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Like I said, I like happy endings!

This home’s garage floor has a hollow-core concrete slab underneath it, with compartments like a honey-comb. The cat had apparently made its way into one of the segments before the garage floor was poured, 12 days earlier.

When workers realized where the cat was, they made plans to rescue the cat, because the alternative was just too grim.

Despite the cost of damages the rescue would cost, into the garage floor they went. As soon as the hole was big enough, the cat dashed away.

But there was another surprise waiting for them; several other sets of glowing eyes shined out of the darkness. It hadn’t been just one cat, but a mother and her litter of three kittens. The kittens were extremely malnourished, and the 12-day darkness left little Crete blind.

Read the entire story. There is also a video that I cannot copy here. Bravo to the workers for rescuing them! Purrs to them!

Welcome to the world, Crete! Purrs to you too!

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My human explained to me how important it is to remember the military humans who gave their lives so that other humans can be free. I’m not sure I understand everything but I trust her. So here is a little flag for the US military and US veterans.

I also asked my human if any furriends were part of the military (she had to explained what military was). And apparently, there are dogs in the military. So we looked for articles and here are a couple you might find of interest:

Military working dogs are deserving of our gratitude as well on Memorial Day

Since World War I, military working dogs have been in existence, and during the Vietnam War, the use of military working dogs increased, and German Shepherds were usually the breed of choice, along with Labrador Retrievers. Capacities that the dogs (and their handlers) served in were usually as scout dogs, combat tracker teams and mine tunnel dog teams.

In saving countless lives, those canines have also become casualties.

In fact, former commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus had noted in 2010 that “…the capability they bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine.”

Dogs Of War Deserve Our Gratitude

Dogs have been used in war and for other military uses since ancient Egypt. They were used to deliver messages between units behind the lines in World War I. The use of military working dogs increased during the Vietnam War with over 5000 dogs serving in Vietnam. There were also a large number of dogs that served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Cairo, a Belgian Malinois, a dog we heard a lot about not too long ago, accompanied the Navy SEAL Team Six in the attack which killed Osama bin Laden.

Wow. Here’s a video about the dogs working for the Navy Seals:

My human and I also found this: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet.
Here is what their mission is (from their website):

Supporting our Military, Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peace-keeping mission) in harm’s way to fight the global war on terrorism or unforseen emergency hardship impacting their ability to retain their pet’s ownership rights.

We haven’t heard of this organization but my human promised to investigate for we think it’s a wonderful mission.

Finally, our human found this page some time ago, and I really wanted to share these beautiful pictures with you, in honor of military men and women. From my human and myself Texas.

Thank you for everything!

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