Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Hungry Cat in the Road

This evening I saw a starving yellow tabby cat sitting in the middle of the road in a neighborhood of subsidized housing. All the small yards were well kept, there were a few people out and about, and there, in the middle of the road was the cat.  I was turning around, lost, trying to find the road the community theater was on.  All through the performance of I Hate Hamlet, I could only think of that cat, destitute and hungry.  I told my friends about it, as they live in this town, and that I was going back after the show.  It was around 9:30pm and very dark when the show was over but I found the street again, thinking that the cat was probably long gone but if I saw it again I might try to coax it into my car then try to find a home for it in the next few days or take it to a no kill shelter or just leave food for it if nothing else. I didn't have much hope of finding it though.  I drove all the way to the end of the street, a dead end, turned around heading back toward a main road, when I spied movement off to my left.  There on a porch, silhouetted  by porch light was a young girl in a long night gown.  She had just placed something on a step and was calling gently.  I saw the starving cat approach,  hunker down and begin to eat desperately.  Tears sprang to my eyes.  When I was giving up hope that anyone would see and care, she saw the need and was doing what she could.  None of the adults who were out and about that afternoon, in the light of day, had noticed or cared or attempted to do anything for the starving cat in the middle of the road.  But by porch light, before going to bed, that young girl remembered and did something to ease another being's suffering. Tomorrow, I will go back to that house, offer a bag of cat food and a small cat shelter for the porch, if the adults will let me, help her help.    Marie. 9/23/2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Day On The Dungeness Spit.wmv

Friday, May 13, 2016

And the Music play on!!!!

A whimsical work in Ink by Marie Jamieson!