Thursday, July 20, 2006

bonds...















Photo by - Endevourme

Since when i can remember, we had pets in our house. Cats and dogs, that too in huge numbers. In my grandma's house, one day came a small cute cat. We liked her so much that we kept her , her daughter then and her daughter as well. During these three generations i learnt and understood a lot about them.The first one came when i was a baby. I dont even remember when she came and got mixed up with our huge combined family. She was black and white. I still remember playing with her, when i too was of the same size as hers. Often we kids used to pull her tail, touch and play with her kittens, but she never hurt anyone. Those baby cats were so sweet, we used to give them milk in a saucer and those small buddies used to get into the saucer and and go to sleep there. Apart from the pet-cats, some other cats used to visit our house. One of them even used to sleep on my bed. It is scary to wake up at night and find two round shining eyes of predator gazing at you.

We had a dog too, our own dog, moti. Not like foreign dogs we see now a days, but old styled, indian one. He had dark hair and used to look like a typical jungle dog, though we were never scared of him.

Our neighbours dog, tina used to come our house almost everyday, she was a lovely playful dog and we were really fond of her. When neighbour got shifted some other place, while going, they asked whether we could keep tina for one week till they get settled in their new house. We happily agreed. First day was fine. But next day she stopped eating altogether. Finally our neighbours' son came to take her. It was only after seeing him that she ate something.

Once a small cute puppy came to our house. The only reason my mom allowed it was it had an understanding of 'calls of nature' and never we had to clean up. One day it vanished, god knows where. We searched a lot, but in vain.

Only once i was bitten by a dog, a pet dog, not ours. He was a very calm animal , but one fine day, he went mad, and attacked me. He bit me 4-5 places and gave lots of cuts. 3 injections. I remember two people holding my hands legs and a nurse putting a needle in my stomach. That was so horrible. The rule is you have to take 3 injections and keep watch on the dog, for one month. If nothing happens to the dog, no worry. If something happens to him, take 11 injections more!. Fortunately the dirty dog ran away only after 2 months.

Now a days i hardly see any cats here. Sometimes when when i come across, still i feel the same connection. Cats, dogs, they live a very natural life. They dont complicate life like we do. They live by their own rules, and they are more close to nature than us. I have seen animals too have attitude and they understand us. They belong to a world that is without language, without words but rich with feelings and instincts.

PS: I am dedicating this post to a cute doggie, unfortunately lost somewhere in the sands of time...
You can see it by clicking here

25 comments:

endevourme said...

yippu...
that photo is butterfly in our garden!
these butterflies are so difficult to capture na!
they keep moving so much... :-)

Has to be me said...

Hmm.... I can c that u r a big time pet lover. Unfortunately im not! I like them too & admire them but frm a distance but not comfy them touching me!!! I also know that they can get v,close to us & the thot of losing them like the puppy u mentioned can b v.upsetting.

endevourme said...

#has to be me
ya it was really very upsetting.
...that is maybe because u r not used to going close to them.
nothing scary about them :-)

nirmala said...

Intresting&luvly post....really nice to know abt pets in ur life..from childhood..iam also grt luver its strange suprising n touching n the happiness v get in return is countless...how they understand and spk vt thr eyes....hmmm.as a kid i too used to have so many pets ,cats n dogs my house is like lil farm house...but its really very sad to loose a pet...its unbearble...i think ihve written tomuch wat to do..i luv pets:-)

nirmala said...

Nice snap of butterfly........:-)

Sujit said...

yeah thats true!.. they live on their own and be happy with what they get!.. but the problem with animals when made as pet is that.. we tened to push them to be as we like them to be!.. not they like to be.. as they want to be!

endevourme said...

#nirmala
hey comments u write as much u want, always welcome :-)
fortunately all the cats that we had vanished, i mean they didnt die in our house.
but ya still its a great loss...now we dont have pets, so i miss them.
i felt sad hearing about ur doggie.

cheers :-)

#sujit
ya thats true!
ppl do sometimes tend to push them too much, which is not good.
animals live life here and now and thats why they are so satisfied.

