I will never forget that first morning when Ken said to me “quickly look out the window, there is a cow at the door”. That was you, a big black and white Tom Cat, with the cutest pumpkin face markings. That is where it all began. I just had to see if you were a stray or a feral. It took time, lots of time, but you apparently have been dumped like so many before you.
You lived your life upon unforgiving streets. Tough existence for a cat, though you never asked for much. If I had taken you to a shelter, you wouldn’t have stood a chance. You would just growl, hiss and spit, and wouldn’t get a second glance. You are too wild a spirit to live inside with me, you needed my protection, but all I could offer you was a bowl of food outside my door, and shelter from the weather in my back yard.
Thank you for allowing me to show you not all 2 legged creatures are evil, and to allow me to show you the soft touch of a hand.
I hope that God has mercy on me and will understand that for his wild creature I’ve done the best I can. I failed you, and now all I can offer you is peace.
RIP Moo Kitty.
Moo would have had NO life without your help. Such a beautiful boy and I am so sorry he's gone to the bridge. But remember, he'll be in good company, safe and surrounded by his loved ones that have gone before...
Tammy you didn't fail Moo Kitty, his life before you left him with so much emotional scars that he just couldn't open himself to live inside with you. But I bet that pretty black and white face looked for you every day. RIP sweet boy.
Oh Tammy! I didn't expect this at all. I'm so sorry. I know how much you cared for this boy. Your work was not in vain I assure you. He will send another special kitty into your life. Rest in peace beautiful boy.
And as everyone else has pointed out, you have not failed these animals in the least bit, in fact you are most likely the only compassionate human they have ever known. You did the best you could for Moo, take solace in that.
So sorry for your loss of Moo Kitty, may he rest in peace.
Tammy, you didn't fail him!!! Besides the food and shelter against the elements, you gave him love and I'm sure he knew that. Just looking at that beautiful picture of him shows how content he was living with you.