Sunday, January 28, 2007

Gratuitous Kitty Shot of the Week

Regular visitors to Kiko’s House are accustomed to seeing domestic kitties in this space on Sundays, but we’re making a big exception for a lion named Jupiter, who is seen giving Ana Julia Torres a hug and a kiss.

Jupiter was rescued six years ago from a life of abuse and malnutrition in a traveling circus, and Torres has nursed him back to health at her Villa Lorena shelter for injured and mistreated animals in the southern Colombian city of Cali.

Says Torres:

"Here we have animals that are lame, missing limbs, blind, cross-eyed, disabled. They come to us malnourished, wounded, burned, stabbed, with gunshots."

We recently featured blogger Kevin Drum’s new kitty. Kevin solicited names from his readers and has finally chosen one.

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