Little 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.’
‘I watched you carefully when you used to come with the little bowls of food.’
‘And?’ Continue reading
‘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
Amelka had hardly sat in the chair, when we heard:
‘It’s no joking matter. There is a serious defect here.’
I felt a sudden contraction in the stomach. Regular visits at the eye doctors’ for six years and something important had been overlooked? Or was it me that had neglected something?! Continue reading
I rushed out of the house catching a small, heavy rubber ball on my way. No, I don’t want to hurt him. I want to frighten him, make a lot of noise, throw something close to his ear so that he would remember and never come back!
‘Go away, you so-and-so!,’ I shouted hacking through the bushes. Continue reading
I woke up in the wee hours of the morning and all the thoughts tormenting me the day before came back: Do the people know how to take care of the little animal? Will they see that it gets enough food? Won’t they allow their children harass it?
Have I assessed the people correctly? Wasn’t I to hasty with my decision? Maybe I sould have waited a bit longer?! Continue reading
I managed to capture our dog and one of our cats connected with the desire to eat a piece of food that was dropped on the floor.
However, I saw our animals united not only in such situations.
Our cats, siblings found abandoned by their mother in our garden, stood by themselves when the other one was not well, and searched for their brother or sister when he or she went too far from the safety of our home.
We, people, quarrel a lot, make wars, but we can also unite. When a small boy was lost away of his house this winter, many people united to find him. Many people donated their money when a young woman had to pay for an expensive, lifesaving surgery.
When we unite that way something beautiful happens. Suddenly, all the divisions disappear and we stand arm in arm as one, guided by the light and good that dwells inside of us…
… and the Earth changes into a place where wonders take place.
Amy woke up in bad mood and muttered angrily when I called her to come down. She was dressing slowly and reluctantly and got irritated when I hurried her as the clock was inevitably counting minutes to the departure of the school bus.
When she pulled her top over her head, I looked at her dear, sulky face and asked casually:
‘Nothing under the pillow, was it?…’ Continue reading
The kitten stumbled and fell again. Although dizzy and muddled after the narcosis, he obstinately refused to lie down and rest. He even tried to climb up the stairs and jump on the chairs which was definitely forbidden at the moment.
The only time he managed to relax and immediately went to sleep was when I took him into my arms, held him close and swayed gently just as I used to do with my little daughter when she was uneasy or not well. Continue reading