My family went to Israel for winter break. Now there are lots of cool things there, but what mostly caught my eye was the cats they were everywhere. And don’t even get me started on the kittens they were so cute, but they were starving on the streets and eating out of garbage cans, most of them were covered in fleas.
All I wanted was to save them and give them to my bubbie [grandma] Sheila who really needs a cat or kitten. There was one kitten in particular who was not much bigger than my hand. She was meowing like crazy as she tried to get out of a garbage can. Finally she fell out and into the street. I wanted to go pet her so badly and give her some food and maybe just maybe get my parents to give her to my bubbie, but we were on a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Also my mom felt unsafe in that spot, which made sense since the tour guide did have a gun in his pants. So I wasn’t even allowed to pet that tiny helpless kitten so she was left all alone on those streets meowing like crazy.
Just so you know my parents never let me keep a cat/kitten for my bubbie.