I admit that I am not the most politically aware person in the world. I try to pay attention to what’s going on in the world, but I don’t always succeed. And a good human interest story–or a good animal interest story–will sometimes help a story hit home in the way a regular news article will not.
This cat lives in Hassan al-Draimli’s pet store in Gaza. Despite the instability of the region, Hassan has kept his store alive for more than 25 years, providing companions to his customers.
“The desire to have pets grew in Gaza after the Israeli invasion, because the children were constantly afraid. So every family that could came to buy a cat or bird for their children to comfort them.”
His story is inspiring, and hopeful. I do believe that cats can change lives–even in the smallest of ways.