While I was out, I saw some of the neighbors kids playing. These kids were the usual mainstays of my sari sari store. Right now my store is closed because I have recently started working and I cant make up my mind whether to work or just tend the store again.
The kids went towards the house across where I live. I saw my cat Glory across the street, sleeping at the neighbor's now defunct sari sari store. I told them not to bother her because she is an old harmless yet sweet cat.
Glory is 15 years old. She was given to me in 2004 by a missionary from the USA. She has had this cat and another one named Gibor for 8 years. Unfortunately, she couldnt bring them with her because her next destination is Africa. She reluctantly had to give them away but wanted to make sure that the person adopting her cats is a real cat lover. My guy friend Michael was this missionary's friend. He was the one who recommended me.
|Mam Marcia and my good friend Michael (2004)|
Mam Marcia seemed very happy to meet me but also looked sad. However I can tell she was relieved to have found a new home for her cats.
|Glory and Gibor|
|Glory being bitchy under the bved|
|Gibor getting brushed|
|Gibor in the carrier|
|Glory under my dresser table|
|Gibor inside the cabinet|
|Me and Gibor|
|Gibor likes being brushed|
|Glory keeping her distance|
|Gibor hiding on top of the closet|
|Glory hanging out in my cabinet|
|Gibor on a leash|
So if I do the math, we have had glory for 7 years. This means she is 15 years old. Gibor passed away a few years back and we had another cat later on that my brother also named Gibor, he too died early this year. As for Glory, she is still very strong. She may be a little bitchy at times but we love her and we have had her for quite awhile so that makes her a real part of our family.
Glory's recent pics (Feb 2011)
Going back to what I was saying, Glory was sleeping across the street this afternoon.
|Glory usually hangs out at the neighbor's bench|
The three boys went where Glory was sleeping. They sat on the bench to chat. The eldest boy named Charles,who is 8 years old, kept looking at Glory. I told the three kids not to bother the cat because she is sleeping and she needs her sun. She is also very old and fragile. I then went to our neighbor selling halo halo. Then a few minutes later, one of the kids, whose name is also Charles ran up to me telling me that the bigger Charles flung his slipper at the sleeping cat. I swear to God I wanted to beat the shit out of the kid. I ran and confronted The boy and asked him if its true. He said it is. I yelled at him and asked him why he did that even after I have already told him not to bother the cat just a few minutes ago? He couldnt say anything. I dont know how I was able to restrain myself but I wanted to kick his face. I told him to go home and never hang out in front of our house again. I also added I will let his parents know what he just did.
I frantically looked around for my cat. Glory was nowhere in sight. Then I saw her head pop out from the potted plants in front of my store. Poor Glory was terrified. I scooped her up and brought her in the house. Then I marched to the kid's house. It was odd you know. I kept calling and the woman who lived there didnt even have the courtesy to come out of the house. She just asked who it was and was still inside the house behind their screen door. I politely asked if she was the mother of Charles. She softly said yes. I find it weird why she wont go out to talk to me. I told her that her son threw a slipper on my 15 year old cat who was just sleeping. I also emphasized that I dont even hurt my pets and Im very upset that her son had the nerve to do what he just did. She didnt apologize or anything but she said she will talk to her son about it. Later on I did see her come out of the house and I saw Charles run away. I dont know whether he was trying to flee from getting spanked or scolded.
I dont know what is up with that boy. Last time he rang the bell of my store and he tried to run away but I was fast enough to catch him do it. I even told his dad what he did. I wonder if he ever got chewed out for that. He is only 8 or 9 years old and he is already showing criminal tendencies. I know he is a kid, but a kid who hurts animals is not something normal. I feel bad I wasnt able to punch this kid in the face. He needed to be disciplined and I doubt he is getting any of that kind of reinforcement at home.
I let this one pass but I am worried of what this kid is capable of doing when no one is looking.