good vs evil

20 Aug

As I was driving down our road yesterday morning and passing by the two large trash cans towards the end of our street, I suddenly heard the all too familiar kitten’s cry. I stopped the car, paused for a moment to think and drove back to the trash.

You see, THIS is one of the most PAINFUL things one can come across when living in this, otherwise beautiful, country.

‘What’s wrong mom? What did you forget? asked Yiannis

I am not sure honey, I ll tell you in a moment’. The truth is I knew exactly what was wrong but I was trying to find the right words to explain the unthinkable to my 6-year-old.

EVIL in its purest form.

Someone had taken three baby kittens, had put them into a REEBOK cardboard box and had thrown them in front of the trash can. I wonder, does this person sleep well at night?

I exited the car, lifted the box and put it into the trunk of my car. S H I T. What do I do know?

Benny got all too exited and I quickly realized that they would never survive at my place. You see Benny would never hurt my kids, but cats….that is a whole different story.

I drove back home, left Benny in the garden and drove off to my parents house. I rang the bell, carried the box to the front door, showed it to my father and told him: ‘DAD, we HAVE A PROBLEM’.

OH NO…..

You see, we have been there before. One of the cats we had adopted over the years had been rescued by my sister who had found him in the trash.

A few years ago we tried to rescue 6 puppies (who had been squeezed to fit into in an ice cream family pack box) while bottle feeding them day and night only to watch them die, one after the other.

We were all TOO familiar with such acts of ????

I started frantically calling, texting and posting onto Facebook pages in order to find someone to take care of them until they were safe enough to live on their own. I would have done it myself, had the circumstances been different. Apart from Benny, the cat menace, N. is allergic to cats (and pollen & dust & insect bites & ….you get the idea).

After a few hours and a few feedings later I managed to reach my neighbor P., who is probably one of the pet friendliest people on the planet. After I poured my heart out to her and asked for her help she promised she would call L., a dear friend of hers who has dedicated her whole life to rescuing stray animals and see if she could help out.

Half an hour later I received THE CALL.

L. told me she had found a solution to our problem. A friend of hers had found an abandoned cat who was lactating and missing her kittens. She had brought her to the vet and he had prescribed some pills to stop the lactation. She was just about to give her the pill when L. phoned her up.


Will we find a permanent home for them? I don’t know. The only thing I do know is that for now they are safe.

Until next time




18 Responses to “good vs evil”

  1. Dina August 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    OMG, I get soooo upset when I read and see something like this. THANK YOU so much to all of you involved for caring and helping them out! ♥

    • wonderlandbytatu August 20, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      I did the easy thing, I was just very lucky to find someone to take care of them…unfortunately this is not the norm.
      Thank you very much for your kind words!

  2. ramblingsfromamum August 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Thank you for doing what you did to help them. I’d like to shove these people into a box and stick them in the garbage! What a wonderful idea for the lactating mummy..then I had a thought she’s missing kittens…?

    • wonderlandbytatu August 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      I was thinking the exact same thing and then I said naaahhhhhh… way. Who knows though, right? xxx

  3. August 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Now you are an adoption agency – nice of you to show such care and concern.

    • wonderlandbytatu August 21, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      thank you Larry. I wish I could adopt more, but then again, my house would look more like a zoo.

      • August 22, 2013 at 5:47 am #

        You are the facilitator, a matchmaker. Impressive.

  4. Ice Beautiful August 20, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Golden heart lady!

  5. expatsincebirth August 20, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    You did a wonderful job there, Tatu! Your heart is golden 😉

    • wonderlandbytatu August 21, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      you are all so kind. I am not sure I deserve such praise. Thank you though, it means a lot to me. xxx

      • expatsincebirth August 21, 2013 at 10:42 am #

        You do deserve it. Enjoy! 😉 xxxx

  6. Jonathan Caswell August 21, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  7. Always In Poetica August 21, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Lot of respect for you 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu August 21, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      thank you. I just wish there wouldn’t be the need to take out kittens from the trash in the first place, you know?

      • Always In Poetica August 21, 2013 at 9:09 am #

        I do, let’s just hope there are others doing the same to combat these everyday evils! 🙂

  8. sakuraandme August 25, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    The mentally of people like that? I will NEVER understand.Go you for rescuing them.
    And to the women that find them a home. Hugs Paula xxxx

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