Might is Right or Not?


We all remember this scene from Tom & Jerry, don’t we?

 Tom & Jerry taught us Mouse is scared of cats and cats are in turn scared of dogs.

 In real life though, I have seen cats being scared by mighty rats and dogs being scared by mighty cats.

One may think it is not about the species though. It could be because of the size. After all, might is right, they say.

One scene I witnessed recently made me think about the whole situation though.

I was passing by a market & saw that a pile of meat waste and severed chicken head were lying on the road.

A cat was lapping it up hungrily. Natural, isn’t it?

But what I saw next blew my mind!

A dog was waiting behind the cat as if waiting for her to finish the meal so that he can gorge on the leftovers.

Isn’t it an example of perfect camaraderie?

I would have clicked their pic but it would have disturbed the whole scene.

The memory of that scene would be forever etched in my mind though!

Do share if you have witnessed any such incidents 🙂

Might is Right!


Listening to my favourite music, I was walking down the lane towards my office.

The campus, one of a kind in Mumbai is filled with greenery & apart from the great variety of flora, there is also a huge variety of fauna. You can spot domesticated animals like cats & dogs along with the more exotic mongoose & chameleon. A rare sight in the commercial by-lanes of Mumbai.

As I was getting closer to the office, I saw a huge flock of crows hovering around the cars parked in the area.. Their constant crowing gave me goose bumps. I scanned the area with my eyes for a dead mouse & what I saw! A cat was hiding under the car with a dead pigeon in it’s mouth.

I was flummoxed! For a second I didn’t understand whether to feel pity for the pigeon or the cat!

Well, the pigeon was already dead and the cat looked like it would be killed if she ventured out of the car. The way the crows scared me, I could just imagine the cat’s fear! Waited for couple of minutes to see how I could help the poor cat..but feeling helpless against Nature’s Might, walked away! I just hope the cat survived somehow!