Alaa gave up his room so she could have a comfortable place to rest.

Since they have 80 feline residents, to keep every animal comfortable, Alaa built a little house for the dog next to the sanctuary.

A couple weeks ago, Amira went into labor, but sadly, all three puppies were stillborn. It left her broken hearted. “We were sad and shocked… We gave her a stuffed teddy bear and tried to cuddle with her because she was very sad,” Alessandra Abidin, volunteer of the rescue group, told Love Meow.

That’s when Junior, a kitten they took in from the streets, noticed the teddy bear, and decided to approach it and the dog.

She slowly walked up to Amira and eventually made her way to her paws. Then she proceeded to rub her face on her. It was then things began to change.

A few days later, Amira was no longer holding her teddy bear.

Instead, she was playing with a tiny kitten on her back and tending to her like a mother would her puppies.

 

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Rex Murphy: “Trudeau’s desire for global praise comes at the price of Canadian jobs, and Canadian unity”

This Cornish Rex cat is not related to or affiliated with Rex Murphy in any way.

 

In its zeal to be seen as champion for a problem we have minimal capacity to cure, this government has roiled the Canadian political landscape, stirred a current of rage in Alberta, set provinces bitterly at odds with each other, shattered the governing party in Ontario, placed useless taxes on an already depressed industry, and chased billions of dollars of investment money out of the country. Most grievously, it has already indicated to the world that Canada is a very inhospitable place for any projects large in scale that in any way might wander under the eyes and objections of global warming zealots, the politicians who support them, and governments that are their willing partners.

The world has indeed already taken notice that Canada doesn’t have its “act together” and Canada has already learned that it is “getting harder and harder to get its resources to world markets.” It is certainly true of the most cardinal resource of global commerce, our oil.

 

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Putin’s New Bridge First Crossed By Cat

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin looked set to be the first to cross the controversial multibillion bridge linking Russia to Crimea—but a cat seems to have beaten him to it.

Putin drove across the newly built bridge to Crimea—a territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014—to officially open its road lanes for car traffic. His truck led about a dozen others from Russia’s Krasnodar region to Crimea, as TV cameras showed Putin to be the first to make the 12-mile trip, as he inspected the construction that will continue until next year.

But a local feline gave his seal of approval a full day before the Russian leader, after apparently making the journey by foot.

No word on whether this cat was liquidated.

(OH! I’m terrible!)

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Another Casualty of Plant Closures in Ontario

Pepper and Sammy are paid by the taxpayers of Ontario in room, board and veterinary care. These “mice-control technicians,” as one bureaucrat called them, are the reason there is no rodent problem at the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus, Ont., about 120 kilometres north of Toronto.

The cats are soon to be fired, however. The government will shutter the plant next September.

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“Cats Man of Aleppo” turns home into shelter

This guy I like.

Unlike many Syrian families who fled the country after war broke out, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, 42, chose to remain and take care of the less fortunate felines affected by the war.
“I’ll stay with them no matter what happens. Someone who has mercy in their heart for humans, has mercy for every living thing,” said Aljaleel.
Aljaleel once had six or seven hungry critters, but soon the pride grew to 170 in no time, where he built a sanctuary in 2015 and named it after his first cat “Ernesto’s House.”
Aljaleel is known as the “Cat Man of Aleppo” for caring for his feline friends, protecting, feeding and keeping them as healthy as possible.
Although cats had the lion’s share of Aljaleel’s care, children were also recipients of his kindness, as he used to open his house to schoolchildren who come to visit the sanctuary.
“All the schools and the children used to come and visit the sanctuary,” he said. “They would see the huge amount of cats that were left behind by their owners.

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Cat Bento Boxes

When one reflects on one’s life, does one ever ask what is missing? Is it wealth? Meaning? A bento box in the shape of a cat?

If you said cat-shaped bento boxes, you’re in luck:

Offered by Tokyo-based Oriental Foods, these cat-shaped bento boxes measure 16.5 centimeters (6.5 inches) long and have two tiers, so that you can keep your rice separate from the rest of your lunch.

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Mail Carrier is “Greeted” by a Feisty Little Fella Every Day

Every day when Debra, a Canada Post Letter Carrier comes to drop off mails at this one particular house in a neighborhood in Hamilton, Ontario, she encounters a feisty tuxedo kitty who guards his house with a lot of ferocity.

It is the highlight of my route and I love him! Scarier than any dog yet…. Pretty sure he would rip my face off if the glass window didn’t keep him in.”

 

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