Calico (who lived outside my work place)
by James R. Winham II
(Burkburnett, TX, USA)
Calico was always gentle and although somewhat shy, pretty friendly for a semi-feral cat. She did her best to foster two orphaned kittens 18 months ago but both kittens a suddenly died; one kitten out of illness the other of a broken heart.
Yet Calico was always ill her whole life, she carried on showing me love. I had to be away for several days and didn't get to tell Calico to hang in there and that I'd be back. She vanished the day after I left.
I promised her I'd figure a way to find a vet who cared for feral cats to help her but never got far checking. I miss you Calico, you were and still are loved. Meet you at the Bridge. James.