Tuesday, January 13, 2009

When Gabbar Singh met Veeru :)


[This is from those 104 unpublished drafts]

Enid Blyton created Fatty's Buster - any child's dream companion. I found mine at ten and she followed me everywhere for the next eleven years. At ten, I remember living with the guilty secret that if the house was on fire I would save this loyal and ferocious Pomeranian first.

On 26 Jan 2001 when the Bhuj Earth Quake rattled our french windows in Delhi, my daughter, then nine, won't come out unless the dog and the cat were taken along.

Recently Husband was home after a long time and the-love-starved-dogs, Gabbar Singh and Mutt, (we torture them when he is away) were going berserk. One of them suddenly growled in jealousy and thinking they were going to fight, I shrieked loud enough to wake all neighborhood.

And guess who heard the shriek and came to the rescue?

A cat the size of the Labrador's mouth.

He ran from between the table legs and under the chairs and charged at the startled Labrador, Gabbar Singh. It was a sight worth seeing!!!

Now somebody try telling me Cats are not loyal and protective :-) Shouldn't we call him Veeru?

PS Nobody as much as got a scratch, the cat was picked up, still glaring, at the puzzled Lab, Gabbar Singh.

35 comments:

Sahaja said...

haha awesome and what a creativity ! kool names....and cats umm...i cant say anything abt pets :( ...

shail said...

Cats are loyal, I can tell you tales!! Oneof mine came to my four year old's rescue when a cobra raised its hood at him, thus diverting its attention (snippet from an upcoming post!) to itself.
How I love this post! :D

shail said...

BTW the cat looks absolutely awesome and regal on that cushion! What's the name, apart from the newly bestowed 'Veeru'??

Indian Home Maker said...

Sahaja They are like little babies, all the love and cuteness, but also a lot of responsibility for us :)

Shail Another cat lover!
Look forward to your post about your cat.
You should see him when he wakes up, still blinking, and dopey eyed .. he's a baby.
He really believes he is a tiger :) We call him Sher Khan ...

Spontaneous Mini said...

Sher Khan is cute.
I am an all n all doglover. Pliss dnt torture the pups also pliss put pics of the lab and mutt. Okie, loving hugs for all three and pix of the love deprived ones.

Pixie said...

I'm not much of a cat person... But, yours looks quite regal on those lovely cushions! :)

Ajit said...

I dont like cats.... :P
somehow I get the feeling that they are just putting up with you :)
Did not know until now that a cat can do such things...... :)

hitch writer said...

Wonder where these silly stories come from, Cats are not loyal...

I remember my Dadi telling me if you are eating, a dog will think when will my master finish and leave the leftover for me.... But if a cat is watching she will wish the guys would get a stomach ache and stop eating and give it to me !!!!

Surely it is not true.... lol !!!!

Solilo said...

Cat looks mighty.

I am allergic to pets except may be Fish because it doesn't have hair. Dilemma in the house..we can't get a pet for my little kiddo because of my allergy.

priya said...

I'm not so much of a pet person... but IHM, I think your cat looks like one majestic pet... against those cushions :)

From what I can make of your posts... you adore your pets... and I'm sure they're more than happy about it :)

Liked the post title!

Chirag said...

Cat looks like a crowning prince. So that is Brave Veeru:) you must have taken a pic of the confrontation.This adds a new angle to my knowledge of Cats. LOL, btw I love Garfield.

Goofy Mumma said...

Oh My! How regal Sher Khan looks on the pretty cushions. I have never heard stories about cats being loyal and protective. First time, and I am super awed, really!! Maybe living with two dogs had rubbed off on him?? (Don't kill for the suggestion please.)
Nice post.

Aneela Z said...

Cats are LOYAL as in " looking out for you"...everytime I cry (and Ive been crying a lot the past couple of months) watching the news on tele my cat does come over and sit besides me...ditto when I have the horrible leg cramps in the middle of the night she will come running up (beating the husband who is still bleary eyed climbing the stairs) and be there for me...of course when I start feeling better she will sniff me and have this expression " so you are not dying any more right?" and go away. but she is still so sweet...and every now and then she actually presses my legs like a " good daughter/son".

Homecooked said...

LOL....and here I thought cats were indifferent towards humans :) I always feel cats think of themselves as royalty...the way they sit,the way sleep and think of us as their subjects :) By the way can I point a teeny tiny error (dont get mad,ok) Bhuj earthquake was in 2001...I remember cos it was a day before my wedding.

Phoenixritu said...

