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        08-17-2009, 10:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Unhappy This is so sad..

    Story of Ugly ...

    This is a story about a cat named 'Ugly'
    With an inner BEAUTY that only those that care,
    Can see.

    I pray that one day you too ... will wish to be 'Ugly'.

    Ugly ...

    Everyone in the apartment complex I 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 should have been
    Was a gaping 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 healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always
    Turning the corner.
    His tail has long been lost, leaving 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, neck, even his shoulders with thick, yellowing

    Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction.
    "That's one UGLY cat!!"All the children were warned not to touch
    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 his feet
    Whenever he spied children, he would come running meowing frantically
    And bump his head against their hands, begging for their love.
    If you ever picked him up he would immediately begin 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 I could hear his screams, and I tried to rush to his
    By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly's sad
    Life was almost at an end.
    Ugly lay in a wet circle, his back legs and lower back twisted grossly
    Out of shape, a gaping tear in the white strip of fur that ran down his
    As I picked him up and tried to carry him home I could hear him wheezing
    And gasping, and could feel him struggling.
    I must be hurting him terribly I thought.
    Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear.
    Ugly, in so much pain, suffering and obviously dying was trying to
    Suckle my ear.
    I pulled him closer to me, and he bumped the palm of my hand with his
    Then he turned his one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the
    Distinct sound of purring.
    Even in the greatest pain, that ugly battled-scarred cat was asking only
    For a little affection, 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, or even try to get away
    From me, or struggle in any way.
    Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain.

    Ugly died in my arms before I could get inside, but I sat and held him
    For a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scared, deformed
    Little stray could so alter my opinion 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, and for that I will always
    Be thankful.
    He had been scarred on the outside, but I was scarred on the inside, and
    It was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply.
    To give my total to those I cared for.
    Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful,
    But for me ...
    I will always try to be Ugly.


    This isnt my -true- story but it is my friends.
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        08-17-2009, 10:44 PM
    Aww :( What a sad story.

    A really nice message though.. Thanks for sharing! I think we could all use a little more compassion in our lives.
        08-17-2009, 10:47 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by RusticWildFire    
    Aww :( What a sad story.

    A really nice message though.. Thanks for sharing! I think we could all use a little more compassion in our lives.
    I was thinking the same thing.
        08-18-2009, 12:35 PM
    Super Moderator
    I've read that earlier too. Made me cry.
        08-18-2009, 12:41 PM
    Anny. I agree thank you for sharing that
        08-18-2009, 12:54 PM
    Green Broke
    I've read that before - in fact, it's one of my favorites - every other time I've seen it, it has been "author unknown", is your friend ready to be known as the author?
        08-18-2009, 01:19 PM
    Green Broke
    Uhh I don't think so..
        08-18-2009, 01:26 PM
    Green Broke
    Just seemed odd, as it has been around for at least the last 10 years. I would think that something with such a beautiful message would be something they would be proud to claim.

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