Come out and look at the sight, said my husband excitedly from the verandah .
Wait, let me complete my job on hand, I said not wanting to leave it half way.
‘But they may not wait’, he said sounding as though he was cautioning me.
Who? I asked while still on my job.
You will really miss something if you take your own sweet time to come and watch the interesting sight, he reiterated.
Why don’t you just tell me what it is, I said without budging from the kitchen.
Joining me in a jiffy he said he saw two kittens sleeping on the compound wall huddled together .
Oh, is that all! I chuckled.
Well, I didn’t find it strange at all but when I thought over the reason for it, I could only admire the self respect they have unlike some of our leaders, he remarked .
Cats and self respect? I thought they are the most insensitive creatures, I observed.
Certainly not. You know these kittens would sleep on our sofa in the verandah every night and you remember I would chase them away the first thing in the morning, He reminded.
Yes, I do and I am relieved that they stopped doing so, I said.
Now, do you agree that since they detested being chased away every day, they found an alternative , he said with all admiration for their sensitivity.
I wish some of our leaders had even an iota of it or learnt from lesser beings , I said concurring wit him.
n.meera raghavendra rao