Please excuse me for getting really serious for a change. As many of you know, I named Andy after St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. My mother’s family – mother and father – both immigrated from Scotland, and Andy’s name is in honor of their origin.
St. Andrew was one of Jesus’ apostles and he is honored in many countries as an early missionary, often the first missionary for Christ. Poor little Andrew James Thomas, the Persian kitty! That’s an impossible load to put on a mere cat!
Who Was St Andrew? | Scotland.org
Andy’s just a little kitty.
There is a church in Kyiv named for St. Andrew. Historic, beautiful, in danger along with the rest of Kyiv from monsters from Russia. Monsters? Over-stating the case? Would normal people target a theater harboring a thousand women and children trying to survive war? Destroying historic churches would be a snap for such people. I hope I am wrong.
St Andrew’s Church, Kyiv – Wikipedia
Russia is bringing shame to itself by attacking the Ukraine. Enough said or I’ll start swearing. No one needs to hear the rantings of a pissed off senior.
Or this pissed off senior…
Amen Doug !
You are not overstating, it’s monstrous. They should all be tried for war crimes. Especially Putin.
I hope you are wrong. Such a sad situation.
Me, too. Russian troops are bombing other cultural icons, and I wouldn’t put bombing this and other churches in Kyiv beyond them. I’ve seen videos showing other churches in other cities that were bombed out.
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Until the Russian military stops this war, I will be worried about the cultural heritage of Ukraine. They’ve already shown they have no regard for civilians or anything else.
I named Tara after the entire Plantation in ‘Gone-With-The-Wind’. They do have a lot to live up to.
I tend to give cats noble names, with exception of Freckles, my first kitty girl. Louie was named after Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, another “Kool Kat”, and Andy’s brother after me. LOL Tara is a lovely kitty name.
Thanks for the links, Doug. As for the situation in Ukraine, it is deplorable what is happening to the land, people and animals there.
I’ve been in a funk seeing what the Russians are doing to Ukraine’s people and country. If Putin were assassinated today, I’d have a very unchristian moment of celebration. The situation with the animals left behind is beyond sad. I know there are people saving those they can, but the suffering of those that are scared and can’t be caught or those starving is part of my funk. It is so unnecessary. That this one man, Putin, can be behind so much human and animal misery makes me wonder if his mother is still alive to appreciate the monster she spawned! I found this biography of Putin. His mother is dead, apparently, as is his father (or not – it is possible he literally is a bastard!) —
That was an interesting link. We will see how all this plays out.
What a mess they are creating! It is like tens of thousands of 9-11’s to clean up!
Not at all overstated
The Russians have bombed other churches and cultural venues. Considering Russians put high regard in such things in their own country, I find the barbarism unconscionable.
Destroying places people hold dear is a standard tactic of war.
I see a macro of a furry spider again. Literally can’t make out the cat this time!
Barbarism! Russia will have a hard time living this down. When one considers the horrific destruction the USSR suffered in WWII, I’d expect them to have a more “humane” approach to aggressive war, To hell with the whole country.
At the moment their behaviour is that of monsters. They bring shame to the history of Russia’s armed forces.
Absolutely. It’s almost as if they don’t have any strategy, just orders to knock everything down. No discipline at all.
it is a tragedy in any way… and every day brings new tears to all of us ;O(
Short of a regime change, I can’t imagine Ukraine negotiating anything – especially land transfer – with Russia.