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When a Cat Dies

By July 13, 2004

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UPDATED 2/13/10

Since I first wrote this blog almost six years ago, it has taken on its own life, as a repository for grief-stricken cat owners who have recently suffered the loss of a beloved cat to mourn their cats. The latest comment was written by Heather, who had just posted that she lost her cat a few days ago, then posted again to mention that just writing her comment it helped ease her pain. I would like to invite Heather and anyone else who happens upon this post to go a bit further. You can post your own memorial to the cat you have loved and lost, and post up to two photos of your cat. Just follow the easy form posted here.

Original Post: When someone faces the imminent death of a terminally ill beloved cat, or when a feline companion has suddenly died, the last thing we want to think about is "disposal of the remains." Regrettably, because of our reluctance to even contemplate these thoughts, we often make hasty emotional decisions. This article will help you plan ahead for those rough times that are inevitable in the life of a cat lover.

Comments

February 14, 2007 at 9:29 pm
(1) annette says:

my cat has just died been run over cant cope with it

April 4, 2011 at 11:21 am
(2) ves says:

my cat was hit by a car and died as well… devastating

July 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm
(3) April Culver says:

Our cat herria that we loved very much got hit on july 26th 2011 and my husband was taking me and my daughter to work and saw him on the side of the road. My husband had herria for 15yrs he had him before my husband and i met and before we had our daughter who is 5yrs.old. Were trying to cope with his death he got hit by a car and we try not to be upset around our daughter because she is taking it really hard. So i’m wandering how do we cope with his death when you have a 5yr.old little girl???

February 14, 2007 at 9:30 pm
(4) annette says:

my cat has just died been run over cant cohope with it

February 21, 2007 at 1:51 pm
(5) chris burkhard says:

I just had to have my cat put to sleep,Its hard for me to deal with it. Some people say why do you cry over a cat? Well its like this they become like your child,freind,companion its hard real hard the they show you,you can never replace that I still come into my room waiting for her to look up at me and go meow meow meow I’ll miss my cat named sasha

April 2, 2007 at 7:33 pm
(6) Charlie says:

Our Siamese named Basho (after the Japanese poet) was attacked and he died.I never knew the profound realization that he gave so much for virtually nothing in return. He was our personal Zen Master and taught us so much. People who don’t own a cat or another pet can’t understand why they become so special.Thank you.

May 1, 2007 at 5:17 pm
(7) Lynn says:

I recently had to put my 19 yr old cat Piglet down. It was the hardest thing I ever did but the most loving thing I could do for her. I knew her liver was failing due to old age for the last 5 months but I don’t think you are ever prepared for the void their passing leaves in your heart. Chris, you cry or scream or volunteer at a shelter or whatever helps you heal. Those who ask how you can cry over the passing of a cat have never had the priviledge of being owned by one! I know Piglet is at the rainbow bridge waiting for me and is amazed the treats are not rationed there! I bet Sasha is there too, sharing with Piglet all the wonderful stories of her life with you. And the pain will lessen with time and you’ll think of Sasha and smile instead of cry. Hang in there

May 24, 2007 at 7:35 pm
(8) Agnes says:

My cat i guess kitten i would still stay she was only 6 months old died last night and I am grieving so deeply..My other cat her sister is too and its so hard…she was my baby..I am going to miss her so much..my heart aches

June 4, 2007 at 3:23 pm
(9) sam says:

my cat just got put sleep because he got ran over and had a broken jaw broken ribs and broken legs and it could not breath very well my cat was called monty and i miss him loads and i will never forget him it is a hard time for my other cat because he was looking for him early today morning

June 16, 2007 at 10:07 pm
(10) Thomas says:

My cat died of feline lukimia. I didn’t think I could cry so much. My good freind is dead.

July 17, 2007 at 10:39 pm
(11) Mary says:

My kitten (i still say) 1 year old just got run over by a car. she was the sweetest little girl, and i am in shock.

June 30, 2011 at 9:26 am
(12) trevor says:

hey my cat got killed a few days ago.his name was misty he was ayear old. i never really was a cat man but misty was different. he was my best friend angel through a relationship breakup. he comfort support me when i couldnt do it 4 myself. i miss him so much. by my sweet beautiful friend misty rip

October 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm
(13) Lily says:

My sisters kitten/cat just died today she was run over..so sad..we r all crying.. last month my kitten died (she was pregnant and somehow fell out of a window and died later in the night) five months ago the kittens older brother got run over.. i still cant get over any of this.

July 22, 2007 at 12:27 am
(14) anne says:

my 17 year old cat, Gato, died on may 19th.I know this is kinda late, sorry! anyway, she was really old, and in alot of pain. It hurt her really bad if you picked her up the wrong way, and she would meow pitifully throughout the day. It was so sad, as I watched my dad bury her. the saddest thing was that I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye! my mom and I found her stiff body outside with flies all over it. I’m still so sad. she was so much fun to be with! it was very painful, because I had her for all my life (I’m 13 right now), so I was really shocked when she died. It was so sudden! anyways… I remeber the first time we bought cat shampoo and I gave her a bath in my bathroom! she was so cute, and she was scared, so she peed on the rug in there! she had the funniest meow too! she sounded like a duck!if you walked up to her, she would meow at you like 4 or 5 times, and if she got really annoyed, she sounded hilarious! I sometimes wonder what she looks like, and often feel like digging her body out of the grave we made.( we have a little pet cemetery on one side of our yard)the other day, I read a cute little book at barnes and noble called ‘cat heaven’. it was so cute! anyway… I’m still grieving.

August 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm
(15) OREO mui says:

My cat was going to be 2 years old in september, it was outside playing when a neighbors husky who has been on medications apparently attacked my cat in my yard, after attacking the husky had a seizure. My mom rushed the cat to teh animal hospitol where it shortly died of cardiac arrest. She will be greatly missed. Life is not Fair, my cat never hurt anyone, it was a good kitty and did not deserve it. Although it is my loved cat, IT JUST SHOWS HOW PRECIOUS LIFE IS. R.I.P. Oreo

August 9, 2007 at 6:07 am
(16) leen sambale says:

on 9/8 my cat deid so plz any cat is sick or have any thing that heart her go 2 a docter

August 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm
(17) DCarter says:

My cat was hit by a car on August 10, 2007. A cop was speeding dowm my road and I don’t even know if realized he hit her..I am so heart broken and no one seems to understand my grief “over a cat”…My family was already asking me about will I get another one the same night she died!! Maybe they think it will help me get over the death of this one sooner?! But I don’t know if that is true…. I have cried feeling as if my heart was breaking, I’ve gotten angry, I’ve felt guilty (that maybe I could have done something to prevent it), I have questioned why me? Why do I have to deal with some much death??!! In the last fews years I have lost my sister, mother and father! I am only 44 years old…they all went so sudden! And now my best friend in the world, who loved me so much..she was “my shadow” and followed me everywhere!

I don’t know what to do next…

August 16, 2007 at 7:59 pm
(18) Karl says:

My cat Atrius was just put to sleep. He was suffering from kidney failure and had fluids building up in his lungs. He was 10 and was my best friend.

November 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm
(19) matthew says:

im so sorry for your loss my cat died yesterday in my arms in our garden hes woke us up with a cry Ive never heard him do before, my girlfriend and i were devastated Ive had pets in the past but never had to hold one wen it past it was very hard for me but after berrying him in our garden i spoke to my friends and they told my that allot of cats have this problem although it has not made things eny easier im just glad that he did not have to suffer for to long and that we were there wen he past i hope that wen its my time to pass over i get to be reunited with him god bless to all those that have had this experience r.i.p

mr pancake

August 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm
(20) Robin says:

It hurts real bad I know.My cat died today.I feel your pain.Time will heal the pain.Never forget your not alone.I am so sorry.

August 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm
(21) Liza says:

My 16 year old cat suffered alot before she died. I took her to the vet for treatment for kidney failure and heart problems and he gave me lasix and vitamins to help her. My vet also gave her shots to make her eat because she did not eat much.
She was suffering so much I took her to have her put down. But she did not have any time and died in the cab with us. I feel guilty for having hope that she will be okay and letting her pain linger. I could not let her go until the end, I wish I had let her pass in my room like she wanted to. I am so depressed and can’t sleep. I don’t know how long I can take this pain. Help me with some advice.

August 22, 2007 at 5:02 pm
(22) claire says:

my 7 week old kitten as just died this morning i have had the kitten since birth as i own the mother the worst thing is that it was my boyfriend that ran it over and caused its death

August 28, 2007 at 9:34 pm
(23) Jayne&John says:

Our baby girl Soda got hit by a car and died on Friday August 24th 2007. We got back from vacation on Saturday to hear the news from our answering machine. I want to thank the girl who put her to the side of the road and took her tag and called us-at least we have somethng of her. Our hearts are breaking. She was 14 months and it was the greatest 14 months of our lives-we have been blessed by being mamma and pappa to a beautiful girl. We looked forward to coming home everyday to see you-you have left footprints on our hearts, we love you and miss you.

August 29, 2007 at 5:40 pm
(24) Nui says:

Today after I and my husband came back from outside he followed us to the room like usually he ate and went out. A hour later, when I went down to dump the trash, I saw him lie on the road (he usually did that) so, I called his name from a distance Mr.Lover, 3 times no answered, so I looked closely I saw him been ran over by a vehicle. I was shocked and I ran to get my husband, He was shocked too and asked me that it was him. Then, we are looking at our beloved cat who not supposed to die. I wished that if I didn’t let him out he wouldn’t end like this. I have to let him rest in peace.

August 31, 2007 at 12:27 am
(25) andy says:

My cat named Bobcat was the greatest cat. He was black with gray stripes and he was the best cat you could ever had. He was the best to be around and he always meowed and rubbed up against you. He was just a month old american shorthair when I got him. 13 years later, just about 7 months ago, one of his eyes starting getting really foggy. He later became blind and started peeing and pooping everywhere. Sadly I just had to put him to sleep. I loved him so much and I will never forget the day we got him as that little kitty. I love him and I hope he is in a better place. 13 is young to be put to sleep and I feel really sorry for him. He didn’t deserve to die. He was an awesome cat and I can’t believe it. We had to put him to sleep only a couple months ago. I started thinking about him today and broke up crying so I searched for a website with people with the same experience. I came here and people had comments posted. This is somewhere where I can express my feelings with other people. I got a kitty cat about 2 years ago and Bobcat was her best friend and my best friend too. Me and my kitty are both very sad. My kitty searched the house for about 2 weeks after he was put to sleep looking for him. I know she misses him, I miss him. You don’t understand how hard it is to lose a cat unless you have never had one. Cats are the best pets you can ever have, and losing one is like losing your heart. It’s hard to deal with and you just start crying when you think about it. I am very broken by this and I just can’t take it. I need to start thinking of the good times I had with him, but it’s just too hard. I love you Bobcat, and I hope you love me just as much. I hope your in a better place and always remember that I will be with you in heaven some day!

September 11, 2007 at 5:36 am
(26) alexa_cat says:

my little cat Ziggy has died, it was on Sunday night. A dog got hold of him, a neighbour of mine heard the noise and managed to bring him into her house, she layed him on the floor and ran round to get me, my boyfriend and I got round there and I just got to him and was stroking him when he died. To say that I am in bits is an understatement, I cannot stop crying, I can’t get my head round it, I miss him so much and everything in my house reminds me of him. I still have his brother and now he doesn’t leave my side. Please tell me it will get easier.
He was 5 1/2 and I had him since he was 8 weeks, the house that I live in now, I only ever lived there for 3 days without him.

September 14, 2007 at 4:31 pm
(27) Rosemary says:

Murphy was 16 adn had shared my life since he was 6 weeks old. He was suddenly very ill for just 3 weeks in which time, after tests and treatments, the vet came to the conclusion that Murphy’s severe anaemia was caused by a bone marrow cancer. I had to say goodbye to Murphy just 10 days ago and in the end I had to ask for help for him to die as he just didn’t want to give up on life or leave me. I am bereft and inconsolable without him. He was my dearest best friend. We loved each other unconditionally. We shared our bravery together through sad and bad times: in the last 5 years cancer, divorce, 4 bereavements, moving house twice – no wonder I miss him. We shared good times too and he always took a great and intelligent curiosity in everything I did (except holidays – which he spent in a 5 star cattery!) He had lost a leg a few years ago and became a most super three legged trooper. He was independent and took no nonsense on his patch and I respected his private cat’s life. But I know he adored me as much as I him and he was loyal, brave, great fun, made me laugh, loved cuddles purred forever and we trusted each other implicitly. I talked to him constantly and in return he was the best of communicators. He loved life. The pain of returning each day to a home without him is unspeakable but he would hate to think he was causing me such grief and I can only wait for the days when I will remember to laugh and smile when I think of him.

September 20, 2007 at 9:05 am
(28) lazaro says:

my little kitty died today, he was born with a bad eye and was the tiniest of the litter but he was always looking up with the cutest look. when I got home he would always be on the chair by the door like he was waiting for me to get home. I miss him so much ….

September 22, 2007 at 7:30 pm
(29) steve says:

I had to say goodbye today to a good friend my beloved friend minstrel (mini). Tears cannot replace her

September 24, 2007 at 3:00 am
(30) Janis says:

My heart aches tonight, our precious “Peanut” has die. I never had a cat and didn’t know anything about them until my married daughter found this little bundle of joy. Peanut was found in a hole inside of in a cement brick. My daughter bottle fed him to health and he lived the life of a little prince. I fell head over heals in love with this little man. Peanut has changed my negetive thoughts about cats forever. I will NEVER forget Peanut. I just hope the pain I feel about his loss leaves me soon. Pea will be greatly miss.

September 28, 2007 at 7:10 am
(31) Nikki says:

My cat Tiddles died on Feb 24th 2007, im 25 & I have had her since i was 8 so she was about 17 years old. We had to have her put to sleep as she had various things wrong with her due to old age. She had a litter when she was about 1, so we have her son & daughter still, im sure they miss her. I miss her terribly, she was my friend who I have grown up with, always there for me! I knew she was unwell & deep down knew she should be put to sleep as it was unfair on her. I took her to the vets and I was right! She looked at me before they gave her the injection & she looked so cute and indearing, I think she knew what was happening, she almost looked relieved. I hope she doesn’t hate me for this, I have a feeling of guilt that it was my decision to end her life. I still think about her everyday. It does get easier as it is 7 months on now but she is still in my thoughts. Tiddles, you was my best friend and will always be with me, love you xxx

September 28, 2007 at 11:56 pm
(32) Bev says:

I just lost my cat “Bodhi” a few hours ago. She was hit by a car. She was the sweetest, loving cat I have ever known. Bodhi, came into my family 14 mths ago. My kids and dog will miss her, I will miss her purring at my feet every morning and jumping on my chest at night for goodnight kisses. We will all miss you!! Goodnight, sweet girl

October 8, 2007 at 9:58 am
(33) jem says:

My babbisaurus died on the 6 August, 2 months ago now. He was only seven, and he died of liver failure. I didn’t even know, i was in work at the time. I feel so much guilt, so much grief. I don’t know what to do. He was my child, my baby, and yet people say ‘oh its just a cat’- my dad actually laughed. Its such a lonely time. I dont know what to do. Im thinking of writing him a message in a bottle and throwing it out to sea. Peace to everybody on this page, we have all had our hearts broken.

October 15, 2007 at 6:44 am
(34) yvonne says:

my beloved cat gimley went missing saturday 13th october 2007 he had been run over i miss him so much he was only four,the pain is unbearable all i can do is cry,goodnight little one we all miss and love you.

October 21, 2007 at 10:52 pm
(35) Lidia says:

My cat was hit by a car on saturday nite October 20,2007..I don’t know if the driver moved him onto the curb, or if he painfully made his way over after being hit, but I think he died sometime during the night.

I am driving myself crazy and crying non-stop, I feel so guilty…I had him for 8 years and he was my baby…why didn’t I wait for him to come inside before bed? did he die right away? was he in pain? I can’t stand it…I love him and miss him sooooooooooooooooooo much. I hope he forgives me for not being beside him when he died.

October 25, 2007 at 2:22 pm
(36) Dave says:

I just had to get this out, because who else I am going to tell?. My mates will laugh at me, I have just lost my cat Munckin, she was very old, I watched her try to breath for air when she was dyeing, it upset me so much, I am crying right now, I loved her so much I just hope she knew that.

Thanks for reading if anyone bothered to read I just had to get it out.

October 27, 2007 at 1:35 pm
(37) chris says:

My cat was bitten by some dogs and i took her to the vet a couple of nights back. She seemed ok and was purring away at home before i took him. He hated the vets and i thin going there caused him to go into shock and die. First the doc said he would be fine but then said he died after they took him for xray out of shock…i am blaming myself and think that maybe my cat wondered why i was putting him through it!!

November 5, 2007 at 8:08 pm
(38) sue says:

I was on my way home from work this evening during rush hour down a one lane highway where it’s 50miles per hour – saw a cat in the middle of the road. I thought it was dead but then as i drove by saw it was moving looked in my direction like it was asking for help(must have just been hit).I feel like I should have stopped to help the poor thing but was afraid of being hit by a car myself from all the traffic going by. I feel guilty about not stopping wondering if I could have done something(I’m a cat owner for 16 years now to my Milo and he his kidneys are failing,I’ve had him since he was 7 weeks old)and thinking about the poor thing being in pain. Also afraid of it getting run over again and can’t stop thinking about. I had tears in my eyes as I drove home thinking what if it was my cat? But It would not have done any good for me to get hit by a car or to cause an accident. I had no choice but to leave the poor thing. Went home and told my trouble to Milo. Still wondering if I could have done anything so he/she does not suffer.

November 6, 2007 at 9:53 pm
(39) Sarah says:

ive got tears in my eyes by reading everyones comments as i can relate to all that u are feeling. just remember how i lost all my cats (ive kept cats since i was a child) even though cats are the love of my life i have decided not to keep any anymore because it is too painful to see them in pain or die.

November 7, 2007 at 6:28 am
(40) AlienFromSomewhere says:

My cat Fergie, who was born in December last year, just died yesterday. The cause of her death is unknown but the vet said most probably she ate rat poison. We sent her a lil too late for treatment. It is very hard for someone lonely like me to accept her death. She was a very good, playful and loving cat. I still have her mom and her two siblings but everytime I see them or call them I still feel like something is missing – Fergie. I’ve lost her father earlier before she was born.

I was there since Fergie couldn’t open her lil eyes yet. I’ve watched her grew. She was closer to me than to anyone else. Thinking of the good moments I had together with her and her family, she meant a lot to me. Rest in peace Fergie.

November 12, 2007 at 7:31 pm
(41) Scott says:

My dearest friend of a cat died Saturday morning October 27th. He had gotten hit by a car Friday evening. I don’t know why he had been across the street in the first place. He nearly always stayed close to home. A little girl on a bike was chasing him down the sidewalk. He tried to get away by running back towards home. He was hit by a car. I was out of town, so my poor wife had to go and rescue him. He had no outward damage. She said just a little blood on his nose. He made it until the next morning. The vet thought that my baby would make it. The stress of the pain and being scared pushed his poor body too much and he died. I miss him dearly and wish I could have comforted him. He may just have made it if he saw a friendly face. That will haunt me forever. He was 15 years old and was a stray when he found us 10 years ago. He knew he was loved. We could never have confined him it was in his nature to be free. He was my hero and my love. More than a cat. He was giving cat. He helped me raise an orphaned kitten. I bottle fed and he taught to be a cat. Now I know why humans need to believe in God, because life isn’t fair and takes the good and beautiful things away. I called him Mister Kittah the world is a lesser place without him.

November 17, 2007 at 8:46 pm
(42) jessica says:

my cat sampson died he got ran over by a car it happend right in frint of me it was worse than a horror movie rip

November 20, 2007 at 5:58 pm
(43) Gini says:

I am feeling so guilty…I tried to rescue a small stray but it turned out to be Feline Leukemia positive. I could have taken her home to try to nurse her, but I have 3 other healthy cats and a small home. I would have had to put her in the basement or an unheated shed in order to keep her isolated from the other cats. Instead, we decided to have her put down. I feel so guilty because I was trying to rescue her and killed her instead. She trusted me and I let her down. I will never do that again to a cat. I promise to do EVERYTHING that I can to make sure that it has a good life.

November 20, 2007 at 6:22 pm
(44) Scott says:

After I wrote in here about how bad I felt about my Mister Kittah being hit by a car I began to realize we all needed a second chance with our cats. Second chances almost never come and there are 30 or so good reasons to find something possitive from all this pain.
I am checking on deer fencing and ways to corral my remaining cats. Mister Kittah would have been a challenge, but if only I could have tried.
go out to the internet and look for ways to protect your cats from cars. There is just too much pain not to try.

December 3, 2007 at 6:22 am
(45) Ella says:

My cat died the other day at the age of 20 years old :( I miss him so much. I have had him and his sister since they were born in my house 20 years ago. peoples first response is “just buy another cat” but its not that easy – I dont want another cat, I want my cat :(

December 11, 2007 at 4:55 pm
(46) melissa says:

This is my post for my cute sweetheart tinkerbell.
im sitting in my empty house sobbing in my hands as to why my little baby girl was taken from me. last time i saw my kitten alive was friday night, i had come in from a late night out in town, and she was waiting on my front doorstep, even though she has a cat flap she waits up for me. as my taxi pulled up she was bouncing around excited to kiss me, i picked her up and i kissed her and i went through my front door, i left her on the stairs an she followed me up to my warm bed, i passed out only to wake up at 7am an rush out the door as i had an early start, she had plenty of food out so i wasnt worried for her, i was sitting in my car and suddenly i burst out crying, and it started to rain heavy. i spent the day out, then got home around 8pm, i looked for my baby and nothing, i looked at her food bowls an they were untouched. i called for her, again nothing. she always waited outside for me, she used to sit in my car space no matter what time it got. i went to bed feeling confused and lonely told my boyfriend an he sid she’ll be back. come sunday and still no sign of her. i was at the kitchen sink an i suddenly burst out in floods of tears. i knew something bad had happened. i made my boyf go out and find her. he came back hours later with nothing. i went to work on monday only to be called an hour into my work, that a few people had seen a kitten, black an white been hit by a car on a busy main road, when they described the kitten it was her. my heart sank with sadness then i fell to the floor. she was 8 months old. she was my baby. i looked after her. we had hugs and kissing games in my bed, my 5 year old son called her his ‘little sister’ how could this happen?? i went to the spot they said it happened and i havent been able to find her body. she was first spotted by someone at 8am saturday. i was in my car sobbin for ‘no reason’ that time. to think i just missed the accident outside my house is devastating. if only i stayed home for half an hour it may have not happened. why did she even go so far? all these if an whys are hard for me right now. i hate myself for leaving so early. i hate the fact i dont have her body to bring back home. i have called everyone from police to road maintanence. no one has any records of picking her up. ,my son an i are grieving tinkerbell. i cant go to work ive made a wall with 20 pictures of her and i find it peaceful looking at her there. i wish i had her buried in her favorite spot out garden, but i have nothing left of her. i need some closure but i have not been given that. all im left with is an empty cold soul. please come back tinkerbell. i miss u, theo misses you. x

December 11, 2007 at 8:24 pm
(47) scott says:

The morning my cat died I was suffering from feelings of deja vu. I couldn’t stop the wierdness. This went on for two hours exactly the time when my boy Mister Kittah had died at the vet. This is my third post out here.

