I, Marvelous, came from Tehran in Iran. Some say us Iranian Cats are a breed unto ourselves!
Here is some information about the History of Iranian Street Cats from the Wisdom Site:
Like all domesticated cats, Iranian street cats trace their roots back to the African Wildcat—whose native land stretched from Egypt to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey.
As civilizations developed, cats became helpful partners in pest control. And it wasn't long before they endeared themselves to humans for more than their mousing skills.
Compared to dogs—which most Islamic scholars consider unclean—cats are the preferred pet in Iran. Under Islamic tradition, cats gained favor because Prophet Mohammed was said to enjoy them.
Though the exact origin of Persian cats is unknown, experts think they originated in modern-day Iran. That said, non-pedigreed cats are (by far) the most common in this region. Like in many countries, big cities in Iran are home to a large number of street cats. Many people in Tehran and other cities take it upon themselves to feed the feral cats living in their neighborhoods.
I am a little differently built from my Domestic Short hair siblings. I have bigger feet for my size, my skull is broader through the ears and I am stockier. Because I was born and lived my first few months on the street, I avoid eye contact (unless I know you well), I will NOT allow anyone to pick me up and will lash out with teeth and claws if startled. But I am slowly becoming much more affectionate and I do not run when Ms F talks to me when I am catching mice for her. I also get along very well with the neighbor cats! Much more so than Kozmo or Jo Jo! Purrhaps it is because of my living in a street colony or it is because I believe in Peace! And because I came from a war torn country, I want peace for the cats in Ukraine and everywhere else there is conflict.
From Imagine by John Lennon
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
To see John Sing Imagine in 1975
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we hope john lennons imagination becomes reality....nothing will be good and nothing can grow without peace...ReplyDelete
That was many cats on one placeReplyDelete
Marv, we are so glad you were rescued from living the wild life. I know it's been a long time you've been with your family and you know that it's a safe loving home. You're always so fun to come visit and send us a smile. PreciousReplyDelete
Oh yes, I too wish for this for all cats - and their peeps - that peace could predominate. I am so glad you are now living where it does. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx
More than many, you Marv, understand the value of peace and what it means within a community. Your homeland needs it so very much and right now its people are suffering more than ever. As much of the world is. We hold hope for all, on this day ... and for all days to come.ReplyDelete
A note to Ms Barb ~ the beauty of your autumn header is overwhelming. Well done!ReplyDelete
We are so happy that you have your forever loving home, Marv.ReplyDelete
That is pretty amazing you came from so far and are doing so well. You are a special kitty.ReplyDelete
wild clapping for you blogging for peace and doing it so well. I love to hear more about your life since I came in late to your blog... you are amazing to me and so are the cats in the street. hug that globe and lets hope this works on the peace thing. I am so thankful you landed in your home and are doing well.ReplyDelete
We are Peace Bloggers too!ReplyDelete
Charlee: "We second and third this, Marv, and add our purrs for peace."ReplyDelete
Chaplin: "Cat knows, the humans need all the help they can get in that arena ..."
My wish is for peace and safety for all. I am glad you were rescued from the streets of Iran and found your forever home in Canada.ReplyDelete
You're so smart, Marv. Yes you are. Let peace be a reality.ReplyDelete
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Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around, a smooch to Marv and a big hug to mom. ♥
I'm so blessed to live in a peaceful community. I wish everyone could be so fortunate.ReplyDelete
I love hearing about your background Marv, our Cat Dad is originally from Tehran so we loved reading about Iranian cats. Peace is such an important topic to blog about, I love this Blog for Peace week and pray for Peace year round. Thanks for a lovely post today.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post for today!!! We are purring and praying for Peace.ReplyDelete
I'm highly recommending this post for all to read. I learned so much. So well written. So relevant. I never knew about the Iranian cats. Posts like this draw the world closer together.ReplyDelete
Lovely post today Marv, I am so glad you are now in such a wonderful home. Adding our purrs for peace.ReplyDelete
Thanks Leah, sending you head bonks and whisker kisses, Purrs MarvDelete
What a wonderful post. I am so glad the kitty now has a peaceful loving home. I ache for the animals in Ukraine.ReplyDelete
Now I know. Thanks for the info, Marv. Peace be with you!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting Princess! Keep being awesome! Purrs MarvDelete
This is such a beautiful message, Marv!ReplyDelete
Marv we have thought all along that you had a very distinctive face...very handsome of course, but just a bit different. Thank you for the info on your background. We purray for peace too !ReplyDelete
A great cat is dynamic, memorable, unique and most importantly distictive! Yes I AM! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! Sending you head bonks and whisker kissesDelete
That is such a wonderful message Marv and I'm always so thrilled you found your way to a peaceful home. Here's to Peace for everyone everywhere.ReplyDelete
We didn't know your back story Marv. Our paws are crossed that peace could come to the entire world. Right now things are a bit scary with all the conflicts going on.ReplyDelete
Gosh you learn something new everyday no way did we think you came from Iran. We totally agree peace in this world.x😻ReplyDelete
Beautiful peace post Marv. XOReplyDelete
Loved the holding of the globe! May peace arrive everywhere...ReplyDelete
That was us above, Mark's Mews...ReplyDelete
Perfect post, Marv. You and me are a lot alike. I don't like to be held but I don't get along with other cats either. Peace out.ReplyDelete
Peace to all cats!ReplyDelete
I love cats, I love your globe! I too was worried about the cats in Ukraine and other animals there. My friend is a stewardess and with a few colleagues she started 'Wings For Animals' to fly pets to safe countries. I donated, they do great work. Peace to you!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful message of peace, Marv. We are so thankful for you, and that you found your way to your loving forever home.ReplyDelete
That was perfect Mr Marv,May peace always find you. xoxo Little Miss TitchReplyDelete
Beautifully said, MarvReplyDelete
You are uniquely wonderful. We pray for peace, and try to maintain peace ourselves with all who are around us.ReplyDelete
Marv, we love you Peace Globe. Thanks for the history of the kitties of Iran and yourself. It is hard to "imagine" that the world is even more messed up now than when John Lennon wrote that amazing song. So sad! Wishing you all peace. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & RaleighReplyDelete