In our backyard we always have stray cats or kittens and my parents doesn't like it, they refuse to give food so that it won't stay in our house and eventually they'll leave. Our family loves dogs better than cats. But one day, I saw this filthy kitten with yellow and white fur in our laundry area. He looks so thin and weak, but again my mom warned me not to give food because it won't go, but I disobeyed her. I gave him food, water and milk when they're already asleep. Then the next day he's still there in our laundry area asking for some more. So I asked my mother if I can feed it, she said yes. Days passed by, and I started to get attached with this kitten, I feed him 3x a day with milk and without realizing it my parents also started to get attached to him, my dad even gave him the name "Felix" from the old cartoon Felix the Cat. And now, he is living with us, a bigger and healthier Felix. He loves me as much as I love him. I started to love and appreciate cats when I met my filthy felix.
You know, life is really unpredictable, some experiences and scenarios can change a whole perspective in you. But in my case, it's worth the change.
Have a good day ahead!
From a stranger like you.
Words and Photograph by Stephanie Inocencio
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