Charismatic cat becomes the son and lover of a Ukrainian soldier in the war

Cats fight with Ukrainian warriors

“Shaybyk had the biggest charisma. It was getting cold, so I took him with me one night into my sleeping bag. And that’s when I fell in love with that cat,” said Liashuk, 26. “He’s not just my best friend, he’s my son.” – Politico Don’t you love those words? Such a close relationship. …

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Tender, beautiful and sad picture of a domestic cat sleeping with their Ukrainian warrior companion

Ginger tabby stray cat befriends Ukraine soldier in the front-line trenches

A ginger tabby-and-white cat befriends a Ukraine soldier on the front line of the war in the trenches. It hurts to see it. Anton Gerashchenko on Twitter says: Instead of a thousand words; guarding our warrior’s sleep. I find the photograph both tender and poignant. It shouldn’t be like this: a cat surviving with …

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Israeli Defence Minister’s declaration that “we are fighting animals, not people” is an unfair analogy

Streets of Gaza

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Israeli Defence Minister’s declaration that the Israeli military “are fighting animals, not people” is BS. It is pure bollocks. I’ll tell you why. Animals don’t do what humans do under these circumstances. Animals don’t enter into ridiculous wars where there are no winners ultimately. Animals don’t act like Hamas terrorists …

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Cats are bringing Ukraine’s victory closer!

Cats are bringing Ukraine's victory closer

This is another great photograph by one of Ukraine’s war photographers whose job is to capture images which support the country’s efforts in defending their country against the Russian invader. The Defense of Ukraine Twitter X account not infrequently publishes cool cat and dog photographs in which the companion animals are supporting the brave …

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Herman the Cat – WWII US Coast Guard mouser

Herman the Cat a US Coast Guard ship's cat during WWII

I have to mention Herman the US Coast Guard mouser cat who was issued with a passport during World War II. He was officially commissioned into the service in 1943. His task as stated was to control the rodent population. He was a celebrity ship’s cat as he made the news at the time. …

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It’s Vyshyvanka Day! How to say it!

It’s Vyshyvanka Day!

Yep, in Ukraine it is Vyshyvanka Day today May 19th, 2023. So, what is it? Wikipedia kindly tells me: “Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday that aims to preserve the Ukrainian folk traditions of creating and wearing ethnic embroidered clothes called vyshyvankas. It is celebrated the third Thursday of May. Vyshyvankas are, along with …

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Putin’s PR stunt with a Siberian tiger caused the tiger’s death

Putin fits a tracker to the over tranquillised Siberian tiger that died when returned to a zoo

We know that Putin is obsessed with looking like a macho man. It is part of his attempts to look like a strong, imperialist leader. And he has taken many opportunities to polish this image such as riding horseback topless and playing with big cats. He’s said to be an animal lover but is …

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11-year-old Ukrainian girl takes on responsibility of feeding abandoned cats in devastated Ukraine

11-year-old girl feeds abandoned cats in devastated Ukraine

NEWS AND OPINION: The remarkable aspect of this cat rescue story is that the central character is an 11-year-old Ukrainian girl feeding abandon cats in a devastated urban landscape, destroyed by Putin’s artillery and rockets. When she talks to the camera, she points up to the 9th floor of a shattered apartment block and …

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