This household has 25 cats all together, not including 4 kittens from Ms Tiger who got herself pregnant before we had the chance to send her for snip-snip. You dont see all of the 25 at any given time. But, perhaps the most is about 15-20 at best, during meal time. This is especially so if it is wet food or boiled chicken is served.
At the oddest time, we will have the newbie who are just being rescued from somewhere. It could be from the major highway at 10 pm in the middle of the rain, or somewhere in the middle of a busy inter section of the city, or anywhere where you dont even think how on earth a cat happen to be there.
So, this new newbies need to adjust to the new environment. They have to learn the hierarchy of the household. Who eats where, who gets to sit longer on THAT particular cat bed, or who gets the privilege to come into the bedroom. That kind of stuff.
I found this video below absolutely entertaining and completely adorable. The elder cat reminds me of Uncle Kucing who passed away sometime this year. And, we all miss him dearly.
I was with this candidate a few days ago. We were in a cafe, deep in conversation as I was preparing her for an important interview the next day. I knew her when she was about 7 years old. Her father used to be a work colleague. I used to visit their lovely home in Petaling Jaya for Eidil Fitri. The grandmother baked the best kuih kacang (peanut cookies) I have ever tasted. Several years later, my friend and his wife were divorced. Essentially, the children grew up in between two houses. I lost contact with my friend and have not met the children in so many years. Until several months back.
Anyways, as she was telling me her experience being a wife (she got married 3 years ago), she said that there are many of her favourites activities that she doesnt do anymore.
THE NEED TO FEEL “BELONG”
Interesting how she described that she herself has changed to accommodate the “need” of her new home. The need to feel like a someone’s wife or someone’s staff or to fill the need to feel “belong”.