I can’t stop everyone from letting their cats outside. Some have to, but we take the risk. We all have to take charge and not let our cats out or build an enclosure. Reading all these stories of pain and loosing my cat forever has taught me it is better to have a little unhappy cat then no cat.
We need to protect our cats.

When cats die for any reason it hurts like no other pain. It has been about a month and a half without my cat, but still last night I cried.

I am afraid there really isn’t any closer or easy way when our cats die or disappear. We just have to get through it. Most of all we have to decide a way of preventing it from happening again.

December 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm
(48) melissa says:

Its wednesday today and even though i posted tinkerbells post yesterday i only found out she had gone on monday 9th. so its only been my 3rd day of grieving and already i have a tonne of pressure to go back to work. i went in today, anyone who came to talk to me just heard the same… ‘i really miss her’ i cant believe how people are around me, you have the few who love cats who are sympathetic, then you have the non animal lovers who keep telling me to get over it, ‘its only a cat’. NO NO NO theyre not only a cat. she was my baby. i wont be replacing her. i wanna cry for her. i want to go to the spot she was taken from me and pray for her. i loved my kitten like a mother loves her baby, and i have a 5 year old. i dont want added pressure to just get back to normality. she was my normality, not my house is sad and empty. it actually feels cold, i watch my 5 year old sitting at the top of the stairs next to her bed just staring. this is not fair or right, in a cruel way i think scott is right. id give anything to have closed the evil cat flap and kept her in. Anything to have that chance again. i know she was adventurous but maybe i should have made her a maze in our backyard so she felt she didnt need to go exploring, i dont no, its all the if i did this or why’s that my brain doesnt let go of. ITS A CRUEL WORLD
and i feel so ill and upset from my loss, coming home today is so wrong. shes been taken. ive been robbed and i dont have nothing to bury. its just a case of forget her and move on. i wish i wish i had her body to bury that way i know shes with me. someone please help.

December 12, 2007 at 2:40 pm
(49) scott says:

Please consider doing two things to keep your heart from breaking so hard.
1. Write a tribute about your cat.
2. Bring home a cat from a shelter, save it, love it and give it a life in honor of the cat you lost. Make something good out of something so horrible.

My cat was a 15 pound white short haired odd eyed cat. He was my friend and I was his. He acted like he thought I was just a strange two legged cat. I was out of town when he was hit by a car. My wife had to go out in the street to resue him. She can’t even talk about the sounds he made being in so much pain. The vets thought he would make it. Of course if I had been rich he might have. He needed a MRI and probably surgery, but they only watched him over night. When he woke up the next morning his pain came back to him full force. His heart gave out and he died.
Every one of us in here who have lost a cat are in pain. Believe me no matter what the circumstances of your cat’s death were, nothing different would make the loss any better. My boy’s death was horrible for him and I wasn’t there to help him.
My wife couldn’t face two days without Mister Kittah. While she was at the vet there was a deaf white female cat who was in for her shots and was living in a cat shelter. So she went to the shelter and brought her home. She was not trying to replace our cat. The white face made the pain less. Fast forward to now, he died October 27th. Gracie is what we called our new deaf cat. I felt like Mister Kittah would have approved of what we did. He was a generous cat. I wrote a tribute to Mister Kittah. I wrote down everything I could remember about him. I wanted to show proof of what made him more than just a cat. I wrote how I felt when he was around and how I felt with him gone. I am up to eleven pages typed on my pc. I also still cry.

December 13, 2007 at 6:51 am
(50) melissa says:

Thanks scott. i’m going to start my tribute to my sweetness tink stinks as i used to call for her. from all the little things like her wet paw prints on my white leather sofa that used to drive me nuts, which i dont dare wipe off to her sitting next to my bath playing with bubbles. i go to the spot she was taken from me and i talk to her. crazy cat lady is how im feeling right now. ive decided to take some time out from work, as its not fair to anyone inc. me. i need to sort this out in my head and heart and face up to the fact that she’s gone. maybe in time id like to love another cat. i dont think i can do another kitten. it will be too heart breaking for me. maybe go try get one from the shelter but i’m scared they wont let me have one cos that awful road is just past my house. i’m not sleeping too good right now and when i drift off i dream about her and shes on my bed jumpin around so i drastically wake up to find it was just a nasty dream, and my head is tricking me, im slowly starting to hate every little thing around me but my son. i’m giving him lots of love, and i even thought that i knew why tinks had left me, its cos i was so wrapped up in work an my personal life i was lacking with perhaps the more valuable stuff, such as life. im now lookin around me an seeing how pointless arguments were such a waste of time and energy. the real valuable thing is the people you love and care for, she has hit me hard, but only to wake up an not take nothing for granted cos you can lose them in such a flash, one minute i was blowing bubbles over her little head, the next its all memories. God bless the little angles we have had the pleasure in loving. i miss every second of her existence. and forever i will look for her.

December 13, 2007 at 5:07 pm
(51) scott says:

If you were to take a poll of all the people who have written in here they have had the same thoughts as you are expressing. I myself asked immediatly asked my cat died, why is it that we love anything when it can be taken away in a heartbeat. Why care about anything at all. etc and so on.
The hardest thing I had to accept was my cat was never coming back. Then I had to except whatever I did or didn’t do from now on won’t bring my cat back.
Then I sat outside on my back step, I cried and cried. I drank a unhealthy amount of Vodka. As I was sitting there I could hear a voice in my head as if it were coming from my cat. The voice said get on with life, because if I could be back alive I would. I wouldn’t waste a moment feeling bad. I would run and play and lick my butt.
You have to agree cats are very matter of fact.
Stay away from the dreaded spot. Your cat would.
You have to stop feeling sorry for yourself. No matter how bad you feel your cat won’t come back. You have to do something good. I will tell you this however, don’t get another cat and let it roam free. You really should rescue a cat from a shelter. This will give you something to care about. You know you will do a better job this time.
I hope this is helping you cope. I promise you I am right. Trust me.

December 13, 2007 at 9:16 pm
(52) Jacqui says:

My Baby Boy Tigger aged 4yrs old died at my feet last night and its tearing me up I dont know how to cope with this pain, He was an indoor cat and like my child He was playing an hour earlier and now he has gone. He was such a special friend to me he would follow me everywhere kiss me … jump up and cuddle me when i was ill. How do I cope without him in my life. This is so unfair

December 14, 2007 at 4:31 am
(53) melissa says:

Jacqui, the last time i saw my tinks was exactly a week ago today, and i still havent found her body which so many people have driven past saying it was definately her. and i can say hand on heart, coping is an understatement. One minute they’re there. the next its all memories. we feed them, we play with them, we hug them we go looking for them, we do the best for them, the pain you will suffer is amazingly intense. cos in a sense, i mean i personally felt like i mothered tinkerbell, i had her when she was 4 weeks, so i had to give her milk, and she was so underweight, riddled with flees but with my love and care she turned out amazing. your pain wont go away but as the days go by, they get added with other crap, like guilt. but i keep getting told that the good ones are always first to go. maybe true maybe not. but ive found talkin about her helps me, thats why im hear. my boyf is the kind who would rather not talk or express his feelings, i cant tolerate that. i need to talk about her. i’m at a stage where i look around to her fav spots and it really hits me hard that shes not coming back. if you read my few posts ive had a hard ride, scott has helped with some steps to ease the reality side of it. but grieve, dont let anyone tell you its only a cat bla bla bla. if crying is what you want do it, i still am. theres also a book someones lent me, its called Cat Confidential by Vicky Halls i was given it to read by a neighbour, and theres a great chapter on coping with bereavement. And jacqui, your right Life is so unfair. sometimes i think this is hell. and when we die we go to somewhere where there isnt pain or killings, cos this kind of attachment and bonding to suddenly come to a full stop is just so cruel. but i think look around you… like i am to my 5 yr old son, and im thanking god of my blessings. you have to otherwise you’d go mad. and at the same time, ITS LIFE. IT SUCKS. i miss my little baby like you do today. i also miss cuddleling her so much that she then bite me! i miss her naughty face, i miss her bringing in slugs and dropping then on my nice cream carpet. i was once on the loo and she wante to come sit on my lap, she stuggled an ended up digging her claws into my thigh. I am now scared for life with 3 long lines at the top of my leg. I miss you sweetness ans scott, i wont go to that spot, ill never drive down there again.
im lookin outside now, an there are 4 cats sitting where tinks used to sit. one of them is really loud keeps meeowing then dropping to ground. i am the official cat lady me thinks!

December 14, 2007 at 4:44 am
(54) melissa says:

Also Scott, ive only just managed to bring myself to clode the cat flap. but i still cant bear to throw her dried up food away, an i dont want to move he bed. i just dont feel ready for it. how long did it take you to slowly do all that? and how soon did you get another cat? i dont feel ready for one yet, i enjoy stroking the ones outside, but id like to keep it as that right now

December 14, 2007 at 4:28 pm
(55) scott says:

I don’t believe in tough love when it comes to grief. I won’t preach in here and won’t say things like “Just get over it” or “that your cat is in a better place” Because that’s all crap. When anything dies we all should take a moment to feel the loss. I am honoring my cat by the awesome grief and emptiness I feel with him being gone.
My cat loved to sleep on a fuzzy coat I had. You almost could see that it was a brown coat with all the hair my cat had shed on it. Two days before my cat died my wife washed it and hung it up. I was heart broken. I had no piece of him. Then I remembered the brush I had used to comb him. My hopes were dashed again the brush was cleaned out. I remembered that I combed him outside and after collecting a big ball of fur I cleaned out the brush and threw the hair ball in my rose garden. By now bawling my eyes out and I hardly could see I am down on my knees in the dark using a flash light digging and scratching in my garden to find that hair ball. It took me a half an hour, but I found it. I had a piece of him I could keep. I put it in a small jar and have the jar in the window in my kitchen. So if anyone wants to keep reminders of your cats around do it. What has to happen to us all to deal with the grief is to fill our thoughts with the good things our cats did and stop thinking of them being gone. I may sound brave, but I am not. I slip at least once a day into missing him. But you see that’s not helping a thing. You want to hold onto the good memories and forget the bad. If I cried everytime I think of my cat I would go insane. So when I start feeling sad I go down the list of all the great things I loved about my cat.
So you can’t force yourself to get over the grief. What you have to do is learn to control your thoughts. They say it takes 6 months to create a habbit. It will take six months to break a habbit. It’s like an addiction. We all loved our cats. They were our drug. Now we are without our drug. We are suffering from withdrawals. Every day that passes the pain will soften. That doesn’t mean you didn’t love your cat or somehow disrepecting their memory. It does more to honor our cats if we remember every little detail of our cats while they were alive. I can’t walk across the street where my cat was hit by the car. I had him cremated, but the ashes are still at the vet’s office. I don’t have a bed of his to save. I have a fur ball and the memory of the best creature in the world who pick me to be his friend.
Now it’s time for me to stop typing. I am crying at work and not being much of a good example on coping with grief.

December 17, 2007 at 5:09 pm
(56) scott says:

I wrote the details about Gracie in here before. My wife knew we would not cope with such a loss of Mister Kittah, so when she saw this white cat at the vet getting here shots she remembered it. It was being cared for in a shelter. So just two days after my cat died she couldn’t take it anymore and went over to check on this other cat. She is a white short hair, but has two blue eyes and is totally deaf. We both knew she was not a replacement, but that white cat has really helped with the healing process. Being deaf she comes with a whole bunch of different rules. This little girl will never be going outside without being on a colar or put into a secured back yard.

December 19, 2007 at 8:31 am
(57) melissa says:

Hi scott and everyone eles, just to let you know, im feeling much better, i now understand tinks isnt coming back, but ive put her fav toys an a few feathers she used to bring in into a jar and i have it on my window sill, i miss her so much but the pain has mellowed. all her bits are still around my house, but i dont sob like i was last week. ive also jotted down all the crazy things she done so ill never forget any of it. i went to a RSPCA which is a shelter and it broke my heart seeing all the cats in little rooms. all the cute ones had bee reserved. but all the less attractive ones were available. it broke my heart. they all seemed traumatised by one way or another. most of them were scared of children, and they need someone at home during the dsay which is not me. so ive decided not to rescue one for now. i enjoyed looking at them though, it has eased my pain tremendously. christmas will be lost without her, it would have been her first xmas, but i guess it just was not meant to be.

December 19, 2007 at 4:49 pm
(58) scott says:

Let’s all be the best humans that we can be over the holidays and the coming year. It’s been a tough year for all of us. My boy Mister Kittah being taken a way certainly stopped time for a while. I hope I have been helpful passing on my experience to everyone in here. It has helped me in getting through the pain. In fact I even had a fish die in my fish tank I bought for my cat’s entertainment die over the weekend, 6 years I had that fish.
If you love cat’s save one and love it and give it a safe long life. I feel myself that it is in payment for being given a chance to have the best creature share it’s life with me for as long as he did. Save a cat it saves us.

December 26, 2007 at 9:48 pm
(59) Debby says:

I had to gave my cat put to sleep because he had Cancer in his throat and the doctor said there was nothing that could be done. I had Stormy since he was 5 weeks old and he would have been 8 years old in April.The thing is, is that in January 2006, I was diagnosed with Cancer in my throat. I went through chemo and radiation and the doctors said that there was always some Cancer left and that then they would have to do surgery. Well in December of 2006, the doctor did a biopsy and there was nothing left, then in October of 2007 the vet said my cat had Cancer in his throat just like I did. The vet said that Stormy took my Cancer from me so that I would not have to suffer antmore. I miss my Stormy very muvh, I have other cats but he was my baby.

January 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm
(60) scott says:

I feel very fortunate that I had this website during my ordeal of loosing my cat after he was hit by a car. It was a lot of grief and pain, but writing in here has made it all more bearable. I will be saying many prayers in 2008 that no one else has to write out here about their loss. If it happens to you just remember the good about your cat and forget your loss. We are the guardians of the most special creatures in the world and we are loved by them.

March 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm
(61) Scott says:

It thills me to no end not seeing additional heart ache and misery written about and submitted on your web site. I so hope that it is an indication that our cat charges are all doing well.
I am so glad your web site was there for me.

April 11, 2008 at 11:08 pm
(62) Brad says:

Saturday, April 5 2008 our cat Flash fell from our roof top while fighting another cat. With pelvic injuries as well as broken tail and bladder injuries we had to put him to sleep. I fell for all the cat lovers here but lets try hard as it may be to remember the good times these angel spirits bring to our lives. Also remember there are many cats that need homes. Am I over it .Not by a long shot. I’m just having a better day than the day before. Bless you all :)

September 15, 2008 at 6:46 am
(63) Sonja says:

I feel such a deep sadness in seeing so many posts about people loosing their cats to hit by car accidents. Unfortunately my little Gator I believe suffered the same fate :( I found her across the road the morning of 09-10-08. Only sign was a little blood trickling out of her mouth, no other marks on her. She grew up with 4 dogs and was more a dog then a cat. Se travelled with me to all the dog shows I went on weekends. She got to see California twice, Nova Scotia once and many states between. She used to go out with my girls (dogs) and come back in with them, she would go next door to the pond with us and watch the girls swim. Over the last year she decided she would rather stay home form the shows, but greeted us with delight when we returned. She was a little rescue with a severe upper resiratory infection when I got her. I was able to pull her through that and feel really guilty to loosing her to a stupid accident that could have been prevented just 5 short years later. I know how you guys feel, the guilt is overwhelming. I been sitting up most nights since. I live on a dirt road and have been counting the cars, there barely is one car passing by each hour, such a slim chance, but yet it happened.
I am not sure I will be able to adopt another one in time, she loved dogs, she didn’t like other cats, so thinking about getting another just doesn’t sound right right now. So far I only have been able remove her food dish. Her window perch and 3 beds as well as her cat trees and litter boxes are still untouched :( My dogs seem to miss her quite a bit too.
My heart goes out to all of you that have to go through the same pain, know that you are not alone in your grief..
Sonja and gang

September 22, 2008 at 8:04 pm
(64) Scott says:

I have been checking this web site for nearly a year, off and on. I keep tabs on the number of postings. It has been 56 for over 6 months.
It is a month away from the anniversary of when my cat was killed by a car. My tribute I have been writing is nearly 25 pages long. Too many things remind me of him. Do I feel it was my fault for his death. No not any more. I let him be a cat. If I had a chance to do it over I would have fenced him in tight. All my 4 adopted cats are doing well. 4 is the most. Mr Kittah let a largest hole in me. My white deaf female replacement cat helps. To honor your lost pets adopt a new one. Gracie our addition seems to have some of Mr Kittahs traits and it helps. Everyone should go out and rescue a cat. Go to a shelter and let the cat choose you and you will never regret it. Too many cats die a needless death.

September 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm
(65) Sad says:

My kitten had to be put to sleep today. She had FIP and was not feeling well at all. This is one of the saddest days of my life. Give your cat and extra hug today for me.

September 29, 2008 at 6:41 am
(66) Clint Morris says:

my little man LOUIS died last week. ran over. so hard.

October 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm
(67) Marlene Wall says:

My cat Callie was put down 10/1/08, she was 18 years old
it was one of the hardest things
I ever had to do. She was my best
friend she trusted me.

October 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm
(68) kbindu says:

My beautiful baby,had adopted me around this time last year,i was moving into my new home,I knew she was mature in years but never excpected her to leave me quite so soon,she just stopped eatting and was finding it extremly difficult to drink water,i hoped it was a cold but i knew in my heart it was her time, the vets had her in did the test and confirmed what i already knew,me and my son were called back in the space of hrs to make the decision, the hardest thing i have EVER had to do i just hope that she knew i loved her like my own child and felt privliged to have been picked out of anyone else to be her mom,my home is empty my heart heavy and cant hear little voice any more,but hope she finds me when my turn comes,i thank her for the happyness she gave to my life,am so lost with out her i cant quite belive she’s never coming home.

October 13, 2008 at 2:44 pm
(69) Scott says:

For sure if you love a cat and they love you back that is special. We will all meet again. This time we might have to sit on their lap.

October 16, 2008 at 10:25 am
(70) Lisa says:

My 15 year old cat, Cadabra, went off to die the night of October 2nd. She kept trying to run out of the house and was hiding in the kitchen cabinet. She ran out of the house when I went to take out the garbage. I was going to leave her out for a few minutes. She came up and rubbed against my legs when I took out the trash, like she was telling me bye, and disappeared 30 minutes later. I did not even know she was dying. I feel so guilty for not knowing she was acting strange. My beloved Cadabra, I had her since she was 5 months old. I will never forget her.

October 19, 2008 at 1:02 am
(71) Marleen says:

Yesterday my 6 year old daughter found our beloved red cat Figaro dead in our backyard. He was only 15 months old and was around 10 AM very much alive and bij noon he was dead (still warm bur dead).
I have no idea what happened. There was a lot of blood in his mouth, as if he had bitten his own tongue but nothing else to see.
My daughter told me that she was the mommy of the cat and that I was the mommy of the kids. It’s so true.
My husband wanted to go buy a new cat immeadiately but I don’t think that it is a good idea.
As for me, I have been crying a lot and here on this tpoic I don’t look like a foolish woman.

October 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm
(72) rieneke says:

hallo scott,
i want to thank you for your postings, they really do help me.
especcialy the part of controlling your thoughts, en make a habit of thinking of all the nice habits your cat did have.
my beloved daan is not dead yet, but will be very soon.
it’s so comforting to be able to say goodbey, but on the other hand it’s so saddening…

October 20, 2008 at 5:28 pm
(73) Scott says:

I keep trying to help myself and others in here. There are so many cats in shelters and animal control facilities that don’t care if you are upset about your loss. They will however be glad to fill your heart. No loved animal can be replaced, but I know that your cat would rather have you rescue another cat than suffer. I plead and recommend the resue of all cats. You never know you might get rewarded like I was once.

October 20, 2008 at 10:24 pm
(74) Lois says:

I just had to have my beloved friend Ivy put to sleep, just shy of her 16th birthday. She had developed possible cancer on her tongue, and I could not put her through the trauma of surgery (to remove the tumor — then to find out if it was cancerous) and possible (or not) recovery which would mean several days at the vet’s. Plus weird as it sounds, my 85 year old father is also dying and I am leaving tomorrow to be with him and my mom, and I almost couldn’t cope at the vets with this news about Ivy. I never anticipated an autumn so full of such beauty and such grief side by side. i know I made the right choice for Ivy, she and I know each other and she’s always trusted me but it’s so hard to face. I couldn’t imagine her in a cage in an office, suffering and lonely for me. But today, wow, I can’t stop crying. This all went down this morning….I held her as she was sedated, cried, sang to her, told her how grateful I am for such unconditional love and I will never forget her. I gave her back to the goddess, but I cannot believe she is really physically gone. It was so hard to put her in her blanket and bury her, knowing I had to let go, just one last love, one last look, one last stroke down her softest fur. I am so aware of the empty place of her absence now. I know the grief lessens, and I know it’s all part of what we are all doing here, living and caring and trusting that love prevails. I am grateful to have found this site today while looking for comfort. Thank you everyone and blessings to all of us and our beloved cat friends past future and always present.

October 25, 2008 at 6:58 am
(75) Karen says:

Our beautiful little Clyde aged only a little over 5 months was killed on the road outside our front door on Monday. He was hit at high speed and we live in a school zone! We rescued him and his little sister Bonnie from a shelter when they were just 8 weeks old – we are all devastated beyond belief, my husband is trying to get a petition together with neighbours as next it will one of their children, they play on the street. I have had many cats in my lifetime, Clyde was unique in so many ways. I hear people say we should have kept them indoors – I don’t agree – it is a cats nature to play outside and I could not beaqr to hold them hostage indoors like a bird in a cage, 24/7 365 days a year – I’d rather not have pets at all then be so cruel. Thankfully Bonnie never goes near the road and only plays out the back yard. Thank you all for sharing your moving stories my thoughts are with you too.

October 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm
(76) SCOTT says:

Karen, I agree about a cat’s nature is to be outside. I lost my cat 1 year today and my grief has not gone away or become any easier.
My other cats don’t want to go outside. I am trying to design a good safe area for them to go out into. There is a company that may help you. The Purfect Fence. I have gotten similar material and will be putting it around my back yard. So sorry for your loss.

October 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm
(77) Franny Syufy says:

Pssssst Scott!

I figure because you monitor this one blog so closely you may not take the time to look at the rest of my site.

You might be interested that you have a fan club now. :) Check out this post for the details.

FrannyCats

October 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm
(78) Karen says:

Thank you Scott for your kind words – and I most certainly will look up the Purrfect fencing,

I don’t know if its because of the cold or purely coincidental or because Clyde is no longer here, but Bonnie hasn’t wanted to go out since, unless I have been with her and then its only for a few minutes.

We have this week taken in another cat called Samson who was about to be dropped off at the shelter as his owners no longer wanted him of course you can’t replace your beloved pet but you certainly can help save another.

