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  Snowball
by J. Allen Wilson
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Snowball

 

He came on the smile of a summer’s breeze.

He was so lost and helpless, so full of need.

I found him crying atop a red ant’s hill.

So afraid; so tiny just waiting to be mangled and killed.

 

I rush headstrong out across the neighbor’s yard.

And I reach the poor little thing before he’s hit by a car.

I picked him up and held him close to my beating heart.

I knew at once I would try to save him though I knew it would be hard.

 

He was maybe ten or eleven days old.

And despite the warm sun, he felt so cold.

I tried to put him with one of our nursing cats.

However all she did was look evil; hiss and spat.

 

So I fix him a safe place in a cage beneath our old shed.

I try to give him milk or else he would soon be dead.

I even gave him a most unoriginal name.

I called him snowball despite the weather in which he came.

 

Two days and two nights, 15ml of milk and I thought he would be alright.

However when I awoke this morning to give him breakfast so early and bright.

I found that my little snowball had passed from this life… and I cried.

 

I had a little service beneath an old chinaberry tree in the coolness of the shade.

Now he rest in peace with so many others that over the years I could not save.

Its such a shame, oh such a crying shame to see life just slip away;

All of life this…our most precious life; the greatest of gifts we could ever claim.

 

 

J. Allen Wilson © 6/4/08

 

 




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Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 6/6/2008
Such a beautiful kitten. Thank you for caring for her.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/4/2008
Oh you've touched my heart with this write my friend, such a gentle and caring write that most of us can relate too. I too have had those rescues and try as I may they were not all a success! But at least we know that we tried and gave it our best! Such an odorable picture, it is hard to say goodbye as these little lovable fur balls have a way of charming their way into our lives and hearts...a touching heartfelt write that allows your kind spirit to shine through...
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/4/2008
Allen, this photo captures the beauty of your little cat on a crusade to live. This touched me so much as I read this fantastic write. You did your best and I can feel your pain upon finding your "new born" find. Your good heart shines through in all your writings Allen. I thought this to be a beauty.
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/4/2008
She was a beautiful little fur ball. By the way, I've seen streets, lanes, road, circles named chinaberry, but no trees anymore. You'd better shhhhh, they will find you tree and cut it down too.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/4/2008
Its such a shame, oh such a crying shame to see life just slip away

It truly is, my friend. And it happens far too often. But you should feel good, knowing that you tried, and knowing that tiny Snowball felt your kindness, compassion, and love before he passed on.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/4/2008
oh, i am so sorry--such a decent and kind thng you have done for Snowball
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/4/2008
You have a wonderful heart.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/3/2008
Snowball was way too young to be away from his mom and as a surrogate mom you did your best & that will be remembered by He who keeps count...ed & Rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/3/2008
So sorry for your loss - oh, this is painful to read - you have enough sadness in your life without losing a precious friend - you did what you had to, guess it just was too late. :(

(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Karla. *tears*

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