Some of you may remember a post about Lilly Cat who was locked in my neighborâ€™s garage and safely returned some time ago... a member of what seems to be our ever dwindling feral colony. On Friday morning When my mother and I woke we found that our Lilly had been hit by a car in front of our drive way. She is the first that we had lost so tragically in a very long time and it hurts more than I can say. Lilly was a very unusual cat, while not quite feral she was not a people cat either. If ever she snuck in the house we could be sure that she would urinate some where (usually on momâ€™s favorite chair) and that there would be a howling match between her and the indoor brood. She walked on the roof of the house Climbed up the security screen doors to the top and stayed very close to home, Iâ€™m not sure what she was doing out that nightâ€¦. Had never seen her cross the street before. We have lost quite a few of the colony this year and Iâ€™m wondering if this is not a losing battle. Because you know, we were so successful for such a while, rehabilitating and relocating, getting cats and kittens forever homes, you start to feel like your really making a difference, like your winning a fight with mother nature for these animals and then mother nature comes and takes them and puts you in your place. Lets you know whoâ€™s in charge, and itâ€™s not us. We were lucky to have had her in our colony for the time that we did, she was born, and lived right here on this land and this is where she shall rest, near Mr. Poe-Poe, at the foot of the pine trees just in the shaded area where she loved to lay, And Iâ€™ll go and visit her there and tell her of how I love her and miss her and am so sorry that although I promised I could not protect her. And Iâ€™ll cry for her, and for her sister Daffodil who longs for her and waits for her. I hope that she does not run off now. Rest well Sweet Lilly Cat, please be nice until we al get there, Iâ€™m so sorry, I know you deserved better.
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6/7/05 at 9:22pm