I am sorry for your pain also Scott, since posting here last week I have read all the threads here, you have given some excellent support here – evey credit and blessing to you x

October 28, 2008 at 5:33 pm
(79) scott says:

I did not mean to neglect the other areas of your website. The truth is that I actually have a low tolerance to pain. I barely have enough stamina to read the latest letters that are posted, well alone browse through your site.
Yesterday was difficult. It was the one-year mark of the loss of my cat & friend. I am not the crazy cat lover. I found that having cats makes you a different person. You have to stay calm and still, you learn to notice the slightest of changes, and you learn to appreciate the subtle things of life. I did not learn any of these on my own. Yes, I have to admit my cat taught me everything worthwhile in being human. My aim in writing here is to help others get through some of the bad times.

I do not know if you have room anywhere on your site for the tribute I have been writing for a year about my cat, but when I try to read it, again I cannot get past the first page. The readers of my tribute fall into three groups. One does not get how a loss of a cat could ever mean so much. Then I am the crazy one. The second group read it and cannot get through because it sounds so sad. The last group read it all the way through and get the point. They see the phases of grief management. When writing my comments in here I am trying to make sense of our losses. I hope it helps.

November 4, 2008 at 1:26 pm
(80) rieneke says:

i would love to read your tribute, scott.
in dutch we have a saying that says; shared grief is half of the grief.
one of these days i’ll write my own, for my daan .
he died last friday, and i had peace with it, it was his time, he had become older and older.
but i do miss him dearly.
i have still four other cats walking arond, and i do love them, they all have their own nice habits.
but daan, he was so very special, i was his friend, and he was mine.
yes i’m so grateful fot that, but still…i miss him so much.

November 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm
(81) scott says:

I have wanted to let my thoughts of my cat go beyond just myself. I wrote my tribute and was able to find a place here. It should be out in the forum area.
I hope it explains why I read and write so often in this cat site.

November 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm
(82) sarah mann says:

we lost our beautiful beautiful big cat yesterday. he was 2 and a half and knocked down by a car. his little brother misses him so much. so do we. its unbearable. we love and miss you big. xxxxxxxx

November 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm
(83) Robyn says:

Well, im only 11 and my first cat went missing… he has been missing for about 4 weeks.. i have gotten very ill and overwhelmed at the fact that my little Smokey isnt waiting at the door for me anymore… his seeet cuddles… i miss and love him so much R.I.P Smokey :’( We think he died because of his heart… but his body has not been found

November 10, 2008 at 5:38 pm
(84) Scott says:

Please read if you can my previous comments. I wish I could snap my fingers and bring all our friends back. I gave up trying.
I do wish everyone who now has cats will consider protecting them from the world. Give your cats an area that they can’t get beyond. The fencing idea in most cases will work. The netting material is not very expensive and I found many forms of it at Home Depot in the garden area. We all have nothing to loose in trying.

November 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm
(85) frank says:

when i first looked into your eyes 14 months ago
your name came to me right away.
you looked sad, I called you “sad eye’s”,sadie for short.
we thought you being so small you were not getting enough food.
so we always picked you up and put you closer to your mama were you drank.
then you grew up and we said she will always be this tiny, she’s so cute like a muffin,”little muffin” my “sade muffin” and jen’s “muffin man”.
you were the most gentlest little thing ever, so teenie and soft.
you always came when I called you, you never bit or scratched me.
the last night I spent with you, I woke up with heartburn around 4am. I wispered your name not too wake jen. you hopped off the window sil and came right to me loving me for what seemed like eternity I laughed and kissed your head softly as you looked at me and purred and kept head butting me, even though i was tired you took me to my happy place.
I ended up taking that day off to deal with the bathroom I saw you once when I was playing my game you hopped up on my lap where I stopped and kissed your head and rubbed your chin that was the last time I ever touched you. the door was open so you could come and go as you please
I called for you after supper time and you didnt come.
I waited till 9:pm before I called you again then I left for the bank and
when I came back, I called out again then one more time before I went to sleep.
your usually at the door waiting for me when i get up for a pee around 2:am and meowing to get in with your cutest little meow, which used to make me laugh. now it pains me so bad. this time you weren’t there.
when I got up in the moring for work you weren’t there waiting for me. so worried I walked in the direction of cats fighting only to find your dead body not 20 feet from your home, your safety.
I carried your lifeless little body to your home and final resting place.
i miss you sadie with all my heart.
I cant stop crying knowing i’ll never see you again.

November 23, 2008 at 9:22 am
(86) Scott says:

It hurts me to see the number of comments grow. Many have gone before us with the feeling of loss. I am thankfully at a good time and now I think of how wonderful our cats were and will always be in our memories.
I think the severity of our grief is a tribute to our animals. Then we need to move on and keep their memories in our hearts. I am going to see my friend again some day. We all will.

December 4, 2008 at 1:34 am
(87) Katie says:

Yesterday, my baby Emmy was hit by a car on the street.. Right in front of my house. She was our outdoor cat.. She was the sweetest thing and she loved me so much as I loved her.
I can’t look outside without crying more. I have been crying pretty much non-stop for about 27 hours. I don’t know how Im going to deal with going outside.
She had 2 kittens, who are now 7 months old, every night they would go out and sleep with their mama in our garage in their bed. Now, they wait by the door wanting to go out and see their mama.
I miss her so much.. I feel like a baby for crying so much, but I can’t stop. I feel so guilty about her death.
I’m sorry for all of you that have lost a pet.. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through so far.
Thanks

December 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm
(88) Scott says:

Katie, you will cry and not make sense. We feel guilty about feeling sad losing a pet, when the world is so harsh. I have suggested this to others in this situation, write a tribute to your cat. Write down everything you remember about your cat. As you write you will begin to realize why you feel so bad. The more you write you see the volume of things you lost. But you have to laugh if you were hit by a car your cat would not even skip a beat. She would have found a new benefactor. It is not that cats don’t love you I believe they do. I just think cats don’t waste time grieving. A caution I am sending out. Cats are impathic. So if you feel bad your other cats will pick up on that and act accordingly.
You need to protect your other cats. Fence them in or keep them in your home. Write a tribute. Mine is up to 22 pages and I put it on this web site. Enjoy the holidays the best you can and soak up every drop of comfort you can from the kittens. I am sorry any of us have to go through this type of pain. You will make it through.

December 6, 2008 at 5:37 pm
(89) michelle says:

my cat tiger died last night and i feel very bad about not spending enough time with him…watching him die and try to get up was the most painful thing ever… i will miss u tiger and will always love you r.i.p (god take tiger with you)

December 11, 2008 at 4:50 am
(90) Emilija says:

My little cat who was only one years old, and the most beautiful and smart cat you have ever seen, died today.He got suddenly ill from pneumonia and i watched him diying infront of my eyes and couldn’t do anything to save him.And worse is that in Macedonia there isnt a place where you can bury them. Horrible.
I miss him so much and my whole family is deeply hurt
We love you sweety!

December 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm
(91) scott says:

If you were there at the end for your cat they knew it.
Perhaps if you can bury your cat in your yard or some place quiet and out of the way. From your comment you don’t have pet cemetaries, then you can only do what you can.

December 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm
(92) rieneke says:

dear emilija,
it’s awfull when your cat dies, and more so when he is that young.
i wish you lots of strength.
consider to bury your cat somewhere in a forrest or park, i did sometimes, and it felt good.

January 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm
(93) Micki says:

My beloved orange tabby, Tony, died suddenly today. He was only 6 years old. He has a sweet, little, heart-shaped face and he was a real lover. He would sleep in my arms at night and put his arm around my neck. If I’d open my eyes to look at him, he was usually looking back at me with love in his eyes. Anytime I would lay down to watch TV, he would jump up on my chest and go to sleep on it, sometimes for hours!! I had taught him to sit up for snacks. He was a real joy and I loved him very much. I just found out from the vet that he died about 2 hours ago and I am beside myself. He took sick about midnite, I took him to an emergency vet and he died about 11 hours later. I’d like to thank God almight for gracing my life with this wonderful pet/friend and the amount of time I was able to have him in my life. What a gift he was for me and what a loss he will be from my life. Goodbye Tonycat. I love you so!!!

January 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm
(94) scott says:

So sorry for your grief. It makes me happiest now remembering how wonderful my friend was in life. You will get there in your thoughts someday. Read the early comments in here and they may help you. Keep your head up. Maybe you can rescue a cat in memory of the friend you lost. It really does help.

January 3, 2009 at 10:51 am
(95) Micki says:

Thank you Scott for your good wishes. I’ve rescued quite a few kitties in my life, I just don’t feel that my Tonycat is replacable. My cat Fluffy died from diabetic complications when she turned 15. She was a gray persian whom I had from birth. I was so distraught and missed her so that I went out quickly and replaced her with a wonderful tortoise shell I called Patches. Patches loved to run like the wind through the house and would tease me into chasing her so she could show me that she could outrun me anytime she liked. I made sure to take her to the vet every year for her rabies shots. I found out later how dangerous that is because so many cats go through exactly what my poor little Patches went through. At the age of 6, she developed bone cancer in the leg where she always received the rabies shots. I nursed her along for as long as I could, but she died shortly after her 8th birthday. Three weeks before she died, my husband rescued a 3 week old abandoned kitten and brought it home. With a new kitty in the house, we went out to get him a playmate the day after Patches passed away, that’s how Tony came into our lives. We got him as a playmate for Frankie (our tuxedo kitty), but Tony and I became very attached to each other. A little over 2 years ago, my husband rescued a black cat 5 months old that was near death. We kept him and named him Sammy and Frankie and Sammy have become wonderful buddies. I’ve had other kitties over the years, but one other very special one…Muffin. She was orange and white and beautiful and devoted to me. She died almost 10 years ago and I still grieve her loss. I just can’t imagine after losing Fluffy, Muffin, Patches and now Tony getting another kitty. It hurts to lose a pet. It’s devastating to lose a pet that looks at you with love in it’s eyes and is really devoted to you. These four in particular were devoted to me and I just can’t imagine any kitty no matter how wonderful replacing my beloved Tonycat who was taken from me so suddenly. It was so hard to go to bed last night knowing he wouldn’t be there waiting for me so he could crawl into my arms and start purring and kneading. I can’t even stand to think becoming close with another devoted kitty who I might someday lose. I’ve lost too many. My husband and I have rescued 10 strays in our lifetimes, either from the streets or from animal shelters’s. We have two of them still with us. All the rest have broken our hearts by passing on. I can’t take the thought of gaining one more only to lose it. Maybe I’ll change my mind someday, but I just don’t think I will. Thank you again for your thoughts and support.

January 6, 2009 at 7:43 am
(96) johnny says:

My name is Johnny. I have had 2 rare devon rexes for years. David was old. and Buddy is still young and alive. 3 days ago David went
missing, he is an inside cat, but I let him out alittle. My mom didnt tell me he was dead
but kept it a secret from me for 3 days. I went over my neighbors house and asked where my cat was. And she told me alittle. I confronted my mom. And she said my male next door neighbor backed out and killed him, My mom and him buried him in front of my neibors house. She wrapped him in a sheet and put a tree on top of his grave. I have been crying
for over 3 days. Im 31 with alot of health issues. And I wish God would resurect him.
Thank god I have buddy, davids son still. Hes is a true angel and young still. Hes never allowed outside ever again. David was a hairy
spinx the austin powers cat. I wake up wishing
he was still sleeping on my side so i can kiss him. Im so hurt that im going to see my shrink. Cats are more loving than dogs to me.
I just pray there is heaven for animals. R.i.p
my beloved David

January 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm
(97) SCOTT says:

I believe there is a place that pets go when they die. I believe they are all such special creatures there just has to be. I don’t know what will become of me, but my cat was the purest and most honorible. So, nothing so special could ever just disappear.
I know in my heart if he can he will save me a spot beside him so we can be together always.
Nothing about death is really wonderful, but it is a constant reminder of how precious life is and how fortunete we are to share the love of a dear animal.

January 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm
(98) Sylvia says:

Willow is 6 and she is my best friend, we love each other so much. Last week she stopped eating and my husband an i took her to the vets… over the days shes had all kinds of tests and we are told she has FIP. I insisted that the vet try a new drug I found on the net, we brought her home yesterday but she got worse so took her back to the hospital. The medicine arrives tomorrow but many websites say that it doesn’t work. She’s so thin and so unhappy and I so want her to live, but I don’t think she will. A week ago Willow and I sat talking to each other and hugging and now she lays close to death and I can’t stop the tears.

January 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm
(99) Darren says:

Our cat, Purrdy, was put to sleep yesterday following complications with a predisposed condition. She was basically born with an ailment that allowed her to live for ten good years with my wife and I. She provided us with so much joy and comfort. She was more than just a pet, she was one of the family. Every time we had to go somewhere and leave them, they would hate us for days upon our return, but they always forgive. She will be truly missed, but time heals all. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.
In loving memory of Purrdy. Born Sep/Oct 99, died Jan 19, 2009. We love you pookie.

March 19, 2009 at 12:22 am
(100) Jody says:

Hi, my cat who was 22 yrs old just died last Friday, March 13th from kidney failure. I knew it was coming, but I didn’t want to prepare myself for her death. Now I am looking for a non -biodegradable casket so I can bury her at my relatives place on their acreage, but I haven’t been able to find a casket on-line, except wooden ones. Any suggestions?

March 20, 2009 at 10:41 am
(101) Franny Syufy says:

Jodie, since this comments thread is already so long, I’ve given your question the consideration it needs with its own blog. You’ll find my reply here.

March 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm
(102) Scott says:

I wanted to keep the whole burial process personal and intimate. Therefore, this is what I would do. Find that appropriate sized wooden box that will hold your cat perfectly. Decorate it with soft things add toys if you want. Then close the box shut with a good strong lid. Then I would dig a good-sized hole in the ground. Mix a good amount of concrete and poor it into the bottom of the hole. Fit the box into the concrete. You can make this a one or two-step process if you want. The one-step would be to push the box completely into the concrete until the whole thing is covered. Alternatively, the two-step process would be to push the box down into the concrete only as deep at the top of the box. When the concrete hardens put your cat into the box and seal it shut. Mix more concrete and cover the wooden box completely now. Then when the concrete hardens, refill the hole with dirt. That box and your cat will be incased in concrete forever.

April 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(103) Jeff says:

We just lost our cat Toby today. I am surprised at how much this hurts. We had him for just shy of 10 years. he was the best pet we have ever had.I know I will get over this. but it feels like loosing my best friend. if you are reading this and you to have just lost your special friend. I know how you feel and I grieve with you.

April 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm
(104) becky says:

Today was a sad day for me… I had to put my sweet Redo to sleep. His legacy? He taught me how to love cats. I was a “dog” person- 100% dog person. I bought a house to “flip” and the seller took his dogs and left his cat. (Thus the name Redo) I brought him home– and the rest is history. He was 13 at that time, and he was 16 years old when he died… I will forever thank him for “training” me- and he will be missed dearly. I never in a million years thought that I would own a cat, let alone cry my eyes out all day…. Redo occupied a special spot in my heart….for three wonderful years.

April 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm
(105) Scott says:

Becky, I write many times in here. So sorry you lost your friend. Usually it is not the number of years that matter. Please take a trip to a cat shelter give another cat a second chance. You are not alone there are a lot of people that have written to this site and many more who are the property of a cat or two.

April 16, 2009 at 6:37 pm
(106) Dawn (From Garden Grove, CA) says:

I don’t like God very much today – I guess we will see where He stands tomorrow or the next day. My beautiful cat Dora (short for Pandora) had to be put to sleep yesterday (April 15, 2009). She was just a stone’s throw over 17. I got her when I was 27 & she was 9 months. She was all white, majestic, funny, & loving. She loved to hug. I would pick her up, sling her over my shoulder, and she would snuggle my right side of my neck so deep and so purposeful – like a hug. I can feel her hug anytime that I need to & I will need to from time-to-time. Don’t tell my husband, but she was my best friend – I could tell her everything & she would listen for as long as she could stand it, take a break, and come back for more when she was ready. I am having a hard time understanding why things have to die & where that thing that makes my cat unique goes. I want to say the thing is her soul, but Christianity teaches that animals have no soul. I sure wish they did & that I could see her, my other cat Pudge that died last June, and all my other animals of my childhood in Heaven when God calls me home. Now that would be Heaven! I think Dora was my last pet – I don’t think I can put another pet to sleep. My only wish is that she wasn’t afraid. I didn’t want her to be afraid.

April 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm
(107) Carol Heartburg says:

A Friend sent me this connection, because I a facing the “imminent” demise of a Kitty I have had for 16 years. Patches was a gift, from my Boyfriend’s daughter,on his Birthday, 16 yrs ago. John passed away, on April 30, 2006, from Congestive Heart Failure, and Lung Cancer. Patches, and my 4 other Cats, have been my constant “comfort” since then, thru good times and bad, (mostly bad)
Patches recently underwent an extremely fast weight loss, and has problems with her appetite. I have noticed that her Teeth are brown, and probably hurting her. I try each day, to find something she will eat, and it breaks my Heart, every time sha refuses it, and its a small Victory, when she does eat something (mostly Mushe Baby Food, so she does not have to chew.
The other day, she wanted her favorite Treats, so badly that she crunched them down, even though I could see she was having problems with chewing them.
My bigest Heartbreak is that I am unemployed, and do not have a car to take her to the Vet, which is 10 miles away. I know I will not be able to have her cremated, when she goes to the Rainbow Bridge.(I have two other Cats, twins DC and Molly, in little cedar boxes, up on the Mantle. They lived to 15 and 16~1/2, respectively)
Patches is such a sweet Baby, and yesterday, she even slurped~down some Cherry Vanilla ice cream, which, at 6 teaspoonsful, was the most she had eaten in days.
She crawls under the covers, every nite, and sleeps propped~up next to me. Last nite, she even pushed her way under the covers, without me being there! Look at the “Brain” on her!!!
Like most of you, I know someone who does not think that Cats are “Family” (says I “waste” my money on them!) Well, I consider that having a Cat for 16, 15, 10, 8, and 4 years, a “Child”. These are the ages of my 5, and I know I will probably go through this same feeling, for many more times,in my life.
But I Cherish each and every moment I have with them, and wish to extend my feelings out to other people who have similar feelings and emotions. Its “OK” to LOVE an Animal. The Comfort and Joy they give back is truly “Worth It”.
Thanks, Gary, for turning me on to this website!
With Love,
Purrmomma

April 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm
(108) Scott says:

Some people write their thoughts down in here to purge them. I did at first and now I do it to honor my lost cat friend.

Dawn, I really know how bad it feels and I know most of your thoughts on losing your cat. If you can stand it read the other 100 or so entries in here. I have suggested writing down a tribute and rescueing a cat from a shelter. Do it to honor your cat and to give another cat a new life.

Carol, you were writing about your cat not eating because of tooth pain. If your cat is still around you need to buy “Nutracal”. It taste good to a cat. It comes in a tube and is filled with protein, vitamins and other esentuals. It will build your cats strength back up. Also make sure your cat drinks plenty of water.

May 10, 2009 at 1:08 am
(109) James says:

We moved to the corner of a subdivision on the edge of town near the county park 6 years ago, where traffic would assumedly be very light, near the county shelter. Cats seem to show up regularly, some are assumedly people’s pets stealing food, while some are likely abandoned cats, whom we take to the shelter during normal business hours. We can’t take any more, because we have three already, and one is home bound, a blind cat with FELV (8 yo now!). After seeing the way some idiots will drive (no matter where you live) we suggested to the mayor a ‘speed hump’ – a compromise for speed control, comfort, and snowplows. The mayor agreed and suggested it to the road department. After faithfully paying my property and ad valorem taxes in this city for 6 years, today, there still is no speed hump.
A calico buff tortoiseshell cat showed up 11-9-2006 right after our only child’s birth. We got her spayed and vaccinated. I cut a cat-size hole in the door of my workshop and fixed her a warm place in my old recliner to spend the winters at. I named her Wow because it seemed to make the baby smile whenever I said her name. Wow liked to come in and sit on an empty lap, or up on your shoulder and cuddle. She let the baby learn how to treat cats, not to pull, pinch, she was very forgiving, mellow, tolerant. Our son learned to walk, play outside with Wow, call her, talk to her, feed her. Then Friday before supper, we heard her crying out front. She was huddled or bowing across the front door threshold with a fractured skull and badly broken jaw. A car had gotten her. The vet said her injuries were nearly a day old. We got the IV going and the blood work, X-rays, pain medicine, then said goodnight. The vet called this morning and she was gone. We brought her home in one of those cool cardboard ‘cat coffins’ and buried her in the backyard where they played. The reason I’m writing this is that I somehow had to figure out exactly in gory detail what she went through. And I can’t figure out why this world is so – random? I can’t figure out why this cat had to go through that. This makes me myself feel small, random, and insignificant. We tend to believe we are greater than we are. My 3 y.o. boy helped me bury her with the same zeal, excitement, and enthusiasm as when we planted the garden a month ago. As long as he got to do it with Daddy. I don’t know what to do.

May 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm
(110) SCOTT says:

James you are a braver man than I am. I still can’t get my head around how bad my cat’s trauma was. I read all the entries in here and try and write something back that might be helpful. After all I have written about keeping cats behind some kind of enclosure. My neighbor and I have been taking care of two stray cats. One for over three years. He has been fixed and spends most of his time in a very quiet old fashion housing developement 20′s style. The second cat is male and unfixed. He isn’t a year old yet. He might has well be a house cat. He is the sweetest male cat stray I have ever seen. He eats twice as much food as my own indoor cats. He choose us to be his humans. Now we have to get him fixed. I just don’t have room for more than my already 4 cats. He needs a home and I fear that he will be hit by a car before I get him to the vet.
I suspect that if you read all 100 or so notes in here and the other articles it will help you get through what makes life so precious and sometimes painful.

May 16, 2009 at 4:54 am
(111) chris says:

An ode to Captain, my beautiful boy cat. He lost
his life yesterday after being struck by a vehicle. He was only 4 years old and was just settling into life at our new home. I am heartbroken.
My gut hurts, I’m confused and I miss him dearly. He never caused a fuss, never made me mad and above all was such a warm, loving character.
He was my good friend, a loyal companion and a massive part of my life.
He is outlived by sisters Tibbi and Button.
We all miss you boy, rest in peace now dear bear-cat.
Captain Gregg 24-12-04 to 15-5-09.

May 28, 2009 at 11:12 am
(112) RochelleSC says:

As I struggle to write this through flowing tears, my almost 16-year old cat, Mia, has been missing for three days. She’d been diabetic for the past two years and I had not been giving her her insulin shots as regularly as I should’ve been (sometimes she just wasn’t around when it was time!) The last time I saw was midnight on Monday evening and I fed her half a can of her favorite Fancy Feast food…. if I’d only known it would be the last time I saw her. I KNEW she wouldn’t be around forever, but I always assumed it would be a case of taking her to the vet to be “put out of her misery”, which I wasn’t looking forward to but could at least handle due to the “humane-ness” of it. But this sudden disappearance is just unbearable, 1) because she used to sneak out of the backyard (we’ll never know how she did it!) and then would come traipsing back in hours later like, “What?”, and 2) because I know she’s probably out back behind our house in a greenbelt area that separates the houses on our street from a concrete city creek. The fact that I know she’s probably out there laying in the underbrush somewhere just KILLS me and I’m becoming obsessed with trying to clear all the growth and find her little body so at least I can bury her in our yard. It’s the not knowing that is so hard to bear…. I was mentally and emotionally prepared for the inevitable end-of-the-road visit to the vet’s, but not this. I swear I keep waiting for her to show up in the back yard or on the front porch, and when she doesn’t, I just start crying all over again. I’m trying to get to a “Zen” place about this, because I believe in the whole “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” thing, but this is sooo hard.

