Friday, November 6, 2009

A message from Mau

Mau the cutie

My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.

Give me time to understand what you want from me.

Place your trust in me. Remember that before you acquire me.

Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I only have you.

Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.

Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that can easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I don't understand what you ask of me or perhaps I am not feeling well, not getting the right food, been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.

Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.

Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say " I can't bear to watch," or "let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier if you are there.

Remember, no matter what, that I love you. Unconditionally.

I got this beautiful composition online; I don't know who wrote this so I cannot give credit properly. Nevertheless, I hope, by adopting this piece, many cats and pet lovers will benefit from such an affectionate message.

Mau is a diminutive of Maurin. Her father's name is named Mau, so...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bengal Babies

Mommy Sheba and her darlings

Sheba and Kim, our Bengal queens, gave birth last month a day apart! It was a happy sight seeing the two moms clean and feed their babies. Sheba had only one kitten, but she adopted all of Kim's babies so she had her hands full cleaning and looking after them. Kim must have been so thankful to have another helpful mom beside her.

Family photo

Sheba's baby boy