10 January 2013
Eat Cat or Rescue It?: Reprised
“Vanna, Vanna,” cry the kids pointing to the roof.
And there he is, our cat, Vanna, stuck and crying on the roof of a nearby house.
He’s been up there countless times before but tonight he can’t get down. And all the attention isn’t helping.
A lot of animated chatter begins; and not much of it is about the rescue of the cat.
One of the local youngsters, a rotund boy of ten reckons, licking his lips, that Vanna would make a tasty meal. He’s serious. His friend, a smiley girl of about eight considers this.
“Not eat cat,” she finally says. “But maybe dog.”
Quickly we whisk Vanna inside. The fat boy, still licking his lips, looks vaguely disappointed.