|Crime Scene of Cat Hit-and-Run|
For example, I may comment on George Zimmerman being a cop-wannabe who appears to have a personality disorder of some sort. Trayvon Martin appears to be no angel either. What is important about their personalities and behaviors is how they play out in the crime that occurred, not that I need to like or dislike anyone or want them to be my friends or designate them my enemies. Likewise, with the McCann case. I feel there is no evidence of abduction and the McCanns' behaviors indicate their involvement in Madeleine's disappearance. I find Gerry to have a controlling, narcissistic personality and Kate, although I think her to be quite beautiful, willing to go along with his program in order to save what is left of her life. I find their fund to be extremely unethical and, therefore, both of the McCanns are responsible for any wrongdoing with that moneymaking scheme. I am horrified by the incredible amount of money spent searching for a live child when the investigators (Scotland Yard and the private detectives) ignore the evidence in front of them that indicates a long dead child and no stranger involvement. Other missing children's cases go unfunded and ignored while millions are spent in this bizarre case of likely parental neglect and a likely massive cover-up.
Today, I found my missing cat, Juliette, dead in the driveway. She had been missing since yesterday and I believed she might have gone off into the bushes to die as she was 17-years-old and flies were following her about. However, she was not in the bushes. She had been run over by my renter. It was clearly a case of hit-and-run but, in spite of the fact I actually can't stand my renter (who I think exhibits a personality disorder of his own and is rather creepy and has behaved badly in the past toward my cats), I am not going to blame him for Juliette's death. Why? Because the evidence exonerates him.
Juliette had been acting in a strange manner for the last month. She had taken to sitting in the middle of the driveway and not moving or moving so slowly I questioned how long it would be before my son or I or either of our two renters would run her over. I tried hard to scare her out of the driveway by spraying her with a water bottle and running her off of the gravel. I also saw my renter actually shoo her away from his car, quite surprising to me since he wasn't aware I was watching, and he used to kick at the cats before I read him the riot act. Then, in recent days, Juliette had taken to actually sitting under the cars, under the front tires.
My renter leaves for work at four in the morning and it has been raining heavily over the last few days. The tire tracks show that Juliette was lying behind his left front tire, the left tire angled in. He would not have seen her upon entering his vehicle. With the rain pouring down, he no doubt jumped in the car, started the engine and backed up quickly, then took off down the driveway. Juliette would have been run over when the tire back over her abdomen and rear legs, and I believe she would have died quite quickly. Because of the heavy rains and my renter returning after dark, he wouldn't have seen her when he came back down the drive. That time I don't believe his tires ran over her, but her body remained hidden under the vehicle until today when he left for work. Then I found her lying there.
Believe me, if I felt he was truly wrong and guilty of purposely or even extremely carelessly causing my cat's death, he would have found her body on his pillow tonight a la the Godfather. But, the evidence proves his innocence, so I have to accept a senile cat met her fate and no one is particularly to blame.
My son and I buried Juliette today and no charges will be filed against my renter for feline homicide.