Caturday trifecta: Cats rescued from freezing weather, people surprised with gift kittens, one-eyed cat guides his blind brother

We have three videos (and lagniappe) today. The first shows the capture, rescue, and adoption of two freezing feral cats, Clarence and Midnight.

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Here’s a compilation video of people getting kittens as presents (and one little girl retrieving her lost cat Cursor after it had gone missing for three years). I dare you not to tear up!

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Finally, a heartwarming video of two kittens, one blind and the other with only one eye. After they were adopted, the one-eyed moggie served as the companion and guide to the other:

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Lagniappe! A kindle of kittens, purring and rolling around. You will find this very relaxing!

Lagniappe from Grania: a lovely Latvian cat story, which you can read at the link (and see the Latvian stamp with the kitty):

h/t: Grania, Michael

6 Comments

  1. rickflick
    Posted February 3, 2018 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    The film of the blind cats reminds me of the time we kept two cats that were damaged goods. My daughter who brought them home from her vet practice loaned them to us while she was moving. One had lost a back leg, the other had a condition that caused wobbly locomotion. It would bump into the nearest wall when startled. They were very endearing and we thoroughly enjoyed their stay. When my daughter had settled in her new home, it was hard to give them up.

  2. Marcello S. Nicola
    Posted February 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Did Clarence receive his name after the cross-eyed lion from the Daktari series?

  3. Tim Harris
    Posted February 4, 2018 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    Poussie, poussie baudrons,
    Whaur ha’e ye been?

    Ah’ve bin to Linnon
    Seein’ the Queen.

    Poussie, poussie baudrons,
    Wha’ did ye there?

    I gat a guid fat mousikie
    A-rinnin’ up a stair.

    Poussie, poussie baudrons,
    Wha’ did ye dae wi’ it?

    Ah pit it in ma meal-poke
    Tae eat wi’ ma bread.

  4. Tim Harris
    Posted February 4, 2018 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    ‘breid’ not ‘bread’ – auto-correct.

  5. Diane G.
    Posted February 4, 2018 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    That “Not to Cry” vid–omigosh, where’s the Kleenex?!

    Our cat Winston–featured here several years ago–is essentially totally blind; he can see movement but that’s about it. Yet the way he’s mastered his house and the fearlessness with which he investigates new features in his environment constantly humbles us. We didn’t set out to get a “special needs” cat, but having done so inadvertently has left us even more in awe of the adaptiveness of which some species are capable. The best part is that he doesn’t seem to realize he’s handicapped in any way. Life is always an adventure for Winston.

  6. Posted February 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    After video No. 2, I don’t want to read any more sweeping generalizations about orange hair!


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