This is Jax. He’s one among a pair of kittens we had taken in two years ago, who were abandoned soon after birth. They were completely hand-reared. While the sibling sadly did not make it, our little survivor turned two last Friday. Jax has made himself at home, adapting in his own feline way. Having been brought up by humans has made him one of a kind, displaying un-catlike behavior of playing with water, enjoying the rains, befriending crows, babysitting the young of all species – including plant saplings and kittens of other cats. But he’s as curious as cats can be – moving around the bookshelves, inspecting new workout equipment, and royally ignoring us when he chooses to. Whether early morning runs or late night reading, nocturnal pets are the best buddies. We’re so proud of our little fellow for pulling through and making it this far.
“There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
When you belong to a reader family, a walk around the house is met with treasures scattered everywhere. This curious little kitty peeks into the bibliophilic world. Or maybe he’s drawing inspiration from Agatha Christie – Christmas is drawing near; time to find out where the humans have kept the Christmas pudding.
“Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.”
Today is “International Cat Day”. Created in 2002 by the ‘International Fund For Animal Welfare’, the celebration on 8th August is an ode to the cat community everywhere. Rosa Silva has composed some poetry which is as cute and cuddly as the cats themselves. Have a look at what she has to say about our feline friends.