June 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm
(113) Rose says:

Our beloved cat Simon dissapeared three days ago. He was only one year old, we miss him so much, and so does his brother Jaspur. We looked everywhere for him, and can’t imagine where he could be. I pray he is safe.

June 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm
(114) Scott says:

If you have swept the neighborhood and can’t find your cat Simon. Do the search again. Call his name of do the calls that brought him to you in the past. If you don’t live where predator animals are he will be okay. Your cat Simon will come back. It knows you, the food, and where he lives. I hope Simon was a neutered male, if not it may take a long time for his return. Now is the time of hope. Leave food outside for your cat incase he comes home when you are not there. Put an item of his and yours outside as well.
Then when he comes back keep him safe. Good luck.

June 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm
(115) Jaki says:

I lost the absolute love of my life today.

I’m too broken up to say much, but I’m glad I found this site…I will come back and find comfort here and hopefully be able to talk about my little bunnybear….
P-nut, I will miss you…my life will be so empty without you. Thank you for loving me SO unconditionally over the years we’ve had. You were the BEST friend I have ever or will ever have.

June 27, 2009 at 3:29 am
(116) demi says:

i am only 11 and myy cat has gone missing for 2 days he is only 1 we dont know if he is dead or just missing ?
we all miss him very much .
and we cant cope .
its so sad not living with him he makes the home well homeley .
please tell me what i can do too get this off myy mind i cant stop thinking about it .

June 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(117) Scott says:

Demi, don’t give up hope. Two days is not a very long time for a cat. Cats stay hidden in the day time and don’t travel. They really only move around at night. Walk around your neighborhood around the time you fed your cat. Call it’s name. Put some of your cats toys and things that your cat liked around your outside doors if you can. If your cat isn’t injured they will come back. They know where the food is and the comfort.

July 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm
(118) Tuz & Phill says:

We got a knock on the door yesterday evening from a neighbour who saw our cat Harvey get hit by a car. We went looking for him and I eventually found him lying under a bush but he didnt make it. I cradled him in my arms and felt helpless as there was nothing I could do. He used to follow us around everywhere and was so loving all he wanted was our company. I never knew I would get this upset over a a cat , I miss him so much. My partner Tuz is in bits he followed her around like a shadow and would even try to talk to her with a head nudge or making a noise and twisting his neck and looking at her with love hearts in his eyes. He even used to wait at the gate for her when she finished work. Harvey we will never forget you please look after him in heaven

July 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm
(119) Scott says:

So much pain and suffering.

Does anyone read through these comments and learn anything before it is too late?

I get a feeling that even a loss of one cat won’t motivate some people to protect the ones that are left.

July 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm
(120) Pauline says:

Our cat Benny lost his fight to remain with us yesterday he was 18 years & 10 months old. I watched his mother giving birth to him 6 hours after his brother & sister. We always thought he had some brain damage, he seemed a little slow on the uptake sometimes. My son fell in love with him & dispite having three cats at that time we invited Benny to stay with us. Thats all you can do with cats & if you are fortunate they allow you to share their life. He had a happy healthy life despite having a heart murmour diognosed 2003,then in recent years he was partially deaf, hsd very few teeth & lost his meow. He hadnt been well for about 6 weeks with an upper respitatory infection. Dispite having four types of medicaion a day & regular visits to the vet his time had come & he passed away in his sleep. We hope he will meet up with Pebbles our other cat whom we had to have put to sleep five years ago. She had a tumour that couldn’t be opperated on. Benny cried for months to the wall at the bottom of the stairs for her, it was so sad to witness. Were crying now, my lap is empty, he was the last one. God bless Benny we will miss you, xx

July 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm
(121) Scott says:

Pauline you are one of my cat care heroes. Your story although a little sad shows how much we will do to provide a safe and loving home for a cat.
Sorry for your loss. I hope you can find a new sheltered cat to rescue.

August 5, 2009 at 8:22 am
(122) aaron says:

today my baby blacky got ran over on the road. the thing is, we live down a very long driveway and usually our cats are no where near this road. but for some reason or kitten had walked all the way to the road and early in the morning was ran down. our dog was barking at the road and when my mom went to work had seen him laying there. i had the bad task of burrying him because both parents were at work. i let the mother and father cat smell him and see him to say goodbye. he was in very good shape for being ran over. he was not bloody or anything. i pet him for a long time crying very hard asking why he had went all the way to the road. i burried him with wild flowers that my mom had planted in the garden. i also lost a very beautiful white long hair male cat named gizmo last year. he looked like that alien thing named gizmo off that one movie. he died of liver failur and couldn’t eat,drink, or move right before he died. we would find him stuck in the kitty litter box just laying there not moving. it was the most saddest thing i had to deal with along with burrying our black kitten. for people reading this and want advice on how to deal with your animals death the only thing i can tell you is that after time you will get through it. writting a long story and sharing your feelings on sites like this also helps. i feel like as im typing this alot of sad emotion is being released and i dont feel so bad anymore. talking about it to my parents when they get home from work will also help. thanks for reading

August 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm
(123) Scott says:

I am sad for the loss. I check this site almost every day. I don’t really know why. I just know I feel better about losing my cat when the letter entry count does not go up. when a new entry does come in I pause, take a deep breath and read the latest. I wish I had some great power to return life back to all these cats. What I take from all this is never forget how short life is. Always think your cats can die and leave us at anytime, especially when we least expect it. Take care of your cats they are special creatures.

August 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm
(124) tracy says:

hello my cat just passed away from heart failure a week ago. I tried to get him to the vet to have him put down as this was his third episode in three weeks. It was too late and he passed in ny back seat of car. Can you tell me if he suffered, if so how much and how long??? Did he know I was there with him???

August 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm
(125) tracy says:

Hello there I was wondering if you could help me with my question. My wonderful cat/friend just past away a week ago with congestive heart failure. It was his third episode in three weeks so I tried to get him to the vet in time to be put down peacefully but it was too late and he passed in my car. I wanted to know if he suffered and if so how long and I wondered if he knew I was there. Please tell me what you think because I cant cope with these emotions. thankyou

August 11, 2009 at 7:42 pm
(126) Scott says:

Tracy..
I am not a vet so I can’t speak medically about the many ways our friends are taken away. All I can do is to tell you what I know. After reading all of these letters one sure thing stands out clearly, there is no good way to die. I can’t even talk about the way my cat died. It has been nearly 3 years now and the mere thought of it pushes my thoughts into a very dark hole. So my suggestion is this, keep your thoughts far away from wondering how good or bad was the death. I wrote a note in here some time ago about my cat and cats in general. My cat wouldn’t have wasted one second thinking about death. He lived every minute of his life to fullest a cat could. From taking a nap in a sunny window to chasing a cat toy across the room. I have suggested many times in here to write a tribute or adopt a needy cat. I know for a fact my cat would have wasted no time adopting a new human if I had died that day instead of him.

August 15, 2009 at 8:09 am
(127) Kirsty says:

One of my gorgeous cats Cuggles passed away this morning, aged 14. Its so difficult, we had her brother Tabbie, and and still have her daughter, Fatcat… The name speaks for itself! Tabbie had a stroke 5 years ago and managed to live 2 years after bless his heart, I wasn’t living at home when he passed so I never really grieved and I’m doing it for both now! The last few days have been spent trying to get Cuggie to eat and drink but having breathing problems and weighing next to nothing I thought yesterday about having her put to sleep today as she couldn’t even stand up. At 4.59am she climbed onto my bed and let out a big meow, at first I thought she wanted attention but when she lost control of her bladder I knew that was it. I held her in my arms until she took her last breath :( When I think back however, we were preparing for this day probably exactly 14 years ago when she was a kitty, her mum had to be put to sleep, with the litter only 2 weeks old we had to hand raise them and Cug’s was never suspected to live as she had health problems we didn’t even name her or arrange a home for her… Such a little fighter. We always suspected she would have health problems later in life as she never grew to the full size of an adult cat and certainly didnt act like one, but it just goes to show! I’m so lucky I still have Fatcat but it wont be the same without the “little princess” the house feels so empty! But I know Tabbie is looking after her now and that both of them will live on in our hearts!

August 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm
(128) Barbara R. says:

i just lost my cat Velcro on Friday i am very saddenned and heart broken,i had him for 17 years and i had to put him down because he became paralyzed his back legs weren’t functioning,he had a heart problem,the vet said that there was nothing he could do.i will never get over his death and i had him creamated so he can be buried with me when i die.He was my best friend and i will miss him forever.I love you Vel, always my angel in heaven

August 25, 2009 at 5:56 am
(129) Becky V says:

Today is the one year anniversary of me coming home to find Mortimer, dead in the guestroom, and only a year and a half old. I still miss him terribly, and don’t “get” why others don’t understand my mourning him. Bad day.

August 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm
(130) Scott says:

Becky, at least I understand. It must have been terrible to find your babe that way. There are just as many different cat lovers as there are non cat lovers. Everyone I have talked to about my loss barely understand a fraction of my grief. My wife and I are the only ones who understand. Her pain is worse because she had to pick my baby up off the street and take him to the vet after he was hit by a car. I was out of town. My pain is that I should have been home for him. I feel I could have prevented it or at least been with him at the end. I loved my cat and I know he loved me. It makes me start to cry even now after 3 years. You see no one really can understand what we are going through. Mainly because cats bond with people in a very special way. That way can’t be explained or understood it just is. I have been posting thing on this site ever since my friend died. Read what I have written and realize you are not alone.

August 26, 2009 at 2:15 am
(131) caitlin says:

Hi, I’m caitlin I’m 12 years old and right now i am sat on the computer with my 2 of three cats. 1 of them is called sox and recently her eye had swollen and has only just gone down but about half an hour ago she was in the kitchen and she knocked over a glass and it smashed ans she ran into the living room whilst i went to clean it up. i came back only to find blood everywhere, I examined her and couldnt find a cut and then went to clean up her eye. Thinking that the liquid underneath it was pus I cleaned it only to find that it was blood. Now she keeps on falling off tables and stuff and im scared that she may have brain damage, she is one year older than me so 14 (im 13 in a few weeks) I love her so much and i know that she must have to go soon because of her old age, but i just keep telling her to go to sleep forever then there is no pain

September 1, 2009 at 10:30 am
(132) linda says:

pumkin was a very handsome cat, he was coming of age, to explain why they threw him out in the middle of winter. instead of having him fixed. the young girl gave him food on the side. then the whole family moved away. it was acouple of weeks on his own without food, shelter or love.pumkin got very ill. i got medicine for him, but, he still had to stay outside. he did get wel. when i seen his leg go up ,he was washing, it was the greatest. he was a target here,a neighbor was poisioning him, but, mistaken identity, ran over on purpose.thinking he was their cat.he didnt make it even to his first birthday. i loved him, this june 19,2009 was the first year anniversary of his cruel death

September 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm
(133) Scott says:

I think I may have found my cure to needing to check the new comments every day. The latest ones have been dark with nothing hopeful or positive to add. I hope we all can just survive and maybe save a cat along the way.

September 8, 2009 at 6:14 am
(134) jeri says:

My simease cat was killed last night by a dog were dog sitting. The dog is going back home wheather my daughter in law can keep it or not. Our little kitty was about 4 months old and the prettiest kitty Ive ever seen. This is just heartbreaking!

November 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm
(135) Cindy says:

My kitten just died today. She is the sweetest kitten I ever had and i am deeply sad. I cannot accept the fact that she died because she is just a kitten. I found her at the roadside and i named her Opal. She was homeless and i brought her back home. I trained her to poo and pee in the litter box and she managed to understand. It is amazing when u taught ur cat once and she really get it.
I’m gonna miss her!

November 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm
(136) Diane says:

i ran over my cat with the car today. I had this cat for 11 years. I cannot accept the fact that i’m the one who did that in our yard.

November 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm
(137) Scott says:

So very sorry for your loss. Nothing can ever be done or said to make up for this tragedy. It will take you a while. There are I believe 4 or 5 stages of grief. You are probably just past denial. Next is the anger stage. I read all of these comments out here and try to offer advice. You will feel anger against yourself and then for that stupid cat who should have known better. None of these feelings mean anything really over all. Then comes some depression. Here is where you can save yourself and put a possitive spin on your loss. Either save a shelter cat or give time or money to a animal cause. I saved a cat that helped me put my grief away in safe place for a while. My loss was over 2 years ago now. I am still not over it. I still go through every stage over and over. Time has just made it hurt less and less. Taking home a shelter cat saved my sanity. I also suggest you read through these other comments out her. You will begin to realized you are not alone and will survive. You are not to blame for your cats death. Death is always horrible. It is our responsibility to make life worth while. You will know when it is time to act and what to do. Your cat loved you and you loved your cat. Do something good and honorable in your cats memory.

December 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm
(138) Karla says:

Today was an awful day. Today I put my dear friend Lucy to sleep. She was my friend for 6 years. Lucy had behavioral issues that could not be fixed with drugs or may other options. She hated my husband and would pee on his clothes, his side of the bed, she hated our dog and peed on her bed and rugs. I put up with it for 2 years and finally came to my witts end when she started using my brand new leather sofa as somewhere to pee when she was mad. We tried everything for my perfectly healthy cat and nothing worked.
Today the vet gave her a shot to make her sleepy. I stayed in there until she was good and out of it and left the room for the final shot.
My heart aches as I think all the nice times we had together and aches for the issues she couldnt get over.
I could not put her in a shelter as that wouldnt be fair, she was not adoptable and she couldn’t live here.
Good night my friend. I hope you sleep well in kitty heaven.

December 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm
(139) scott says:

Karla, I am very upset with your comment. On one side I am very sorry for your loss. The other you shouuld have taken your cat to a no kill shelter. Your cat was unhappy with it’s environment. Cats are not dirty animals by nature. Your cat was trying to tell you that it was unhappy. From the sound of it your cat really didn’t like your husband. He either took the attention away from your cat or they didn’t like your husband. However it all washed out you should have taken your cat to a shelter. There at least your cat could have had a chance of a new environment. Instead it is dead.
people who write comments on this site have lost a pet and are in pain. You may be in pain, but you had a choice.

December 24, 2009 at 3:38 am
(140) Kat says:

I also have a cat that hated my husband, and urinated on his things. I kept the cat because I loved him, and I’m so glad that I did. My husband ended up in jail for domestic violence, and the cat quit urinating after he moved out.
My Vet said sometimes out pets are better judges of character than we are.

January 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm
(141) Kelli says:

I feel just sick. My precious “Goldie” (17 1/2 yrs) went missing this past Sunday. I looked for him all day. Monday morning I went out in the backyard, which was always where he’d be, and I found that he was killed by another animal. His hearing wasn’t great, so I worried about him at night. I just couldn’t get him to come into the house at night. Anyway, we’re thinking he confronted a racoon. I found him near the fence. It was a horrible sight. I miss him so much, I’m just sick over it. If we only heard something happening, I feel like we could’ve possibly saved him. I feel guilt and can’t get the vision of how I found him out of my head. I love and miss you Goldie so very much!!!

February 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm
(142) Heather says:

I lost my best friend on Wednesday. This cat was a joy from the being. We found him abandoned when he was only 5 months old and brought him in to give him a good life. He was never an outside cat but always tried to escape. He loved it outside. Probably because he spent so much time outside when he had no home. One night he escaped out the door. He was smart like that. He’d wait in the dark for you to open the door and then flee. He was hit by a car. When he found his way home he had lost one of his eyes. We brought him to the vet and they saved him he would not eat so the vet sent him home, thinking he may do better at home. We nursed him back to health and fed him ourselves through a feeding tube in his tummy. But he was never the same. He kept getting urinary blockages. We would rush him to the vet to be unblocked because if the urine backs up he would die. We unblocked him at least 10 times over the next few years. He really needed an operation that we could not afford. One Tuesday I found him blocked again and not doing well. We rushed him to the vet and he said he would unblock him and do the surgery for nothing just to save our little kitty that even the Dr. adored. My husband and I were so excited that finally our cat’s health issues would be over. But on Wednesday morning the vet called and said he did not make it through the night. I haven’t stopped crying since. We brought him home and buried him in the back yard. I feel the need to be close to him. I am lost without him.

February 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm
(143) Heather says:

Just writing in here made me feel alot better. I needed to share my story with someone.

February 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm
(144) scott says:

please Heather try and find “The Natual Cat” Book. Next you and everyone who cares for a male cat they need to look for FelineInstincts on the web. I had a male cat that an occurance of urinary blockage and after starting him on homemade cat food and the powder he was in perfect health. None of my cats since have had one occurrance.
Maybe in a while you can go to a shelter and addopt a new family member. Sorry for your loss.

February 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm
(145) Sefam says:

My beautiful parker died this morning after we made the painful decision to put her to sleep. She was only 3 years old. She had complications with her pregnancy and none of her kittens survived. They all died inside of her, and she became septic. Ms.Parker was beautiful and she touched my heart. I never had a cat before this and I am truly heartbroken. Even thought she was young , she always felt like an old soul. She touched everyone she came in contact with,bringing joy, laughter, and most of all love. I fell in love with her the first time I met her, there was something special about her and she had a certain spunkiness. She was always a classy lady and was treated like the queen she was. Forever in my heart I will have my Ms.Parker who opened up the animal lover in me that I never knew I had. To the baddest, classiest feline in town, I love you Parker. xoxoxo

February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
(146) Caroline says:

I lost my Beauty Miss. Parker on Feb. 10. 2010 Tuesday Morning. I had to make the choice of putting her down. She was pregnant and had complications. It broke my heart into a thousands pieces. Parker and I first met when I was living in Az for 3 years. I moved from Nyc due to issues I was going threw and I just wanted to get away and find myself. Well I move to a apt in Tempe, Az and a friend of mine was walking to her car and saw Miss. Parker running along the parking lot and at the moment my friend knew we belonged together. When she knocked on my door and she had her in her hands Parker was about a month old. It was love at first sight! I took her in with open arms. She was my ride and die cat. Believe me when I tell you it was like she was my soulmate in another life. She was an amazing cat who brought me love,peace, joy , laughter and most of all she brought me a sense of comfort and freedom. She was there with me threw my journey to rediscovering myself and making me realize that I can be independent and that I can do anything I want in this world. I later moved back to Nyc and she stayed with me for 2 more years. I got 3 more cats that I saved and she got pregnant and she went into Labor for over 24 hours and I realized it wasn’t normal. It is amazing how when I held her and looked into her eyes I knew she just wanted to go. Animals may not talk but the bond one shares can say it all. I rushed her to the vet and basically her babies never fully developed and they where dying inside her. She became Septic. Even if I proceded to have my vet operate on her there was a slim chance to survive. Like I said when I looked at her she gave me the look like she just gave up and wanted to go. I knew in my heart of hearts that’s what she wanted. So I made the choice to put her down. My heart is aching and I just can’t believe my Beautiful girl is gone. I keep looking at her pics and wishing she didn’t die. She truly was the love of my life. I can only hope that she is in a better place and that in due time perhaps in another life we will meet again. I feel everyone’s pain on this blog and I hope we can all come to peace with our babies death. All we can do is remember the good times and the joy and comfort they brought us. I know for a fact that they knew we loved them with all our hearts and that is what counts! Cats animals period! are like people. They feel too :) Sefam she was our baby and I am so glad u got to meet her and that she gave u the love and joy that u never knew u could of had with a cat. She loved u very much and she knew how much u adored her! I LOVE MISS. P I DON”T KNOW HOW IM GONNA MAKE IT THREW WITHOUT YOU! :( TIL WE MEET AGAIN MY BEAUTY.. <3 <3

February 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm
(147) Heather says:

Thank you Scott. I wish I found you sooner. I knew when I wrote in here that you would right me back. Your words mean a lot to me.

February 13, 2010 at 1:18 am
(148) bebe says:

people who don’t understand the loss of any pet never had that bond with a pet. I cried and still cry from time to time over the loss of 2 of my cats that I had to pts over a year ago. It broke my heart. I loved them like they were apart of my family. I love my 3 current kitties. But they are all so unique in personality. I will miss my 2 that are in heaven and keep them in my heart forever.

March 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm
(149) Juan says:

My cat Osiris died Feb. 27. He was my Little Boy. He turned 3yrs old on Feb. 21. It truly was an honor to have known him. I loved him so much and not until he died did i realize how much more i loved him. Had to put him to sleep. He was vomiting and pooping blood. There never was any sign that something was wrong with him. He always slept in bed with me and now he’s not there. When we went to bed on Feb. 26, he gave me a kiss on the temple. I miss him a lot.

March 12, 2010 at 6:52 am
(150) Natalie says:

On Tue morning I was leaving for class and I saw my little dude in the back yard and he was so happy because it was finally beautiful out, I didn’t make him go inside as I usually would, he loved to be outside ….. he didn’t come home that day, I knew right away something was wrong. Coming back from the library at 11pm …. I cried my eyes out the entire way home. For 2 days I went everywhere looking for him, in hopes that he’s just lost. Everyone kept telling me that’s probably why he’s gone and we couldn’t find a body. I couldn’t sleep, I cried night and day, sat by the window waiting for him. Missed a bunch of classes, blew a test, and I’m in pharm. school … not a good thing. Finally, yesterday, Thursday we found out from people around the block that he had been hit by a car and killed and they disposed of him. This hurts so bad. Misha changed my life. He truly was the happiness in my every day. I couldn’t have made it through school without him or to school. He gave me so many reason’s to wake up in the mornings. We had the tightest bond and I will never forget him. I am crying as I write this right now, I haven’t been able to stop. I don’t know how to stop feeling this pain, I really want a presence like that back in my life, but I am afraid of getting another cat as I cant’ imagine going through this grieving process again. One thing for sure, I would never let a cat outside again, BIGGEST mistake I ever made. RIP Mishek, I’ll see you eventually, but for now I can’t describe how much I miss you and wish I made you come inside Tuesday morning …….. this is so awful …. and sad, it truly feels my life has just stopped ….. i love you Mish …. so much … so much

March 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm
(151) Scott says:

Natalie, read some of my earlier comments I have written. I myself will never get over the loss of my cat. What we all have to do are things that help us be at peace. My suggestions in the past are, one start writting a tribute to your cat. Believe me when you begin to remember why you loved your cat the pain gets less. Also someday soon you go and rescue a stray cat. I did and it didn’t replace my old friend, but it was a comfort. He was a big white short hair and I rescued a big white short hair female cat who is completely deaf. I hated myself for letting my male cat out, but I knew he needed it or he would have gone crazy. Now Gracie my big white, blue eyed cat, who is deaf will never go out side. That is now a choice she doesn’t get to make. Anyway read some of my comments I hope they help.

