Mama Cat (2005-08-16)
A week ago, when I went outside to water the plants,
she emerged from the car park and came charging and meowing (darned
near braying) toward me. She
was thin as a stick and her big belly was gone. There was no
mistake this poor cat was starving. I went inside the apartment
to grab some food for her and when I opened the door with a bowl of
Daifoo's canned food, she almost forced her way into the house!
Before the bowl was squarely placed on the ground, the ravenous cat
went right to business and wolfed down the lot in seconds.
Mama cat has been back since for more food and she eats like there's no tomorrow every time. I don't know where her kittens are or if they are still alive, but they can't be doing too well if the mother is always that hungry.
I don't think I was her calculated target on that first day I fed
her for any
particular reason. It's not like she waited for me to come out of
the apartment because she knew I love cats and I happened to have plenty
of cat food in the house. I simply was the only person she saw at
a time of her desperation, a piece of driftwood she seized when she was
drowning in the ocean; and it is lucky for her that it was me and
not some nuts who torture animals for kicks she ran to.
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