Sunday, 14 February 2010
Rachel's Garden I
Rachel lives in an apartment in the city so she only has a concrete balcony.
She has always been an inside cat.
A human she lives with often moved home but it has almost always been an apartment.
She has no clue as to where she was born, may be her parents were stray but she doesn't remember.
She met the human she lives with now in an animal welfare centre. Maybe that's where she was born.
She once ran away from home but world outside her little apartment was too terrifying.
She had fights with stray cats in neighbourhood but did not enjoy at all. And the cars were too loud and dangerous.
She was found soon enough but did not try going out again.
Only sitting by a window to see what humans are up to, and stupid stray cats who are trying to scare her off behind the window.
She loves the air outside but now only staying on the balcony where she is safe.
At least she can feel the sun and wind. Some pot plants to nibble and play with.
She dreams about one day having her own backyard though, with trees, flowers and veggie patch, sleeping in the sun and running around.
Why does she miss the outside world so much?
After all, maybe she was a wild stray in the past, just cannot remember it.