Those of you who know me well will not be surprised. I have found myself a cat ~ actually more than one! There is a family of three living in our yard but apparently homeless. So what is one to do? Feed them, of course! Once mom realized I was the source of her breakfast every morning, she is now my new best friend.
The two kittens are adorable but won’t let me near them yet. Last week I watched one of them from a distance. She was having such fun pouncing on a dirt clod and running in circles around the base of a small tree. Early this week the two babes ventured out to the milk dish and proceeded to step in it! Yesterday the three of them were all eating together.
Cat food is an expensive and hard to come by commodity in the West Bank, so the trio has been dining on canned turkey lunch meat. I can’t end the occupation or bring about peace in the Middle East, but I can make a difference for this little feline family. And they warm my heart.
P.S. Lest you think I am partial to cats, my teammate and I carried this little fellow to a spring for a drink on a hot day. He seemed intent on following some little boys around, but appeared to belong to no one. It was hard not to bring him home! ~ Pets are a luxury in a context where most people are focused on basic subsistence needs.