Thursday, September 18, 2008

in the middle of the road

I recently mentioned the busy roads near us; we live by a major intersection. This morning I was returning from dropping Bug off at school and I noticed what looked like a paper lunch bag in the road. Only for some reason it caught my eye and I looked with more attention as I drove past it. It was a tiny, orange-brown kitten. Sitting on the line between lanes of traffic. Looking terrified. With two lanes to the right and five to the left. All busy with traffic. I gasped and braked as it made eye contact with me. But I drove on. I stopped at a light just ahead and tried to look in my mirrors while simultaneously cringing and not wanting to look in my mirrors.

The chances of it making it through the day are almost none. If I'd looked for a place to stop, then I'd have had to cross two lanes of busy traffic myself. If I could even do that, I suspect I would have scared the kitten who would have then run. No good ending to this story.

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when that happens. I almost always avert my eyes when seeing roadkill on the side of the road for fear that it will be someone's pet. I've been known to stop for animals in the middle of the road too. I'm sorry for you and the cat.