Rose said...

I have had lots of pets.. When I lived in UAE as a child we had a lot of rabbits, a dog, a cat and a turtle.. Ya Ya.. Tell me i lived in a zoo.. ;)

Now we have a dog.. a cute daschund.. Her fav passtime is to try to bite her tail.. :)

I had a squirrel for sometime.. He had fallen from a tree when he was almost an infant.. I tuk it and fed it not knowing if it wud survive.. But he did.. He grew into a naughty li'l thing.. We used to let him go out of the house as I hate the concept of caging pets (wich is why we never had birds).. He used to be out al day and wud come home only to have his meals and to sleep at night.. But slowly he started being away from home for longer periods and one day he didnt come at all.. :( May hv found a hot chic somewher that made him forget al abt us.. ;)

..Me

endevourme said...

#rose
wow! u have a doggie then...
hmm...now i think i found reason of all that craziness i see ;-)
ya i too have seen, small kittens trying to bite their tail...
he he... first time i am hearing of a pet squirrel....
interesting story indeed... :-)

Shama & Diya said...

Honestly, that picture is beautiful. I wonder how long it took you to take the picture until the butterfly lay still.

I never had pets, though I would love to have a cat. Except my mom is not to keen on the idea.

Kuan Gung said...

We have two dogs right now and I was raised with them, I know of no better companions...nice post

ketki said...

I must say u are really lucky to be able to capture that beautiful pic of the butterfly!!!!!!!!!!

endevourme said...

#shama
my mom too doesnt let pets now...:-(
for cats, make sure they remain safe,
because in city they have less place to hide...usually cats need to be protected from dogs.
mostly cats can protect themselves, but on the roads, nowhere to hide, its difficult.


#Kuan Gung
wow! two dogs! firstly dogs are so enthusiastic,,,, two of them is heaven :-)

#ketki
ya it was really difficult! i managed to take only two snaps...
one of them is shaken too much, other one is this. :-)

Shankari said...

Oye! Bond? ;)

Pritika Gupta said...

hey finally blogging started in my office.. m so happy!! secondly.. i think u sud have tried putting snaps of cute cat or dog instead of butterfly.. the photo is not going with theme..

endevourme said...

#shankari
ya bonds, hee hee ;-)

#pritika gupta
ya true, but i didnt have photo naa...
btw there is a link to a very very sweet doggie :-)

Saroj said...

Nice photograph, first I could not make out that it is butterfly. I don't like pets but we have one dog at my mom's house.

Sujit said...

Do not know abt lebabni, but currently 24hrs in US its just that!.. no other news!..

Its true that increase in reservation is wrong, but not reservation scheme as such for what it has been implemented!.. its was exploitation..of higher caste on lower.. but now exploitation of rich of lower caste on lower caste!.. The implementation was bad.. and there are loop holes on implementation..! like it was introduced for upliftment.. once the family is uplifted why should his children or grand-children should have researvation.. and once the guy in up in the ladder.. he only pulls his relatives.. but others and stumps down! this is what is causing.. even now.. the new reservation bill will not see any rise of education but an increase in quota for rich reservationist to be more rich!.. and the gm are the once who would suffer!..

endevourme said...

#saroj
yes it so small naa ,
try once, u too will like pets :-)

#sujit
thats correct, best thing is read newspapers and thats it...

Saroj said...

not small but beutifully taken!!

endevourme said...

#saroj
no it was small really...size of finger-nail,
u can see it is as big as that wildflower...thank u :-)

Rose said...

Haha.. But the craziness is inborn.. ;))

And have u heard of a human pet??? Im one to my family and friends..hehe..

:D

..Me

endevourme said...

#rose
ya i know...
everything is fair if u r in love, if u r in war, or if u r a pet..;-)

Rose said...

:D :D :D

endevourme said...

#rose
:D! :D! :D! :D!