April 23rd 2010 12:11 am
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I want to start this rant on a positive note and I got some news that allows me do that. My mate Adam Dylan who asked you all to purr for as he was unwell is now on the mend. He not 100% better but he's on the way to getting better and our purrs didn't do harm in helping it a long.
Another mate of my who has been having chemo for cancer is getting better too. Louis may only have to have one more chemo treatment as he is also on the mend and hopefully after that he won't need any more treatment. Could you please purr for him that this happens as he is really sweet guy and I want the best for him.
I'm a big believer in the power of the paw and the purr and this is two examples of this at work. I always sit beside mum and purr before going to bed not just for the kitties I know are doing it tough but those who I don't know and are in need. Mum doesn't mind being purred to sleep either as long as I'm not too loud.
This Sunday 25th April is my uncle Grant's birthday and it also is ANZAC day in Australia where we remember our war heroes. Those in some cases that made the ultimate sacrifice so we can have the freedom we enjoy today.
It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April 1914, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months.
At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us all a powerful legacy. The creation of what became known as the “ANZAC legend” became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways they viewed both their past and their future.
I want to finish this rant by thanking everyone of those soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice they are and always will be by true definition heroes.
I hope is rant find all my mates and their families happy and healthy. I will purr for those doing it tough and if you made it this far thanks for reading.
Purrs and hugs your Aussie mate
Ka - zar
Hi Ka - Zar! Nice rant! Thanks fur the history lesson. I'm sure glad Adam Dylan and Louis are both doing better. Hey, my human aunt's birthday is Sunday the 25th too! Mommy has tried to get her to join Catster because she has a senior kitty with health issues and she has been such a furry good cat mommy in taking care of her, she'd have lots of helpful advice fur furty kitties. But my aunt is kinda all serious and stuff and I guess she thinks Catster looks too much like fun! MOL!
I appreciated all my purrs when I wasn't well. It's sad to be ill so Josie and I send our purrs out to all the poor kitties too.
Those of us in the UK have a special debt of gratitude to the soldiers who came from far away when we were in serious trouble. Before our time thank goodness but we will never forget.
Mom read your diary to Dad, who is a military history buff, and he says you know your stuff. We join you in saluting the bravery of those who served at Gallipoli.
I think we should go on kitty strike. Cats who don't get chicken strike! Are ya with me mate?