This is from the website Baghdad Girl. See certainly does love cats - check out her last six posts, if you don't believe me. When I first saw this blog, I was rather curious - how does she get so many commentators solely on the strength of a couple of cat pictures?
Actually, the reason that she gets so much traffic might be more to do with posts like this:
Thursday, September 23, 2004
A Big Bomb
The man who did this has kild alot of peaple(women,children,men). and i'm so sorry for losing lots of iraqi peaple.
This could be her best post:
Thursday, July 15, 2004
*It was a beautiful picnic in the north of Iraq*
And this post is definitely the saddest.
As with all blogs, it attracts some - er - interesting commentators:
At 5:21 AM, Anonymous said…
Hi Baghdad Girl,
I am as sad as you are about the explosion that took place two days ago. Really it is a coward action by coward people, killing innocent people. I am Iraqi mom and I have a daughter Yasmine. She loves the pictures of cats you post always on your site. She did send you an e.mail sometime ago my daughter sent you an e.mail and I encouraged her to do so but she kept waiting for your reply. I left my beloved country Iraq 1992. I am just trying to figure out where is Rabee St. is it close to Hay El Jameaa. I really worry whenever I hear a car explosion and which area as I have lots of relatives in Baghdad. Glad you are ok and my prayers for all those affected. Keep the good work and good luck. ma el salama
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous said…
Good Ramadan Raghda. I am a retired English and literature teacher in Texas. I taught thirteen-year- old girls and boys for thirty-three years. I don't BLOG, but today I decided you read a few of them. I found yours and really enjoyed the pictures of your cats and reading your entries. My students would write entries in a daily journal and found them to be very helpful and entertaining. I will tell you what I told my students. Many years from now, you will read what you have written and you will be amazed at what you are experiencing now and what a great part you are playing in the history of your country and the world. Keep writing and write many details. My best to you and your family. May you be blessed with health, happiness and a long life.
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous said…
My God! Leave the poor girl alone. She traumatized enough just living there.
I hate it and you are my cousin there for you shant write some thing like this , you know I feel a fraid whene I see it. I dont love you raghda and I dont accept your pologize, dont try honny , that is not work. Hi there. I've been browsing through your blog, and I noticed that you have a very tender and loving heart.
ramadan kareem raghood,I sent you E-cards, but you don't open it yet, why?
I miss you so much,and I hope we can meet soon.....
I'm hooked. Visit Baghdadgirl.blogspot.com now!
UPDATE - Just added the top comment today (Wednesday 11); rest of post is unchanged.