02 March 2013

Coonie: A Yellow-Brown Cat

Meet Coonie, our third cat! We got her from a restaurant here in Gauchar when she was about two months old. She has never given us any scratches and bites. She's very gentle. She sleeps with us at night. Her diet? Mostly rice and egg with curd. When she likes to go out? She meows like there's no tomorrow. Recently, she fractured her hip bone (I think) and for about a month she was limping, we needed to carry her to the bathroom to do her "things", which she never does anywhere else-either outside or in the bathroom. We didn't give any medicine to her. We just let the body do the magic. All we provided was care and affection.

Droolie: A Himalayan Jungle Cat?

Meet Droolie, our youngest kitten so far. Her mother left her to us after realizing that there is food in our house and that she will be safe with us. Mother cat always does this. Before the time her kittens are old enough to be on their own she will find a place where food is available and safe for them then she'll vanish and leave her kittens in that place. This is the story of Droolie. We named her Droolie because she likes Drools (cat-food, urhrmm, dog food actually) very much. She was a feral and hardly we could touch her but now she's our pet and a friend to Coonie, our third cat.

Alaknanda River @ Karnaprayag

(Shot at Pokhari-Karnaprayag Road)
Alaknanda River (river that is visible) at Karnaprayag (the town in the middle), which is situated at one 
of the five confluences of Alaknanda River (Alaknanda and Pindar River). The road (left) goes to Badrinath and the snaky road on the right goes to Pokhari Nagnath.