At home over the years many cats came, some left, some gave birth to kittens and a few died.There were no periods when there were no cats, even when we had dogs, they used to stealthily jump up over the lintel and wait for their food.
|MOTHER CAT WITH KITTENS|
Below are the pictures of some of the cats from the past:
|TIGER looking like an OWL|
Some time back we had a male cat called BONU. A similar looking cat arrived after a few days and they both always had a fight the moment they saw each other. We named the new intruder - VILLAIN. In the mornings BONU always had some injuries on him and it was our job to apply medicines. We always tried to keep them apart during feeding time and soon they got used to each other and adjusted their arrival timing ! There were no serious fights. But one day BONU disappeared and never came back. Then VILLAIN became the sole pet.
While the Villain ruled the home , a young timid newcomer with stripes arrived one day with pleading look. Because of his stripes on his body he was named Tiger.
|TIGER on his arrival|
|Tiger watching Villain eating|
|Sleeping on the door mat|
Then came another young new comer cat , not a rival but a good looking female!
They started a new life together and had a baby which unfortunately died at a very young stage because the young mother did not know how to care. But soon she became pregnant and had four nice kittens in a variety of colours Black, White, Grey striped and Brown striped.
On seeing them, I am reminded of the poem by the great Tamil Poet Bharathiyar :
"Sambal niramoru kutti
Karum chandhu niramoru kutti
Pambu niramoru kutti - Vellai
Paalin niramoru kutti
Entha niramirunthalum avai
Yaavum orey tharamanro? "
|Original Tamil Poem by Bharathiyar|
Clich Here to see the song " Kelada Maanida " from the Tamil film BHARATHI