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One Smart Cat

This is a most interesting article about the Titanic. I had never before given any thought to the fact that there might have been pets on board the Titanic. Probably because it is a very sad thought.

This article in Yahoo News says there were quite a few on board. A few small ones survived because they were taken on board life rafts by their owners. Other were much too large and did not survive.

The tale of the mother cat who removed her kittens from the ship promptly when it docked in a port before the disaster is very interesting. It might be wise to pay more heed to our animals behavior.

Casualty of the storm

This poor beautiful mother American Robin was found two doors down in my neighbor’s yard, on its last leg I might say. Poor thing it was so stressed and scared. It had a broken left leg and even sadder she had sat so desperately on the nest during the storm that she squashed her egg. I can just imagine her with her claws digging into the nesting material with all their little scrawny might. The wind howling and hail raining down her for a good solid 30 minutes. Maybe she had a heart attack and then was blown from the nest. We looked around and didn’t find an empty nest. Although I did quite unexpectedly find one in my yard today. At first I thought for sure it must have belonged to her but I don’t think so. That seems too far away and the wind was blowing the other direction. She wouldn’t have been out flying in that horrible mess. First here is the beautiful sweet American Robin who died in my hands. All I can think is at least it didn’t die being eaten by a cat.

I was so surprised when I found this nest today right outside my kitchen window. I am always looking out of this window how could I not have seen a bird building this. It’s large and very well made. I am so impressed with it. There has never been a nest in this clump of shrubs before it’s more like a landing ground in mid-flight. A little layover spot.

How it feels to be an ill treated dog.

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/