|In Loving Memory of Oliver |
playin wild &- free at the- rainbow bridge
|Purred: Sat Dec 6, '08 6:33pm PST |
|Sometime today or late yesterday, my life came to a tragic end. I was struck and killed in the middle of the road. Daddy saw me and told mommy that he thought I was ran over in the street. Mommy walked down the street with my doggy sister Abbi, and identified my lifeless body. Mommy came home and confirmed markings with my twin brother T.J. Mommy was unable to identify my face since it suffered a direct hit of a tire.
Mommy told Daddy, that he needed to bring me home and bury me, so I would not be left in the street to be repeatedly ran over and eatten by other animals. Daddy got a few bags, a bucket and a shovel and scooped me out of the street. Together Mommy and Daddy buried me at the edge of the property.
Mommy is very sad. She blames herself for me getting killed. She says it was her fault for putting me outside. You see when she adopted my brother and me, we were still feral. T.J. became accustomed to living indoors with other animals. I on the other hand could not adjust. Mommy thought it was kinder to let me roam free outside, since I was a feral cat. I have been outside for over 18 months. I guess the car didn't see me, or I just wasn't fast enough to get across the road.
Mommy said my feral friends Black cat, and the other orange cat my human brother mistakes for me showed up. Black cat ran across the yard, under the porch and stopped and stared at her before running off. After I was buried, Other Orange Cat, was sitting in front of the magnolia tree. He sat there staring at my mommy for a long moment before running off, then he stop and turned around looking at her one last time. Mommy said she felt like Black Cat, and Other Orange Cat knew I was gone, and came to pay their respects.
Mommy had to break the news to my twin, T.J. I don't think he understood, since he hasn't really seen me since I became an outside cat. All he knew was that mommy was giving him a lot of attention and was crying.
I was a young cat, but I enjoyed a nice life after Mommy rescued me, even if I met a tragic death.