I was separated from my mom when I was very young and spent months in a small cage in a cold, hard room. Then one day you came along and took me home with you. I was so happy. Finally, I thought, I was going to be part of a family and be loved and cherished.
Instead, you tied me to a tree outside and gave me a tiny house to live in. I would see you every other evening when you’d bring me some food and water. For the rest of the days and nights I was alone with no one to spend time with and no one to curl up next to. The summers were so hot and the winters were unbearably cold. Frustration and boredom became my existence.
Then, one day, you untied me and took me for a ride in your car. I was so happy to finally be free; thrilled to see something other than your back yard. I hung my head out the window and my ears flapped in the wind. Then you stopped the car and let me out. I was jumping up and down with excitement over the unexpected adventure that we were about to have together. But when I turned, you were back in the car speeding off down the road.
I didn’t know where I was or how to get home, so I sat there beside the road knowing you would come back soon. Two days later I was hungry thirsty and cold so I decided to start looking for someone to help me. I came upon some houses, but the people yelled at me to go away. I didn’t know what else to do so I walked back down the road toward where you left me. Then I heard a car coming. I was sure it was you coming back to get me. But the car was going fast. It knocked me into the ditch and kept going. Now I can’t move. Something is terribly wrong. I’m so scared, hungry, cold, alone, and now in terrible pain.
Why did you leave me like this? I just wanted a chance to be your best friend. I would have been so loyal. I would have been your protector. I would have given anything for just a little of your love and attention. I must have done something very bad to deserve this but I can’t imagine what it was. Please come get me. I’m… so… tired..
By Doug and Linda
This is a link to my friend Doug’s blog where he has posted the story with different photos. Beware, the photos are heartbreaking. If you can view them without feeling very sad or even crying then there is something very wrong with you. http://strandedalien.wordpress.com/