Ceiling Cat has smiled on you: you get three awesome felid items today. The first is a cat video from Russia, which for some reason (I suspect the deep Russhian love for the “kot”) is producing some of the finest internet cat videos. This one has the Russian title below, which some reader should interpret. I know only the first word. The cat, however, is trying to pwn the music coming out of the speak. Aside: for some reason many Russian cats appear to be gray with round heads.
Here is a series of epic cat leaps, many of which are FAILS:
From the Torygraph:
A cat that vanished three years ago during Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has been unexpectedly reunited with its owners.
The black cat, called Suika, was thought to have died after disappearing on March 11, 2011 – the day of the earthquake and tsunami – from his home in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture.
Kazuko and Takeo Yamagishi, his owners, spent three months searching for the cat across the city, which was badly hit by the tsunami, before abandoning any hope that he may have survived the disaster.
However, in a rare happy twist more than three years on, the cat was recently spotted in a neighbouring town and taken to the authorities before the owners were tracked down via its collar information, according to Japanese media.
Although the owners are still unsure as to where the cat has been for the past three years, their joy was evident as they were reunited at Ofunato Health Centre.
From the Shimbum
On April 10 this year, a couple spotted a black cat curled up in a cedar forest in Rikuzentakata, another disaster-hit municipality in the prefecture. They took in the cat, which wore a collar and was friendly, and reported the animal to the Ofunato Health Center.
Days went by with no one showing up to claim the cat. So the center decided to print the cat’s picture in a local newspaper.
When an employee was taking the cat’s photo on the morning of May 9, he noticed faded letters and numbers on the collar. He deciphered the name as “Yamagishi” and made out the numbers. They turned out to be the cellphone number of Takeo Yamagishi.
It is unclear how Suika survived the ordeal and how long he had stayed in Rikuzentakata, which is 15 kilometers from Ofunato.
But a bell on his collar indicated that someone had taken care of him.
Suika looked content with his eyes closed and back in the arms of Takeshi and Kazuko.
h/t: Chris, Barry, Tw**t from Rowan Hooper via Matthew Cobb