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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Two abandoned kitten and ... .. some Samaritans

Do you like animals .. .. have any pets !  feed the stray ones regularly? Pets are a big part of life in many parts of the world, and a growing economy often means a growing pet population. Dogs and cats are the most popular pets.

Do we really see enough of good things and appreciate !  No post on having pets or treating them as menace ! – one on abandoned kitten ! .. .. more about the goodness of a shop keeper in Icehouse and another woman.  Even to those living in Triplicane,  Eagle footwear may not exactly ring a bell – this shop selling footwear, bags and repairing exists for decades.

Read that when  kittens are first born they are completely helpless. Their eyes are closed, their ears are folded, and they can’t stand, keep themselves warm or eat on their own. They rely on their mother  for everything!  A newborn kitten will have a low temperature of 95-97 degrees, which will go up to 100 degrees over the course of the first week. During this time it is critical to provide a gentle heat source to keep the kitten warm and stable. The kitten's environment should be between 85 and 90 degrees at this time.  Newborns do not have a gag reflex. For this reason, it is essential to feed very slowly and with extreme caution.

தெருக்களில் நாம் பல வித்தியாசமான காட்சிகளை காணலாம் (நம் கண்கள் திறந்து இருந்தால் !) .. .. முண்டாசு கவிஞன் மஹாகவி பாரதியார் முழங்கினார் :  - கேளடா ...மானிடவா .. என்று அவர்தம் வீட்டில் பஞ்சு வெள்ளை பூனை ஈன்ற குட்டிகளை பற்றி : 

சாம்பல் நிறத்தொரு குட்டி*  கரும் சாந்தின் நிறம் ஓரு குட்டி

பாம்பின் நிறமொரு குட்டி * வெள்ளை பாலின் நிறம் ஓரு குட்டி


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மியாவ் மியாவ் பூனைக்குட்டி !  வீட்டை சுத்தும் பூனைக்குட்டி !!

அத்தான் மனது வெல்லக்கட்டி ! அவர் அழகை சொல்லடி செல்லக்கட்டி !!

குமுதம் 1961 ஆம் ஆண்டு வெளிவந்தது.  ஏ. சுப்பாராவ் இயக்கத்தில் வெளிவந்த இத்திரைப்படத்தில் எஸ். எஸ். ராஜேந்திரன், விஜயகுமாரி மற்றும் பலரும் நடித்திருந்தனர். இப்படத்திற்கு கே. வி. மகாதேவன் இசையமைத்திருந்தார். பல பாடல்கள் ஹிட்டானது.  எம். எஸ். இராஜேஸ்வரி  குரலில், மியாவ் மியாவ் பூனை குட்டி பாடல் பிரபலமானது.   இவர்தாம் - களத்தூர் கண்ணம்மா திரைப்படத்தில் அம்மாவும் நீயே அப்பாவும் நீயே பாடியவர்.    நாயகன் படத்து  - நான் சிரித்தால் தீபாவளி, பாடலிலும் இவர் குரல் ஒலிக்கும்.

Cats have been a cinema staple for more than a century, dating all the way back to the 1901 silent short film The Sick Kitten. Sometimes they're cute, and sometimes they're creepy, but a film is almost always more interesting with a feline element.  The Sick Kitten is a 1903 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring two young children tending to a sick kitten.

Yesterday found these kitten in a small box and the owner trying to feed them with a syringe.  Then another lady waiting for bus peeped in and advised that they are better bottle fed!  - good natured people trying to care for abandoned little ones.  One feels very bad about the Society that we live in.  Someone had placed these two little ones,  presumably a day or two old in a plastic bag -  literally abandoned, separated from their mother, or may be mother had died or ran away or whatever. In that stage, the kittens would have died in a day or two – if they had managed to get out of the bag, could have been ran over by big vehicles on road.

Their luck, they were spotted by a man running a small shop near Ice house  bus stand – he was sad in seeing these juveniles.  He is Sahabdeen – Eagle footwear is the shop near Ice house bus stand / NKT Girls School.   Read that kittens after being born,  display primary altriciality and are fully dependent on their mothers for survival. They normally do not open their eyes for seven to ten days. After about two weeks, kittens develop quickly and begin to explore the world outside their nest. After a further three to four weeks, they begin to eat solid food and grow baby teeth.

Mr Deen and a woman by name  Mrs Latha took care of these abandoned pets, provided them safety with a carton box and some rags, first fed them with a syringe, now with a feeding bottle.  They have  successfully taken care of the 2 kitten  for a week or more – now when photographed inside the small box that had become their home, they had opened eyes but yet weak – hope they too live their lives

Feel happy in being a long standing customer of this store and appreciate the good act of this Samaritans.

With regards – S Sampathkumar

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