Saturday, July 10, 2010
Now that the summer time temps have arrived and not going away anytime soon, I started watching Mount McLaughlin ( I'm not sure how to spell it!) that can be seen from my house. As you can see there is still a tad bit of snow still left. But it is melting fairly rapidly. The old timers around here say that when you can see the Angels Wings on mountain, then it is salmon fishing time.
Well, the Angels wings can be seen now. Which means there is going to be a lot of salmon fishing going on around here.
Yesterday evening my youngest daughter ( who still lives at home) called me and told me to hurry outside. And she meant hurry! So I took off out the door to see her out of the car by the entry gate. She is yelling for me to run! Knowing that something was wrong I ran towards her.
Once I reached her she told me that as she was coming up our road to turn into the driveway she saw a car hit a cat right in front of our place. She got out, ran over to the cat, thinking one of ours ventured to the road. It turned out it was not one of ours. It was a cat that I hadn't seen before. She had picked the cat up, it was still alive, and gently laid it in the shade by our driveway. When I started checking kitty over to see how badly he was hurt, he passed away.
So, I sent my other daughter into the house for a towel to wrap the cat in. Then it was time to start knocking on doors to find the cats' owner and let them know what happened. Well, no one in the neighborhood owned the cat.
Okay, owners can't be found, can't leave the cat where he was, so I placed him into a box still wrapped in the towel and proceeded to dig a hole. Believing that no one or no animal should ever be put to rest without a name and a prayer I gave him the name Dexter. After burying him I said a prayer and told him how sorry I was that the driver of the car did not care enough to at least stop to see if he needed medical attention. I will never understand how anyone can hit an animal and not stop. I guess they either really don't care or they are too wrapped up in their own world to be bothered.
So, to Dexter, be at peace, enjoy the other side of the rainbow bridge, have lots of cat naps, eat your favorite meals, and be surrounded with love always.
Until next time..................