The Story of Maktoob (“that which is already written” )

Sometimes we actually notice when we have been given a gift, that had our name on it.

Little Maktoob is one such gift.
About 2 weeks ago, I heard a small kitten crying in my backyard. My first reaction was,”I hope he doesn’t run into the dog” (a pitbull who has killed cats before)
“I hope it keeps on walking to the next house, as I have 2 cats already and really don’t want a third”
He cried all night and in the early morning light, I saw a scrawny grey and white kitty, in the low branches of a mango tree, right in front of my window.
I thought, poor thing, I wonder how he even got here?”
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                                                              Maktoob’s 1st Picture

I put him in a box and gave him some food that he gobbled up immediately
and brought him inside.
My plan was to feed him and look for a good home, even pay a Vet for a checkup and  deparisite him, etc………. that was before I learned the truth of his arrival.

Later we found a sack ripped open and 3 brothers and sisters scattered around the yard dead…killed by the dog. It was so shocking to image I try not to let replay in my mind…..but by then I knew he was mine. He was destined to be  mine as he survived a massacre and “it was already written” that he would  live with us.. Maktoob!!
I won’t even dwell on what kind of heartless person would throw a sack of helpless kitties in a yard with pitbulls…but they obviously did that on purpose😢😠😔
Maktoob beat the odds. He climbed a tree! He is a survivor! He is ours and we will make sure his life is full of love and security.

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He has already started to play the piano(in the background:)

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…and use my face as his favorite pillow:)



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32 Responses to The Story of Maktoob (“that which is already written” )

  1. daleinnis says:

    Awwww and squeee! Such a terrible story, but such an adorable survivor. Obviously belongs with you.

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    • Obviously Dale!! As we say in Spanish, “No hay quite: No getting around it…Sorry to retell the whole tale but to understand why he is and will ever be “Maktoob” it was necessary. Thank you for your comment!


  2. Jeff Flesch says:


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  3. Ace says:

    Awwwww what an adorable little soul! Thanks for sharing this story with us, I always love a happy ending tale!!! The pictures are just too cute ☺️…what a special team you two are!!! 🖤🤗

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    • Oh yes, a story with a very happy ending!! Laughs we are a good team indeed, but when we both try to type at the same time …. haha not so much . Thank you for your sweet comment . Hugss 🤗❤️❤️🤗🐈‍⬛❤️🤗

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  4. He is unbelievably lucky to have you, and you to have him. You will have a beautiful adventure together ❤️

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  5. Joey says:

    Those big ears are lovely! Who could ever resist ❤

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    • Haha Joey right? and so different from my short-eared snub nosed furry cats:) I think my cats were not too sure he was even a cat:) They thought he might be a long eared rat:):) But after two weeks, all have accepted him:):) He’s part of the gang…even if he looks different:)

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  6. It’s a heartbreaking story hon, but the little one is adorable. And he started playing the piano!
    Sending huge hugs your way.

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  7. KK says:

    The saviour is greater than the killer. I loved this story of compassion and empathy. Thanks for sharing it, Karima. That little soul is now in safe hands.😊🙏💐

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  8. Love the name of this cute little gremlinish looking Devon rex.
    The paths of fate brought you together.

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  9. Diana says:

    Thank God Maktoob is yours!! I can’t imagine a better caretaker than you!! Such cute pics of you both!! 😍😍. Stay blessed and safe dear Karima ❤️❤️❤️🤗🙏✨

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    • Thank you habeebity…..It’s been a win win from the start. If he would have been a girl, I would have called him,Heba, which means gift from God. In any case, he feels like that too me, and i feel the extra responsibility to give him the very best life I can:):) Awww so glad you liked the pictures too..He’s adorably photogenic ( more so than me haha:)❤️🤗🙏🌹😻✨

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  10. Hoyt says:

    A heartwarming story Miss Karima. I knew right from the beginning you were not going to let Maktoob try and survive alone. The vengeful side of me would want to seek justice on the pit bull and the murderers of the poor cats. Luckily you are not that way.

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    • Thank you Hoyt…as you can imagine, this brought up so much of the Mingo trauma and his death by pit bull… but Maktoob had a different destiny, and I am so grateful that he did..
      My little little Mak Maktoob
      He climbed a tree crying mew mew mew
      He was the only one to make it through
      My little little Mak Maktoob..
      I have missed you and your comments…I hope you are doing great!


  11. Samreen Asad says:

    … And this is how we are bound to do things which we don’t want to in the beginning. All is pre destined. 🙂 He was meant to be yours. ❤️❤️❤️

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    • This is the way it is habeebity:) If it is meant for us..we will get it:) When I realized he could have no other home, but mine…I accepted totally the gift and the responsibility given to me. Big Hugs and lots of healing thoughts and prayers🤗❤️🌹🙏🌈🦋


  12. Navin says:

    It started with a painful story…ended with a beautiful one…Maktoob – beautiful name for an adorable & beautiful cat…lovely pictures ✨❤️💫

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    • Thank you so much, Navin, for your comment.. Mean WordPress put you in my spam folder..but I saved you:) and here is your comment.. I am happy you enjoyed the happy ending..Seems like you might be a cat person too..

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      • Navin says:

        You’re welcome Karima…oh damn…spam…WP has its own way to wham…thank you for saving me…you got it right, I too am a cat person 💫


  13. I’m so glad you kept him!

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  15. Hoyt says:

    You’re an Angel Ruca!


  16. Harshi says:

    Destiny has its own plans for us. Something which we can never imagine. I love the line when you realised that Maktoob belonged to you. That time when we connect with another soul is so very beautiful! ❤


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