When I was a kid, I had a chance to know a cat name Dicing, it was my dad’s cat. But my mum was the one who found this cat in ss15 subang and brought home to dad because of some reasons. The cat was actually a kitten at that time. Long story cut short, I remember this one moment when the cat was sitting on top of the pillar near our gate and I was trying to call it down. I stretch my hand and..
..Dicing open its claw and scratch deep into my flesh without mercy. OUCH 😦
This causes me to experience a post traumatic stress and to be frank, the event of getting a claw gradually repeat itself when ever I see cats, I would not trust any kind of cat exist even the tamest cat on earth. Dicing made me think cat is dangerous and harmful. I never like cats after that. I can only see them from far, but not to touch them with my bare hands. That will never happen, again. What a mess the cat does..
I tried though, to build my love to cat again but it just does not work. Last few years I went to my aunt’s house and headed straight to her cage of kittens and cats because I wanted to give a try. I tried.. I carried this one kitten using my palm and.. Damn the kitten turn its body around and scratch hard on my skin till it bleeds. This kitten does not have mercy at all.. But using my logic, maybe the cat was afraid I am going to harm them, so they scratch as a warn 😦
Slowly as I grow, I learnt that cat by its nature are really that way. They are good if they were thought to be good. They will get nasty sometimes when they are protecting themselves. Not every cat is good but not the entire cat nation is bad. So I need to be smart in handling cats. I can play with them, I will make them happy if I feed them. They will give a decent happy vibes if we are good to them, specially the stray ones.
Cat really made me happy now after I know how the “system” works. I will have the kind of moves to protect myself from getting hurt but I never want to miss a chance to hold and get to know them. Last time I had done a speech about my love to cats in Toastmasters but I would like to type it to words just because I would like to share a story about these cats again 🙂 Feel free to watch my video on YouTube.
P/s : The picture above is just from a random cat round my block