Just wanted to add this link to a news site that was passed on to me from a friend (see comments) regarding my previous post. For "good reporting by responsible, dedicated and independent reporters", check out www.commondreams.org. I really love the title "common dreams". It reminds me there are like-minded people out there somewhere.
I am once again house and pet-sitting for my lama friend and his two sweet cats. Yes, his puppy was relocated to a great spot in the countryside at a monastery and another kitter cat has found a happy home. I was telling my roommate Andrew's hoomei (i.e. throat-singing) teacher about this and his face took on a look of introspection.
I am continually perplexed by Mongolian opinion of cats. Enkhee, the hoomei teacher, concurred with these opinions with the statement that he didn't like cats. He raised his shoulders and scrunched his face which to me means he finds them creepy. But he told me something I hadn't heard from Mongolians before: 1) cats are clever and 2) cats are like women.