An unusual monument appeared in Murmansk – a bronze cat named Semyon. The pet wandered around Russia for more than 6 years, but was able to find a home and return to the owners.
An amazing story began in the 85th year of the last century, when Nikolai Sinishin discovered a tiny Siamese kitten in the entrance of his house. And although the family already had a pet, it was also decided to adopt the foundling. He was given the name Semyon. , the animals became friends and became faithful comrades. In 1987, the Sinishin family planned a trip to the Crimea to visit relatives. But three days before the vacation, Timofey accompanied the owner who was leaving for work to a stop, and on the way back he got hit by a bus.
Everyone grieved, and Semyon spent three days at the door, hoping that his friend would come soon. As a result, the spouses Alevtina and Nikolai Sinishin with their daughter Olya and nephew left for the Crimea. Returning home by car, the family mistakenly drove to Moscow and got lost.
And when the car got into another yard, everyone suddenly realized that the meowing cat fell silent. Semyon was not in the cabin: most likely, he just jumped out the window and ran away.
The Sinishins were upset, but continued on their way, as finding a pet in an unfamiliar capital was simply unrealistic. Returning to their hometown, the couple told their sad story to relatives and neighbors, everyone sympathized. But life went on.
In the winter of 1994, a neighbor called at the Sinishins' door. An incomprehensible shabby beast sat in her hands, which instantly jumped off and confidently headed into the apartment, exactly to the place where Timofey and Semyon's food bowl once stood. Then Nikolai and Alevtina realized that in front of them was their cat, who, six and a half years later, was able to overcome the 2000-kilometer path and get to the owners.
The story spread throughout Murmansk, reached the local newspaper, and then Komsomolskaya Pravda. Sinishins participated in the filming of “In the Animal World”, in the late 90s a short film about a devoted cat was released – “Love Story”. And in Murmansk, a monument was erected in honor of the loyalty, courage and dedication of a pet.