Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday Thots

  What's that San? What's with pipes and cymbals?
  What's with the chanting and singing?

Last night the kitties were all up even after 8 as there was a Chinese funeral across our flat, at the void deck. Sudden bursts of pipes and clashes of cymbals made the boys anxious. Bujang was on alert the whole time and Tanaka although more relaxed did not sleep. Only the girls were not bothered. Bossy Boots fell asleep almost immediately after I gave her the night snack in the study and Ms Akira was grooming as usual.

The pipes lasted until almost 10 pm though. It has been quite some time ago that I heard pipes and chanting. These days funerals are apt to be just a few people sitting at tables quietly and watching over the coffin of the deceased. 


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

It sounds like a noisy affair and we kitties do not like noisy affairs!

The Chans

Kari said...

We kitties usually don't like loud noises but if you pet us a lot and explain to us why we are hearing such things, we usually will accept them . Not like them but accept them. We think petting us is the most. Important part. And maybe a few extra treats....that helps too.
Our Mum doesn't keep to many of her traditions but respects people who do.

Eileen and Jessica said...

I think we kitties do take notice of unfamiliar and loud noises. I used to have such a difficult time with fire works, but now I am more accepting and can even fall asleep with the loud noises. I hope you get some good sleep to make up for being kept awake . Maybe the people are feeling sad at losing their loved one from Jessica