March 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm
(152) Heather says:

Natalie,
I understand what you are going through. I lost my kitty on Feb. 3rd. In the beginning I thought to myself “I am never going to be the same” but as the days went by I did start to feel better. I still think about him everyday and I still talk to him everyday. But I just wanted to let you know that it will get better and this website will also give you people to relate to because we all understand your pain. Take Scott’s advice, he has been a big help to alot of us. Stay strong.
-Heather

March 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(153) elana says:

Two days ago I put my sweet 18/19 year old cat to sleep.
She was my best pal, always there with so much love, comfort and humour. I miss her so much, at times there are waves of hurt so huge that I don’t know how I can cope without her here, but I also know it’s one day at a time and each day will get a little better. I hope she’s happy and feeling good where ever she may be. I’m so thankful I had her sharing life with me. RIP Toup. Thank you everyone for your posts here.

March 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm
(154) Louis says:

Just today 3/25/10 i found my cat dead….well she was not really my cat but a stray female cat that i came across when i moved in with my mother. I got used to her always coming to greet me as soon as the bus dropped me off from school. Now i just found her lying dead near my fence. I feel sad..not much else i can say except that she was a wonderful cat..and that i will miss her.

March 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm
(155) Scott says:

Louis, please go this weekend with your mom and rescue a cat. Pick one up and love and take care of it. If you can feel the loss of a stray then save a cat. There are so many who need our protection.

March 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm
(156) Igor says:

My cat, Rex, died two days ago.
I just stepped out of my house to go to school but then I saw him at the side of the street. I was horrified.
Rex was my second cat, he was very funny, ate a lot and he even played hide and seek with me!
I have one more cat, who is grieving at the moment…
I miss him so much, it all happened so quickly. I keep expecting to see him lying on my bed, grooming himself… At least he lived a good life, of three years.

March 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm
(157) Katie says:

Precious died at 19.10pm this evening hit by a car right on my door step all the kids from our street where there and saw it happen but the car drove on….
I thought she was ok and the vet would fix her up. But she could not hold on…. My heart is broken.
All the kids signed a hand made card say
” precious u where the best cat in the world and we will miss u”

What more can I say….

R.I.P PRECIOUS XXXXX 11/10/2002- 28/3/10

March 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm
(158) Scott says:

DON’T YOU THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME WE KEEP OUR CAT’S IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT? MAYBE IN THE HOUSE OR IN A FENCED IN YARD. RESEARCH THE PERFECT FENCE COMPANY. OH SO MANY, TOO MANY OF OUR CAT’S ARE BEING KILLED.

April 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm
(159) Aubree says:

My baby, Oliver, passed away on Monday…I feel horrible because I was shushing her for meowing that morning and can only seem to focus on the ( tiny ) mean things I did to her. I always thought that I would be there with her when she passed, too, and I was at work when it happened.

She slept with me every night, greeted me when I came home, pranced down the hall when I fed her…she had an incredibly loud meow which she used quite often so it’s incredibly quiet around here now. She was 19 and never had any health problems…we thought she was hit by a car but my neighbour who brought her over to us said they found her already passed. She was a bit dirty but other than a little bit of blood around her mouth had no injury. For a while she had some strange head bobbing going on from time to time and apparently her back legs went numb and she meowed in pain only a couple days earlier ( my parents saw, not me…) so we assume it may have been some kind of stroke or seizure.

I can barely get through my days without crying ( actually, I haven’t yet, but it’s only been a week… ) and everything reminds me of her. She was the biggest suck in the world and ALWAYS had to sit with me or on me, she always forcefully nudged my face in the morning when I would hit snooze on my alarm clock, she loved me so much as to lick my face when she’d come in my room and I was crying…

I miss her more than any words or voice can convey…I can’t believe she’s gone. As long as I’ve had memories, I’ve had her ( since I was 4…I’m 23 now ) and it’s my first real, personal loss as well…

I love her almost more than anything and will continue to miss her until I join her.

RIP Oliver, I love you. xoxoxoxoo

April 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm
(160) Natalie says:

Hi Scott … well a month and a half later, I find myself feeling a little better, although not a day goes by when I don’t think about and shed a tear for my Misha …. Actually, in my grief, I forgot to thank you because your posts really helped me in the worst of times. I did follow you advise and rescued a beautiful silver tabby kitten about 10 days later. He has been key in helping me deal with the pain though it was difficult initially to let myself love him, I almost felt as if I was cheating on my cat in some way, he’s such a sweetheart, I couldn’t help myself and eventually fell completely in love. It made me feel so much better to know that Misha didn’t die in vain and that in his death he made a great home become available to a kitten who really needed it, maybe even saved his life.

I definitely cried just now when I read my original post, I still miss Misha so much, daily. But I just wanted to thank you for the great advise and I am glad that it was available and that I found it. Hope you get to read this post and that you and your family ( cat included =)) are well. Best regards =), Natalie

April 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(161) Scott says:

I am glad to read you have that cat happiness back Natalie. It is funny I am not looking for comments sent back to me, but I am very happy my advise has helped. When I post my thoughts out here it makes my cat immortal. All my advise was inspired by my friend Mr. Kittay. If he hadn’t been so great and my loss so horible I can’t imagine ever trying to comfort others. So I do this to honor my cat and try to make some good come out of all this.

Rescue a cat. Protect the ones we have. We will all be better for it.

April 30, 2010 at 1:39 am
(162) KUJBC says:

I had to put down my 14 year old cat, Clive, a few weeks ago and I miss him so much. Especially tonight for some reason. He was a very sweet, tender boy who loved to snuggle and I wish he were still here.

May 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm
(163) Kyle says:

Two days ago my cat Milo was doing just fine. He was a big, happy Maine Coon, four years old.

My mother divorced my stepdad a while ago, and with him went the dogs that they had. He is a pot-smoking alcoholic, and for a while he kept the dogs, a hound and a pit bull, in the back of his truck because his girlfriend that he’s living with can’t have dogs in her house.

I’m living with my grandfather in the house I grew up in, and when asked by my ex-stepdad, he agreed to house the dogs after someone reported seeing them cooped up in the back of the truck. This didn’t sit well with my mother, who wants him out of her life and to stop taking advantage of us, so she had him remove the dogs from our property.

The next day, we woke up to find the dogs in our garage without warning. Before we could bring them to a shelter, the pit bull got out of the garage at the same time that my cat Milo went outside for a walk in the back yard. My grandfather told me to come outside, and I saw Milo heaped against a lawn chair with dirt stuck to his fur with saliva.

We took him to a vet we haven’t gone to before since our usual vet was closed. Milo was suffering several puncture wounds and a broken femur in his right leg. He was put on pain medication, and we went home. I fell asleep that night thinking Milo would pull through, but sadly I learned the next morning through a crying hug from my mother that he passed away at 5am. They said the trauma was too much for his little heart to take.

I can’t help but cry. He was a one-of-a-kind cat who was always there for me and loved me as much as I loved him. It kills me to think that the last thing he knew was fear, suffering, and being alone. I wish I had stayed there with him, maybe it would have helped him stay with me, but I can’t change the past.

It’s ironic, though, because when my mother was still living with my stepdad, that same pit bull got loose and attacked the neighbor’s cat, who then gave birth to a litter of kittens after being brought home from the vet, and died shortly after. Milo came from that litter, and as of May 13th, 2010, Milo’s life was so tragically cut short by the same dog who killed his mother.

I’m going to miss him so much. He wasn’t just a cat, he was my companion and my best friend, and I will never forget him.

May 15, 2010 at 12:24 am
(164) scottp says:

This makes me sad. It could have been a little kid. Then it would have been on the news, but since it was a cat who cares. If humanity showed concern and love towards animals we would show love and grace towards each other. I feel sorry for mankind. At least our cat friends only know the moment. So so sorry for anyone’s loss. Life is short for all.

May 20, 2010 at 5:30 am
(165) Leigh says:

I have read through all these posts today whilst I have been contemplating the loss of my own cat ‘buddy’, and I feel for everyone on here.

He was only 4 and we got him from a shelter when he was 1. He was tragically and callously hit by a car last night and the person drove on. Luckily a kind person found him and called us to let us know to come and get him. His injuries were so bad that I hope he died instantly and wasn’t in any pain – when we got to him he was still warm. I was able to cuddle him and stroke him but we were told not to look at his head but I couldn’t help it, I needed to see his beautiful face again. It was awful seeing him in such a state, half his face was still handsome and the other side – well I can’t even say because it was so awful.

We knew he liked to wander but had no idea he would try and run across 4 lanes of traffic to get back home, and I feel so guilty because I was calling him and I have a bad feeling that was when he got hit. Both our cats are very special to us and to have lost one is devastating, I thought he would be with us until he was older and it saddens me that his life was cut short.

I have taken Scott’s feedback on board and asked my husband to add to the list of all the wonderful things about our beloved ‘buddy’. I also agree that cats who are known to wander should have a cat run to enjoy to prevent the heartbreak we have all gone through.

I know the pain will ease, I know I will never forget him, I know we will all miss him and he was one of a kind. I just hope the pain goes soon as this is unbearable and I haven’t stopped crying.

May 20, 2010 at 5:34 am
(166) Leigh says:

I have read through all these posts today whilst I have been contemplating the loss of my own cat ‘buddy’, and I feel the pain of everyone on here regardless of the circumstances.

He was only 4 and we got him from a shelter when he was 1. He was tragically and callously hit by a car last night and the person drove on. Luckily a kind person found him and called us to let us know to come and get him. His injuries were so bad that I hope he died instantly and wasn’t in any pain – when we got to him he was still warm. I was able to cuddle him and stroke him but we were told not to look at his head but I couldn’t help it, I needed to see his beautiful face again. It was awful seeing him in such a state, half his face was still handsome and the other side – well I can’t even say because it was so awful.

We knew he liked to wander but had no idea he would try and run across 4 lanes of traffic to get back home, and I feel so guilty because I was calling him and I have a bad feeling that was when he got hit. Both our cats are very special to us and to have lost one is devastating, I thought he would be with us until he was older and it saddens me that his life was cut short.

I have taken Scott’s feedback on board and asked my husband to add to the list of all the wonderful things about our beloved ‘buddy’. I also agree that cats who are known to wander should have a cat run to enjoy to prevent the heartbreak we have all gone through.

I know the pain will ease, I know I will never forget him, I know we will all miss him and he was one of a kind. I just hope the pain goes soon as this is unbearable and I haven’t stopped crying.

May 22, 2010 at 5:55 am
(167) Tabitha says:

My cat Clea was run over today, sometime between 10.00pm when I went to sleep and 10.00am when we found her lying on the path, cold and dead. I am 8 1/2 months pregant and there were times when I worried that even a baby would not mean as much to me as this cat. I was told once the baby arrived, my cat, Clea would go from being my baby to a cat, but even then there were parts of me that thought, as I kissed her little head and stroked her soft, beautiful coat, that no one could love anything or anyone as much as I loved her. She was only a year a few months old and she just watching her run in the garden made me smile. I said to my partner today, I knew true happiness when I watched her stretch in front of the fire and butt her head against my hand for a pat. In the middle of the night she would often wake me by kneading my shoulder and I often thought she had been sent to get me ready to be a mother, waking in the night and being needed and loved. I love her and miss her already. Goodbye Clea, there was never a cat more loved.

June 1, 2010 at 9:28 am
(168) mary says:

My beautiful 6 year old tabby arrived at my door absolutely drenched last Sat, I thought he was ok, but next day took him to the vet, he was not sure what was wrong and suggested I ring him the next day. He was very poorly yesterday morning and seemed to have little power in his back legs, I think he may have been hit by a car, sadly I had to have him put asleep and I too am devastated. Goodbye my little man I loved you very much, you gave me lots of laughs and I will miss you terribly x

June 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm
(169) Mirza says:

Hi, my name is Mirza. From rochester, MN. My cat was names Kiki. She was killed by a dog, and i havn’t stopped crying. If anyone can help. Please. I am 15 years old. I didn’t know a cat dieing can have this much of a toll on you.

June 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm
(170) Scott says:

I am sorry about Kiki. Everyone who has written something in here has known the same pain. Mirza I write in here to help myself and others get past the pain. Read my comments and try some of my suggestions. You will get through it, but maybe not over it. I am glad you feel the loss of your cat. Nothing should die and not be mourned. You will feel normal again.

June 14, 2010 at 10:48 am
(171) craig says:

My 5 year old cat gizmo ( my big man) died on saturday. he just keeled over and died instantly. why did this happen? im so so so hurting. i love him like he was a son and feel for my other cat who misses his big man friend. i love you big man and will never forget you.

June 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm
(172) Hannah says:

To all of you that have lost your most precious pet, I know you feel like you will lose your mind. Or like the pain will never lessen. I too have felt that with my senior kitties that had to be put down a year apart. I felt as though it had all ripped my heart apart. I won’t say the pain goes away completely, but it does get better. Go ahead and mourn for your lost furry babies, don’t let anyone tell you it’s silly or “it was just a pet”, which I heard from people that did not undersand. You cry you do whatever you need to. It is your grief for something you loved very much. Keep them in your heart. Always.

June 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm
(173) Scott says:

Thanks for the help. I have been trying to help people out here so very long. The stories never get easier to read.

June 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm
(174) MARC says:

I JUST LOST MY BEST FREIND MY COMPANY, MY LOVE MY COMFORT. MY SWEET BABY! HE WAS MY CAT ROCCO. HE HAD LUEKEMIA. AND DIED PEACEFULLY AT HOME AFTER SEVERAL TRANSFUSIONS AND PILLS. HE LASTED AS LONG AS HE COULD. HE WANTED ME TO LOVE HIM AS LONG AS HE COULD STAY AWAKE. IM SO HEARTBROKEN. IM CRYING I MUST GO

June 21, 2010 at 5:02 am
(175) Kathy Collins says:

My darling Coco, beautiful fat little tortoishell girl was knocked over and killed right outside our house on Thursday 17 June 2010, I am so heartbroken and keep picturing her lifeless once so happy and trusting little body just lying there in a pool of blood. I loved her so much, why did she have to leave so soon ? This happened all because people don’t drive carefully, the pain is unbearable, can anyone suggest how I continue without her. My other 2 kitties, mom and son are also so traumatised, Gizmo, my little boy was sitting at her body when I found her and keeps going back to the spot where she died, smelling and calling. It’s heartbreaking. Kathy Collins South Africa

June 21, 2010 at 5:09 am
(176) Kathy Collins says:

I forgot to mention that my darling Coco was only 1 yr 7 months, far too young to die especially the way she was taken from me
Kathy Collins

June 23, 2010 at 1:34 am
(177) Paula says:

Hi Everyone,
I’m here in MA staring at this computer trying to find comforting words to ease my pain. My husband and I have to make a diffcult decision this week about our beloved Cream Puff (born in 1992). She has CRF and we’ve been giving her sub fluids and meds for 3+ years now. The last 2 weeks we’ve seen a change for the worse….the past 2 not eating or wanting to (I’ve also been hand feeding her for 3+ years as the kidney disease & meds have taken away her appetite). My heart is broken and I can’t see myself getting beyond this pain. I’ve prayed that God take her if he must~I just didn’t want to make the call:( The Puffster has been my constant companion all these years (been with her nearly 24/7 as I work from home). The love for Puff is so pure…unconditional. Animals never hurt us or let us down…sadly people do. Only those who’ve truly loved an animal can relate…I ask for guidance from above to help me thru this painful experience. My heart goes out to all of you, who’ve lost your best friend…God Bless….

June 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(178) Shonna says:

We lost our precious baby girl, Obi, a year ago. She woke us up crying in the middle of the night. We rushed her into the vet, but it was too late. An embolism shut off the blood supply to her pancreas, killing it. We had to make the hard decision to let her pass while she was still out from the surgery. She was only six. She was a shelter cat we had adopted at 4 months old. It’s been a year but I still wonder if there was something I should have noticed that might have prevented her death so early. She was a sweet loving tiny girl who never stopped purring and loved anyone and any lap. She would take a nap with “daddy” every day – running up the stairs to the bedroom when he called.
We have adopted a couple of other cats since. One deaf, mute and toothless we’ve named Val, who is very happy to have a forever home. And another, Ash, we found out has a heart condition (HOCM) after we adopted him. (Yes, they’re indoor only cats.) It’s very hard knowing we’ll lose Ash several years before we should – I cry about it now, even while he’s still with me – but we try to give them all the love and care every day never knowing when either of them will head to the rainbow bridge.
Obi taught us that. She is still very much missed and her paw prints will be forever on our hearts. I hope we made her as happy as she did us during her short time on earth.

June 30, 2010 at 9:47 am
(179) Alexander says:

to everyone, I am so sorry. Help a homeless cat if you can. Find out where they are near you. I think it is the best way to honor all cats who have lost their lives.

July 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm
(180) Lisa says:

My 9 year old orange tabby was attacked and killed last week by, (we think), a wild animal. I found him in the bushes at 8:15pm last Thursday night. We have no idea when the attack happened, maybe sometime in the afternoon. His wounds were to his face, jaw, teeth and his tongue was shredded. My question is, does anyone know how long he would have lived from this attack? He obviously crawled 5 feet from the attack, and there was little blood from the wounds…

August 10, 2010 at 3:23 am
(181) Ginakabina. says:

My beautiful baby girl Saboo died on April 26 10….She was shot in the temple by a neighbor. Saboo was a mother she has kittens just 3 days before and to top it off they were pre mature and needed her despratly. Saboo was my favorite off all my cats..I miss her dearly. Even though that It has been months since her death it never stops hurting.Saboo wasnt just a cat She was my BABY I didnt love her like I would a PET I loved her as if I had given birth to her and raised her..Though she was an animal I treated her as if she has been human. I look outside my window and see her grave and 2 of her babies graves…Though I DO have other cats NONE of them will be like her…NO one will and when I die I will be overjoyed to see her up in heaven with me. Sometimes when I cry about her I forget that I will see her someday. I still have the urge to say her name when im saying all the cats I have because her sister is Naboo and almost everytime we said Naboo we said Saboo.Sometimes I forget that she ISNT dead and ask my mom “Did you let Saboo in yet?” I still rember her eating the cheese everytime my mom ate cheese and everytime i ate chips she wanted one or two. I miss her “crunch crucnh” when she ate chips..I miss how She slept on my chest and about 3 times eveynite to check on me to see if i was alive and she would sniff my face to see if I was her owner.When she ran out of water she would lick my face and if that didnt work she would lick my eyes till they opened.Its hardest at nites though….Saboo was my Oobie Wooble my Hoochie Coochie Pants…i will always love her
R.I.P Saboo! I <3 you baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf8oBgmct6E (yes I know it says mauled by dogs it was spossed to say shot in the temple.)

August 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm
(182) rob says:

i put my cat of 12 years angus to sleep last week.it was awful. i miss him so much, now i’m starting to cry while writing this.

August 21, 2010 at 12:50 am
(183) Lisa says:

I just had to make the hardest decision of my life and let my little Abby go two hours ago. She let me share my life with her for 16 years. She was like a little princess and everyone she met was captivated by her accpeting love for all that knew her. I know it was the best thing to let her go even though the pain is too much to bear. Her spirit will join all of the other feline angels that have been there for us when nobody else was.

August 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm
(184) zoe says:

my little cat sassi was a stray who turned up at my door and i feel in love with her she was expecting kittens,she had her babies on july1st .she was the most loving little thing.3 days ago i found her on my path think she had been hit by a car.it is so hard 2 think she was only about 8 months old and all i wanted in the world was for her to b happy.she has gave us these beautiful baby cats .i just cant seem 2 get over it i love her so so much she neva had a chance in life.now she is in heaven at peace .r i p my little baby love u always mumma x

August 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm
(185) zoe says:

sassi cat your memory will live on for ever my precious baby cat i promise to look after your babies,they r all running mad we all miss u just wish u had a long fun filled life .but i hope u wer happy with me.just cant stop feelin so guilty that u got out that night u neva really went far just from your gate 2 grannys gate..i just dont understand why u had 2 b taken so soon.we will meet again my princess love you x x

August 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm
(186) Frances says:

I just had to have my two senior cats put to sleep. Snow was 15 and Lady was 13. Snow had lost almost 10 lbs. over the summer. Without doing alot of high cost tests the vet couldn’t tell me why. His recommedtion was to end his pain by putting him to sleep. Lady had gotten mange from somewhere and it was the uncurable type. So I decided to put them both asleep together. I had Snow and Lady for so many years that it has torn a piece of me away when I had them put down. The vet sent me a symphathy card with the story of the bridge in it. I will always remember them even tho I have gotten two rescue cats they are ragdolls and will take much more takeing care of then Snow and Lady did but they have their furever home now.

August 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm
(187) Bill says:

Like so many, I also had to put my older male cat “to sleep” on the advice of the vet…I was asked if i would like to be there at the moment of death and I said yes…..”Mr. Brown” and I waited in the clinical room for the vet….I am a 48 year old veteran and I am not ashame to say that tears were flowing down my face….the think cats have a sense sense about thier own mortality and as my own tears fell while holding his lil paw, I could feel his licking on my fingers as if assuring me that “it’s ok”…the vet arrived and administered the lethal dose and without making a sound, he was lost to the ages…He was an inspiration to me as he showed courage and dignity to the end….on the way home, I thought about my own mortality and i hope that when the time arrives, i can accept my own fate with the same compassion and understanding as did Mr. Brown.

September 3, 2010 at 5:19 am
(188) S.G. says:

Our precious Pooky was run over by a car last night. She never strayed far from home, but for some reason tried to cross a busy road. I feel so bad I could not be there to try and save her when it happened. The blood trail shows that she tried to make it to the other side but must have been hit again.
Our hearts are breaking, she was the sweetest cat in the world, we will always miss our little Pooky. Rest In Peace.

September 4, 2010 at 6:11 am
(189) Aliice says:

My one year old cat just died yesterday and I miss him so much. He was fine 5minutes before he died, but his death was sudden and within a couple of minutes of pain and suffering he died. I really loved him, and I feel bad for not being with him, holding him when he died. I hope it didn’t hurt him and he is in a better place now. The world is cruel how it takes away such a young life, who had a long life a head. All my family miss him especially the cats brother who is looking for him. It seems so-real in the fact he was totally fine before, playing in the garden and now he is gone. However, even though I am mourning, my cat was truly loved and he’ll be forever in my heart. I really love him and I hope he rests in peace :’( XXXXXXXX

September 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm
(190) amethyst marie says:

my house is like the cat place of my block. Ever since i was little i took in cats with my mom, although she often would get angry with me when i would bring in a cat every other week. Her big question always was “how are we going to feed this one?” We had it OK ourselves but it wasn’t easy feeding all 12 cats i had adopted. recently about 9 months ago our neighbors were planning to move and when i found out they were going to just drop their three little kittens off on the street in a box i marched over there and demanded the three of them. two boys and one girl. eight months pass and i have a pregnant queen on my hands. At first she was a great mother but then she stopped licking them and feeding them was a whole other story. i didn’t see why she couldn’t feed or “wouldn’t” feed her 6 kittens. At about one week i could see the health of the kittens diminishing. after two days death had a victory. me and my mother took turns holding the screaming kitten in our hands until he slipped away in my hands at last all the while we were watching marley and me and ironically, the kitten died as the vet was administering the death serum to marley. my heart was broken, we felt as if we could have done more to help this kitten, going to the vet was out of the question for us because we have no money, and sending them to a shelter was a good idea but when the shelters were saying they were not taking any cats or kittens at the time we really couldn’t do anything but go and get a bottle and feed the kittens ourselves.

