This afternoon, our cat* was mauled to death by our dogs Jappy and Bambi. She was approximately 4.
I am still trying to make sense of the violence that erupted in our household. The rational part of me would like to believe that no amount of care and affection can turn an animal other than what it is. In the concrete playground where they do their zoomies and play with their squeak toys, it is still the law of the jungle that operates.
Thing is, I could come up with a thousand justification, but nothing can ease the tight knot in my stomach, not seeing our cat in her usual spot tonight. She is gone forever.
* I named our cat, Pussy, not knowing that in certain parts of the world, her name had negative connotations. My apologies.