Thursday, September 02, 2010

Three Cat Stories

Cotton - We want to share some cat stories for you today.

First, Wednesday night was sad.  When the dogs left to walk Jan there was a dead cat lying in the road in front of our house. They didn't recognize it but they had a bad feeling.  Jan called a neighbor she knew had been feeding a cat and a litter of kittens to ask if it was her's.  They met in the road and waited protectively by the cat's body so she wouldn't be hit again until the neighbor's husband got there, picked up the cat and took her home for burial. She was pregnant when she was abandoned when her owners moved away.  She left nursing kittens behind as well as the neighbor couple that intended to spay her so she wouldn't have another litter. So she had obviously found a home and family. We don't even know her name and Jan didn't ask any questions.  It wasn't the time.

We came across this 2007 video on a team very dedicated to saving the life of a cat that had survived a dog attack and been buried alive.  We couldn't find any details because the groups' website is offline but as deep as the cat was buried, something must have collapsed and left the cat an air pocket.  The cat is safe after an all-night effort by The Emergency Animal Rescue Service near Birmingham, Alabama.  When they finally reached the cat, well, it was ready to get out of there!  And we all know not to stand between a cat and his freedom unless you really have to.  We feel sorry for the poor guy she used as a ladder but he held on and she was not only rescued safely but adopted.

Just goes to show that even though there are a lot of cruel humans in the world, there are also a lot of kind ones. 

If the video doesn't play, click here.

And finally, a Swedish couple picking mushrooms in the forest saw the head of a live kitten sticking out above ground. When they dug it out, they found two more. The kittens are safe now, and you can read their story here. Okay, no you can't. We forgot to include the link and now we can't find the one we searched over an hour for earlier today so we wouldn't give you a link to a "strange" site.  So we're just going to copy and paste from an email received today.  We don't like to do this but .... grrrrrr....

Mushroom pickers find kittens buried alive
A couple out picking mushrooms in the woods in western Sweden made a macabre find on Thursday evening after spotting the head of a live kitten peering out from the ground behind a tree stump.

The pair immediately began digging and quickly found three distressed and exhausted kittens buried in a woodland area near Hindås, 34 kilometres east of Gothenburg.

Shocked by the find, the couple contacted Tina Karlsson, who runs a local shelter for abandoned cats. Karlsson said one of the four week old kittens - two females and one male - had somehow managed to clamber out of the shallow grave and get its head above ground.

"If I got hold of whoever did this I don't know what I'd do," she said.

Karlsson said she would now nurse the kittens back to health before attempting to find a new home for them after they reach the age of twelve weeks.

"My heart bleeds for these little creatures who don't get a chance because of idiots without a heart or a brain," she said.


  1. I just don't understand some humans, but that's probably a good thing!

  2. So sorry to read about you finding the dead kitty. :(.

    But the rescue video was very inspiring! The link didn't work for the Swedish story though.

  3. We're so sorry about the kitty who Jan found in the road. That's so sad.

    The video was great. You're right ... that cat wanted to get out of that hole! Glad it was rescued AND adopted. :)

    As for the story about the kittens being buried ... terrible. The level of cruelty exhibited by some people is appalling. Thank God the kittens managed to dig their way out!

  4. That is so sad about the dead kitty. And I am infuriated by the cruel humans who tried to bury those other kitties! And so glad there were good humans there to save them.

  5. Poor Jan. I would hate to have found that...

  6. So sorry about the neighbor kitty...And those hateful, evil people that buried all of those sweet babies alive=well, our Mommy thinks it's too bad the people who did that couldn't have been found and buried alive too...Thank goodness for kind hearted people who saved them...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  7. Mom says they'll get theirs one day -

    And then relive it like groundhog day -


  8. I am not smart enough to understand why some "humans" do those things!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. It is always gratifying to read about a happy ending. I will never, ever understand that kind of cruelty.

    I'm very sorry about the kitty in the road.

  10. Some humans are really bad humans. All kitties are good kitties. We don't understand.

  11. There are some very cruel Beins. Fortunately, there are more kind ones...


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