Ugly the cat Everyone in the apartment complexI lived in knew who UGLY was Ugly was the resident tomcat Ugly loved three things in this world fighting eating garbage and shall we say love The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on ugly To start with he had only one eye and where the other one should have been was agaping hole He was also missing his ear on the same side his left foot has appeared to have been badly broken at one time and had healedat an unnatural angle making him look like he was always turning the corner His tail has long since been lost leaving only the smallest stub which he would constantly jerkand twitch Ugly would have been a dark gray tabby striped-type except for the sores covering his head neck even his shoulders with thick yellowing scabs Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction That'sone UGLY cat II 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 ieave Ugly always had the same reaction 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 lankybody around feet in forgiveness Whenever he spied children he would come running meowing frantically and bump his head against their handsbegging for their love If you ever picked him up he would immediatelybegin suckling on your shirt earrings whatever he could find One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbors huskies They did not respond kindly and Ugly was badly mauled From my apartment could hear his screams and I tried to rush to his aid By the time I got to where he was aying it was apparent Ugly's sad life was almost at an end ugly lay in a wet circle his back legsand lower back twisted grosslyout of shape a gaping tear in the white strip of fur that ran down his front As picked him up and tried to carry him home tcould hear him wheezing and gasping and could feel him struggling Imust be hurting him terribly I thought Then I felt a familiar tugging sucking sersation on my ear-Ugly in so much pain suffering and obviously dying was trying to suckle my ear lpulled him closer to me and he bumped the palm of my hand with his head then he turned his one golden eye towards me and icould hear the distinct sound of purring Even in the greatest pain that ugly battle scarred cat was asking only for a little affection perhaps some compassion At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful loving creaturelhad ever seen Never once did he try to bite or scratch me or even try to get away from me or struggle in anywayUgly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain Ugly died in my arms before Icould get inside but sat and held him for a long time afterwards thinking about how one scarred deformed little stray could so alter myopinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit to love so totally and truly Ugly taught me more aboutgiving and compassion than a thousand books lectures or talk show specials ever could and for that Iwill always be thankful He had been scarred on the outside but I was scarred on the inside and it was time for meto move on and learn to love truly and deeply To give my total trust and compassion to those Icared for Many people want to be richer more successful well liked beautiful but for meIwill always try to be Ugly MotivationalTwist com It's worth the read Meme






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