If you’re following me on Twitter (you are, aren’t you?), you’ve probably read my string of tweets yesterday about an abandoned kitty that we picked up near our place. The kitty do not look like any of the lolcats I post in this blog. She was weak, hungry and frail.
My mom who couldn’t turn her back on the little critter took her to our home and fed her:
She had a doleful cute face that simply scream: “Take me in, please!”
After eating, she regained some of her strength and played with a tennis ball. She seemed to love tennis balls.
Compare the size of the tennis ball with the head to see how small the kitten is.
She also likes to be touched and would stand on her hind legs when my mom reaches out her hands. (I can only watch from a distance and take photos as I am terribly, unreasonably afraid to touch cats!)
The kitten, maybe about a few weeks old plays for 10 minutes and sleeps and plays again. She looks so peaceful sleeping in our kitchen rug – which prevented me from all my kitchen work, including me reaching for Doritos. Thanks to the little kitty, I was Doritos-free yesterday.
Dubai is a transitory place for expat families like us. People and pets come and go and while responsible pet owners who can’t bring their pets back to their home country re-house their pets by asking other families to take them in, it’s a shame to say that some pet owners leave their pets roaming in the streets.
Simply saying, some people unbelievably throw pets on the streets like how they would throw cigarette butts.
So, last Friday despite being the weekend here in the UAE, I spent an amount of time on Twitter, posting about the abandoned cat, hoping for a response. Some Dubai residents on Twitter retweeted my tweet (pardon the jargon if you’re not on Twitter..basically it just meant someone relayed my message) and now the kitty has a new home thanks to Jay, a radio station DJ with a heart of gold.
We couldn’t keep her since me, the huz and Pristine are all allergic to furry animals. While we know we can’t keep her, we couldn’t turn our backs on the kitty so we were torned yesterday. Here’s hoping we won’t find another stray animal soon!