As I gazed at the flourishing cassava field that my family had worked tirelessly on for two months, a disturbing question lingered in my mind. Why would someone abandon a helpless cat while leaving behind a desperate call for assistance? While nurturing the bamboo shoots that would bring future profits, I couldn’t help but ponder over this baffling situation. Our decision to transition from raising cows to growing cassava was prompted by economic conditions. Due to the sudden decrease in cow value, it was no longer profitable to continue that venture. Therefore, we turned to cultivating cassava for our survival.
The peacefulness of my day was interrupted by a distressing meow that caught my attention. My gaze scanned the area to pinpoint where the sound came from and I was surprised to find a sad-looking cat resting near a dirty sewage stream, which sharply contrasted with the lush greenery surrounding it. It was clear that the poor animal was not doing well, and I felt a strong sense of sympathy and worry for it.
The cat seemed to be suffering from either poisoning or illness, and it appeared that its owner had left it behind due to its condition. I couldn’t bear to see the poor creature in such a state, so I made the decision to rescue it. After carefully evaluating its condition, I cleaned the cat’s body and administered the necessary antidote to counteract any poison it may have ingested. Its eyes were also treated with soothing drops to prevent any further discomfort. The cat was allowed to rest, and fortunately, there was no fever present. Over time, the cat showed signs of improvement and even began to display a slight appetite. Providing it with small, frequent meals helped nurse it back to health. This became a personal mission for me, and I was determined to offer care and comfort to this abandoned cat. Its recovery was a testament to its spirit and the effectiveness of the care it received. As the days passed, the cat grew stronger and became a symbol of the positive impact that a simple act of kindness can have. Sharing this story is a small but meaningful part of life’s journey.