Showing posts from April, 2021

Idlib sanctuary offers cats refuge from war in Syria

I guess the Syrian war is over but the devestation is immense not only for people but for companion animals as well and the infastructure. I have always felt that we need to write more about the cats and dogs (and other animals) in these war zones.  The news media always focuses on humans, quite naturally, but behind that front there are tens of thousands of companion animals and stray cats and dogs who are suffering tremendously. We need to mention them. We need to recognise their existence. This sanctuary does just that.  And apparently there are 1000 cats at it. It's a remarkable effort. They need to be recognised and praised which is the purpose of this short article. The video explains it all and therefore I won't go over it in words. But let's remember the animals of war. They are utterly forgotten. If they are not killed outright they starve to death but in Syria there are some people who think about them and care for them. Idlib sanctuary offers cats refuge from war

F1 Savannah cat gently playing with a large dog friend (video)

Both the first filial Savannah cat and the large dog in this video are playing very gently with each other. They clearly like each other a lot. It is heartwarming to see cat and dog being best friends like this.  F1 Savannah cat gently playing with a large dog friend (video). Screenshot. It is particularly nice when such an intelligent and energetic cat such as a first filial Savannah cat play so gently like this with an animal of another species. It is not, however, surprising to see them get along because no doubt at this breeder's facility, there are lots of cats, there are people and there may be more than one dog. All this goes to excellent socialisation of the cats. They learn to be around dogs and people and accept them and not be fearful of them.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗙𝟭 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗵 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿 😸 (@f1savannahs) This should result in this first filial Savannah cat being a very good companion albeit a cat that is per