I grew up with dogs; dogs in the neighborhood, pet dogs on my mom's side of the family, and my own beloved late adopted stray who was called Goti. After Goti passed away in 2012, my other family members were not ready to go through the love and loss process with a canine family member… Continue reading 3 Reasons Every Writer Needs a Cat
Was she supposed to dislike herself every day? The other girls at school acted like she was the ugliest person they'd ever seen. "You'd be a good catch if you weren't so fat," one said. And then another one thought that she was too big. "Are girls supposed to be small, Mom?" She asked finally… Continue reading A Big Girl
She watched the rain from the window. Her cheeks were wet with tears just as the ground outside was darkened by the downpour. Maybe it was a respite for some, but this little girl worried about the homeless people and animals outside. "I wish I could stop the rain," she told him. He was not… Continue reading Adopt – Don’t Shop
Sometimes she wondered if it was fate. "Why was I born when the stars weren't positioned right?" The girl blamed the parents, astrology and God. But then she dried her tears and felt a smile as loving purrs and head butts reminded her to be grateful.
Light turned into darkness, Created by the superior being. Heart broken into bits, Done by the superior man. Love transformed into tears, Thanks to the great human.
She dreaded the moment. It was cold and dark out there. The touch of his fur and soft purring kept her in bed. She turned the alarm off while muttering some expletives in three languages. Then an hour later the furry kid woke her up with sounds of scratching and playing. She could never be… Continue reading Winter Woes
She blinked twice. It didn't seem real. "Come pet her," her father said. The child moved ahead slowly. The look of wonder was intact. She touched the furry head. She tapped a tiny pink paw. They sat side by side on the floor. Father put the kitten on her lap. She curled up immediately and… Continue reading A Christmas Cat
"May I pat your head?" He nodded so she sat down next to him on the sofa. During the long pat, he yawned twice. She looked at him like he was an exotic toy. "May I hold your hand?" She asked and waited. He stuck out a paw. She admired its softness and pinkness. "Do… Continue reading A New Friend
She never asked for anything; it was against her personality. When somebody compelled her to accept a gift, she promptly delivered a return gift of gratitude. It was only the little ball of fur and naughtiness whom she asked for anything at all. "Let me hug you, kitty," she'd plead. But cats played hard to… Continue reading Cat Slave
It had been a long day and she wasn't in the mood for creepy people. She could feel the person following her. It wasn't any of her usual canine or feline friends because they preferred to leap over to her in seconds. So she quickened her pace until the sound of the annoying slippers made… Continue reading Being Followed