This was the original resting place of Canada's Unknown Soldier. He was an unidentified Canadian soldier from the First World War, originally buried at this Commonwealth Grave Site near Canada's National Vimy Memorial, in France. As Wikipedia says:
"The body of the soldier was formerly buried near the memorial at Vimy Ridge, Pas-de-Calais, France, the site of the first major battle where Canadian troops fought as a combined force. More specifically, the soldier was at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez, in Plot 8, Row E, Grave 7, only a couple of kilometres from the Vimy Memorial."
From the Veteran's Affairs Canada web site:
"In May 2000, the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier who died in the First World War were repatriated from France and, with great ceremony, were buried in a special tomb in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa.My humans took these photos during their trip to France in August. As a serving officer in the Canadian Forces, my dad made a point of visiting many of the former battle sites and memorials from the First World War in Northern France, and of course, Canada's National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created to honour the more than 116,000 Canadians who sacrificed their lives in the cause of peace and freedom. Furthermore, the Unknown Soldier represents all Canadians, whether they be navy, army, air force or merchant marine, who died or may die for their country in all conflicts - past, present, and future."
Update on me: Both yesterday morning and this morning, I was fine when using the litterbox, but last night, my bum was bloody again. My humans successfully gave me my pill, but then I threw it up, so it didn't do much good. We are waiting to hear back from the vet on the test results.
Thank you all for your suggestions. My humans haven't been able to source Pill Pockets in Germany, and ordering from North America is expensive, and things have to go through Customs, so you end up paying a lot and it takes a long time. I do get teeth-cleaning treats daily - both Feline Greenies and some German teeth-cleaning treats, but they don't seem to do much. (Feline Greenies are safe, btw. My vet sells them in her office for cats with dental problems.)
I eat very high quality foods. My wet food consists of 75% meat or fish, 24% cooking water and 1% rice. My dry food is grain-free. Both are 100% organic, and made of hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats and ocean- or wild lake-caught fish. Bad teeth are just something that Sphynx are prone to, so I guess I'll have to live with it. My humans have been searching and searching for a German site that sells cat toothpaste, or the water additive that can help with teeth. My mom finally found a site that sells cat toothpaste, toothbrushes, and gel last night, so she ordered some. She still hasn't found a place offering the water additive.
Thanks for all your thoughts, purrs and prayers. They mean a lot to me and my humans.