So it was one long day, and I was returning home. I got down the bus, and as I stepped forward, I saw Devil waiting. Those eyes gazing at me nonstop, and those feet slowly starting to walk towards me.
Devil, my little kitten. He had come wandering to me on a harsh December night, and found home in my affection. I fell for him at first sight. And since then, he became one of the members of my ‘catdom’. Every day, he comes to drop me till the bus stop in the morning at 6:20A.M and waits at the bus stop at 5:00P.M when I return.
So this one fine day, it was like a routine for me to see him waiting. And just like every day, I still found that gesture very cute. My heart immediately melted and for those few seconds I completely forgot what a rough day it’d been. As I walked closer, it came next to me and then we both proceeded towards home.
this one boy and his mother (or guardian) came strolling from the opposite direction and the boy, on coming closer, scared my Devil away. I was stunned for a minute and I turned behind to see where it ran. Much to my utmost dismay, I saw this boy driving my little kitten off all the way till the main road, making loud noise and faces at the kitten. He also was throwing sand.
I turned back to the mother/guardian to ask her to stop this boy, instead of just standing as a mere spectator.
But I saw her walking ahead and calling the boy to come faster. They crossed the road laughing and disappeared in the other lane..
I immediately threw my bag and keys in my room and rushed to the road to get the kitten back. My poor Devil was startled and on seeing me, he came running to me and started meowing, as if to ask, “Why did this boy do that to me? I did not even harm him.”
I fed him a little, and comforted him by gently caressing over its head. I just cannot say how hard it pinched to witness this kind of behaviour against my little Devil. Infact, it is ridiculous to display such behaviour against any other creature, let alone a poor kitten for that matter.
As much as the boy’s behaviour agitated me, I was disgusted by the ignorance shown by the mother/guardian.. she easily walked off as if nothing ever happened!
Is this the value we are instilling in our children ?
Is this the ‘humanity’ we brag about ?
Is this the kind of culture we want in our society ?
And is this the kind of person we really choose to be ?
If yes, then hell with humanity. And hell with humans. I am done with this hopeless world.
-Shereen A. Mir ( @fromlifetoshereen on Instagram)