kit-ten noun Asmall homicidal muffin on legs; affects human sensibilities to the point of endowing the most wanton and ruthless acts of destruction with near-mythical overtones of cuteness. Not recommended for beginners. Get at least two.
HISTORY HUSTLE Lincoln was a cat lover and brought stray cats home. Once, an admiral during the siege of Petersburg saw Lincoln "tenderly caressing three stray kittens" saying, "kitties, thank God you are cats, and can't understand this terrible strife that is going on." He was given two kittens, Tabby and Dixie, and once fed Tabby from the table at a formal White House dinner. When his wife objected, he replied, "If the gold fork was good enough for former President James Buchanan, I think it is good enough for Tabby."
Monka (named after a Russian anti-personnel Mon-50 mine). She is with 58th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces in the war zone, Eastern Ukraine. She is so called because she is small and agile, always at the center of events. When Monka starts looking for shelter, everyone knows - soon something will happen, enemy artillery or rifle fire will start working. Monka shares with Ukrainian men and women soldiers all the severity of the war: mud, cold and danger. Also, their food, the best and tastiest bits always go to Monka. Monka sends good wishes to all of you and says that Victory is close.