Chapter 69: The Bad Luck Kittens | Speaking of China

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  1. Kathy
    Kathy May 26, 2010 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn — Thought you’d like to know that the day-old kitten who was dumped in our Shanghai trash in 2003 is lounging on the living room floor right this minute, giving me a very satisfied look. Things turned out ok for at least one Shanghai kitty who ended up in the trash that year!

  2. Jennifer
    Jennifer May 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    This one tugs at my heart strings!! And I am glad to hear that your friend Kathy’s kitten is doing well. Funny about superstitions…I just published a column about Russian superstitions…and it is such an interesting thing to butt your heads against foreign convictions! As ever, I enjoy your posts so much!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Day of the Russian Entrepreneur /День российского предпринимательства: An Oxymoron or what? =-.

  3. Jessica
    Jessica May 27, 2010 at 9:19 am | | Reply

    I saved a kitten in Kunming, she was abandoned by her mother after the mother moved the litter from the woodpile outside our front door … in the middle of a rainstorm. Mom cat never came back for the little one and I was feeling maternal expecting the birth of our son at any moment and rescued her. She was tiny, not weaned yet, and I had to feed her milk which I mixed with catfood. My husband was sure she’d die.

    Long story short, she survived and even came with us from Kunming to Beijing and is now lounging on my computer monitor. Kittens aren’t much appreciated in China, people here seem to prefer dogs as pets so you see lots of stray and abandoned cats. Our neighbor on the first floor feeds at least 30 流浪猫 — stray cats — that live in the garden of our complex!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Father, Son and a Big Music Festival (with mom too) =-.

  4. Sabrie Dalthon
    Sabrie Dalthon April 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm | | Reply

    Dear Jocelyn,
    That is inhuman for a person to throw a gift as precious as life in the trash. Literally. My cats are in my barn. Yesterday, they were born around 5:35pm and was a litter of 5. Only 2 survived. They were healthy and beautiful. Of course, they never shut up! When I went to the barn tonight though, where the kittens had been, one dead kitten lay and the other completely vanished from sight. The kitten found looked even more healthy than before, but was dead. Sorry to say that my story isn’t as happy as most.


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