September 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm
(191) Debra says:

B.D. asked to go out, as usual, in the wee hours of the morning on 9/3/2010. He left his fenced in back yard in order to go down into the woods to lay down in eternal sleep in a lush green thicket. He was approximately 11 years old. I didn’t see it coming. I keep thinking about all the cute things he did, and I realize how much I depended on him. I wish I had one more day to show him how much he meant to me. There are times when I could have spent 5 more minutes on him, and now I have to live with that guilt. I’m not sure he knew how much I loved him, but I know he loved me.

September 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm
(192) Margaret says:

I wanted to give a friend who’s cat had just dies somethin gt ocomfort her.
I found this poem and printed it out for her.

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

October 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm
(193) Carolyn says:

I just lost my two cats. I had one of my cats, a beautiful black and white tuxedo cat, Mr. Whiskers for a few years. He was such a sweet cat and I felt so bad when he died. I had a white cat named Snow White that was almost 12 years old and she died just 53 days later. They were just so precious to me. They were like my babies. This is the first time in over 25 years that I have not had a cat. I just cry all the time over any little thing or when I think of either one of my cats. I hope this pain goes away soon.

October 23, 2010 at 1:42 am
(194) kathy says:

A ferro cat had kittens, I fed them twice everyday. One of the kittens loved to play all the time, then one day as I was feeding them I noticed her head was tilted to the left and some drainage coming from her ear. About 2 wks later I noticed that she would lose her balance and fall. I kept watch over her, named her little Dizzy. This was the end of March that she started having problems. I had to get her use to me, so I could get her help. As I was feeding her, I just reached out and pet her, she was so starved for love, she just was all over me, as she walked I would walk along side her holding her up so she wouldn’t fall. For the next two weeks, she heard my truck and would wait for me. One night the end of April, she just couldn’t stand, but managed somehow to be there for me. That night I took Little Dizzy to the vets, everybody loved her. The vet wasn’t sure if she had a ear infection with vertigo, of some sort of head trauma. I was sent home with instructions to clean the ear 3x a week. Little Dizzy weighed 3lbs when I took her to the vet. Dizzy improved so much, her head still tilted, she gained weight, and she LOVED me so much, The night I took her to the vet, was the night she became my Little Dizzy, she had a home, food and lots of love. I never got so much love from one cat! Little Dizzy would see me and she got so excited and would cuddle and give me kisses, the most affectionate. Yesterday, I couldn’t find Dizzy, she was somewhere in the room, and I really had to look for her. I found her in a box, she looked like she was not feeling to well, like the vertigo was coming back. I picked her up and put her on my lap and she started purring, I went to get her some food, and she hid again. This morning I found Little Dizzy, Dizzy had died last nite. I never cried so hard. This cat has been thru so much, and just gave so much love. We buried Dizzy, but I am just so sad, I miss her, but I am glad that I was able to give her the love she so craved.

October 25, 2010 at 7:25 am
(195) medeon says:

My god was my cat so loving! Everyday all she wanted to was to be with me. About a year ago she went blind because of old age. Shortly after she started to limp everywhere because of her arthritis and joints stiffening up. She was 19 years old and full of love. A couple nights ago, before going to bed I searched around the entire house as I hadn’t seen her for a little while. I guess when the pizza delivery guy came over she somehow slipped out the door and my wife hadn’t noticed. I went to look around for her outside and found her in the middle of the road dead. I feel so sad because it was cold and rainy outside. She was completely blind and helpless and I believe she may have been hit by a car, even though she has no noticeable breaks, marks, etc. I regret not searching for her sooner as maybe I could have prevented it. I feel like I should have pet her more and spent more time with her. I just miss her so much and feel so much guilt for how she died. I can’t get the look on her face when I found her and how she was most likely frightened and cold for hours before she died. All I wanted for her was to die peacefully at home, warm and with me by her side. I didn’t want her to go this way and miss her so much. RIP Bagheera. You will never be forgotten and were a great companion to me.

October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm
(196) Sad says:

My kitten got hit by a car on her head i miss her so much i cannot stop crying its been 4 days and i feel like a part of me has died. Did she suffer did she mieow my other kitten is mourning and keeps crying out for her. i am giving her a lot of love and attention but i miss my kitten so much its hurts.

November 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm
(197) marie says:

this is very painful. our cat monyet died 3 days ago, she was almost 20 years old and a member of our family since she was a tiny kitten….i cant seem be able to get her death off my mind or to stop crying. thoughtless, ignorant people with their ‘but it was only a cat’ comments infuriate me (and then make me cry again) regardless whether my grief is for a human being or “only a cat” im greiving all the same. marie…monyets “mummy”

November 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm
(198) scott says:

All the scott comments came from me, read through them and reallize you are not alone and we all know what you are going through. When people say it was only a cat they dont reallize that we care for cats like babies their entire life while children grow up and become independent. I am sorry for your loss, make something good out of it now.

November 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm
(199) ennifer says:

I just feel so sad for all of you – but especially for the ones whose cats got hit by cars. If a pet is old and/or sick, at least it gives you some time to prepare and cope with the loss, and to know that when the time comes, you are doing the right thing and giving your pet the dignity it deserves. No one should feel guilty or bad about that. I just can’t understand a person who can hit an animal and just leave it there, it happened to my elderly, blind dog years ago when she got out of our yard and wandered off. A very kind person saw her on the side of the road and took her tags and called us to tell us where we could find her. Please keep your pets indoor if you can, please. So many jerks on the road who don’t care.

November 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm
(200) Gennifer says:

Sorry, left the G off my name in prior post – take care, all.

November 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(201) Mary says:

I had to put my beautiful 1 1/2 old boy to sleep last night. I knew when we found him as an abandoned 4 week old and he was diagnosed as FLV it was going to be a long shot, but we loved him already and wanted to give him a forever family and lots of love. My two dogs were forced to be role models, whether they wanted to be or not, so he picked up all their mannerisms and habits. He would squeeze in between them as they were begging for food. He was so beautiful, all black and big yellow eyes and a bushy tail. I’m sorry I didn’t know how much he was suffering, he was so sweet and mellow it was hard to see. The hardest thing I ever had to do was leave him laying on the vet’s table when he was gone. The virus had destroyed his bone marrow. He should have gotten more than a year, I miss him so much.

November 18, 2010 at 1:39 am
(202) Lynn says:

Just lost my 21 yr old gray and white cat, Cricket. Husband and I were with her when she passed away. He made a great, beautiful casket for her and we buried her in our rose garden, next to our Whiskers. Both graves are marked by a stone cat with angel wings.

Her vet called her a “miracle cat”. I called her my sweet pea. She lived with us all her life, and she was a joy to have around. I miss her terribly. My grief is really raw right now, so I cry when I think about her. Someday, I will come to a peaceful acceptance, and be able to smile with gratitude for what a special, affectionate pet she was, and for God putting me in the right place at the right time to adopt her.

It will be awhile before I’m ready to get another cat; I may never be ready. I have 3 other cats and a dog, and I can’t imagine a world without pets… they are such loving companions. They are God’s creatures and we are blessed to be their guardians. They make us better human beings and they deserve the best we can give them.

I believe that Cricket and Whiskers will be waiting for me, when my time comes. To paraphrase the Bard: “Goodnight, goodnight; parting is such sweet sorrow….. goodnight, ’til it be morrow.”

November 22, 2010 at 8:33 am
(203) Robin A says:

This morning my beloved Buster,13, was put to sleep. He was diagnosed with chronic renal insuffiency 18 months ago but has managed well since then; however two weeks ago dental work under a full anasthetic,a gum infection and ensuing (but necessary) antiobiotics seem to have damaged his kidneys irreparably. He came to me this morning at 2 a.m., obviously in pain, for comfort and warmth in bed, purred a little but could not find a pain-free position. All I could do was wait for daylight: I took him to the vet who did a blood test and said “two days at the most”. He looked very peaceful dead and is buried on our mountainside near where he used to sit on summer afternoons.

Dear fellow cat-lovers: never forget that death is a gift we can and must give our dear friends when they get too old or too much in pain. As much as it tears us apart we dare not withold mercy from them.

Love and peace to you all, Robin

December 2, 2010 at 11:33 am
(204) leya says:

Today i lost my kitty, it is the worst feeling in the world. He was not even 2 years old, and the worst part is that i dont know what happened. I tried everything, took him to the emergency room but even then I didnt know how to help him, that was the worst part. I hated seeing him in pain and dying without a way of helping him.He was the sweetest most affectionate one of 3 and i will miss him terribly. :( Now i cant stop crying but atleast I know that his pain is gone. I am sorry for everyone elses loss, loosing a loved pet is the worst feeling in the world, but i look to God for strength and comfort.

December 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm
(205) Sharmilee says:

My precious darling Raja was with me from the day he was born until he passed, July 24, 1998 – September 4, 2010. He had just turned 12.

He came into my life when I was too young and immature to realize the miracle that he was, but I hope that he knew I always have and always will love him.

4th of July weekend is when he stopped eating like he used to, and every day that I went to work, I wondered if he would still be with us when I got home. Every time I took him to the vet, I wondered if they would suggest that it was time to let him go.

It was sometime in August when I came home, and he came running up like he usually would, but then fell over, that I knew it was going to be soon. I cried and cried that evening.

On that last day, he started breathing heavily, and my husband woke me in a panic from a nap where I was dreaming that he was healthy again. We were trying to rush him to the vet, but he was gone before we could get there, taking the decision out of our hands.

I haven’t really cried since that day in August, until today, when I found this memorial blog.

He was always an integral part of my life. All my family members knew that if I was coming to visit, I was most likely bringing him with me. The big joke when I was still unmarried was that I would only marry someone who loved my cat as much as me (I found that man too!).

It’s so hard. My husband understands, but I can’t bring myself to talk about my sadness. We reminisce about all his funny antics instead, like how he would loudly sigh when he heard the bathwater running for him. And how he would beg for food from everyone. And how he loved bread! The crazy lengths he would go to just to get at a loaf…

If you read this far, thank you, may your loss eventually ease, and may the warm and furry memories keep you going.

December 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm
(206) Franny Syufy says:

Sharmilee,

Thank you for your thoughts and sharing your memories of Raja. Please accept my sympathies.

This was never intended to be a “memorial blog,” although it has evolved to that over the years.

However, you may post a memorial of Raja on another part of my site, using a form which includes the ability to upload up to two photos.

Take a look at other Memorials on that page, then, if you wish, you may post your own.

December 15, 2010 at 7:40 am
(207) Robert Bradley says:

My dear friend and cat, Ginger, was put to sleep yesterday (14th December, 2010) because he had cancer. He was our friend for over ten years. He was fine until about five weeks ago, when he became increasingly unwell – he stopped eating properly and slept most of the time, not even going for a walk. My Dad died recently – on November 8th, 2010 – of sudden death due to heart disease, and my Mum and I are still coming to terms with that. Now our beloved friend has gone, too, and we are desperately sad. What on earth do we do now?

January 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm
(208) Snow Whitey says:

I am devastated, and have no words for the tragic loss of my pet cat, Whitey, last night, December 31, 2010. My heart is aching, and a piece of me is gone with Whitey. He was only 5 years old. Born on July 15, 2005, and passed away on December 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm. I was about to give the cats some treats to celebrate the New Years, but I could not find him.

At about 2 am after searching for him from 11 pm, the neighbor who took him in after he was killed, brought him for me. I am devastated, my heart is aching, and I have no words to describe the loss. He really was my baby, my child. I do not know what I am going to do without him. I miss him so. I miss his presence. My heart is shattered and I don’t have words to describe this pain. I really want him to be here with his brothers and sister. I am the saddest person right now in the world. I hope there is a cat heaven, and I hope he is well. I hope he can play, and do the things he did that he loved.

I miss his presence beyond words. I am crying my heart out for him. I am not sure what I will do without him. He was the love of my life. I love him so. I wish he could have eaten something last night. I wish I could have hugged him or told him “I love you Whitey” before he left outside for the backyard. Whitey, know that we all love you and miss you. You were taken from us.

I love you Whitey.

Godspeed Whitey, Godspeed.

January 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm
(209) michelle says:

my little black and white cat ralphy run over 2 days ago! he was 8 months old. We live in a very rural area thought he had the perfect place, but yet he wandered away right down to the road, its quite a way. All the lovely fields and gardens and trees, yet he was drawn to the road! I dont understand. I was in shock, finding his body was terrible, went to pick him up and his eye had come out, i wanted to cuddle him but that wasnt possible he was in a mess. Ive cried for 2 days, i just want him back. I loved him so much. I cant bear the fact hes buried in the garden, i have panics that he might still have been alive, when really he wasnt. Im in pieces without him.

January 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm
(210) Rooter says:

My cat just died about a hour or 2 ago.I came from school this afternoon and he was at theend of the coach dead he wouldn’t move … nothing.Then I knew he was dead.

January 13, 2011 at 5:55 am
(211) Samantha says:

I’ve learned 2 hours ago that my beautiful Pepper, I called him like this because of it’s colour, has died.
I used to let him out in the morning and every afternoon at 5 he’d wait for me outside the front door.
Yesterday he wasn’t there, I’ve looked for him everywhere and didn’t sleep at night.
This morning my vet rang saying that Pepper was hit by a car, someone took him there but he didn’t make it.
I am in the office now and didn’t stop crying, the thought of not finding him there today is killing me too….

All the little toys he used to play with, all his belongings are around the house and just having to get rid of them is making me sob!
He was sweet, cuddly and gorgeous, always with me keeping me company on the days I was alone at home.
Now it will be even worse….
I cannot wait for this pain to go and leave my heart.
My sweet Pepper I miss you with all my heart.
I love you
Samantha

January 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm
(212) Scott says:

The majority of comments in here cover the loss of a cat hit by a car. None of my cats go outside anymore because I lost my best friend by a car. If I do ever get an outside cat I am going to build an enclosure. The perfect fence was my choice.
In the mean time. All those in here I haven’t been back to offer my well wishes and advice in a while. I have said many times in here write a tribute to your lost one. It helps. Then think about a cat rescue. It will help you make it thru.

January 14, 2011 at 3:57 am
(213) Samantha says:

Hi Scott

I rescued Pepper at the SPCA, he was abandoned by someone on the street when was only a kitten.
We have chosen each other that day…and I was so happy to feel that connection…
I cannot think about taking another animal at moment, the though of been worry that something can happen again is really defeating.
Thinking that could be hit by a car is just too painful.
But you said that now your cat is indoor, do you leave in a house or a flat?
I am asking so because Pepper would get so nervous after a day or two without going out and it upset me to force him inside.
Yesterday was the saddest night I had in years, the house was empty without him, he didn’t wake me up this morning and didn’t look at me with its beautiful big green eyes.
I am afraid I’d rather give up the joy of having another cat that going through this again.
My days and night will be so terribly quiet and empty without my sweet Pepper-

January 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm
(214) scott says:

My cats are now inside of my house. It is about 1,000 sq feet of space. My deaf cat we rescued we walk on a leash outside. So if you get a cat take it for a walk that way. Also if you have time cat toys and playing with my cats makes them calm and not want to go outside. When I lost my cat it really tore me up. The deaf cat looked just like him. So it made me happy. I knew my boy was gone, but the visual of seeing this big white cat laying in the sun made me relax a little.

January 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm
(215) Megan says:

I had two dogs put to sleep. But, Oliver is my first cat. i’m with him right now. He’s in my lap sleeping. My friend’s cat died about 3 months ago. She got two new cats named Slinky and Polly. I’m really sorry for everyone who had their cat die. Life is life and God controls what happens. If it’s time for your cat to go, it’s time, even though you don’t think of it. My aunt just died and I feel everyone’s pain. The best thing anybody can do when a cat dies is say goodbye and let your tears fall out. It’s okay to cry.

January 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm
(216) David Fine says:

I lost my cat last Sunday. My neighbour found Patch resting in a drive just across the road. He was only four and wonderful. It’s been a terrible shock and I don’t know why he had to die. There were no marks or any sign of pain and I am thankful that he didn’t suffer. He was so full of life and very popular. Some of my neighbours are very upset. It killed me outting him to rest in his little grave beside my older cat who died five years ago. I’ve no idea why he was taken. I just hope that his spirit is rsting and happy somewhere. I loved him so much. David, Dublin 11.

February 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm
(217) Luqman says:

I lost my male cat, Ming , two days ago while my family and I were having dinner at our relative’s house. He was a Persian crossbreed and completely white. He was only 1 1/6 years old.

We found his lifeless and bloody body in a drain at the void deck when we got back. He fell all the way down into the drain. I was heartbroken and shocked by his sudden death. My maid sobbed uncontrollably as her baby was taken away from her. We decided to cremate his body as there was no pet clinic that offered burial services.

His young life was taken away so quickly. I remembered the times were I played with him. He would always bite me and would whine for food. However, on that very day, he bit and held on to me for a long time, as if he sensed his death was near. As a Muslim, I believe that God has planned out everything in life and that we cannot stop His will.

February 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm
(218) Oscar's Mum says:

Today we have lost our beautiful brown Tabby boy. He was knocked over and killed instantly (as a passing Vet Nurse was at his side) We tried so hard to encourage him to be a house boy like his brother but he would constantly cry out – even when it was lashing down with rain! We built an enclosure as an extension to our garden and still he would cry. He was born to be a roamer and we had to take those risks and let him too. He was miserable without the option to visit the neighbours. He was just 2 1/2 and so full of life. Tonight we are missing our stroppy snooty ‘teenager’ who would come in and fling himself on the guest bed; but he was our stroppy snooty teeanager who had a heart of gold and mischief. We and his brother miss him and his presence and I just want to cry until he returns……….My only wish is that he is now with our boy Jasper who we lost to cancer just 2 years ago and who’se parting triggered Oscar’s arrival. Bless my boys.

February 10, 2011 at 7:47 am
(219) Karen Hellams says:

Hello im Karen H. I had a 1/2 black russian cat named Jazzy. Ive had Jazzy for 13 almost 14 years, well, my brother had him for the 1st 3 years but then he was mine. He lived at my candy store. He was like a child to me, like a brother to my daughter, who lost her real brother 5 years ago to murder. Jazzy was so crazy, hed chase certain customers to force them to rub him. Hed scream at dogs outside our door. he’d meow long and loud if he’d run out of food or wanted to go outside to play. He made most people love him. The others were afraid of his large size.
Last night 2-9-11 about 5pm he just coughed and fell dead from his favorite chair. He was overweight and old, but he seemed in great health. My daughter and I are very sad. Im trying not to cry in front of her but im so very sad. My store will never be the same without My Jazzy. In Loving Memory of Jazzy the cat from Karen’s Super Candy.

February 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(220) Prissy says:

MY BABYGIRL HAD BEEN SUFFERING A LITTLE LATELY. I FOUND A MASS ON HER THAT SEEMED TO BE THE CAUSE OF HER ENERGY DRAINING. SHE LOST THE PLAYFULNESS SHE USED TO HAVE AND I MISSED ALL THE CUTE THIGNS SHE USED TO DO! SHE SEEMED TO GET WORSE AS TIME PROGRESSED AND GOT VERY, VERY WEAK OVER THE WEEKEND! SHE WOUDLN’T EAT OR MOVE AROUND. I HELD HER EVERY NIGHT AS SHE CONTINUED TO GET VERY FRAIL! WENT HOME TO TAKE HER WATER TODAY-VALENTIENS DAY- AND SHE WAS LAYING IN THE SUN AND WAS NO LONGER ALIVE! I WILL MISS HER SO MUCH! I HAVE LOST FRIENDS AND GROWN DITANT FROM MY FAMILY BUT ALWAYS HAD HER-NOW SHE IS GONE! THIS HURTS SO BAD. I KNOW SHE IS A CAT BUT I WAS CLOSER TO HER THAN ANY OTHER PERSON OR ANIMAL IN MY LIFE!

February 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm
(221) Carol says:

My sweet cat, Scruffy, died this summer. It was so hard. Scruffy was 20 years old. She wasn’t feeling well this summer and wasn’t eating so I switched her food to canned. She still didn’t want to eat very much. When I took her to the vet, she wouldn’t let them look in her mouth. I finally took her back to the vet to have her put to sleep because I knew she was hurting pretty bad. The vet said she was scared and they would take her in the back and give her something to relax her and then let me see her again before they put her to sleep. They brought her back out and told me they were finally able to look in her mouth. She had a large cancer tumor on her tongue. My darling husband got cancer 6 years ago and it also started on his tongue. He died a month ago. I miss them both so much.

March 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm
(222) STEVE says:

my girlfriends cat salem passed thismorning, aged 10 months, he had been sick for a week and a half and had been to the vets 3 times in that period. he was really bad this morning and died on the way to the clinic in the car, hes only gone a few hours but hes dearly missed! i didnt think i was so attatched to him. rip salem.. u made me smile!! xx

March 18, 2011 at 9:59 am
(223) Jan says:

My lovely Gumpy was hit by a car two days ago, he’d manage to get back to the house, but we found him dead in the back yard.
He was 11 and should have had more road sense, but being slightly brain damaged, he never really matured past kitten. Everybody who came to the house loved him for his wonky walk and kitten like ways.
I just hope he didn’t suffer too much, there wasn’t much damage on him.
I know I’ll get over it eventually, but I’m still at that awful sobbing stage and working from home just reminds me that he should be sprawled on the settee next to me – annoying me by butting my laptop!
Just miss him so much, he was one in a million.
Goodbye Gumpy, you were a very loved cat who will be dearly missed. x

March 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm
(224) Chris says:

My little buddy Spot the cat, named cause of the spot on his nose, passed away in my arms this morning due to CRF.

He was very sick from what we thought was a URI but my heart sank when I was told it was CRF, anemia and high blood pressure. He was doing good for a few weeks, his anemia was improving, but the last couple of days he was having trouble standing and making it to the kitty litter.

Yesterday he didn’t eat as much and slept a lot, I awoke this morning with him by my side but it didn’t look like he was breathing, I picked him up and he just fell lip grunted a few times with his mouth open and didn’t make it to the animal hospital emergency room.

Spot was 13. I did all I could but I wish I could have done more. I still keep looking at the couch to see if he’s sleeping but I know he’s gone. Now he’s in a better place.

I’ll miss you little man, RIP.

March 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm
(225) Franny Syufy says:

I’m very sorry for your loss, Chris. Even when it’s expected, a loss like this hurts. In a day or two, you might want to read Surving the Loss of Your Cat, which I wrote several years ago. It provides a number of positive steps you can take to help soften the pain, until it eventually recedes. Right now, though, it’s perfectly okay to cry. No one I know would ever think less of you for it.

Another suggestion would be to post Spot’s story to the Cats Forum Support and Encouragement folder. It is much more immediate than replies to this blog post. Most of our forum members have experienced this kind of loss, and they are a kind and supportive group. You can even tell them that Franny suggested you post there.

Yes, Spot IS in a better place now, and he will always remember the years of loving companionship you shared.

