Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Can’t Hear Myself saying Hiss to a Cat now!



I Can’t Hear Myself saying Hiss to a Cat now!

By
Gyan C A Fernando
Illustrated by N Senthilkumaran
In my very, very young and idiotic days I would creep up behind sleeping cats for the express purpose of saying “hiss” and scaring them out of their fur. It never worked. Normally, they would hear me at 50yards range and would walk away calmly with their supercilious attitude intact and with their tails still at full mast.  
Cats always had a head start on us kids.
My three younger sisters would remember my activities in this particular field of scientific research.
Sri Lanka was very quiet sound-wise then. One could hear birds singing and even hear Geckos making their disapproving “chack chack” noises. You could even hear a coconut deciding not to fall off a tree!
Having returned to the good Old Republic after a lapse of what seemed to be a too long a time, (opinions do differ on this in our household), I was delighted to find out that this activity, that of scaring cats, is now possible and with good dividends!