Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day.. :-)


Pondering over topics to write and repeated threatening the sibling for a guest post dint work out quite well in my favor. So here I am, yet again to scribble some flash back just to update the blog and of course, to bore you.

I had a pet cat when I was in tenth grade. That is, just a couple of years ago ;-) No I dint fail in my other grades, I am just trying to say that I’m in my sweet sixteen :-D 
The cat’s name was..err…let that be a family secret. Anyway it roamed around my house, inside and outside, much to the dislike of both my parents. We fed and played with him (it was our maid who confirmed that it was a  ‘him’, and not a ‘her’). One fine morning, my pet went absconding, leaving a trail of broken hearts – oh wait just a heart that’s mine. We searched everywhere in the neighborhood but in vain. For a year or two after that, we mourned his death anniversary sometime in August. I always loved cats despite it being a totally useless creature. The cats in my Mom’s time, in early 60s and 70s used to catch mice and do its bit. But these days all they do is to watch TV.



My cat’s biological mother also used to be in our compound, but that one was egoistic. It dint accept any food we gave as it hurt its pride or something. It saved that food for its other kittens. Commonly seen walking on the wall, this mother cat barely meowed or showed any signs of hunger. However she had some stalkers-I will talk about her moral side in a separate post, dont worry :D I am sure this poised creature was a  celebrity of its kind. However it seemed to be impressed by the fact that its son, our pet was fed well and taken good care of.


Yesterday, I took my baby out for a stroll and found a cat with its two kittens having brunch in a garbage can. I kept looking at them- a family of cats having snacks in total harmony. That was when two dogs also decided to have brunch at the same place. As the dogs approached the kittens, the mother cat pounced on the dogs like a tiger and the dogs fled bawling. The super Mom returned and continued to purr by her kittens .

Yesterday was Mother’s day. The mother instinct is obviously not a human trait. Its a known fact that Moms actually possess super powers when it comes to the security of her offsprings. Imagine the sea of pain undergone by the mothers in our country whose babies were taken away just because they were females. Or the plight of expecting mothers who are threatened to be burnt alive with the child if they deliver a girl. 
Well we are human beings- so called superior species with brains, religions, laws and rules-that’s exactly why we are like this. I’m sure the cat I saw yesterday dint care about the gender of her kittens. She’d protect them anyway.

Happy Mother’s Day.

20 comments:

  1. Likey like! Happy Mother's Day to u, Anitha!

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  2. Motherhood duly praised and I do agree...
    rightly said and highlighted well in this occasion.

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  3. Anita,

    Very well put and also the moral we should draw.

    Take care

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    1. Yes, Jack uncle. Thanks for the comment, and take care.

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  4. At times, its better to learn from other creatures rather than human beings. A very sweet and a touching post :) Happy mothers day :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, CD!!! I am glad you said it was a touching post :)

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    2. Happy mother's day. Good writing, Anu !!

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  5. Beautiful post Anita:) Specially the ending that even a cat does not differentiate between the sex of kitten it is only we humans who indulge in this sad practice!

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    1. This is one among the thousands of lessons we humans should learn from animals. The other prominent thing being loyalty - from dogs.
      Thanks, Rahul.

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  6. ya ya cats n dogs hold good lessons too..good post boss..

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  7. tht was such a heart wrenching post..The cat incident teaches us so much. Thankyou for writing this..And female foeticide is the biggest crime known to mankind!

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    1. I know..! I hope God is taking a note of the people who do it and give them exactly what they deserve.

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