31 August 2010

Tuesday Cats . . .in Heaven!

. . . midnight 
not a sound from the pavement
has the moon lost her memory?
she is smiling alone. . .
. . . meow-mories
all alone in the moonlight
i can smile at the old days
life was beautiful then . . .
let the memory live again . . .
. . . burnt out ends of smoky days
the stale cold smell of morning . . .
. . . the street lamp dies
another night is over
another day is dawning . . .

touch me! its so easy to leave me!
all alone with the memory
of my days in the sun . . .
if you touch me you'll understand what happiness is!
look, a new day has begun . . .

- from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats
(with some meow-alterations :-)

I was happy that the musical Cats was presented in Manila in August. It paved the way for me to make kids know and understand the plight of Pusakals. A cat is pusa in filipino and 'kal' stands for kalye or street. Thus, a "pusakal" is a street cat and an askal is a stray dog (aso). In the musical, a stray cat romanticized her plight which was a perfect vehicle for me to make people understand and sympathized about the plights of the 'homeless' in our midst, whether a pusa, aso, or even tao (people) . . . and make authorities consider a program for their rescue as protected by laws. My meow-ful entry for Gattina's Cats on Tuesday.

8 comments:

Boo-Bah said...

It is so sad that are so many feral cats and dogs. Their life is filled with hardships. I hope for all homeless animals to be rescued and in loving forever homes.
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We love Luna said...

It's an adorable post!
I love the cute friend cat there and your pictures are great!
purrs and love
Luna

Au and Target said...

Too many strays... it's so sad. Love that washed out blue in those pictures. thanks for visiting us in Malaysia!

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes, the strays are so sad!

Gattina said...

That's a cute post ! I hope the cats sing better than my Arthur, he has a terrible voice ! right out of a horror movie, lol !

Lucy the Cat said...

Beautiful kitty and beautiful verses!

I think it's so wonderful that are bringing attention to the homeless animals. Oh, how I wish that weren't a problem. It's a problem here in the US too.

Your pictures are wonderful!!

Viola said...

Beautiful cat! Pusa, as I say too :)And I love the poem. The photo below is a good photo as well! Have nice days! :)

Ginger said...

I hate that so many animals don't have homes. Nearly all of my cats/dogs have come from animal shelters. If I were rich, I'd have a cat sanctuary.