SOFT AND GENTLE

kotek-male3Little paw cautiously touches my knee. Little face reaches up and draws close to my face trustfully. Wide open, emerald eyes look at me saying:
‘I can trust you. I know you’ll never hurt me.’
‘Are you sure?’ I ask perversely.
‘I am. I’ve checked on you.’
‘How?’
‘I watched you carefully when you used to come with the little bowls of food.’
‘And?’ Continue reading

HERE AND NOW

skoty11-male‘Mom, can we have them?’
‘We’ve already got two cats, darling.’
‘But look – they are so cute! This one must be a girl!’
‘No. No way!’
‘So let’s give them something to eat at least.’
‘If we start feeding them they will stop hunting and will get dependant on us.’

The subject kept coming back like a boomerang for a month, but I was tough. Five cats in the house were way too many for me!

Most firmly determined never to give up, I shut the door behind me and set off to the shop, when all of the sudden, under a bush, I saw a tiny kitten fixing its huge, hungry eyes on me. Continue reading