Whose cat are you?

Here kitty, kitty.

Here kitty, kitty.

The cat above and below has been going through my yard the past few days. Today I caught a few shots. I know it isn’t my old Lightning cat, but it sure looks like her from far off. Lightning disappeared several years ago. She was on the porch when we went to the softball game, but was gone when we came home. Try as we might, we never could find her. She was much thinner than this cat, which I believe is a male. I called to this cat today asking if it was my Lightning. As you can see in one of the shots, it turned and looked at me. Who knows. Have you ever lost a pet, without knowing where it went?

Are you my Lightning?

Are you my Lightning?

Loss

Today or shall I say, this has been a week/month of losses. On Sunday we went to Herreid to work in the garden and such. Interesting that all of my sisters decided we needed to be there on Mother’s Day. Adie hosted most of us for lunch. We went back to my place and Melissa and Adie and Aunt Glenda were hanging out in the yard and at our mother’s place. She has been gone for two years, but for some reason we were drawn there for Mother’s Day, yet none of us talked about it. It just sort of was.

I didn’t go in the house. I have been fighting a cold/sinus infection since Saturday morning when we went to Eureka to that track meet, and it was really cold and my hair was wet. I know that doctors say that a wet head can’t make you sick. All I can say is I wish someone would tell my throat that rule.

Anyway, it seems that I misplaced my new CD’s when we were there. I hope they are in the house there, but I have no idea. This comes after my track chair was damaged by a shot put at the last home meet. I would say this started a few weeks back when I lost my two glasses cleaners. I have searched my house up and down for those, but to no avail.

As disheartening as any of those things seem, nothing compares to the loss that my aunt found out about today. Her cat was run over. She talked about it being missing, but didn’t really know what happened until today. This is the cat who when given away to a farmer with a batch of kittens, left the kittens at the farm and walked back to town in the dead of winter. She lost a tip of her ear, but found her way home. Glenda said she just had a batch of kittens, but no one knew where she hid them. The neighbor girl ran her over Stinkpot with a vehicle. Why can’t teenagers pay attention to what they are doing? This is why we need to be careful when we drive.

One other point that my mother used to note was, if you can’t control your vehicle when a pet runs in front of you, what do you do when a child runs into the street? Yes, it is sad that a cat was run over. I feel so bad for that cat, and for those kittens that surely have died of starvation by now. I hope that teen thinks about her driving, and starts paying better attention before the next thing she hits is a child.

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