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Monday, May 28, 2018

We Remembers Hero Cat and How You Can Be Hero Too


Furstly we wants to say thank you to all our friends who comes by to commints - Katie Mom am been working so hard helping us kitties and stuffs that her gets to bed furry late and furry tired - so we hazn't been visiting our friends like we want to... Howsumever there am Sumpins us Katie Katz likes to talk about on Memorial Day am how animals haz been furry brave. Here am the story of  a furry brave Cat... (resource: Priceonomics)

The Most Decorated Cat in Military History

During World War I, the British army employed nearly 500,000 of the felines to fend off unwanted critters on land and at sea; nearly every World War II vessel had at least one aboard at all times. Yet Simon stood out for his outstanding valor. His efforts for Britain’s Royal Navy during World War II -- first surviving a brutal attack that killed his caretaker, then proceeding to annihilate rats and raise the morale of his crew -- made him a national hero and earned him the prestigious Dickin Medal. He is the only cat to ever receive the award.

In the Spring of 1948, while walking along a busy naval shipyard on Stonecutter’s Island in Hong Kong, British seaman George Hickinbottom spotted a tiny, “undernourished and feeble” cat making his way across the docks.  Seaman smuggled him onto the ship and he soon became ship's cat, getting rid of rats and boosting morale with his antics like leaving dead rats in the seaman's bed and sleeping in the Captain's hat. 

Then On April 20, 1949 during an attack from the People's Liberation Army, Simon was injured with shrapnel. After the attack, while the men were being attended to medics, Simon slunk away into the deep of the ship to heal. Missing for several days, the crew thought Simon had died, only to have him emerge looking for food and water. A medic tried to patch him up the best he could, yet Simon insisted on taking out the shrapnel himself and wanted to get back to work as soon as possible as the Ship's cat. To read more of his story and how he won his medal for bravery... click on the title or follow these links:

Furry Lates selfie and other stuffs that am happening with Katiez Katz and Friends... and how you can be a Hero today.
Mitchell (left) Bobby (right)

Furst ofs all... Our Sunday Selfies am furry lates: a mew selfie from Mitchel and Bobby, hanging out with Mom Liz... Sent yesfurday. Katie Mom and Uncle Mike worked furry hard trying to helps us kitties and friends by cleaning two good stoves to sell at a friend's flea market booth. They got them delivered to the flea market just before closing, so they will be up fur sale next week. (And den Uncle Mike and Katie Mom waz furry busy this morning feeding us kitties and trying to sell another stove too, but the stove was one inch too big)

Furry Good mewz: KFM did a memorial for Natasha, one of Silvia's cats over a month ago - there was a miscommunication: Natasha is still with us!! 

Yet Natasha still needs our help. She and her Mom Narcisca have anxiety after storms or rain and won't eat right until it's over. Yet they haven't been eating right since last rain and now need to see vet due to diarrhea and throwing up what little food they are eating. 

Both need to see vet who wants to take x-rays and blood work before treating their chronic condition again. One of them has had blood work already, yet still need blood work on Natasha and x-rays on both. If anyone could even help a little bit toward their vet visit would be greatly appreciated... Natasha and Mama Narcisca need to be seen ASAP. You can call Arapahoe Vet Clinic and place credit on Silvia Espinosa's Account at (316) 262-6491

Debra sells plants at the same flea market that we haz the stoves fur sale. She lost her kitty to FIP this past week.  We helped her get him into see a vet who gave him a B12 shot. Just made him feel better for a few days, yet gave time for Debra and her sweet Baby Gabie (rhymes with baby) to say goodbye. She is selling her plants to pay for his urn ($172). So far there is only 25.00.

Please help Silvia and Debra by paypal
to laugh_safely at yahoo dot com.


  1. That was one amazing hero cat. We're sure sorry to hear about sweet Gabie.

  2. Catzowey My cat eyes were wide open reading about that amazing meowvalous Hero Cat! Thanks so so much for sharing dat story.

  3. I hope everyone had a good Memorial day celebration, it is right we do. Gosh you all been very busy, I hopes the stove is a great fit for the next person that comes along and you get a lot for it too!
    Toodle pips and purrs

    1. The one that was an inch too big needs fixing so it probably only be 25.00. The other two that went to flea market, hoping they sell better next week - I have to split the money for those with the friend who has the booth.

  4. Yesterday I remembered everyone. In fact, it's hard not to remember everyday the animals and the military daily. My Father was in the Army National Guard. I am grateful to all who served.

  5. Godspeed your journey to heaven Baby Gabie; we are truly sorry....we hate FIP; it is vicious ~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

  6. I have read about Simon, what a hero he was. I hope Natasha and mom get sorted out.


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