Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Long Live Sox the Cat (Open Trackbacks)

Here's the kind of good news you need to go hunting deep into the paper to find. A cat from Missouri named Socks (renamed Sox for the new owners' favorite baseball team) has been adopted by a family in Bucksport, Maine.

Sox’s journey came about when Wendy read an article in the Bangor Daily News last month telling about the cat’s plight in Missouri. The kitten was injured when a sofa fell on her, partially paralyzing her back legs. The cat was dropped off at Dr. Jim Crago’s veterinary clinic in Jefferson City. The owner never returned to get her.

Click thru to see Sox in her "wheelchair", which was made by a boyscout troop in Missouri.

Am I the only one who sees some irony in the fact that Sox is black and white, and has changed residence from one half of the Missouri Compromise to the other?

Aside from that, it's wonderful to see people so moved by the plight of a feline that they cash in their frequent flier miles to get a cat in need into a loving home. Welcome to Maine, Sox. With luck like yours, buy some tickets in the kitty lottery post haste.



This is this week's open trackback post. You may trackback on most any subject, provided you link to this post. Click here and here and here for more info on open trackbacks.

Bernie would like you to read his cute retelling of an old nugget, Vices Are Not Crimes.

Just over the transom: Angel trackbacked with Oops...More CarnagE at Woman Honor Thyself. More cheerful news about genocide. Sigh.

If you don't see your trackback appear, do what Angel did, and send me a comment or an email. Dadgummed Haloscan doesn't seem to work for some people. I know pings that I send through it go missing, so it only makes sense that some of the pings you send towards me will also go awol.

Because of this, I do go searching for pings at Technorati, too. I found this one from Renaissance Blogger, who asks, Do We Really Want to Celebrate This? Pack a brown bag lunch and read up.

Bernie strikes again a day later, updating us on another seeming Palestinian genocide.

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