Weekend Musings – Much ado about a Kitten

I love cats. That’s no secret.

I love dogs too. And pretty much every other animal out there.

But this post is about cats; so we’ll stick with them.

So…..cats. Yea. I love them. But I do know that there are people who… don’t.

Shocking. Right? I mean, you’d think with all the cat-worship going on in the internet that the felines are pretty much universally loved.

Well, you’d be WRONG.

There are a number of people whom I know personally who don’t like cats. Some don’t mind them, as long as they stay away from them; and others who just don’t see the appeal. At all.

Some of my housemates fall into the latter category. By their own admission, the guy prefers dogs and the girl prefers insects. Yes, INSECTS. She prefers those creepy-crawlies to furry little kittens.

Well, to each his or her own I guess.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I got home one night after my usual walk and found my cousin in possession of a mewling kitten that was rescued by that very couple!

The dog-lover and insect-lover couple had come across a wet, bedraggled kitten abandoned callously by someone at the banks of the reservoir near our home. And they decided to bring her back so that she could be taken care of.

We knew she was abandoned because they found her huddled and shivering uncontrollably in a pit near the grass next to a cardboard box that was thoroughly soaked from the rain. The box contained a single shallow dish with soured milk. So she’s been there for at least a few days already. We also found out later after she’d been brought to the vet that she was barely 3-4 weeks old.

So, someone had removed a newborn kitten from her mother and just chucked her in the park with little or no thought to her well-being and our housemates just happened to miraculously spot her. And being the wonderfully decent human beings they are, they brought her home to warmth and safety.

And cuddles. Lots of cuddles.

The adorable little munchkin taking a much deserved nap
The adorable little munchkin taking a much deserved nap

People do the strangest things huh?

They’d just rescued her from an almost certain death by either drowning, exposure to the elements or starvation. And they don’t even like cats.

I guess at the end of the day, you can be a dog-lover, a cat-lover or even an insect-lover and it really doesn’t matter at all. What matters is whether you are the person who abandons a living, breathing being that is dependent on you for survival, or the person who picks it up and brings it home.

To cuddle.

Yes, we named her munchkin. It seemed to suit her. How could anyone abandon this much adorableness???
Yes, we named her munchkin. It seemed to suit her. How could anyone abandon this much adorableness???

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”  ~ Charles Darwin


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