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lograham

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I have to share this as I am still crying about it: 

I have to tell this sad story in hopes of feeling better. When we were on H our way to church yesterday, on the highway there was a black kitten laying on the centerline. I told my husband that maybe there was a chance he was still alive so I turned around. I went out in the road and picked him up. I went to the car with him in hand and listened to his chest. I could hear gurgling sounds. I handed him to Mike and went to the vet office there in town. The baby was very limp but I still thought he was alive. There were no visible injuries. I took him out of Mike's hands but no longer heard anything in his chest. I closed his eyelids, and laid him down curled up in the flower bed outside the door of the clinic. I swear he opened an eye because it was back open after being closed for a bit. I guess it was wishful thinking. I picked a flower and laid it on him. On our way home, we stopped by the clinic and he was gone. The dirt around him had been disturbed. I called the vet on-call and he said the kitten was not alive when he got to him, and had probably been clinically dead even when I picked him up. He said what I heard was probable fluid crackling in his lungs when I moved him. I prayed for that little kitty last night, and Mike and I both cried when we picked him up. I told the vet I just couldn't bring myself to leave him in the road for someone to smash or the birds to get to. The vet thanked me for calling him because he was baffled at how the kitten had gotten there. He assured me he would be disposed of properly and not be food for another animal. I still cry. He was such a little guy. I remember the feel of his soft fur.  It just broke my heart and while holding him both of us cried because of memories of holding our Rugrat after we put him down.  I know Rugrat was there to meet him at the bridge and tell him all about the people who made sure he was okay, even if he had passed to the bridge.  I hope they are best buddies now.  I feel Rugrat made us that little boys angels.  I have so named him Angel Kitty in my prayers.  Thanks for reading.

Mary

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Thank you for sending this very heartwarming but sad story.  I wish there were more people in the world with a heart like yours. 

Angel Kitty is in good hands now with your sweet Rugrat.  They are happy again.

Mary
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lograham

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I am such a HUGE animal lover.  I can't even stand the thought of a poor animal undergoing surgery, as I know they feel just yucky afterward.  When I go to the pet store, I want to take all the kitties home with me.  I can see where a person would become a pet hoarder.  I love all animals, but cats are my favorite.  I just couldn't sit back and see that poor baby after a few cars had gone by.  It really angers me to know that there are people out there who intentionally run over animals with no regard to life.

PJHawkeye

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Oh, I understand how you feel! Just two weeks ago I was on my way to pick up some things for my husband in a nearby town and I passed a small kitten lying in the opposite lane. I went a little ways and just had to pull over, turn around and go get her. Luckily, a large semi left her undisturbed so, I grabbed a towel and ran out to pick her up. She was a beautiful little calico with the softest fur. Her little body was still warm and she was limp as I wrapped her in a towel. She was already gone, as much as I wished she wasn't. One the way home I stopped by a discount store and bought a small kitten to bury with her. She is now at rest on our farm, with her toy kitten, along with some of my own farm kitties. As I buried her I told her she was loved and would not be forgotten on some highway........and I named her Kate.
As I travel to and from work, I know I will see this again some day, and I will again pick up that kitten and give it a proper resting place. They all deserve a home and to be loved, even if we never knew them.
Sending love from PJ and Hawkeye's mommy
Diane

lograham

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Diane, I know how you felt.  My little one was limp as well, and I believe me seeing his eyelid move was wishful thinking.  We are on our way out of town so I couldn't bury him in our yard or I would have.  I felt that leaving him in the flower bed, by the vets front door, with a flower over him was the best thing I could do.  It was a Sunday and there was no number to call anyone, but I knew they would find him that day when someone came to check on other animals that were there.  I called the on-call vet as soon as I got home to make sure he had found her.  I was so thankful for that.  I can't get the vision of that little guy out of my mind.  It just breaks my heart.  A truck that passed by just after I picked him up just blared his horn because I had been in the road.  I won't tell you what kind of bird I showed him.  Thanks for caring and understanding that even if they didn't have time to find a family, someone loved him. 

lograham

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I just posted this in the tributes and will be lighting a candle for Angel baby tonight with my husband.

Angel baby, please know that you were loved, if only for a moment.  We saw you lying in the road, the victim of some driver who didn't care enough to stop.  When I saw you laying there, I had to stop and check to see if there was any glimmer of hope that you were alive.  You had no visible injuries so I picked you up.  Your fur was coal black and so very, very soft.  You were such a little angel.  I thought I heard sounds from your lungs when I placed my ear to your little chest.  You were so limp.  I took you to the local vet and when I arrived I knew you were gone.  I placed you lovingly and gently into a flower bed that was full of blossums near the front door to the local vet clinic and placed a flower on your soft fur.  I cried for you.  The vet took you in and assured me that he would take care of your remains.  I am so sorry that you weren't able to see how you were loved in your short life, but know that someone cared for you, if even for a few moments.  Be at peace at the bridge and spend time with our Rugrat.  He will tell you all about us and show you around.  YOU WERE LOVED LITTLE ONE!
Nancee

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Glad you did what you did. That little guy is safe now and he's so happy you did what you did for him. I think the spirits of animals and their guardians are pleased to see humans doing this.
Sometimes when I walk, I'll see a dead bird or rabbit and I bless it with my hands and with my intentions--I put a circle of light around it, white first for peace/safety,then pink for love and then purple for spirit. I've been doing this for years. I feel I have to do something.
lograham

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Nancee, that is so awesome.  I still shed tears over the little angel that we found that day, even though I didn't know him.  He was just so tiny and soft.  I would have paid the bill if he could have been saved.  I felt a connection, almost as if our baby Rugrat had turned the vehicle around himself to make sure we helped this little boy. 

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