Monday, December 08, 2014

To the owner of a orange striped cat.

I saw your cat this afternoon.

I watched it try to cross the road in Charles Town, right by the casino. It almost made it across, too. To be fair, the cat just darted out and the driver that hit it had no real chance to miss it. That driver didn't stop, but I did, turning around to see if, by some miracle, the cat might be saved.

Your cat looked clean and well-fed, probably one that was used to people and being inside. It was still alive when I picked it up, hoping that a fast trip to the vet might not be in vain. But it wasn't to be; your cat died in my arms, there by the side of the road. I doubt that you will read this here, but if you do, know that your cat didn't suffer long, and that your cat did not die alone. I was with your cat, comforting it during it's last moments, and if it could have been saved it would have been. And I'm sorry for your loss,

Now how about the next one you get, you just keep it indoors, ok?

15 comments:

  1. Cats or dogs and Cars etc just dont mix have had a lab run strait out in front of my car emerging from a hedge when i was doing 70mph lucky for it i had very quick refexes back then just clipped the end of his tail then it was gone,also have had a cat run under the back drivers side wheel i felt the bump stopped could not find the cat anyware it was found couple of days later in a back garden under some bushes where it had died 50yds from the road had cleared a closed gate 5ft high in a house were the owners were away for the week-end.

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  2. Thank you for being there for the kitty. That was very kind

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  3. Had my best friend staying for a while i had gone shooting at the range hot day left my dog at home did not want her bothering every body plus would not leave her in car to hot told my friend dont let dog out front door she has no road sense came home after shooting for about 1hour as i turned into the road were i lived found my dog wandering down middle of road stopped called her to me got her in the car drove home parked outside my house front door wide open my mate with some of his friends working on his Leadwing in drive way got out the car said well one of your biking mates better find you a bed from now on when he said why i got my dog out of my car and said this is why found her troting towards main road what did i tell you when i went shooting pack all your gear and get out now im just going to get some dog food be gone when i get back in about 15 mins.

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  4. Thanks for trying. Shows how decent you are. I know you dislike cats.

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  5. You are one of the good guys.

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  6. One of our neighbors lets (let) their cats (cat) outside and the coyotes got one. Sigh. Not real smart. Ours stays inside so we can take care of him.

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  7. Would that everyone was so decent...Damned good of you...

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  8. What you did was very nice. Thank-you

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  9. Not many today would have tried to help. People suck, for the most part, but there are still a few decent souls out there.

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  10. Thanks for trying...

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  11. The yellow lab was on Friday 31st of August 1973 and the cat about 25 years ago,the reason i still know the date is becos it was my sisters first wedding and i was the usher handing out directions of how to get to the reception and i was taking the longer but much faster route to get there b4 most of the guests.

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  12. Thanks for trying. Were he mine I'd appreciate it.

    I've got someone in my neighborhood who gets a new cat every few months. Because their old one disappeared after a few months......I haven't figured out which house it is yet, but I will attempt to keep the discussion polite when I figure it out......

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  13. Hey Murphy,

    Dang decent thing you tried to do. It shows character, a feature that a lot of people in this day and age totally lack. Bravo

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  14. Awfully nice of you Murph. That brought a tear to my eye.

    As you know I'm a cat guy, ours stay indoors and always will. Too many bad things can happen "out there."

    What you did for that orange tabby makes you a saint in my book.

    Of course, I always had you figured for a pretty decent soul!

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    Just for you . . .

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