Kids and Kittens

October 13th, 2008

About 4 weeks ago, a cat had given birth to 2 kittens. Since then, those kittens are playing around with everybody they seem to cross. They look very cute. A big face when compared to their overall body size, especially their eyes! LOL.

Anyhoo… it was a sleepy saturday afternoon when I went to the bike stand to go out somewhere. Two guys were playing. One was aged 7 and the other was aged 12. They were moving very quickly between the bikes on the stand. I got curious when the older kid held a bike tightly with this hand, while the other one climbed on top to try and reach the asbestos roof. Perched atop the roof was one of the kittens.

Fearing that he may slip, I wanted him to come down & the following discussion ensued.

Me: Dai, keezha vizhundhuda pora. Erangu da. (Translates to, “Dude, you may fall down and get hurt. Climb down”).
Him: Illa anna. Naa andha poonaya pidikanum. (Translates to, “No brother. I want to catch the kitten”).
Me: Dai, adha yen da nondra? (Translates to, “Why mess with the kitten unnecessarily?”).

Saying this, he deftly placed his hand on one of the cracks on the asbestos roof and tried to pull the kitten down by its tail. But it got a bit wild and puts in head down to push him off. But that didn’t deter him. I was a bit afraid now. Here was a small guy who was standing on the edge of a bike & he may slip & break his jaws. But at any cost, he wanted the kitten down and be with him.

Me: Edhukku da unakku andha poonai ippo venum? (Translates to, “Why do you want that kitten now?”)
Him: Anna, na adhukku rendu naala saapadu pottu valathukuttu varen. Adhu konjam kooda nandri illama, mela yeri okandhirukku. Adhan erakka poren (Translates to, “Brother, I have fed it food for the last 2 days. But without showing any gratitude, it has climbed up beyond reach and sitting there. That’s why I’m going to bring it down now.”) ….

THAT ZAPPED ME! seriously! What the 7 year old spoke just now weren’t small words 🙂 Kids are powerful.

9 Responses to “Kids and Kittens”

  1. sathya Says:

    heh 🙂 did he get the kitten? You should have taken a pic and posted to

  2. Aswin Anand Says:

    @sathya: No 🙂 The kitten had climbed higher up and beyond his reach after staring at him ..

  3. s w a t Says:

    So awfully cute. Trust kids to come up with such stuff. I was talking to a kid in the NGO where I was volunteering a month ago. In the middle of the convo, he said, “I sitted down”. I told him, “tell sat down” He replied back with “tell sat down” promptly.

  4. Aswin Anand Says:

    @swat: Thanks a ton for dropping by 🙂 Your NGO story is making me to go ROTFL …

  5. thepsychologic Says:

    Was it as cute as this one ?

  6. Aswin Anand Says:

    OMG!! 😀 thats soooo cute man! Nothing to match it.

  7. vino Says:

    why did the chicken cross the road, and why did the kitten climb the roof…,

  8. Aswin Anand Says:

    @vino: Good question 🙂 the cat climbed the roof to escape the kid’s hands.

  9. Shiva Says:

    As I read your post, I thought, there goes another kid scarred for life 🙂 You should point him towards, so he doesn’t lose his affinity for cats, and learn to socialize with kittens

    (What do you know, I can evangelize cat ownership as well 🙂 )