You want to know about a sweet bit of news that will make you go: "aaawww"? It did make me feel all fuzzy inside and gave me back some faith in... well, not in mankind, but in the world as a whole. It is of course about my favorite species of the animal kingdom: the cat. Not these two. The two on the picture are Fiyero and Bustopher, they are the cats of the friends of my wife, who live in Derbyshire. But they make for a great visual companion for this post. And it is also an excuse to upload another picture of cats.
So what is that bit of news? You may have read/heard of it already, but here it is: a stray cat has saved an abandoned baby from freezing in Russia. In Russia. Which means, during Russian winter. Not as nasty of where I come from, Russian winters, but they don't have the same heating system in Russia. It is a rough place. A cruel place too. And a cat saved a baby from freezing to death. This bit of news remind me why I never think of cats as cold and distant creatures: they are caring, sometimes far more than our fellow primates. This one could certainly gives lessons of empathy. Cats are superior creatures, intellectually and now I am tempted to think morally as well. Anyway, it is a sweet bit of news.
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