Thanks to good friend and reader Laura Brown I can share this wonderful link with you.
"Cats and sailors have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years," the article begins. And a picture is worth a thousand words, so it continues by offering many excellent photos of sailors and their pointy-eared fur mascot buddies over the years.
You'll meet the kitty crew of the USS Mississippi; Wockle of the USS Flusser, who means business; Bilgewater of the Coast Guard Academy; and you must not miss the photo of Miss Hap and her new friend, which will make your heart go two sizes too large like the Grinch's. All this and more you'll see here.
**Late breaking edit: And here a ship full of sailors takes care of three stowaways, courtesy of Love Meow.