I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Edward Everett Hale
I saw a cat get hit by a car today. My heart stopped when I saw it happen, and I pulled over as fast as I could. It lay there on the road, thrashing in pain. As I reached down to grab it, I could see the life leaving its small body. By the time I set it down again on the side of the road, it was gone. The poor cat was no more than a year old. It was there one moment and gone the next. Life is like that I suppose, but it still breaks my heart to see it happen.
Anyone who has ever had a pet knows that each animal has its own unique personality, just like each person. One of the great joys of having a pet is getting to know them for who they are, not who you want them to be. I don't know if that cat had an owner, but it was a unique individual nonetheless. And if I can do nothing more than honor it by picking it up and moving it to a grassy spot, smooth its fur, and say a prayer for it - then that's what I'll do. Rest in peace kitty.
Vicki Stringfellow Cook