March 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm
(226) Keith says:

My cat “Charlie” was killed by a car on Sunday. He was an older cat that had been on his own for a long time. He just showed up to my house and he allowed me to pick him up bring him in the house. I gave him a bath, fed him and even blow dried his hair. He just sat there and enjoyed all the pampering. That was a 1 1/2 ago, Charlie had grown to be my baby. He would sit in my lap for hours on his back like a baby and let me rub his belly. At night, he would wait for me to pick him up and he would sleep like a little baby next to me. Well, he passed on Sunday and I can’t stop crying. He meant everything to me and when I see pictures of him I start to cry. I was on my way home from work last night and I cried all the way home. I am unable to bury him because the ground is frozen but I’m thinking about getting him cremated and keeping his ashes. When I die, I want him to be put in my casket so we can be buried together. My daughter thinks I’m creepy but I loved that cat so much I can put it into words. I really hope Rainbow Bridge is true it helps ease the pain a little.

April 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm
(227) Scott says:

Oh boy do I know how you feel. Read through all the Scott entries on this page. You will get a sense you are not alone at all in the pain you feel. Good luck you will be okay.

April 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(228) Vanessa says:

Our Cat Lucky passed away March 23, 2011, being hit by a car and left on the sidewalk to die. I posted missing cat posters and someone called me last sunday to tell me that, he found a cat matching my description of a cat on the sidewalk by the road grasping for breath and lifeless. He then called animal control and when they came they got him. I called animal services a few times, but they said no siamese cat was found. Then I called another location and they said a siamese cat, was found one street up from alive but later died on the way to the hospital. the description matches my cat exactly and our cat Lucky never returned home. I am devastated and even went to church this weekend. Put a flower by the sidewalk where he was laying lifeless. The next day someone had taken the flower and destroyed the “in momery of Lucky” card i had written for him. We life in a such a horrible word, and i dont know why he had to go. He was with us for 3.5 years and everything in the house reminds me of him, everytime i go outside everything remionds me of him and even mhy daughters says he is still outside, not knowing he is gone. The saddest thing is that we dont have a car and have to walk by the sidewalk where he died, everyday. R.I.P LUCKY. I miss u so much.

April 13, 2011 at 3:36 am
(229) Geoff says:

We lost Princess Mango Chutney at 3AM on Monday morning. She was only 18 months old. She’d been ill since a bad bout of enteritus in January which developed into FIP. She lost interest in life and gradually stopped eating. We spent all Sunday tring to syringe feed her just to get some more energy into her but it was not enough. I’m distraught and can’t stop crying.
She was beautiful and so gentle and liked to watch the TV with my wife in bed. She also slept wrapped in her sister’s arms after they’d washed each other.
We’ve lost several old cats – you expect that but never a baby. I’m really struggling here.

April 13, 2011 at 9:46 am
(230) tracey says:

my cat lucky was fifteen years old and I had her put to sleep yesterday after she suffered a stroke. She had been ill for two months and I thought it was cancer but the vet kept saying he was hopefull he could help her and gave her steroids and blood tests etc, he was going to operate on a hernia she had tommorrow and see if that helped, she kept being sick you see and losing so much weight. I never thought I would feel as bad as I do, she grew up with my children and we are all devastated. She didnt die of old age, I have a 17 year old cat on blood pressure meds that is looking better then poor lucky did in the last month. I want to know what she was stricken with but the vet says we cant know as he couldnt find anything, the stroke made my mind up to let her go but the underlying illness was cancer I think. It is only 24 hours later and I know I will come to terms with losing lucky but the shock of the grief is immense, I just never knew how awful I would feel, , I have lost a child so know this is not the same as losing a human loved one but this sadness and emotion is overwhelming me.

April 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm
(231) Pete says:

Tracey, I had my cat put to sleep today. His sight had faded to the point he could not see; he had also had thyroid problems and the vet thought he may also have had a stroke thus being disorientated. I adopted him a few years ago and he was already a senior cat. It is though a heart wrenching moment. I have adopted several senior cats and never get used to their dying. The price of loving our cats is the grief when their lives end. I would though rather have the grief however bad it is than miss out on the love they gave. I know part of me finds the putting them to sleep an anguishing decision – I have had to do it five times now. However, it is the kindest thing you can do – you saved Lucky from suffering and distress by making a brave decision – be proud that you had the courage to do what was right. I also tend to write a tribute on them as my memorial to them. It is cathartic and forces me to recall the positive things about them – which is so much more of my time with them than their final days and hours. When someone suggested I do it I thought they were daft – but actually it was one of the best things anyone has ever said to me. I pick up their tributes and remember each and every one of them with fondness. The grief does fade and the positive memories do take over. Good luck.

April 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm
(232) Franny Syufy says:

Pete, THANK YOU for your kind words of encouragement to Tracey in the midst of your own loss!

I have consoled countless readers over the years that their decision to euthanize an extremely ill cat is the kindest, most loving, and selfless decision they ever choose to make.

The Greek root of “euthanasia” is translated as “easy death,” and we also call it “mercy killing.” The one who makes the decision is the only one who really suffers.

Although we often suffer self-doubt, sorrow, and remorse, your advice of writing a memorial is excellent. And YES, the sad memories of our loss will eventually recede and be replaced by all the happy, wonderful memories of our cats.

April 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm
(233) D says:

I am so traumatized by what I just witnessesed that I have to share it with anyone who can understand. I was driving on a road(traffic was maybe 20-30 mph) with friends. When the car I was in came to a complete stop. It was because a few cars ahead someone had hit a cat. The person that hit the cat in an suv tried to swerve…but not too much because it would have taken them into oncoming traffic. The cat went into the middle of the road but was flipping up in the air, cars on both sides of the road were stopped, the cat kept flipping and flipping (I assume due to the nerves firing off) it flipped into the other lane and we passed and when I turned around it was doing more flips back into the lane I was in. It was sooo traumatic and awful and I feel guilty for not having the person who was driving stop so I could try to help it.
But I also want to express my anger towards people for not protecting their pets better. If you have a cat whom you love and hold near and dear to your heart, they are worth it to build an outside enclosure. I would never let my dogs run the street. People say that cats are meant to be wanderers but if they are your pet you are responsible for their lives. It is up to you to keep them safe. Please spend the 50-75 dollars it would have cost for chicken wire and boards to put up a small enclosure for your pet to enjoy the outdoors. I am sure a lot of people who have lost animals to the road would pay more than that to have their best friends back. Also by not letting them run the streets you would also cut down on pet population. I see so many cats running around on the street that are not spayed or neutured. People do not realize that when they let their cats out without having them spayed or neutured they are contributing to crowding at shelters which results in euthanasia of so many wonderful creators.

April 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm
(234) Franny Syufy says:

Thank you so much for posting this, D. It is heartbreaking to read all the posts mourning cats killed by vehicles, and your graphic description may help cats whose owners think “it’s cruel to keep cats indoors.”

April 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm
(235) v says:

what area did this happen in?

April 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm
(236) Franny Syufy says:

If D reads your question she may choose whether or not to respond, however, I don’t think it matters much where it happened, V, as similar tragedies happen many times daily all over the U.S.

April 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm
(237) scott says:

I have been trying and trying to save people and cats from such tragedies. If you cant afford proper care of an animal dont have one. If you can please do adopt a cat, but keep inside or in a strong safe enclosure. I have been reading and writing comments for a few years since my cat was killed. I was one who thought my cat was too smart to be hurt and I was wrong and he paid the price. Please adopt and protect……..

April 19, 2011 at 10:19 am
(238) Pete says:

Fran, Thanks for your kind words and this site. I stumbled across it whilst surfing the web. However, it is really positive to have somewhere that those of us who have lost a loved cat can talk openly and without fear that our loss will be belittled or dismissed. I wrote my memorial to Fred today and it forced me to remember his many strengths and the things he did that made him special. I still look to where he used to sleep but the cat that slept in that spot had actually gone in the days before he was put to sleep when his condition deteriorated. He deserved to go without suffering and with his dignity in tact. I have had five cats put down in my life and in each instance the vet has shown compassion and kindness to both the cat and myself. It is never easy but in each instance I know the alternative would have been worse for each cat I lost. As you so rightly say it is the kindest and most loving thing we do for them.

April 19, 2011 at 10:32 am
(239) Franny Syufy says:

Thank you, Pete. This site is a labor of love, for the cats and the people who love them.

I have had the same expperience with the veterinarians who have treated (and euthanized) our cats over the years, and have never met one who isn’t kind and compassionate. Those people who think they are “in it for the money” have absolutely no idea of the truth.

April 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm
(240) Dawn says:

My Little Bella passed yesterday. I am mad at God for not answering my prayers and a little mad at the Breeder. And I am upset with all the people who say it is only a cat. She was my little one, my missing part. I am so lonely now. My heart is broken and no one understands why I cry all the time. There is such a big hole where I used to have so much love.

April 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm
(241) Franny Syufy says:

Dawn, anger is entirely normal at a time like this. Believe me, NO ONE here will ever say “It was only a cat.” We all know better, and you are in good company.

April 20, 2011 at 12:01 am
(242) v says:

it was not jsut a cat, it much more than that. My was killed last month and ive been devestated ever since, and its not getting better. Ive vryed every single day since his body was found. Finding it very hard to get over, and have s lot of anger and saddless bottled up.

May 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm
(243) Sarah says:

My 15 year old cat Gloria went missing three days ago. She was an inside cat and only went in our backyard when we were outside. I had her since she was born and I am extremely grief stricken. I don’t know where she is. I saw her at 4pm and she was not home for dinner at 5pm and I haven’t seen her since. I can’t stop crying. I just want to know what happened to her. I love you Gloria please come home.

May 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm
(244) Cat says:

Sarah I am sorry to hear your cat is missing and hope she comes home safely. I am crying my eyes out as I read all these posts. My 17 year old cat Golden Eyes died in March while I wasn’t home. Then two weeks later my 15 year old Ruby died. I was with her when she died and cried and cried. I don’t know which is worse, not being with them or watching them die. I feel extreme guilt over not being with Golden Eyes and can’t seem to let it go. The ache in my chest won’t go away. I keep imagining her dying and crying out for me and me not being there. Am just so sad over both of them but at least I was with Ruby. I don’t know how to get over the pain. :(

May 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm
(245) Sarah says:

After two weeks we found our beloved cat Gloria. I am just beside myself. She was in our neighbours garage and even though we checked in there many times she must have been so scared so she just stayed hidden. She is tired and thirsty and hungry and so happy to be home. I wish a happy ending to all cat lovers whose cat has gone missing.

June 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm
(246) Peter F says:

My lovely beautiful susie was put to sleep almost 2 years ago now. I have her buried next to her sister that died five years previous. They are both in my garden.
I will never forget the day that our vet knocked on the door to put her to sleep, she had a tumour in the lung, and on that final day was unable to walk anymore.
I held her in my arms as the vet carefully shaved her front leg and gave her the injection, I was crying and kissing her as she went to sleep telling her how much I loved her. The most heartbreaking moment in my life. She was 13. The pain does ease, but I do often cry over her still, I don’t think the tears will ever dry up, I wouldn’t want them to.

June 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm
(247) Peter F says:

As we know as cat lovers, saying goodbye, or not seeing our cat again is heart wrenching. They seem to know what we feel for them, and we know how much we loved them. If you have lost a beloved cat, remember in your heart the love you had for he/she, and the special connection he/she had for you. They are amazing, they seem to know what you are saying to them, and the look in their eyes tells you that they understand,. If you have lost a cat as i have, its not just a cat, its a part of your life, please, however hard the heartache is, you loved her/him, as a member of your family. and mourn the loss as you would do as any part of your family. He/she was a part of your life, and however upset I get I still read the rainbow bridge….it’s beautiful. god bless.,

June 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm
(248) Pete Crockett says:

Pete F, Sorry for your loss. It does get better and there is a point when the sadness of the end is replaced by the pleasure of the good memories. You did the right thing and showed the kindness that your companion deserved. If you read further up I had one of my cats put to sleep. I still miss him but my thoughts now are of missing the good things and not the immediate shock of putting him to sleep. Good luck and hold onto the fact your courage ended a life with mimimal suffering.

June 3, 2011 at 2:28 am
(249) Peter F says:

To Pete Crockett
Thanks for your kind words, ‘we have all been there’ so know how it feels. Great that I can get it off my chest as it were. Thanks again :-)

June 3, 2011 at 1:51 am
(250) Connor says:

My cat Jingles passed away last night. I got him when I was five years old and he has been my car for 14 years. He was with me every day from kindergarten to my very last day of high school. He knew that I am leaving for work and college, so he knew it was time to say goodbye. He was such an excellent hunter and the strongest cat I had ever seen, but the best part about him was the love he had for me and everyone he met. Every day when I would come home from school he would run over to me and nuzzle me and purr, and all he ever wanted was to make me feel better and snuggle. He was more than any person could ever ask for in a friend, and I will love him and remember him for the rest of my life. I love you so much Jingles

June 8, 2011 at 1:51 am
(251) JOnathan says:

17 years ago a friend of the family said her daughter was walking home from school. She found a cute little calico kitten, 4 weeks old. middle of nowhere, no other cats for as far as could see. We said we would take her…..a companion for the tuxedo we had at that time.

I just came to the computer to google something on the final moments of a cats life. I have no clue what Im looking for really..just taking a break really… I’m taking a break from just that…. the last moments of my cats life. Taking a break from laying with her. Her name is Gizmo and I’m sorry if I sound weird.

Im sorry for all you other people that lost their cat or any other animal for that matter…this is really hard

really hard

THANK YOU GIZ…..LOVE YOU FAT-FAT

June 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm
(252) Jaydee71 says:

Today I had to put my cat to sleep. My baby girl (that’s what my wife and I called her) “Joy”was a rescue. We later found out she had a hard life before we got her. She was left abandoned in a house in the middle of winter, was even shot in the face, by a pellet gun by some kid.

My wife and her fell in love with one and other while she was visiting a Petco on Long Island. She brought her home and from day one, she was the most loving and comforting cat I’ve ever known. She always wanted to be by your side and always let you now you were loved. She never wanted for much. She just seemed grateful that she had a home and that we loved her.

We moved cross country five years ago and her allergies really got bad a couple years in. The poor cat was always sniffling and rubbing her nose until it was raw. Late last year we gave her what we thought was a wonder drug, “Atopica”. Normally for dogs, but with our vet’s advice (Wonderful Doctor), we gave it to her. She got better. Then three months in she started getting her allergies back.

Joy started to have trouble breathing and always had a runny nose. The thing is through all of this suffering, she was always right there to be pet and to snuggle. She always wanted to make us feel better. She was so selfless and so warm.

The past ten days or so, she started to hide and isolate herself from the other cats and us. It seems that she had a nasal tumor (pretty common in cats) and the cancer spread, and her body was shutting down.

I can’t help but feel I didn’t do enough. She gave and gave and gave. She gave more than any person I have ever known. We were really good friends and I will miss her for the rest of my life.

I will always love and miss my “baby girl”. God Bless you Joy, I will see you one day, I promise.

June 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm
(253) Peter F says:

Jaydee71…You loved your cat, friend & companion, you did not know at the time about the tumour, you would of had no reason to think about such a thing. same as my ‘baby’ with tumour on her lung. Please be at peace that you did what you could at the time, and you would never let your ‘baby’ suffer.
She is with you, but it will take time to overcome your terrible loss,………… I know!
Kindest regards
Peter

June 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm
(254) kaitlyn says:

My cat diedand my dad is happy about it

June 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm
(255) Franny Syufy says:

I’m so very sorry, kaitlyn.

June 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm
(256) Tristen says:

My cat named Hobbes was my favorite of the 3 cats have, he was only a year and a half old and I didn’t even get to see him these past few days. Everyday I would come home and he would be on the end of my bed, I would lay back and he would stand up, walk over, stand on my chest and nudge his head on my chin or hands until I pet him. I would go to sleep he’d be at the end of my bed and I would stay up a few hours to play with him. Last night I went to sleep and didn’t realize he was laying at the end. So in the morning, my mom walked in my room and told me that they couldn’t find Hobbes these past few days. but this morning she found him laying in dish full of water and his bladder was full, this also happened a few months before. I thought she was taking him to the vet, until she said she may have to put him to sleep. I keep my emotions on the inside kind of guy, so I didn’t say anything but I almost lost it. Today was my interview at a part time job, and I saw where Hobbes had a few hairs on a pair of the pants I was wearing and I almost started crying again. So I got back home later and I walked past the couch he is always laying on and sat there, and started crying again and just thought about him. So now its 1:43, and I can’t decide whether or not to go watch him be put to sleep, but I know for a fact I am burying him. I loved Hobbes so much, and I wish I would have been home these past few days to play with him. I’ve never cried this much over a relative’s death. But Hobbes was my bestfriend and I loved him by far than a few people I knew.

June 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm
(257) Sarah says:

I lost one of my cats Petunia the night of June 6th 2011.
I had taken her to the vets to have her teeth cleaned. They ended up pulling two teeth and placing her on Amoxi Drops and Metacam. The Metacam gave her renal failure that she ended up dying from. She was only 8 to 10 years old, a friend and I rescued her as a stray kitten.
I had no idea Metacam could kill her. I wish the vets had told me and monitored her kidneys.
I still can’t believe she’s really gone. She died because she had two teeth pulled!

June 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm
(258) missmyboy says:

I lost my beautiful boy Louis yesterday morning. He was mauled by a dog right outside our back garden, he was just 2 years old. I was in the house at the time but it happened so fast – by the time I raced outside, the dog’s owner had grabbed his dog and ran off and it was already too late for my baby, his injuries were too severe. He was so terrified, when i tried to touch him he bit me on my wrist so hard that i could see my bone. I screamed my boyfriend, he took over while i frantically called the RSPCA, and an emergency vet- neither were open on a monday morning – appalling! The next time i saw Louis, he had passed away. Words cannot describe the grief and loss i feel. He was much more than a pet to me, he was my pride and joy, a true friend who i will miss until the day i die and we meet again. I gave him so much love, we used to joke that there had never been a more loved cat and to me it’s true. I loved my Moonie with all of my heart and soul, and I always will. The hardest thing is, with my arm bandaged up at the moment from when Louis bit me, and I’ve been told it will scar, I’m constantly reminded of that awful moment when I saw my precious boy in that state, and the look of terror in his eyes. I can’t get that image out of my head, I had nightmares about it all night. I know it will ease so i can only wait until that happens and I can start remembering the good things, everything I loved about Louis. But now, all I feel is pain, guilt, and hopelessness. We have another cat, Louis’ adopted brother Beans. He misses Louis too. We will be taking extra special care of this little guy, as we’re so lucky to have him. Thankyou to everyone for sharing your sad stories and advice. I’m beginning to find a sense of comfort just knowing there are people out there who do understand what I’m feeling, maybe one day the pain will go away.I love you Louis Fandango, Moonie, BooBoo, Baby.
I will never stop missing you. You truly were the greatest cat that ever lived. XXXXXXX

July 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm
(259) Laura says:

I lost my beautiful little cat Plop yesterday. Found her dead in the back garden – she was only 12! I can’t begin to describe how heartbroken I feel. To be honest I’m a little embarrassed by how heartbroken I am and by how much I keep crying. She was a much bigger part of my everyday life than I think I ever realised. She was such a beautiful, sweet-natured, tubby little thing. My home feels empty without her. She was one of the few things in my life that brought me just pure, unadulterated happiness. I just found her such a wonder – playful, affectionate, ridiculously sweet. I find it difficult to accept that this wonderful little animal who always ate the rest of my dinner, who slept on my bed every night, who would climb into my arms and sleep like a baby is just suddenly gone. From being this dopey, precious little thing full of life…to just gone. I adored her more than I thought. I will miss her more than I can say.

July 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(260) amanda says:

I had the most wonderful cat,who was sadly knocked down yesterday.He rarely is out in the morning.I feel so guilty and miss him so much.I love you Noodles and miss you so much

July 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm
(261) caitlin says:

I got a 10 week old kitten for my birthday and her name is Ruby and she was a very funny cat and she was about 6 months old when she went missing for two days my mum was on the way to work and so she said that we will go up the road and see if we can find her and so we went up the road and my mum saw her but thank god i didn’t see her. When she said she was dead i said it could of been a kangaroo but she said she had the same grey stripy fur i started crying. We got her off the side of the road and buried her next to the cat the whole family owned.
there’s something weird to i cried more about my cat then when my papa died but i think i know why i think its because my papa died of age up to 94 whereas Ruby died when she was a kitten.

July 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm
(262) Stephen says:

I had to put Alowischus to sleep last Thursday. He was my best friend. He was in pain and bleeding internally. I spent about a grand to be sure. I wept. I bawled. I missed work the next day and have been mourning all weekend. I miss my fuzzy buddy. He was my baby. I’m crying again >^..^< =(

July 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm
(263) Scott says:

Now it is time to rescue a cat. Check out the shelters. Especially those that do not have the “No Kill statement”. Find a new friend. It really does help your heart heal.

July 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(264) Stephen says:

Thank you for your reply Scott. I will likely take this course of action when I’m ready, which I’m not yet. My next kitty will be cared for and spoiled better than ever before and will likely be a rescue. Alowischus taught me some things and I feel I need to grow and develop a bit before taking on a new relationship. I can be a better caretaker and provider.

July 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm
(265) madeline says:

We lost “Big” on saturday. He was almost 19. Big was the best cat – so sweet and a great companion. His litter mate, Little has been looking for him around the house. I have cried more over this guy than my mother or mother-in-law’s passing….hope it gets better soon.

July 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm
(266) Stephen says:

My deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences go out to all of you who have lost your furry friend. May you all find peace as you continue with the life you were given.

July 16, 2011 at 8:23 am
(267) Jane says:

It’s 24hrs since our gorgeous big 14mth old tabby tom was found on the roadside and we are still reeling from it. I can’t stop sobbing and my arms literally ache with wanting to hold him. I sympathise with everyone who has lost their beloved cat and is grieving. X

July 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm
(268) N. Notes. says:

The cat that has been here all me life just got put down.she would’ve been 18 today. Its been a week since her passing. I found a old photograph of me around 4 years old, And my cat as a youngster. I find sometimes I miss her too much to continue with what I am doing. I miss everything about her. Three a huge hole around my home.

July 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm
(269) harmony says:

my cat bobby got run over yesterday. i have spent the day at work and its was the longest day of my life. i only got him 2 years ago from the cats protection league and he was neglected which is why he was with the cats protection. he was a grey tabby and not very affectionate but he was so special and when i did need him he was there. luckily i have 2 other cats called ludo and pandora but they are unusually quiet today so they know that their big brother is now gone. its only been a day but i feel like my world has fallen apart he was my special little boy. at least i know the he didnt suffer and that he died instantly .
thank you

July 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm
(270) rosiephet says:

My kitten, barely 3 months old was killed by a bigger cat in the neighborhood. I wasn’t here for him because I had to visit family in call, befire I left I thought I #is everythibg I coykd yo make sure he wiykd be safe. But my dad let him out. he died July 18,2011. I miss him Di much and I regret leaving, because I know if I hadnt he would be alive.

