Two days ago seemed like any Tuesday in the world. Boring.
Especially since I hurt my ankle playing football two days before, so life was strictly eat and chill.
Not that I spent my time working out 24/7 but hey..
So, late that night, I left the diwaniya (which belongs to someone DYING to be mentioned here) only to hear a “meow”
So what, I hear you say. But no, this meow was different.
It was UNDER me.
Literally, below ground, which was strange because there was nothing underneath my car, nor was there anywhere to go down into.
Until we saw this poor thing trapped in the sewer grating
We stood there debating on our options, and going home to a warm bed and bad conscious didnt sound that bad at the time.
Our attempts, though slightly clever, were ultimately in vain (see attempt below)
So now the debate turned to 112. Should we? Or shouldnt we?
Now I know what everyones thinking “of course you should call 112!”
Well, yeh, in the UK or USA I would, in a heart beat.
But in Kuwait? I was worried if i did call, they’d start taking the piss.
These people barely show up to save people, you think they’d give a toss about a cat?
Then this boy had to say something
What a tit.boob
I felt guilty. Really really guilty.
So I did it, I rang them up, explained the situation and apologised for making a silly call such as this at this time of night.
And to my surprise, there was no laughter, no complaints. All I heard was someone acknowledging what I said, and referred me to the fire department!
THEIR response was even more professional. They asked for my location, and said they would be there in 10 minutes.
10 minutes later, they were there! On time, full team, captain and all.
They opened up the grating, but before they could get the kitten out, they were called to an emergency fire in Farwaniya. Before they left, fire fighter Abdullah Al-Olayan mentioned “Dont worry, we’ll be back after this”
“Yeh right” I thought.
Then I saw these pictures.
They came back. I contacted the team and had to thank them personally for what they did.
This may seem like nothing to a lot of people, but to see this sort of action, this care for a soul, be it only a kitten, is heart warming and much needed in our country in this day and age.
Saying im proud of this team is an understatement.
They are heroes, and to them, this is all done for God, and for their country.
I feel obliged to name them, good deeds like this cannot go unrecognized.
The team is as follows:
Cpt. Khalid Kanaan – الكابتن خالد كنعان
Abdullah Almas – عبدالله الماص
Adel Alrisheedi – عادل الرشيدي
Abdullah Alrisheedi – عبدالله الرشيدي
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