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djetz
02-05-2006, 07:15 PM
Simon of the HMS Amethyst (http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html)

The world's highest award of its type for gallantry. Impressive. And nice to see this hero get the respect he deserved.

djetz
02-05-2006, 07:15 PM
Simon of the HMS Amethyst (http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html)

The world's highest award of its type for gallantry. Impressive. And nice to see this hero get the respect he deserved.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 07:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Even our cats kick @rse! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Thanks for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

djetz
02-05-2006, 07:40 PM
I think it's fair to mention that Winston Churchill was a great cat lover, while Hitler reportedly couldn't stand them.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 07:43 PM
You know someone's going to post the Hitler-cat photo now, don't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SnapdLikeAMutha
02-05-2006, 07:48 PM
Yeah, that's a really nice story, I've read it a couple of times and it always puts a smile on my face

Another catty sea story is that of Oscar, the ship's cat on the Bismarck who was amongst the survivors rescued by a sailor onboard HM destroyer Cossack when the KM battleship sank in 1941. 5 months later Cossack herself was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, and Oscar was recovered, to be brought onboard the carrier HMS Ark Royal which, almost inevitably, was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat 3 weeks later, near Gibraltar. Of course, the plucky fellow survived this mishap too but, having used three of his nine lives, and since he was clearly a lethal ship killing machine, he was retired to The Home For Sailors in Belfast where he spent the rest of his days, until 1955.

BigganD
02-06-2006, 03:27 AM
Cats http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif