Partial Story About Caesar
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In The Fourth Week Of October--2000
Caesar Was An English Bulldog And Family Pet Of 8 Years
He Was Gunned Down In His Own Yard In Cheatham County, Tennesse
By A Police Officer Who Decided That Caesar Must Be Killed
Because A Neighbor Reportedly Felt Threatened By The Animal
The Neighbor Complained To Police Three Times
English Bulldogs Are Not Mean Spirited Animals To Begin With!
This Animal Was "Just A Big Baby"
He "Wouldn't Hurt Anyone" As His Family Stated

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She Has Made A Page So That More People Can Learn About Caesar's Death
She Saw This Story On TV In Tennesse And Wanted To Spread The Word
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Update 2-08-2002

Because Of Harassment And The Uncaring Attitude Of Others
Serena Had To Take Caesar's Web Page Down

We Have Left Our Page Up In Memory Of Caesar
We Do Care

The Integrity Of Ugly

Everyone In The Apartment Complex Knew Who Ugly Was
Ugly Was The Resident Tomcat

Ugly Loved Three Things In This World
Eating Garbage
Shall We Say

The Combination Of These Things
Combined With A Life Spent Outside Had Their Effect On Ugly

To Start With

He Had Only One Eye
Where The Other Eye Should Have Been Was A Gaping Hole
He Was Also Missing His Ear On The Same Side
His Left Foot Appeared To Have Been Badly Broken At One Time
It Had Healed At An Unnatural Angle
This Made Him Look Like He Was Always Turning The Corner
His Tail Had Long Ago Been Lost
This Left Only The Smallest Stub
Which He Would Constantly Jerk And Twitch

Ugly Would Have Been A Dark Gray Tabby, Striped-Type
Except For The Sores Covering His Head
Even His Shoulders
With Thick, Yellowing Scabs

Every Time Someone Saw Ugly
There Was The Same Reaction

"That's One UGLY Cat!!"

All The Children Were Warned Not To Touch Him

The Adults Threw Rocks At Him
Hosed Him Down
Squirted Him When He Tried To Come In Their Homes
Or Shut His Paws In The Door When He Would Not Leave

Ugly Always Had The Same Reaction

If You Turned The Hose On Him
He Would Stand There Getting Soaked Until You Gave Up And Quit

If You Threw Things At Him
He Would Curl His Lanky Body Around Feet In Forgiveness

Whenever He Spied Children He Would Come Running
He Would Meow Frantically And Bump His Head Against Their Hands
He Would Beg For Their Love

If You Ever Picked Him Up
He Would Immediately Begin Suckling On Your Shirt
Or Earrings
Whatever He Could Find

One Day Ugly Shared His Love With The Neighbor's Huskies
They Did Not Respond Kindly And Ugly Was Badly Mauled
From My Apartment I Could Hear His Screams
I Tried To Rush To His Aid

By The Time I Got To Where He Was Laying
It Was Apparent That Ugly's Sad Life Was Almost At An End
Ugly Lay In A Wet Circle
His Back Legs And Lower Back Were Twisted Grossly Out Of Shape

He Had A Gaping Tear In The White Strip Of Fur That Ran Down His Front
I Picked Him Up And Tried To Carry Him Home
I Could Hear Him Wheezing And Gasping
I Could Feel Him Struggling
It Must Be Hurting Him Terribly, I Thought

Then I Felt A Familiar Tugging And Sucking Sensation On My Ear
Ugly Was In So Much Pain
He Was Suffering And Obviously Dying
Yet Ugly Was Trying To Suckle My Ear

I Pulled Him Closer To Me
He Bumped The Palm Of My Hand With His Head
He Turned His One Golden Eye Towards Me
I Could Hear The Distinct Sound Of Purring
Even Though He Was In The Greatest Pain
That Ugly Battled-Scarred Cat Was Asking Only For A Little Affection
And Perhaps Some Compassion

At That Moment
I Thought Ugly Was The Most Beautiful, Loving Creature I Had Ever Seen
Never Once Did He Try To Bite Or Scratch Me
He Never Even Tried To Get Away From Me
He Never Struggled In Any Way
Ugly Just Looked Up At Me
He Completely Trusted In Me To Relieve His Pain

Ugly Died In My Arms Before I Could Get Him Inside

I Sat And Held Him For A Long Time Afterwards
Thinking About How One Scarred, Deformed Little Stray
Could So Alter My Opinions About What It Means
To Have True Pureness Of Spirit
To Love So Totally And Truly
Ugly Taught Me More About Giving And Compassion
Than A Thousand Books, Lectures, Or Talk Show Specials Ever Could
For That I Will Always Be Thankful
He Had Been Scarred On The Outside
I Was Scarred On The Inside
It Was Time For Me To Move On And Learn To Love Truly And Deeply
Time To Give My Total All To Those I Cared For
Many People Want To Be Richer
More Successful
Well Liked And Beautiful

But As For Me
I Will Always Try To Be Ugly

Author Unknown

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