This touching scene was taken on the night of the Rainbow Band Reunion Dinner two weeks ago.
We could not help but notice this sweet child spending a good ten minutes or so gently stroking and playing with this stray cat. It was so obvious they loved each other's company and we all felt such a rush of joy and hope in watching this beautiful encounter between two innocents.
I wish I could leave the story here. But there's a lot more.
I've been wanting to complete this story for weeks because the dismal shadows behind this tender picture have been tearing at my conscience.
But I've been laid low by racking coughs and a head that feels like it's been caught in a tight vice. I have not had it this bad for years.
I will get it done as soon as I can get my phlegmy brain to move from back to front or inside out? It's not a new story. It had been in the papers and blogs for a couple of years.
You knew about it, didn't you Din? Thank you for keeping us in ignorance and giving us those moments of pleasure with that lovely child and his tortoiseshell cat.
He is forever and ever a little angel and I pray he will have a happy life which can also include a cat.