by Mary Phillips
My beautiful tortoiseshell cat Tinkerbell came to us emaciated. She was left to fend for herself by a neighbor who just decided to throw her out. She looked dreadful when we took her in, but she lived with us for 11 years. She flourished with us. She followed us all the time.
She did have a bit of a temper, though! But she was so pretty. Every nigh,t no matter where she was, when I got up to go to bed, she came with me.
Today, she was out sniffing around the front garden, got scared when a car went by, and ran under a van parked outside our garden. Then another van came by, and she must have panicked and ran the wrong way into the oncoming van and was hit.
There wasn't a mark on her. She looked so beautiful. I hope she will bring as much pleasure in cat heaven as she has brought us. Even though I have three other rescued cats from the same neighbor, there is a missing void in our lives.