Corporate Social Negligence!

A death note.

Posted in Cat, veterinary doctor by clash on July 31, 2006

Four weeks of treatment and a surgery took the toll on him. He died innocuously, early today morning. Cold and motionless is he now. A valiant fight against the hunger that he had, his  inability of chewing, the pain he endured while food was pushed in to his mouth as a last ditch effort  to save him, all in vain now. In his last days  he looked famished and drowsy for what he was earlier. I am hoping that whatever could be done to help you was done. It is  terribly painful to remember the shaven stomach of yours, your struggle  for a decent breath and the scenes where you fell down due to those tired legs. The cat is dead and no more!

Times are such that, people might take me for granted as they tend to do always. This  is not about any  hallucination or a piece of surrealistic writing,  it aint. It is about the cat, who occupied a share of that space in my heart, as they say. An invisible thread of sentiment always attached me with him, for what and why for, is not of any importance. It is not any wrong if a befitting acknowledgment is given to beings which duly deserve it.

An appendage:

When we talk about acknowledgement, I was constantly ignoring the  fact. The fact that I had to offer all these posthumously for him. I  am wondering if we in kerala ever bother about animals and their health. As space turns out to be a constraint, animals are vanishing from our lives. 20 years ago, in my house we accommodated 7 cows and 2 dogs and now the number of animals in my house has merely reduced to a half pet/ half not pet Cat. Our life has become redundant and recursive, where we have only time to take care of us.  Adding to  this is the middle class mediocrity which labels the veterinary Doctor as a “funny man” .

The dichotomy is that a veterinary doctor is not a man of interest, but he is merely a man of the situation. He appears for the Common Entrance Examination, having high hopes and aspirations of an MBBS degree but a bad  CEE  means he will end up as a “dog doc”, a huge blow to his aspirations. Very rarely does anyone in kerala becomes a veterinary doctor out of interest and this reflects in their profession. Dilapidated hospitals, good “old” equipments and doctors with least interest in their profession, eventually make sure that the animals will die. This calls for a revision in moral and ethical sense. A sense in which we should be giving equal importance to the beings around us.

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  1. Hafez said, on August 1, 2006 at 8:43 am

    Trying to overcome a creative block or you meant to say that you had a cat ?

  2. chunds said, on August 2, 2006 at 3:21 am

    it happens eventually to all of us, its part of life.

  3. clash said, on August 2, 2006 at 5:01 am

    It is the cat. It is the cat. Thnx everyone 🙂

  4. Known Stranger said, on August 7, 2006 at 8:03 am

    why does your hotmail id which you use gets bounces the mail if sent

  5. Anonymous said, on August 10, 2006 at 4:40 am

    🙂 i finally read it!
    # dhanya

  6. Amarula said, on September 3, 2006 at 9:21 am

    what’s tht pervert story?

    am sorry about your cat. maybe you will adopt another one sooon? or cuple of dogs?

    the vet story was pretty interesting. at one point i so dearly wished to be a vet too, but am/was too scared of birds, so refrained from pursuing those studies.

    true tht people are too much into themselves to care about others, even less about animals… pity!

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