On every Sunday at Satok, you'll get to see people bringing live puppies, kittens and birds for sale. Like today I took a second, third and fourth look at rabbits that were left outside the cage apparently oblivious of passers by. Rabbits are gentle creatures and even as I stroke them lightly they weren't complaining. It makes me wonder whether people use them as theraphy? It's amazing they didn't jump away when left in the open.
Finally I ended up buying half a kilo of dried anchovies . My two cats love them especially when fried. Anchovies are easy to store or keep stock of because in dried form they are very well preserved and can be cooked in various ways in short notice. Once a 'poor man' fish they are today very expensive. The highest quality sold now is at RM 34 per kilo. In comparison fresh and big river prawns can fetch only between RM 20 - 30 per kilo, while many deep sea fishes of above average quality will cost around RM 26-30 a kilo. I have a special liking for these minute dried fishes and could remember very well how my mother used to fry and pound them to be eaten with a bowl of porridge every morning or when we fall ill. That was about 40 years ago when there were about a dozen mouths to feed in our family. I still love to eat anchovies while taking snacks like groundnuts. Anyway I always believe that anythig 'fishy' is always good for the heart.