Charlie – the Retreat Cat
June 17th, 2016

by Brahmacharini Prisha

If you’ve come to the Retreat over the past year, you may have met me.

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I’m the one in the picture being fussed over and fed by some of the children recently. Mama Dog is getting some attention too, but that’s okay — she’s been here much longer.

When I first came to the Retreat, I was pretty scared of Mama.
After all, I was just a kitten and she was so much bigger!

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Here I am trying to avoid one of her early attempts to be friendly.

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But after keeping a close eye on her for awhile, I realised she was okay.

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Children and I generally enjoy each other …
as long as they don’t make fast moves or loud noise.

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Grown-ups often make over me too.
They seem to like to ruffle my fur and tickle my chin.

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I’ve noticed that adults often revert to childhood

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when they’re around me.

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Sometimes they even play Mom and Dad.

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Much of the day, I’m resting.

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Did you know that we kitties
sleep more than almost
any other animal?

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But afternoon tea is a special part of the day.

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Occasionally, I’m given a treat that I’m not supposed to have.
But usually I eat special kitty food. That’s why I have such a
soft, shiny coat of fur and stay in great health.

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It’s no stretch
of the imagination
to say that I look forward
to welcoming you
when you’re next
at the Retreat!

 

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3 Responses

  1. shivani nayajivan

    love you charlie

  2. Ashish

    Hahaha this is hilarious 🙂 🙂 I miss Charlie

    • Ashish

      and very very cute <3 <3