Pets are delightful aren't they? Veeru??? Wish I had a cat. I would name it Voldermort

Mama - Mia said...

we want more of those 104 drafts! :)

cute post!

cheers!

abha

Smitha said...

Aww, it sounds so much fun! I always wanted a pet when I was young - but my mother never let me - it was either you or the pup.. I even tried smuggling in little pups I used to find wandering on the street - but to no avail :(

Rakesh said...

he he, so now you've 103 pending posts... What a pleasant departure from the passionate women rights activist that i've been reading lately :) (Coz. doesn't make me rack my brains enough)

btw, talkin bout Gabbar and Veeru, do check my latest post on Satyam goes to Bollywood :)

Pinku said...

i love animals period. But what I love best is the glimpse of a very comfy home behind and around Sher khan....no period.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hahaha! This is one for Chicken Soup for the Cats and Dogs Lover's Souls!

Devil Incarante said...

Hahaha.......... i thought dogs were loyal... nw i guess the story is diferent.!!!!!

Imp's Mom said...

lol... u have really cute names for your pets :) what a terrific hilarious post to come back to after so long!

Shilpa said...

Scary cat. I believe you, this cat is protective.

I have always been scared of cats and dogs and all animals alike. Not that they'll bite me or something, but I can't handle their affection. I love to see them from a distance and read stories about them.

varunavi said...

i dont have pets here,but would love to have a cat like yours
cheers

Sashu... said...

hehe..nice post! loyal cats n cool cats! :D me aint much of a pet lover thou!! yet, i liked this post! :)

n yea, sher khan luks like a real tiger...!!

@lankr1ta said...

Wow, he is quite a regal creature, as befits his name. I bet he also has a good sense of humor and allows you to pet him.
Does he sleep on his back? Leo Licks has taken to that these days.

@lankr1ta said...

Could we hear about Gabbar Singh and the Mutt too?

Reema said...

oooooh such a cute cat!! I dont know if i have said this before but I love cats. Which breed is Veeru? I would like to know more tips about keeping cats as pets as I intend to keep one.If u can mail me sometime I will be grateful.

Manish Raj said...

Wow..cute cat...and very cute post...

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

a great pic and an equally great story to go with it..
u are getting me to warm up to cats.. u really are..
mandira

Indyeah said...

Ahem….*drum rolls*(an ode to his majesty....)The king of IHM's (or his)..:D..lil kingdom..:)

A REGAL BEING CONTENT WITH HIS WORLD…(The title for lil Veeru’s poem ..:)
or as Fatty’s friend says…’pom’ without the E…:D…)
''There he sits with nary a care…
Love or not..,he doesn’t ever share..
Keep this in mind…as you silently observe..
That you are here mortal,merely to serve..
His highness is finicky to a T…
But the bravery says its not all about ‘me’..
Yes ,he loves the whole family,but don’t you forget
That first and foremost, he’s mamma’s lil pet…
The one who's up with you with the first rays of dawn
This little being of white and fawn….''

:D…
I have never seen a cat up close as a pet...or at a friend's place either..
But I do love them...hmmm ..maybe later as an addition to the family...

.always had the feeling they can see through you ...deep down...
loved the post IHM...:)the love you have for them shines through.....
anyone who can understand an animal is a certified 'good 'soul..:)..and a winner through and through..:)..

Varun said...

Names you've given to your pets are awesome! Do post a picture of your lab and mutt sometime. I am a dog lover :)

cluelesschick said...

I can't believe your cats and dogs coexist!! Mine chases every cat in sight, never manages to catch one though..

Usha Pisharody said...

Salutes to Sher Khan, aka Veeru :D! for defusing a volatile moment! Very entertaining reading, and also visualizing :) I guess it's time I put up a post on the foursome canine gang and the long ranger feline I have at home, and the way we expertly tackle all those tense moments when two alpha males try and impress their dopey female counterparts:) The two visitors, my parents' dogs, that I was baby sitting while they visited their son in Mumbai, have just returned home, and the two, mine, left behind have been moping all week. The only one who feels relieved is the cat, who belongs to me, and who doesnt get along too well with her naani ke dogs :D! She plays hide and seek with them, and we have an elaborate system of sheperding the dogs away, barricading the first floor for her, at mealtimes, till she goes walkabout. Lol. The logistics of such visits would put any event manager to shame.

More on it in a future post at Overdrive. A Quest is gearing up for a versified feature on the menagerie :) Shall ping you when it's done :)

Did I forget? I loved this one too:)

Usha Pisharody said...

Oops typo... do excuse me :)

it should read

lone* ranger feline..