Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Few things make me angry

Few things make me angry. I made a decision a long time ago that most things aren't worth getting all bent out of shape. My life has been much less stressful ever since. However, today, someone did something that made me very angry. This unnamed person - so unnamed because I don't know who it was, not because I wouldn't reveal their name here - likely hit a cat in our new neighborhood with a car. Now, it isn't our cat, and I don't really even like cats. But this person for some reason decided that this cat (without a collar) was ours, and left the dying cat on my front porch.

What the hell, right? What kind of idiot would do that? What if that was a family cat, and I had a small child, who woke up to get ready for school or watch his morning cartoons and found our barely alive cat on the front porch? Really... what the hell was this person thinking?

But that wasn't even the part that made me seriously angry. The part that made me really angry was having my fiance discover this cat, still breathing, and having to take it to the nearby vet, and then being told that the cat had died. This made her cry, and rightfully so. I mean, nobody, not even a cat, should have to die being dumped on a stranger's doorstep. The vet didn't even have time to put the cat to sleep humanely, it likely suffered on our doorstep all night, just because some asshole wouldn't take responsibility for their actions. Furthermore, this same asshole made my future wife cry. This person better hope I never find out who they are. There is a reason why I decided that it wasn't worth getting angry over things that don't matter.

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. Nobody makes Jarrah sad. NOBODY. I am a problem solver. When I encounter something like this, I want to fix it. As I don't know who left the cat on our doorstep, and the cat has already passed, so I can't fix it in any way. This makes me even angrier. So... if you happen to be reading this, and you killed a cat in my neighboorhood, go volunteer at the humane society or PAWS for a month to at least make partial amends for making Jarrah sad. The alternative is you come to my front door, and Jarrah kicks you in the junk (assuming you're a guy), and I kick you in the stomach. Because that's how this feels.

Sure, it wouldn't really help anything, but I'd probably feel better afterward. Uncaring bastard.


Anonymous said...

That's a sad story.

You should tell Jarrah that everything will be ok, and that the cat is in a better place now.

Tell her that Life is precious and should be handled with care. That's what she did. She was being a good person.

You should take comfort with her, until this pain goes away. Even animals can affect us in ways of pain when we see them hurt.


Mattbear said...

I hate cats, but that is still some insensitive shit right there. I would pay money to see Jarrah kick the responsible party in the junk.

Anonymous said...

I love cats! That's so sad! My kitty almost drowned in a flood! But having someone just throwing a cat in front of your house? It's a shame it couldn't be put to sleep.

Anonymous said...

Witnessing the death of an animal (even if it's not a personal pet) can be disturbing. Especially considering how this situation was thrust upon you both.

Not to get too grisly, but I have known domestic animals (cats and dogs) to bring wounded "prey" as an offering to people. I've had some cats that were always leaving me birds, rodents, and small game on my doorstep or (if they had access to the house) on my bed. Not quite the scene from The Godfather, but not a pleasant thing to wake up to either.

We also had a neighborhood dog that would leave similar "offerings" at some homes in the neighborhood.

To them, it apparently made sense. The wounded (or dead) animal was sometimes pretty beat up, but other times, there wasn't a mark on them.

If the cat was hit by a vehicle and then left on your doorstep by a "human" being, I too would be angry at their dereliction of responsibility and apparent cowardice.

But if it was left there by another larger animal, it's no less traumatic, but far harder to be angry at them.

Anonymous said...

I did it. THATS RIGHT YOU BITCH. I killed that cat and didn't know what to do with it, so I threw it on your porch. I knew you lived there and thought it would be pretty funny when you opened the door. Yeah, I let the cat live that long just to hear about the horrified look and actions of it. Oh, shit, I laughed for HOURS.

Anonymous said...

I have a sad story like that one. I knew some one who had a pet iguana and one day it bit him so he threw it outside in the middle of winter and let it freeze to death.

Anonymous said...

You know what makes me angry that Halo 2 is only for Vista care to comment on that Bungie employee?

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Anonymous said...

You guys are soo mean. Insulting Achronos and i was thinking im gonna push the report button on that asshole. I would have been flipping mad too if someone did that. I have lost alot of cats over the years.

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