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#542: Saying Goodbye to Sweet Baby

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Digging a grave tonight was not how I planned to spend my evening, but what was I to do emoticon

After leaving a store, I left two paper plates of hard food for the cats emoticon emoticon the store employees feed and felt good having done so. It is one reason I carry the plates and food in my car.

That good feeling quickly evaporated, however, as I drove home and saw a cat that had been hit and killed by a car a few blocks from my home emoticon. I also carry heavy yard bags in the car for yard work I do for a church emoticon so I stopped to wrap up the kitty as cars ran by me, not even giving the courtesy of stopping as I completed my task.

I took the cat and buried it but named it as I have others, believing no one and no animal should be buried without a name. Not having noticed whether it was a female or male, I named it Sweet Baby, gave it a eulogy, and cried over over it, as I am as I write this emoticon .

There is a saying that a person is not dead until he or she is forgotten.

The same can be said for our animal friends. So, Sweet Baby, rest assured, at least one person did not allow you to linger in the middle of a dark street, and that same person will remember you, always. emoticon
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  • UESAY1
    Thank you for your act of kindness and compassion for that poor kitty. This brought me to tears. One small spark in the darkness..of such are the stars of heaven made.

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    -Sue
    452 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    You have a BIG Heart and did the right thing, this has touched my heart, I too Love all Animals and have buried my "Sweet Fur Babies" and even "Sweet Feathered Friend's" and remembered them with a special marker of where their final resting place was....God has surely blessed you Lou with Kindness & Love!

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    765 days ago
  • GOODGETNBETR
    Way to go doing the right thing. emoticon
    858 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Please don't get hit by one of those cars trying to remove a dead cat. I remember years ago when we lived out in California, that the highway workers quit removing dead animals from the interstate, as six workers had been killed trying to do so, so they said no more workers would be risking their lives. You are right that no one paid attention to you, let alone stopped to help.
    930 days ago
  • DONNALEE-53
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    948 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You are the sweetest friend to these animals. God bless you for all you do for them.
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    965 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    What a wonderful thing you did for Sweet Baby!
    You have a big heart, Lou.
    Blessings!
    970 days ago
  • RORYLYONS
    That is so sad Lou. I am sorry it is difficult to bury any animal. The lord will reward you one day for your gentle heart of kindness towards Sweet Baby.
    971 days ago
  • NANHBH
    Lou,

    This blog brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for being such a kind and loving person. May God bless you for your kindness to all His creatures.
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    Nancy
    976 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    Lou, I don't understand people that won't stop to lend aid to a poor, helpless animal. I thank God that you aren't one of them. Naming Sweet Baby was an additional blessing. I know God is blessing you for going that extra mile.
    976 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    You are such a kind heart. Big hug.
    976 days ago
  • IMLOCOLINDA
    What a marvelous thing you did! Especially naming the kitty! Sweet Baby is a great tribute! Stars in your crown as my old gram used to say!
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    976 days ago
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