Our best friends
From Naheed, Pakistan
Time to talk about those cute friends who, with their small sizes, bring great happiness and joy to our lives. They possess such a pure aura that infuses our surrounding with a lot of positivity. Teacher Jo talked about them a lot when she blogged back in June/July 2007 and also shared so many photos with us all. I too want to talk about them and if some of the old friends will remember, I shared a picture of my dearest cat (call him Chhotoo :-)) in last year's open blogs. Since the day he came in our home, our love affair with animals has become a never ending tale of funny little things.
Here's a shot of Chhotoo. Isn't he photogenic?
After living close with them I've learnt that they are happy in all likelihood and are thankful to what they are given to eat and to live. They have feelings and emotions, they feel pain when they are hurt and feel happy when they get a stroke filled with affection. I sometimes think that how could those people be like who don't love animals? Unfortunately, there are some people in our surrounding who never let go a chance to stone a cat or dog, what a pity!
It hurts me when I see a dead animal on the way and the thought sorely hurts me that there is not a small piece of land to burry this poor little thing. Not only this, the irony is that the people hardly ever feel like to give it a thought.
I am all here to talk about animals in this post and probably the last post of the open blog. I would also like to share the pictures of some kittens that we - I and my sister - started looking after just after we came to know that their cat mum had delivered them in the compound of the place we live. They were born on 14 February 2010. They were 2 feline sisters and two brothers. We named them Snow and Floppy (girls) and Golden and Tiger (boys). Their names are cute, aren't they? Here's a picture of them:
The luck had something else with it for them. Snow passed away in an accident when she was 3 months old and just after the three months of her passing, Floppy left us in tears forever at the age of 6 months. The luck still wasn't in their favour and Golden went missing on 1st November forever when he turned 9 months old and lastly Tiger is missing since 25th January and we just pray that may he not become a mystery like his brother. I really hope so not and I wish we see both of them again.
It was just a small story I shared with you all about our kittens as how they left us. I'll come back to the reason to write this blogpost which is to spread this message world wide that animals too deserve love and care just as we humans do. Their stomachs are always empty, I always find them looking for food or something to quench their thirst. They are separated from their mums and I see loneliness in their lives infact when I see them I can feel it just when I put myself in their place.
I just want to say that when you fear that the leftover food will straight away go to the bin, don't throw it and feed a hungry animal instead. I do this and even few days ago when I was the only person left to eat the dinner, my mum asked me if I would eat rice or she gave them to pigeons. I happily decided not to as I thought that a plate for me would become a meal for many and ate bread instead. I was immensely happy to do so and very satisfied too.
It will be unfair if I don't share the lesson I have learnt from cats. They are curious for sure and they never give up trying until they not only succeed but also mastered on it. So as it's said 'Try, try and try unless you succeed.' But I have changed it to 'Try, try and try unless you mastered'. And not to forget that pigeons teach us the lesson of peace and where else you will find so honest like a dog. So when we sum up all these qualities and adapt ourselves to it we can be the best humans.
Why not share a photo of a pigeon and a dog too?
I would like to share the words of a friend of mine who loves animals very much.
She says: 'Every animal deserves a home'.
Before I say bye, I would like to thank all those lovely people who commented on my first post of the open blog and shared their word.
With this I wish you all happiness, love, health and wealth. Don't forget to drop in a line to share your thoughts about animals.