Dec 8, 2016

Cat Thursday - Celebrations with cats around the world

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

It's official - all the world loves cats!

Every day, two households in Srirangam pack a container of cooked rice mixed with milk, bottle plain milk, and pack a few disposable plastic cups and a box of crunchies. The food is carried to the temple and laid out on banana leaves at various spots. “The minute they see us, they bound towards us, polish off the food and reward us with satisfied purrs and unwavering loyalty,” says G. Santhanalakshmi, who has been feeding over 40 stray cats and kittens within the temple along with K.P. Gopalakrishnan and his wife, G. Lalitha.
Source: The Hindu

Wiccans and pagans have special blessings for their cats. 
Protective Blessing for CatsFrom Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison© 2002 Llewellyn Publications
Bast of beauty and of grace,Protectress of the feline race,
Shield (name) from all hurt and harm
And keep him/her always safe and warm.
Watch over (name) from day to day
And guide him/her home, if (s)/he should stray.
And grant him/her much happiness
And a good life free of strife and stress.

Image Source: Cosmetic Candy

Vyshyvanka – traditional embroidered clothes – has always been national symbol, pride and authentic feature of Ukraine. Some people dress their cats in this traditional costume. 

 Muslims are taught to follow Abu Hurayrah and Muhammad's example for showing kindness to animals and it's clear that Imam Mustafa Efe is doing an exemplary job by making his feline guests feel right at home.
We assume that they sense that the mosque is a sacred space and enjoy the ambience of the prayers and the flow of energy in this spiritual place where it's clear that both men and felines can coexist.
Source: Gabworthy

Animals – especially pets – call our attention to two key principles of Buddhism:  happiness in the present (sukha) and compassion towards all living beings (metta or karuna).

 Hanukkah Gift Idea: Yiddish Cat in the Hat ($16.95, Modern Tribe) Di Kats Der Payats

There's even a cat for the non-religious. :) 

Have a great week everyone.

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