Cats became blind woman’s best friends

18 September 2015

BACHOK: Poor and unmarried, a 54-year-old blind woman from Kampung Kua near here spend her live presently with four cats which have become her best friends. Siti Sarah Mamat has been living with cats in a small and decrepit hut since her parents died about 30 years ago. The youngest of two siblings depended on her eldest brother Abdullah, 64, for her meals every day. Blind Siti Sarah Mamat, 54, lives with her four cats in Kampung Kua, Bachok.

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"I accepted with an open heart when God took away my eye sight after suffering an illness when I was three years old. However, the situation took a turn for the worse when my parents passed away and I had to rely on my elder brother. "My brother is kind to assist me although he has his own family to support and his income is not much from doing odd jobs around the village," she said. Siti Sarah said she sometimes cooked for herself from money donated by villagers to reduce the burden of her brother. Blind Siti Sarah Mamat, 54, lives with her four cats in Kampung Kua, Bachok.

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"My daily activities is spend doing work around the hut and playing with the cat. The four animals have been my close friends for many years. "They seemed to understand when I told them that there is not much food and can provide them fish only once a while. They eat what I have for my meals," she said. Siti Sarah said she does not mind living in the house alone, accompanied only by the cats and a radio as long as the house was comfortable and in good condition. The house which she inherited from her parents is located next to Abdullah's home in an isolated part of the village.
 

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