Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paid the price for our ignorance

Last October I posted about a pregnant cat called Pocot. A few weeks after my posting, she gave birth to 7 kittens. All the while I thought this cat is stray but after she gave birth I found out that she belongs to one of our neighbours. A kind hearted Chinese lady who used to feed her told me about Pocot's kitten. This lady routinely feed the cats almost daily before going to work and again in the evening when coming back from work. 

We used to chat about Pocot and how are we going to control the populations of the stray cats that are wondering for food in our apartment's vicinity. I was amazed to hear that she took her own initiative to meet the Pocot's owner and suggested to them that Pocot must be spayed after few weeks of giving birth. So after few weeks later, she managed to do the procedure on Pocot and thankfully according to her vet that Pocot would have died if they had not done it. This is because they found some blood clot in her womb after she had giving birth and it might become toxic that slowly killing her.

She was doing very well after the procedure. Now here is the interesting part. Pocot's owner lives on the 10th floor and I live on the 13th. One morning I saw Pocot outside of my balcony wanted to come in. Which mean one thing, she climbed 2 storeys just to get out. If she keeps on doing this it is going to be very dangerous for her without the owner's knowledge. So I believe she did this daily until one fateful day and she slipped. The rest is history. 

My greatest regret is that why would you confined your cat in your balcony knowingly that it is never be an ideal safe place. The Chinese lady found her lying motionless on one weekend and 3 of her kittens a few weeks later. Things getting worst for the remaining kittens. One evening a week ago, me and my wife found them abandoned by its owner. When I look at them, I can imagine how would a 2 years old toddler left behind in the middle of a shopping mall or nowhere to attend for them self. They were scared,confused and hungry. 

We took them in that night and have to confined them first so that gradually they will adapt slowly to the our home and also with our cats too. It took them few days to adapt with us and the rest of our cats. Finally then, they manage well with our home environment. Me and my wife intend to find a suitable home for them but for the time being they will have to stay with us for a while.

You see, it is not in our up most intention to be an animal activist or something else but there is at least some compassion about the animal well beings in our care. I have met Pocot's owner and according to her, she abandoned the kittens because her husband does not want any animal in their home. I told her that at least she could is to find a home for them first instead of abandoned them. 

Now my question is, why must these animal pay the price because of our own wrong doings and ignorance? A basic common sense of animal kingdom. Female breed and grow. Do something sensible that is spayed your pet or don't ever think of owning one if you do know what is a common sense. Anyway, as for now I would like to find a suitable home for them as soon as possible. I believe with some undivided TLC, they deserve better home.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Real McCoy

The real McCoy is an idiom and metaphor used in much of the English-speaking world to mean the real thing or the genuine article, e.g., he's the real McCoy. It is a corruption of the Scots "The real MacKay", first recorded in 1856 as: A drappie o the real MacKay," (A drop of the real MacKay), and this is widely accepted as the origin. How it came to be McCoy is unclear,it is believed that the first recording with this spelling occurred in Canada in 1881. In James S. Bond's The Rise and Fall of the Union club: or, Boy life in Canada, a character utters, "By jingo! yes; so it will be. It's the 'real McCoy,' as Jim Hicks says." The phrase has been the subject of numerous fanciful folk etymologies ever since.

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