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Monday, 11 January 2010

Kitties from Vietnam

Mieow! I am back!!! I do miss visiting my furriends. Now that SS is back from the wilds and more importantly, recovered enough from her operation to help me blog and visit, I have lots to say. That is, when I feel rested enough to emerge from my cool den, aka under the house, because it has been hot, hot and hot.


While SS needs to get some recent pics of me, I will let her show some of the kitties that she met in North Vietnam. Believe me, you would not want to be living there. It's not a kitty-loving place. Look at these poor kitties.....
This starving, thin kitty actually lived in a restaurant set up to train young people for the hospitality industry. You would think she would at least get food from the kitchen, if not the patrons. Needless to say SS shared her meal with the poor kitty. Note the collar is made of nylon string.




This one is better nourished but still underfed. He lived in a road side cafe. Yes, he also shared SS's lunch ....

This is the best-fed of all. His home is high in the mountains, where SS stopped for a lunch rest during her trek. He also shared SS's lunch and nosed around SS's back pack.

This is the most heart-breaking of all.....


A leopard-cat kitten caught by the locals in the wild. He was trapped, coped up in this cage and was fed left-over rice only. He hissed at anyone who came close. When SS showed his picture to the villagers they said that he would be sold as a delicacy. Doesn't it just break your heart?

26 comments:

Cory said...

That just makes me want to cry...

Sweet Praline said...

So glad you are back and that your mom is doing well. I feel so sorry for those kitties in Vietnam!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those cats make me so sad.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Such a beautiful country with such a cold heart..

Forever Foster said...

It must have been such a horribly confronting experience. We hope that the people saw SS's kindness, and that it gave them cause to re-think their behaviour.

We also hope that SS is well recovered!

Brian said...

Yes, that breaks our heart! However, we are so excited to hear from you, we've missed you too! Take care of SS so y'all can get back in the grove!!! Welcome back!!!

Cat with a Garden said...

It is hard to see those kitties in a far away country and knowing that you can't do anything for them. When mom was staying in the north of Germany around New Year there was a dairy farm just across the road. They visited it and believe us, the cats were in really bad condition too. In Germany. They obviously had an upper respiratory infection thing running rampant in the whole colony. They were all tiny, sneezing, had crusty eyes and were so very dirty. It was heartbreaking.

Alasandra said...

Oh, we wants to go rescue the leopard cat. We wishes there was some way to help him and all of the cats in Vietnam.

~AFSS

PS: Circe wound up being named Artemisia

Everycat said...

Hello Momo, we are glad your Mom has recovered. Thank you for giving the poor cats in Vietnam a shout out. Cats have the most miserable lives there and the people have shown themselves to be very resistant to the work of several charities over there who have been trying to help them learn about animal welfare. It's horrifying the lives these poor cats lead and the end that poor leopard cat will have just breaks our hearts. SS was kind to help the tiny kitten by sharing her meal. Every little act of kindness helps.

Whicky Wuudler

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That so makes us angry and want to cry!!! We are glad you are back as well as your mommy!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Oh no, no, no. We almost couldn't bare it. Poor, poor kitties.

Eric and Flynn said...

It is heartbreaking. Mum read in the paper quite some time ago about all the cats and dogs stuffed into crates and taken to the markets to be sold to the restaurants. It also described the way they were killed and she can't get the images out of her mind, and it makes her cry every time she thinks about it. We are glad SS fed the kitties and gave them some comfort.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad your back!! But those kitties make us so sad.....

A Few Good Cats said...

You have a kind mama. A real human's heart is touched by inhumane treatment of any living thing...

Fin said...

Oh SS we don't know how you didn't bring all of them home in a suitcase. We are lucky indeed.

-d ma said...

welcome back. learning about those vietnamese cats made me sad.

Momo and Pinot said...

Welcome back and happy new year sissy and SS!!

Yes, all kitties broke our hearts and the last one really made us cry. That is not right. very sad..

Momo & Pinot

Momo and Pinot said...

Sissy thanks for coming by!!

You're 38 degree warmer than us??? Seriously we gotta move to your country. It's so cold and salted pavement hurts our paws. Grrrrr

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

These photos are so sad. Makes the mom have tears in her eyes.
I am so glad that I live in the good old USA and have a forever home.
Will be looking for you on Friday and looking for new recent photos of you soon. Glad to have you back!!

Pablo said...

Oh...

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh man...that's awful. :(

We're happy to see you back, though, and glad to hear your mom is doing better. Good on her for feeding the kitties.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Sakura said...

it is not true!
:(
horrible
but I am glad that you are back
:)

Sakura said...

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:)

The Cat Realm said...

that's the reason the maid says she'll NEVER travel to asia. she would get in MAJOR trouble there because she couldn't bear it.... just thinking about the things people do to animals there makes her sick for days...

but it's good that SS and therefor you too are back!!!!
and we'll see you any moment now at gracie's party, right?
see you soon!!!

minekatter said...

This is really sad to read...Makes me want to go down there and DO SOMETHING!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor kitty. And who feeds a cat rice only?