Monthly Archives: January 2015

And with this, I call bullshit on “I’m moving and I can’t take my cat.”

Thanks to FACE Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic, for the info.

This is Edward.
He is currently home from Afghanistan and he came in today to get help for a stray cat he is feeding at his house. We signed him up as a caretaker in our program and provided him with a trap, shelter and tips to care for the cat. Cat men are already totally cool in our book, but his back story gets better.

Check this out! While in Afghanistan he befriended a stray cat he named “Mousetrap” due to her extraordinary mousing skills. When it was time to come home, Edward refused to leave her behind and sought a way to bring her home to the states with him. He got connected to a rescue group called nowzad which helps soldiers on the front lines of Afghanistan rescue the companion animals they had adopted during their tour of duty. The trick was, Edward had to get her to Kabul from the front lines. Edward was able to secure a taxi and Mousetrap traveled over 100 miles to Kabul. Nowzad then safely transported her to the U.S.
(Edward thought it was pretty amusing that Mousetrap made it back to the states before he did.)

Once he was back in the states, cat and catman were reunited and they live together now, safe and sound, right here in Indianapolis.

Mousetrap in Afghanistan:

mt1

Mousetrap at home:

mt2

Mousetrap, redux:

mt3

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Out With the Old

My old passport is now a souvenir. The new one is empty, giving me nothing to read while standing in a customs line and nothing to bring a smile to my face when I recall a trip memory. I was two squares away from filling it – too many drives to Canada sans stamp, I suppose. Here’s to the next decade!