Cat Oreo accepted a baby squirrel that she has nursed along with her litter of kittens since before its eyes were opened. Oreo’s family found the newborn squirrel on the ground after it fell from its nest and placed it with Oreo and her babies in their straw filled outdoor shelter.
Avid photographer Natalia Moldovanova captured the moment when the family cat Lepa frolicked amid a sea of blue butterflies. The student was home visiting her family in Leningrad when the butterflies alighted on the ground in front of her and the bemused ginger tom, and she got these great shots of the encounter.
Cats are known for being, among other things, incredibly stealthy. Like little furry ninjas, they can sneak up on you without a sound and pounce before you even know what's happening.
The cat holds a special place in Islam. Arabs in the 7th century believed that the cat was pure spirited. Pre-Islamic Arabs are said to have worshiped a Golden Cat. It is also said that the prophet Mohammad had a deep love for cats which led to their historical acceptance and reverence among Muslims. In Morocco cats are found on every street, and many seem to be struggling to maintain that purity.