BIBI IS LEAVING TOMORROW FOR BRAZIL
Abandoned in an empty apartment without food and water, Bibi has found a new Mom who is taking her across continents.Anybody affirming that all human beings are equal or similar is delusional. This may be true on the physical level as we all belong to the same animal species, the so called “homo sapiens”, but certainly we are not all equal on the spiritual and moral level. While some humans are callous, insensitive and capable of the most abominable acts of cruelty, others are caring, altruistic and compassionate. If Bibi could talk, she would definitely agree with my statement as in her life she has experienced both the cruelty of some humans and the caring compassion and love of others.
On a January evening in 2009, we got one of the many daily “cat calls”, that is one of the many calls asking us to take in some strays or some cats someone wants to give up. The caller was frantically asking us to take under our care an apparently young, but very overweight, all white cat that had been left behind in an empty apartment by some tenants moving out. The caller did not have any idea on how long the poor cat had been there without food and water. The tenants had apparently moved out days before and the superintendent had found the cat that evening when entering the apartment to prepare it for the following day scheduled showing to new prospective tenants. The cat was found curled up inside an open closet and she was barely moving.
It is heart wrenching to think about the anguish, terror, hunger, thirst and desperation that the poor cat must have experienced. She was curled up, like embracing herself, waiting to die, we were told. We had to take that cat under our care, there was no doubt about that, but where to put her?