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Saturday, October 11, 2008

every kitten is a gift

I see in the news today that Vladimir Putin received a baby tiger cub for his 56th birthday. Reports are that he treats her tenderly, for he is said to be very affectionate to children and animals. Not that loving a 20-pound Ussuri tiger child is a tough job or anything. (The Ussuri tiger is another term for the Siberian tiger. They are critically endangered, so you might see them all die out in your lifetime. A thought which fills me with desolation.)

Every kitten regardless of size or species is a gift, though. For example, how about these babies hanging out at the Next to Nature pet supply in Tacoma? They need nice homes. For a $100 rehoming fee (it covers their fixing and shots), you can have a soft, purry new fam member.

More cell cam shots, of course.

You could wake up to this.

Even world leaders need a furry friend. They get to have a bigger variety, that's all. Then they get to give them spiffy things like coffins, such as this one for Crown Prince Thutmose of Egypt's cat, "Ta-Miaut." "I bristle before the Sky, and its parts that are upon (it). I myself am placed among the imperishable ones that are in the Sky, for I am Ta-Miaut, the Triumphant."

I would like to know who gave the Egyptian gentleman Puimre (lived during reign of Pharoah Thutmose III, 1479-1425 BC) his cat, the first pet feline with a recorded name: Nadjem, meaning either "dear one" or "star."


Parker said...

I hope that those lovely kittens find forever homes!

Pat said...

I want them all...

Fin said...

I agree with you, every kitten and every cat is a gift.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Such delightful kittens, I'm sure they won't be waiting long for homes.

I hope Putin's tiger cub gets to grow up in a nature reserve, It's good to see a leader being kind to an animal.

Props to Thutmose III's scribes for recording dear one's name too.

curator said...

Yes, I too hope they find forever homes! If I hear anything I will be sure to say something. They are so friendly and sweet, they helped me shop for cat food.