Thursday, June 11, 2009

The happy day for this little feline family - Tryskuit and I get to witness it

As you can see, the three were very happy. They played and played. They had a very good time.

Kittens need to eat - and that means that a mom must eat. So she goes off in search of a meal.

And she finds it - right next door where a kindly lady has been putting out food for her. She dines, and soon her food will be kitten food.

She returns to the kittens.

They continue to play.

How they play!

I can't tell you why, but I find myself feeling very fond of these two - and their mother.

She nestles in the corner. They come to her. Maybe they will dine now.

Nope - they play on.

Next: big drama unfolds for the little cat family.


Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Would it be possible for someone to live trap the mother to have her spayed and also find good homes for all of the babies? Your daughter has one picked out, right?

Grahamn Kracker said...

I wish it were that simple, but it was not. First, the mother was quite tame and docile and would not need to be live-trapped, as you can see in an earlier post.

But this was India, not the US, and we were passers through, never there for more than a couple of days at a time before we took off traveling again. My daughter and I would have loved to have rescued the entire family, but this was not possible.

If we had somehow succeeded in taking even one kitten out of India, we would not have been allowed to bring it into the US.

It was Soundarya, the bride, who wanted to adopt the calico, but she was in the midst of many happenings and was not in a position to do so until life would wind down towards something approaching normal.

The general attitude toward animals as pets is very different there than here. People tend to view animals with a kind of live and let live attitude. If you walk on the streets, you will find yourself walking with all kinds of animals, from street dogs to cows, goats monkeys and what have you.

Doubtless, it would be possible somehow to get the mother cat spayed, but this knowledge was beyond us and it was a type of thing that was not a concern to the neighborhood people and we could not be brazen Americans and try to impose our values upon them.

As you see, the woman next door was feeding the momma, so it is not as though no one was caring for them, but they were doing so in the context of their lives.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Awww lovely feline family. The kittens look so cute and I understand your inability to do anything to help them. Not all countries arel ike US and Europe where pets get spay/nueter whether they have owners or not.

I was so happy with what I witnessed in Cape Town, homeless cats are spayed and are allowed to show up in big parks and resturants to be catered for.

But this is not the case in Nigeria, a lot of people chase cats and treat them like the devil, it's sad...