My backdoor neighbour has a personal crusade against the "wild cats" in the neighbourhood. Yesterday evening i saw this grown man with big stones in his palms, running and chasing the cats in the backlane. With a very angry face, all puffed up and sweaty, he ran up and down the backlane chasing stray cats.
Today he had a tiff with his sister who lives next door to him. He told her not to feed the cats quite loudly. Maybe he was trying to send the message over to me and my next door neighbour too. He was still pissed after one whole day.
I wonder what the cats did to him. These strays probably are just minding the own business, catching some rats in the drains or looking for a bite or two from the scraps that some people leave out for them.
Strays are an issue as they multiply quite fast. If we do not feed the strays, would they just dissapear overnight? Seriously, does he have to chase them down with big stones. Heartless idiot. I couldn't let him have a piece of my mind... as he's our neighbour and this man is way older than me.
Some people get through life without ever having a pet or knowing one. They are just too into themselves that they will not open up their lives for a cat or a dog. Somehow they do not realise that pets can make them a better person. Stroking a dog helps bring down your blood pressure. If he only knew. He could probably pop an artery getting so angry over some strays. Or he's probably bored. So chasing strays with stones in his hands are cheap thrills for him.
His sister lives next door to him on her own. Sometimes i hear her crying or wailing loudly. The whole neighbourhood says that she's crazy. But i think she's just lonely. If only they knew what a pet can do to her life. It could probably turn her life around. She could get better. She does plant beautiful flowers. And she is definitely more humane than her brother. She feeds the strays in the morning.. quietly.
People who are living alone and lonely live better lives when they have a companion pet. They are not so prone to depression. Autistic children could learn to cope better with animal therapy. The list is endless if only they knew.
Did i tell you about the old man and his dog? After his wife passed away and his children moved away, his only companion day in and out is his dog. Day after day, i see him walk slowly to buy food. I see that he is happy. He does not have an angry face like my "wild cat chaser" neighbour.
I read on Marg's blog this quote... People who hate cats, will come back as mice in the next life. *LOL* Hope he does. Oh yesssss... i am wicked sometimes.
"wild cats" of our backlane
I don't know why he calls them wild cats. They are just strays. They are not wild.