we have two gorgeous cats in the house, one black stray throws his weight in our courtyard and one tabby the persistent Spike aka Laddoo, has adopted our garage !! Thats four cats in all. Of all the villas in the community, this little injured birdie had to find a spot to nurse her injuries in our garage ! If only Spike was not as lazy as garfield !!
The boys found Tweety close to the shoe stand, where upon, I noticed one of her legs was pulled back ~ probably hit something like a wall or branch. She was’nt moving but she seemed to be in shock. I managed to feed her some water and Keeping her in the house for a while meant all the cats were locked up away from her. We were nearly ready to leave for all the Saturday outdoor chores when this episode started, still Sam suggested we show tweety over to the wet, which was a good, 25 kms away from our original destination. Who would’ave thought we’d spend so much time and travel to get little tweety to some medical help. But I am so glad I did !
An hour later, we placed her in the 2 kg yoghurt tub and took her over to Al Barsha Clinic for pets.
To my amazement, when I handed the bucket to the nurse which she took so reluctantly, this little fiesty birdie actually took flight. The nurses examined her and said she was probably hit, under shock, took some time to recover and is ready to fly back home.
10 Minutes later, we placed her on the branch in front of Al Mawakeb school. She did’nt fly away immediately. Probably examining the sourrounding, infact she just sat there for what seemed eternity !!! In my mind, she was saying “thank you” as she sat there, long after we had left. She had been spared one good, solid day of life !
A day to celebrate her freedom … a day to rejoice her life .. a day to having come so close to the claws of a young but lazy cat called spike aka laddoo .. .. .. ..
Nature has provided strength to every living thing, be it the ants, earthworm, fish or the elephant .. we all struggle for our survival. The Almighty had placed strength in that little bird too, strength to rest, recooperate and gather more strength and then fly back.