I've been through some"exciting" incidents of my life,recently.I think it's worth while to share. As some people already know,we here in Indonesia had long vacation due to Eid.So there're celebrations here and there.Unlucky me,on that Eid one of my cats was missing for couple of days(9 days exactly).I've been with the cat even since she was a baby so of course I was looking for her,doing all that I could do.During that time,I've seen a lot of things that I've never seen before. And one of them is,friendship.
There's one friend of mine who always say"you're always'away'.I haven't heard anything from you,where the hell have you been?",etc,etc. Well,I'm not literally dissapeared,it's just that I was busy taking care of my life so that I didn't contact her. Then,my answer will be-as always"Friends are like stars,they're not always seen but they're always there..".My excuse,I know :p. My way of thinking about friendship was just,we're friends and no matter what happens" I'll be there whenever you need me".I may not always be arround,but when others turn their back on you,I'm not gonna do that.Sounds rethorical,but I thought it's just the way it is.I mean,I'm sure my friends will do the same.It's just general thoughts. However,I've never seen the true meaning of friendship untill yesterday when I lost my cat. I really saw their supports and helps for me.I mean,some people won't care much about a cat.They think it's only"animal". But not with my friends,they did support and helped me to find the cat.Not even a second they said"it's only a cat". Here I'd like to say,..Thank you so much my friends for all of your supports! I appreciate it A LOT!:)
Still,I got people who said this during the search"It's a cat,Why don't you buy a new one?". This is where it goes wrong.We love our pets because of what they are,the time we spent with them,and that's priceless. You can't buy it with money. In fact,we love our pets not because they have pretty feature and stuffs,we love them just the way they are. I ever saw a man caress his pitbull tenderly,I was like"Woah,how could he love that'kind'of dog??:O".I mean,it's pitbull x_x.. But then I realized that his love for his pitbull was the same as my love for my cats.A love from a human to his/her furry friends.That's all..
So,it's kinda sad for me to hear such"buying animals for pets"thing.This is not me against breeding activity. Though I don't like breeding to be honest.There're hundreds and even thousands animals out there on our streets who begging for foods,some even got injured,tortured,and abused.They also deserve home,human friends for them and their chance is simply reduced by massive breeding of some certain pets races by breeders.Are breeders to be blamed for this?
No,what they do is simpy caused by high demand of some certain animals races.Nowadays,I've seen lots of people pet animal from certain races not because they LOVE the animal,but simply because the animals have HIGH PRICE so that will either represent or boost their social status.If that kind of stuffs that they need,I think they should buy real stuffs(gold,diamond,antiques,etc) with no soul in it. And animals are certainly not that kind of stuffs!!Oh please..
Someone that I know personally, she pet this angora/persian cat(note:non local cats here are always"priced"high),she realized that her cat has died after she smelt something unpleasant on her house(she lives alone).Apparently, it's been days the cat died.She's a career women.I wonder why she pet a cat since she knew that she's a busy women..
My cats aren't from any petshop/breeder.Some of them were dumped in front of my previous house when they were still baby kitten. But some of my cats have thick fur though they're all of short haired cats,that made people thought that they're of certain races from petshop.Honestly,I dislike it when people saw my cat and they came with this question"Is s/he from X race?". Sadly,now even cat's race does matter..I mean,they're cats!Race only means for physical description, but now it means $$$.. And,this also opens the chance of cat's and other animals abduction. If you have animals that worth $$$ and the animals walk on the street,then they're missing..biggest chance that you have is that..they're abducted. Simple,most animals will go to their home. And,less people will be interested in abudcting animals that worth nothing. So,it's a sad fate to those "pricey"animals,isn't it?Their owner most likely to keep them indoor,while it's the fact that animals are happier when they're outdoor,chasing something,running,etc. And,please remember not all breeders treat their animals well.Check this video:
Do you think it's right?I'll let you alone to decide.As for me,I don't want to buy animals from shop/breeders while there're lots of animals out there on the street who are suffering and need for help.In some countries(and area in Indonesia),street animals are euthanized. In China,this one even get rougher due to government policy.Take a look at this horror pic.I shed my tears 1st time I saw it.The dog was killed since the owner didn't have him properly licensed:
I'm glad that there are groups who do volunteer job to help animals on the street.Like this group on facebook(click this),Let's Adopt Indonesia. There're other similar groups on the net from various countries who do the same.I'll always support that kind of group.Just click on each name below to go to their page:
My personal wish is that people who read this post will join the group.Be an adopter if you can.If you can't,just be a foster.If you still can't,you can donate. If you can't donate,you can share.There's always something that you can do for our furry friends.
I hope this post will help furry friends on the street out there,and please..do share!:) Thank you for reading,have a nice weekend....!