My mother and I don't have anything in common, except when i told her to look after the cat when i'm gone.
So i said to my mum
"bila lot pergi Sekolah (college), mami tolong tengokkan kucing ni eh?"
and my mum, like all mothers to their most manja-d son, will nod.
The thing is, my mum has an allergy towards furry animals.(towards fur in truth)
And in case you didn't notice, cats aren't exactly FUR-less. They have fur. And my cat, likes going into the house, to ask for food.
Now, everytime i go back, my mum, who used to not let me have a cat, will say
"kucing lot da pandai buat kawan! dia kawan dengan kucing Kelabu Mr. Lim"
Then i'd say
"memang ma! tu boyfriend dia... dia dah tak lepak kat rumah dah.. dia pergi dating"
All this while, i was looking for a missing connection with my mum. I tried helping her cook, and i tried going out with her more often for dinner. But the cat really did it for me. We can have a normal conversation, now that the cat bonds us.
She not only looks after my cat, but also Ginger, my other cat which i stole from my neighbour. =D
I don't know whether this is just a fake relationship or what not, but it feels nice. And i think it is.
And everytime i see my once-stupid cat guling guling on the lantai, while waiting for me to give it food, i remember how such a stupid thing can work wonders