Budjiked (Cat)

There are lots of budjiket (“pussycats”) on our lands these days. Children love playing with tame cats. Cats kill animals like snakes and skinks and lots of other things. Some they eat, some like snakes they just kill and leave. In the old days when people went hunting in the forest and saw a cat in a tree, they would kill it and eat it. We don’t eat cats these days though.

Bolkkime nawu budjiked karrikarrme nawern karri kore kurehrered kadberre kore karrihyo. Balanda dja bininj karrikukburlerri karrikarrme nawu budjiked kore kured kadberre. Wurdwurd kabirridjare kabirridjarrkdirri nawu budjiked yaw yika nawu nakimuk. Budjiked kabun nayin dja nawu kangun yiman loklok bunjdjing mulbbu nawern nawu kangun dja nawu minj kangun yiman nayin kabun kabawon. Bu kunkare daborrabbolk birrirey manberrk birriwarlbuni wanjh birrinani budjiked nawu kurralkwaken birribuni birringini. Dja bolkkime larrk minj karringun.