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Monday, June 06, 2005

If Monu had spoken........

i can be so nostalgic sometimes....
it psyches me out .....
well..but thats me....
i advice you to not read this one..it might bore you..but i wrote it for myself....
:)


monu...was my cat's name...
monu means "son" in malayaalam.... as in mone...a way of addressing
a male kid....
myself and my mallu neighbour decided to name monu that...

i can think back and see how special monu was to me...
even my grandpa who generally hated pets began liking monu....

i still have a dupatta with monu's hairs preserved in it...silly right?

monu used to curl up in some corner and sleep and sleep..and look so cute while doing it...
monu was stupid too sometimes, like when he would try walking backwards on the grill gate (when the gate is locked or no one is there
to open it) and end up falling down...and his cute meow....

he had an amazing sense of timing...he would come at exactly 5.30 in the morning for milk and then at 7 for food...
then a dozen other times..we didnt need a watch with monu around....
:)


mom wouldnt allow monu inside because she didnt want the hair falling all over the house....
and monu too knew his limits...he would never venture beyond the doormat....infact the doormat was where monu preferred sleeping..
he would never bite the milk covers (aavin paal cover)dropped at door step...
and when you decide to pet him, he would take all the rights and slowly climb onto your lap and sleep....

i liked dogs too...jus that i could never have them as pets, they need to be cared for..you need to take them for walks..
and so on and so on...

and monu just walked into our lives...
and i thought monu was my lucky charm...unlike other people who wouldnt want a cat crossing thier paths...

my landlords were not too happy about me having a cat ...they did voice thier opinion, but i held on and kept providing food for monu...
but i dont know what happened...monu just stopped coming home..
he would sometimes.. i would give him food....but i couldnt force him to stay..

i miss him...he was pretty old..i vaguely remember the last time i saw him..and then we shifted our house...
i couldnt take monu along..heard that cats are attached to the place where they lived..
and my neighbour was very much there...but havent heard of monu since i left....

my old house is filled with memories of monu.. like when i would be preparing for exams.he was there to give me company..he would be sleeping nearby
like when we tried to give him a bath and he ran away and began rolling on mud..making himselves all the more dirtier...

like one of my friends had written in his blog, the past does bring a smile to once face.....i am just preserving a piece of my memory of monu here...
i always wondered what monu would have said if he spoke.....
i think he would have said:
"get lost you nostalgic fool! get back to work.....!!!!"
:-)

8 comments:

ioiio said...

I blogrolled u.. If thats an issue plz lemme know

monu said...

thats okay..no probs at all...
in fact thanks for that
:)
free publicity is always welcome!!
:)

ioiio said...

Well..

But the best way to repay is do the same for me..:)

monu said...

will most certainly do it

ioiio said...

If monu had spoken.. U wud have spoken a lot more..

So thank god!!!

Hey jus kidding

monu said...

yep, i know i can freak out people by talking about my cat..time i stop i guess....
:)

Manoj said...

if monu would have said spoken, it will be something like "where's your buddi...meow"

monu said...

@manoj

LOL
That was indeed funny!
but buddi is not my identity buddy!
monu would have said:
"y make a fuss on it!!!...meow!"