Many of you have seen the hilarious movie stills that have replaced key characters, like the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park or villains from Star Wars, with cats and kittens. Those creations came from the creative mind of one super-talented gal named, Caetlyn Van Buren. So, being the curious sort, I reached out to Caetlyn to find out more. And gosh, there was a lot to learn.
He had been a stray, possibly abandoned, but when he was adopted by the customs guards handling the security checkpoint at Stavropol, alongside the Caspian Sea, this handsome cat took his new role to heart.
I had occasion to visit this amazing sanctuary recently. The Living Free Animal Sanctuary was founded by Emily Jo Beard whose inspiration was Albert Schweitzer. Like Schweitzer, she believed that justice was meant for all, humans and animals alike. It was moral courage Emily believed in, standing up for animal rights as a guardian, not an oppressor.
The cats watch every morning for the pickup truck to show. Most of them are feral, but many suspect others have been abandoned by their owners in a nearby park. On this morning, when the truck arrives, the purring commences.