I woke up at 8.00 in the morning and saw my father panting in the drawing room. He called all family members and said, “I am going to tell you something. Please listen carefully.”
We all were surprised as generally father does not come panting inside drawing room. He is very old and goes to his room immediately after watering plants even if it for 10 minutes.
He said, “I went near one of the plants kept outside and saw cat paws in the soil. I dug the soil in the flower vase and saw a cat inside. I was terrified but dug more soil and took out the cat.”
We all listened with great interest and were constantly staring at him without blinking our eyes as if it was some suspense story.
My father asked, “I am unable to understand what I should do?”
My mother said, “Throw away the dead cat and sprinkle Gangajal (holy water) on the plant and inside the soil. And then you take a thorough bath to avoid any curse in future.”
But he was not ready to do this. We all advised him the same thing and finally he agreed.
Later on the scavenger came and we asked the guy to throw the dead cat somewhere in the ground so that it does not rot outside our house.
Sometimes there are strange events like this that we come across and not able to think what should be done.
We still think about this incidence whenever we come across any cat or we see any mark in the vases soil.