I feed and give water regularly, to the abandoned cats and kittens that have accumulated at the edge of our town. We have been working so hard to get them spayed or neutered, but it seems there are often new ones just dumped there. Anyway, in late May, I saw a little litter of 3 kittens--but they were about 7 weeks old and FAST on their feet!! We did catch 2 of them and got them spayed a few weeks ago. But this one little CUTEST kitten with tiger stripes, white chest and little white mitten paws, just evaded us ALL the time! Tonight, I went up to feed and water them and saw a dead animal on the road, right near where I park. I walked over and a car had hit it and kept going. It was still warm, but not breathing. I gently picked it up and set it in the grass. Then went home, got a box and gently laid it in there. I will bury it in the morning. But, as I picked up it's poor little broken body, I cried and cried, and I felt sort of silly, standing on this road, crying over a little animal that NOBODY cared about. --But then realized, that maybe THAT was why I WAS crying, because nobody even knew it had lived or died... So, I thought, I NEED to bury it in a nice place, because his little life HAD to have SOME meaning, right??? I called my one friend, as she is so active in kitten and cat rescues and SHE understood, but so many people would think....Oh, it was JUST a stray cat! But he was SO sweet and playful and full of life, and I had to come here, because I KNOW that there are SO many here, who WOULD understand how very sad I am tonight.... Thanks to you all!
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9/16/03 at 11:11pm