How many lives does a cat have? The saying that goes , a cat has nine lives could be a truth.Watching my Dell growing up and becoming an adult,I lost counts on the number of times of his near misses.
When he was born,I havent fancy taking pictures of them.So I dont think I have any of him in infancy.But if my recollection is clear,he was with a litter of 4 to 5 little kitties.Jade was put at the back of the house,that is a cemented extension of the house together with her litters. When we were away from home,the loyal worker would come to look after them and feed them.
But soon ,Jades babies died one after another.Only leaving Dell as the only heir.
Oh how Dell was pampered by mamajade.Anak sorang lah katakan.Suara mamajade tak henti henti panggil anaknya kalau dia tak didepan mata.
Once,I saw her circling the house meowing
Jade cari apa? I asked.I do talk with Jade and sometimes it seems we could convey our messages with each other.
Cari anak ke.Ni dah lupa la kat mana dia letak anak dia.
Jade looked at me as if pleading:
Makcik janganlah bebel.Saya dah pening.Cari Dell tak dapat ,ini buat saya runsing.
I scouted the house with Jade at my heels.Under the bed,under the cupboard.Dell where are youuuuu?
Finally,he was found under the pile of pillows and bolsters that I placed on the floor.
Jade pandai cari tempat selesa.Tapi silap haribulan anak jadi mangsa!
Mana tau sapa sapa pi duduk atas tu,ha,baru kau tahu anak kau jadi lesu.
Jade hantar balik anak dalam kotak!