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Owly, August 15, 2016
I only met Owly around February 2016 at Rizal Park, Philippines.
She probably lived there for the past 4 to 6 years. She was aloof
and difficult to find but I fed her every time I saw her.
Around July 2016 she sustained serious abdominal injury. I gave
her antibiotics and vitamins whenever I saw her, even if she
didn't want to be touched and fought me off -- stray cat as she
was. She got thinner and weaker in the following weeks and sensing
that she's dying, she became friendlier and looked at me with
pleading eyes and meowed desperately asking for my help.
She finally allowed me to touch her so I was able to bring her to
the vet. She was confined and given full medical attention but she
passed 2 days later. She went with dignity next to her new friends
in a clean, brightly-lit, happy place -- not alone in a dark,
dirty area of the park where she'll be forgotten. She died with my
Owly, I really miss you a lot. I hope to see you again someday...
- Patrick Berkenkotter