At around 8.30 pm Thursday 15 2007, 17 month old Lilo was hit by a speeding car on a residential road where there was no need to be going that fast. For the sake of saving a few seconds on the short straight road onto the estate my baby cat was forced to sacrifice her life.
I hope it was worth it to get home in time for that TV program, I hope it has enriched your life greatly, because our lives have been greatly impoverished.
Never again will she sit and watch me bake or walk into a room yell and roll over for a tickle, no more will she chase her sister round the house, burrow under a rug, pounce on falling blossom in the garden. She can not do any of these things anymore because someone had to get home a few seconds faster.
I had to watch as they put my beautiful baby cat in a furnace because someone’s foot was a bit to heavy on the accelerator. I have to live without the sweet loving presence of Lilo so someone’s dinner didn’t go cold.
Speed limits are in place in residential areas for a reason.
In the dark especially, you can not see if cats are running or children are playing until you are right on top of them at 20mph you might be able to stop, a cat can probably out run you, a child will probably only get minor injuries if hit. At 40mph no one has a chance!
Kill your speed! Is a cold dinner really worth a life, any life!
Lilo I love you and I miss you.