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Eyes shone bright, And the furs were dull, They had alert ears, And jumping paws, The litter was playful, And gleeful, They rallied around their mother, As she protected her brood, They were after all still half or less cats, They had no courage to venture, And kill, So they pawed an ant or a fly, In more of play than to fit their bill, They fed or were fed, I could not observe, Neighbourhood kids had tied neck tethers, In play and kept them so, This was years back when I was home, Years later when I did return, I had forgotten the cat family, Till I saw the tether around the neck of a full cat, She was all by herself , And in the trade pretty active at that, I thought by myself, It was not only me as a human who had led life, But the cat had had a full life too, She was brought to adulthood, And trained to fend for herself, In fact she was probably, Looking to have family of her own now, Voila all societies do survive, Ours as well as theirs.

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