Today, we’re going to talk a little more about adorable stuffs, like animals. I’ve always feel very strongly about them and how we should do our part to protect these creatures, who share the same universe as us and deserve the same rights to be treated the right way.
If u were to ask me to name my favorite animal, I probably wouldn’t be able to name just one. I love dogs but I love cats too (and own one as well) and then I love ferrets and then every other out there. In short, I love animals. I read this line somewhere at the library, in defend of animal rights ‘because they cannot hold guns’. Don’t you think this is such a legitimate claim on why we should protect the animals from poachers, abusers, etc?
People who toss cats down buildings, people who burn dogs, people who do horrible things to animals, I hope they receive the same treatment, just like the saying goes ‘what goes around, comes around’.
Now let me mention a debatable issue. A lot of people feel that a tiger or a lion who accidentally kills a zookeeper/tourist should be shot to death. can I ask why? Why couldn’t the death be accidental? Why wouldn’t it be the fault of the tourist climbing over the fence and hence falling into the enclosure? Big cats are programmed genetically to kill for survival. They don’t kill ‘for fun’ like human do. Allow me to give you an example of an organisation whom I personally recommend called the ‘Big Cats Rescue‘. They have a very educational page where you can learn about big cats as well as stories behind the residents at Big Cats Rescue. they further proved that even big cats need rescue from us. I’d love to visit them one day.
My 9 months old kitten is not a people-friendly cat. she was hiding in the engine compartment of a vehicle whilst being towed to the workshop. She was hissing and spitting and very aggressive at just about a month old when I found her. At the end of the day, isn’t she just trying to protect herself? If I hadn’t rescue her because she seemed like such an evil little monster, would she survive in the area around the workshop where mongrels roam? I doubt so. After adopting her for 9 months, she’s no longer hissing (although still is, to strangers and the vet – haha) and spitting.
When I first met her. Must have traveled a rather long distance, scared and alone.
And then Day 5 in her new playpen we had bought her after the rescue. Still messed up and dirty as we didn’t want to stress her further by giving her a bath.
And then 3 months ago when she received her spaying surgery. We had to put her in a tube sock to prevent her from biting her stitches because she hated the E-collar.
And here she is now, on my bed every night, watching endless dramas with me. :)
She may not be the friendliest cat I’ve met but she’s certainly one of the best, in her own way. I’d like to dedicate the following clay art to my cat ‘Toriko’ and the Big Cats Rescue for being such a loveable pet and for being there for the big cats when they needed help, respectively.
Yes, these are my new clay works. Inspired by a japanese clay craft book named ‘KawaiiNeko.Neko.Neko’. The face paint of the white kitten is inspired by my very own kitten.
And a view from the left. Their eyes are inserted with gunmetal beads.
And a view from the top.
Lastly, a reminder to all. Please do help to donate to Big Cats Rescue (or any other similar organisation) if you can!
P.S. I am not affiliated with Big Cats Rescue or the likes. These are my own preferences and views. Readers reserve the rights to make their own choices.