August 5, 2011 at 12:11 am
(271) Bruce says:

I had my 18yr old cat Max put down yesterday. He had cancer, thyroid issues, blood clots and a heart murmur. I know it had to be done but it’s been tough to deal with. I miss him so much. Everytime I think about him my stomach feels like a twirling pit and my throat closes like a trap. I’ve had him since he was born. I’ve fed him, cleaned his box and cared for him everyday since. He really became a big part of my daily routine and now that’s all gone. Even when I eat, I miss his little paw coming up looking for a snack. He would stand up on the side of the bed to get me up for his breakfast. He was always at the door to greet me when I came home. For the first time in many years, I feel all alone.

I miss you Max…and I know I’ll see you in the light when my time comes. You can nuzzle under my arm and I’ll whisper how good of a boy you are and how I love you.

August 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm
(272) Scott says:

I think the feeling of grief is important. It shows the value you placed on your cat and helps you appreciate how much they really meant. You will survive and the pain will soften. That is not a bad thing. I laugh when I think how long my cats would grieve if I died. When my cat was killed it took me over six months to not get upset when I remembered him. If our places had been switched he would have been chasing bugs and begging for treats without skipping a beat. In time go rescue a cat.

August 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm
(273) Delaney says:

My cats name was Corky. She was 9 years old, and I had her since she 8 weeks. She was my little baby and I can’t imagine life without her.

About 2 weeks ago we took home two sheltered kittens, we hoped corky would enjoy their company. She didn’t ,however. Sage avoided being inside. One night I called her in and she didn’t come. I knew something was wrong. My mother told me not to worry. A week passed and no Corky was seen. I put a sign up at a convience store, and 2 days later a women knocked on my door. She told me my beloved Corky was found on the road, dead. I will never forgive myself for bringing those kittens into the house. As much as I adore them I can’t help feeling that if we didn’t bring them home, Corky would still be here.

I miss her so much, I still can’t believe she’s really gone. She was so beautiful, and always there for me.

August 25, 2011 at 5:48 am
(274) michelle says:

my beloved cat got run over on august 21st. He would of been one on 8th september, my baby jasper. I miss him so much, he was always bringing weird stuff home as presents, my house feels empty without him. I feel so quilty that he died, and hope he did not suffer. I will always remmber the first time i seen him, and how the man said he had no home, we looked at each other and that was it. Jasper was coming home. I will never forget him.

August 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm
(275) Aileen says:

Our sweet Mrs. B had just turned 15. My son has had her all his life (he’s 14). My husband came home to find one of our dogs had killed her. I will never forgive myself for leaving her alone with him in the house. She was older and growing feeble, and though our dog has grown up with her (he’s seven and we got him as a pup), all signs indicate he killed her. I know dogs have a prey instinct but that doesn’t make it fair and it doesn’t make it any easier. Mrs. B was always there, always sweet, and such a joy. I will miss her forever, and loved her so much. I only hope she knew.

August 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm
(276) Marina says:

Last Friday evening, exactly a week ago, my darling tomcat Porthos, who was just a year old, was severely bitten by a dog. I did everything in my power to save him – got him the best care available and it looked as if he was going to pull through. Everything was going well and he was suppose to come home today, but on Tuesday he got an infection and that was just too much. He died Tuesday evening. He was one of three abandoned kittens – together they were the Three Musketeers, but now there are only the two sisters. Porthos was the most affectionate and social of the three. He really was the man in the house. He led a wonderful life and he really lived life to the full, so we miss him terribly. I was so upset and cried for a day. I went through all the stages of grief, and even got angry that he gave up, while I would have done anything in my power to save his life. That’s when I realised how selfish I am – it was his choice to go. He was a living being in his own right with his own free will. I am very possessive of my cats and a control-freak, but I had to learn that not everything is within my control and that I have to let go – death is part of life. He is in a much better place now. Whether he’s in an afterlife, or completely gone, he is where there is no hunger, no pain, no unhappiness. He gave so much of himself, I just wish I could hold him one more time. I feel a bit better every day, but I still feel I somehow let him down, because I couldn’t prevent the attack, and also his sisters, because I promised them he would be home today. Totally irrational, I know, but that’s how grief is. I do think the grieving process is a good thing and it shows that his life was not in vain. Porthos, we will all miss you!

August 31, 2011 at 6:02 am
(277) Jay says:

my cat Slim died today.
he’s been a part of my life since i was 4, im 17 now.
he got put down by the vet and i’ll always remember the last time i got to pet him and talk to him.
i cant even express how empty i feel now. for as long as i can remember he’s been a part of the family and to have him there one moment and gone forever the next is heartbreaking for me

i miss him so much

September 4, 2011 at 6:41 am
(278) Joanne says:

on 2nd Sept we had to have our beautiful Jessica put to sleep. she had become poorly & a trip to the vet confirmed that she had a tumour on her kidney. she was 12 years old & had a slight heart murmur so the vet said operating would probably kill her so it was decided that we would make her life as comfortable as possible and would give her a daily steroid. the vet said she was such a happy girl & that we should give her a chance. she did good at first, had a massive appetite, was her usual happy loving self but then she stopped eating & wanted to hide behind the settee or curtains, she had such a sad look in her eye that broke my heart. we took her back to the vets who reminded us that we were were on borrowed time & that if Jess wasnt having a good quality of life that it was time to say goodbye. I dont think I will ever forget the look on her little face as I walked away. I see it everytime I close my eyes. I wanted to run back, kick the door down, grab her & run!!! but I knew I couldnt, Jessica had become uncomfortable because her tumour was growing & her gums were almost white which meant that she could be bleeding inside, we had to let her go..I collected her beautiful little body & she was all wrapped up with her little paws crossed. I put her favorite mouse in her paws & laid her in her in her bed & buried her under the apple tree at my parents home at the side of my beloved childhood dog Lucy. I have not stopped crying since that day. my home is so empty without her, I want to scream her name, I want to hold her in my arms. I am so heart broken & sad & lost. she was such a massive part of our life, such a good girl. the guilt is hurting me so bad, was there another way? I want to fall on my knees & dig her grave up just to hold her & smell her fur & tell her again & again how much I love her. I hope that with time this pain will pass and I will be able to smile when I think of my beautiful Jessica Bean. I love you baby. x

September 12, 2011 at 8:46 am
(279) Carol says:

My 19 year old cat Nellie died a few days ago. She was in perfect health until another cat bit her and she needed surgery to drain the wound on her face and neck. After that she seemed to deteriorate and finally left in the evening while we sat together on the couch.

I cannot convey the depth of my grief and sense of loss. She was my baby. She remained a child for 19 years and never gave anything but complete love and unconditional acceptance. She talked all the time with such a vocabulary of sounds and always answered when spoken to.

I realize now that my loss made me feel an emptiness right over my heart. I used to hold her over my heart so often in a day. That sense of emptiness was almost painful and I cried often and hard with a sense of loss.

But, something has changed this morning. When I look out at the forest around our country home I feel a sense of expansion in my heart area, as though she has become a part of something so much greater, and is somehow trying to convey that to me. When I think of her now I feel expanded in my heart. It was such a privilege to have her in our lives. She was so special and so loved. I miss her very much and so does her friend Charlie cat.

This poem helped me. Hope it also helps another.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

– Author Unknown

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September 13, 2011 at 4:21 am
(280) Andrew says:

My handsome little friend ‘Chocolate Pudding’ (real name Kobe) is dead and I can’t stop crying. I’m a Kiwi male pushing 40 and, as such, feel slightly embarrassed at the depth of feeling I have for my furry little friend who lived across the road.
He was a seal burmese, short meticulously self groomed shiny coat.
I knew him for less than a year, less than 1/3rd of his way too short life.
We fell in love with him from the moment he took his first cautious steps into our new house shortly after we moved in.
In no time at all he was visiting us every day.
I had always assumed that cats would only hang around if you fed them
but Kobe proved to me that cats like to have friends too.
We never fed him, but he came back day after day.
He would follow us around like a little shadow, down to the washing line, the wood pile, helping us with the gardening.
Not one scratch or malicious bite, ever.
So interested in everything we were doing, like a small child.
Always so thirsty and totally obsessed with the bathroom sink.
Such a quiet cat, a handful of miaows in our entire friendship.
This ended up being your undoing, if only you had let us know where you were we would have saved you. I swear.
We would have done anything to save you, paid anything.
I think of all the larks we had and games we played (which usually involved your claws and one of our pieces of furniture) and that crazy look you’d get in your eye.
I miss that look.
I miss you most of all in the afternoons when I get home from work first, that used to be ‘our’ time,
you’d be waiting by the front door, you would see me and drop and roll doing your best to
look as cute as possible. Then we’d go inside, you’d scratch the couch I’d tell you off then you’d settle down and sit on the couch next to me and we’d watch the news.
You have left a massive gap in our childless lives many times your physical size.

See you at the bridge, I hope. if not before.

xxx Andrew

September 28, 2011 at 10:19 am
(281) Mary says:

Little gray kitten, I found you gone in the road near my car this morning. I wish I knew who you were and that you knew the happiness of a loving home, but I doubt I ever will. I don’t even know if you were a boy or girl, and I feel terrible that I was so late for work that I could only wrap you in a bag and place you in with the mowed grass out at the curb. You deserved better than that. But I will claim you as my own and give you a name that I once gave to another stray kitten I took in and then found out he was a boy, I think of of you as a girl, so when I call for you at the bridge, you’ll know its me. God bless you, until we meet again, little Maya.

September 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm
(282) Christina says:

Thirteen years ago someone asked if I could adopt a kitten. I went to their house and I noticed 1st all the adorable orange and white kittens playing….However there was tiniest cutest little kitten with emerald green eyes and beautiful soft calico fur hiding in the corner, and I thought how precious she was. From that moment I fell in love with her, and her name became Precious. For the next t…hirteen years she greeted me at the door every day, curled up in my lap every night, and was the sweetest cat I could ever hope for. Today after weeks of her suffering I found out she had a massive tumor on her organs and it spread through out her body. I had no choice but to say goodbye to her today, and it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I will miss her; however, I feel so lucky to have had her as long as I did, and she is no longer suffering…R.I.P Precious ♥♥

September 29, 2011 at 5:34 am
(283) tony says:

hi ,im in the uk,my cat mia had diabetes,she only had it for 4 weeks,so i was giving her injections twice a day,but last week she got complications and became very ill,so i took her to the vet,but she was to far gone and yesterday she was put to sleep ( she was 8) ive brought her home and buried her in the garden,but i cant stop crying about her,i miss her so much she was such a character,
mia was a rescue cat,when ii went to see her the first time,there was about a dozen kittens in this house,she made a beeline for me,pulled herself up my leg and went to sleep across my shoulders,i guess you can say she choose me,
from day one she has followed me around,even walking to the post box when i went to post a letter,she was so loving.prior to getting mia i had 5 rescue cats who someone poisoned,they all died within 4 weeks of each other,i like to think that mia was one of the 5 who had passed away.
its only yesterday she was put to sleep,but the pain in my heart is unbearable i miss her so very very much.

September 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm
(284) Gilberto says:

My 4 month kitten was ambushed by my neighbors dogs on my own yard.I wasnt able to save her,she died the next morning in pain but saw me one more time….Cant get ove r it. Her brother is also missing for 5 days wonder if the dogs got to him first?

September 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm
(285) mark wilson says:

We have just lost our Dodgy, after 15 years, he has been our best friend an always looked after us, he was given 24 hours to live a year ago so I guess we are lucky, we can not still believe he has gone, we will miss him so much.

October 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm
(286) Sarah says:

I just lot my cat Ping this October 01. It was so sudden. I thought she was coming home the next day. She even had the strength to scratch the vet for touching her! She was confined for two days and actually had some of her teeth removed so she could eat properly. I thought it was because of her old age, she was 13 yrs of age until she had seizures. She died right at the moment the vet called me up. I feel so bad for not being able to hold her when she was dying when she’s always been with me to comfort me and bring joy through all these years. I did not have any place to bury her because we always move houses and because there is a storm. I never want her leave my side so I had her cremated. The last moments of our journey together was just so heartbreaking. She was limp and cold and I constantly touched her just so I could give her warmth, even though I knew she was not coming back . Ping was my favorite cat, and she was one moody headstrong alpha cat, but I loved her for this. I don’t think I could ever find a replacement. Ping was one jealous cat and I don’t think she’d be happy if she sees me with another cat. I just miss her dearly, especially how she meows at 6:00am and 4:00pm, which never fails to wake me up. I;ll collect her ashes tomorrow. This is just so painful. I wish I could just see her again cause I never got the chance to be with her in her final hours, to at least tell her everything was going to be alright and she’d be happier when she reaches the rainbow bridge :( I love you Ping.

October 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm
(287) ann says:

my bengal tiger cat – twinkle never woke up this afternoon after the vet looked in his tummy and found
a large mass–(cancer) it had spread—i will miss him
so much–twinkle was my life—he was beautiful–very
vocal–he was only 9 yrs old–i hope he is not in pain
now–i am lost without him.

October 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm
(288) s brittain says:

mine didnt have collars but do now as one went missing and found out was 95%a cat that was hit by a car only cause i put posters up around village. Id known same day if was collared, other wise i dont like them at all but would rather get my cat back that wonder and feel ill through worry and have put up posters etc, shame cant be tagged some how aprt from inner chips haha

Mine wasnt chipped and would been usless as someone buried the cat in box in towel and left in layby in coutry. id rather of it been taken to vet as rang everywhere in vein. Think id rather risk em being injured than go through that again not knowing. My area wasnt even a busy area it is cul de sac and where she was hit wasnt main road. She was smart too and aware i dont see how she would be hit she was only 2 but been out since a few months old.

I so gutted i was to obsessed. Bad thing is police got location of it and i had have alook after 4 weeks and wasnt pretty but her paws were hers shape etc but face was rotted at bottom but wasnt that bad as was wrapped up.

I gutted didnt have her back to dispose myself and even more she gone and expected have her for years i really miss her traits and feel no better after 4 weeks and have bad dreams and memories of seeing her decomposing dunno how to forget. I a 26 yr old male and surprised how it affecting me, i dont wanna do much and think she was so happy and active and how bad it is she died by a hit and run accident.

October 15, 2011 at 8:51 am
(289) Ina says:

I’m so sad because my sweet little kitten died today.Her name was Me-yu(i l don’t know why i chose such a name )I met her yesterday when I was coming back from school.She was being chased by dogs but luckily I saved her.She was really sweet and adorable,but today she went out as she was really curious to know what was outside and she got mauled by the same dogs that were chasing her yesterday and I feel like I was responsible for it and I’m only 13!:(

October 17, 2011 at 4:10 am
(290) Susan says:

My beautiful 9 year old cat Buzz died yesterday. My mom went outside and found him laying under the trampoline. We believe he just laid down and passed away so I hope he was not in any pain. This was so sudden, he had not shown any signs of anything being wrong. It just makes me realize how quickly things can change. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that he is gone and I can’t stop crying. He was an amazing laid-back cat that had a great personality and I was lucky to have had him show up at my house when he was just a kitten. He was the only cat I know that was able to shake hands. I loved him so much and will miss everything about him terribly, but I’m glad I have good memories and pictures of him to look back on and smile about. I loved my Buzzy and I’ll miss him so much!

October 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm
(291) Myriam says:

My cat went to sleep on Monday and I am sick. Can’t stop crying and missing him so much. Please God, I want to die too.

October 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm
(292) Scott says:

Myriam, it is supposed to hurt. The pain shows us how much love we had. It will get better. I promise. I know you aren’t ready now, but as soon as you feel better you need to go to a cat shelter and rescue one. It is so important to save as many as we can. Be happy, remember if you died by afternoon your cat probably would have forgotten you. Cats live in the moment. They love us for sure, but they are smarter than humans. They mourn only for a short while and then just remember the good things.

October 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm
(293) John says:

I came to study abroad , far away from my family and pets. Today my mom told me my special little cat has died. And i never got to say good bye. I really liked her! :/

October 24, 2011 at 11:39 am
(294) thestar says:

RIP Jazz

My cat went out on fri and never came home, Mon which is today phoned the vets to her them say hes been in a road accident and killed, Im just numb and devestated, he was my lil man he was so loveing he used to run up meowing it was soo funny! and thr his self on the floor when he was being stroked, i am now faced with the option of shall i go and collect him and bury him or let the vets deal with him, i dont think i can deal with seeing him dead. i just want happy memories not one of him dead.. but will it give me closure!!

please help
RIP my lil man Jazz :(

October 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm
(295) Scott says:

Go to the vets with a friend. Soon you need to go to a shelter and rescue a cat. Your heart will heal, but we all know in here it takes a while.

October 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm
(296) Andrew says:

My cat went to the vet because he was sick. His bladder wouldn’t work, and so they put him on anesthesia and his heart couldn’t take it. RIP Woody. Thanks for reading, I feel better after writing this.

October 28, 2011 at 11:04 am
(297) John says:

Little Woger was put to sleep on the 14th October and I do so miss him terribly. He was a dear, friendly little fella. I never thought his loss would affect me like it has. I love you Woger.

October 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm
(298) Artur says:

My beloved Rodik was one year old smart beautiful cat. He died suddenly last sunday. The joy and love he gave me and the pain that I feel are indescribable.
R.I.P. my sweet little precious.

October 31, 2011 at 12:29 am
(299) Briana says:

My family and I have had many cats over the years but our last cat, Sammy, just died today and for me – being only 20 yrs old – it was the most painful thing in the world. He was my grandmother’s cat – she rescued him when he was a kitten – and he outlived all the other cats my parents had over the years (my parents took him in when my grandmother passed away in ’05) – they had 7 cats in total. I became very very close to Sammy over the past year. Every night at 9:45 he would come up to the top of the stairs and meow for me to let him in, even if my bedroom door was open – he was very polite lol :) . We had steps for him to climb up onto my bed b/c he was getting old and couldn’t move that well. My parents would leave thier bedroom door open for him to sleep with them but he wouldn’t – he only wanted me. We would sleep together every single night for years. Then suddenly last night, he limped to the literbox and fell over onto his side. I held him upright while he went #2 then picked him up and carried him over to his ‘thrown’ on the sofa (a soft doggy bed with blankets to keep him warm) and stayed w/him throughout the rest of the night after I woke up my parents and told them. This morning we took him to the vet and the vet ran scans and such and turns out he was blind (?) (brand new news to me and my parents) in both eyes and was dying from liver disease. I ended up breaking down sobbing and gave him the biggest hug and kiss. Today hasn’t been easy and it’s not easy to go to sleep tonight so I got one of his blankets he would sleep on and am sleeping with that tonight so it’s kind of like he’s with me again. RIP Sammy. I love you and miss you forever – Thanks for being the best cat and companion in the world!!! :)

November 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm
(300) Scott says:

Yesterday my 19 year old black and white cat I named Wanda died. She had been slowing down for a couple of weeks. We noticed she couldn’t hear anymore. She was drinking water all the time. Then about last Wednesday she started to do like a cat moan several times at night. Sunday we noticed her feet were all covered with dirt. Her fur was now all tangled. We gave her a warm bath and she loved it, but she was acting like she was drifting off to sleep. We dried her off and set up a nice bed in the bathroom after were dried her off. We went about our day and later Sunday she couldn’t walk or keep her balance anymore. I knew she was short on life now. I said goodbye. She died yesterday during the day while we were at work. She was laying on her side on a rug in front of our kitchen stove. She looked peaceful. Good bye Wanda we found you as a kitten in a park. You followed us to our car, we brought you home and you took over the house,like you knew you really won the cat lottery. You were a good cat and we will miss you.

November 5, 2011 at 5:45 am
(301) loz says:

my mum got me a cat on sunday because i was lonley and its died last night i had not even had him a week he was a bengal cross he was tiny so i named him baby i dont really know what to do now i dont want another pet because its so upsetting, i know we did not have him long but i miss him so much what should i do?

November 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm
(302) luckypenny says:

Yesterday, I lost my beloved cat Lucky. He lived with my mom and since I moved I haven’t been able to see him as much as I would like. He was an amazing friend and an irreplaceable member of our family. Losing Lucky was such an unexpected shock, and I will never be able to express how important he was in being able to move forward with my life after my Dad. Since my Dad has been gone, our cats have been what has held our family together and given us a sense of home. I will be forever thankful that I was blessed with such an affectionate and loving cat as Lucky.

I love you so so much Lucky, you were my special kitty, and I will always miss you. See you at the rainbow bridge baby Lucky.

-Katie

November 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm
(303) joni says:

This morning, I opened my front door, as usual, to greet and feed my two stray cats: Papa and Baby-Munchkin. Only Papa was there waiting at the door when I opened it. He came in to eat. His attitude was different. He rubbed himself against the furniture legs, dancing around the edge of the room. He looked at me intently. What was going on with him I thought, and where was Baby? I looked outside again for Baby. It was not all that unusual for him to be late for Breakfast. He’ll show up later, I thought. I fed Papa. Papa wanted to be petted. He jumped up for my hand. He squeaked a little greeting. Papa seemed to own the house. OK. Feeding time over. Papa went and sat at the door. “Papa wants to go out?” “OK”. I opened the door and he left. I looked again for Baby. “Where’s Baby?” I yelled out twice. I felt a deep pain in my heart. Papa had sent me a clear message with his body language. My heart was heavy all day – I just didn’t know why. The day passed. It was about 1:30 in the afternoon. It was time for me to walk out to the mail box. I walked slowly. It was a beautiful warm fall day. I thought to myself: lift this mood and enjoy this beautiful day – go for a walk. Or maybe I should walk out by the road and check for Baby. No, no, no I don’t want to do it. But just go check for him. OK, let me walk out toward the road. Oh no, what is that black area I see over there across the road? I’ll walk over to it. What is it? what is it? Oh no. Oh no. Oh no – it is my little sweetheart. Lying there perfectly still. The little black Baby-Munchkin – dead – hit by a car. Oh no, my heart is broken.

November 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm
(304) Joni says:

In a parallel universe, I was cherished as a child and never abused.
In a parallel universe, I was not a crazy harpy to my boyfriend and so we had a relationship that endured.
In a parallel universe, I felt immersed in happiness because my doll business was doing well and I let it flow though me.
In a parallel universe, I felt confident that Baby Munchkin would show up for lunch when he missed Breakfast.
In a parallel universe, he did arrive home in time for lunch.
Everything is Intention.

In my universe, I was abused as a child.
In my universe, I couldn’t take in the love of my boyfriend and I pushed him away.
In my universe, I started to feel joy because my doll business was doing well but then I turned it into terror.
In my universe, I obsessed and worried because Munchkin missed Breakfast.
In my universe, I found Munchkin on the side of the road yesterday afternoon.
Everything is Intention.

November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm
(305) Scott says:

Now your note was the first. The first to brings their cats and themselves in when it hurts the most. Sorry about your universe. Take it from me cats are way better than people.

November 9, 2011 at 5:25 am
(306) Joni says:

Thank you Scott,
This page has helped me so much in dealing with the death of my cat. I am starting to feel better now.

November 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm
(307) Scott says:

I wish I had paid better attention to what I typed as my previous reply, sorry. I started reading and responding on this page when I lost my best friend of a cat. Then at the end of October another one of my cats died, but in her case it was just old age. Over the years I have gotten comfort and aweful pain reading all these posts. What I have found is that we all have the capacity to love and to be loved. I likes cats most because they seem to pick us. You should see if another cat picks you, then take it home. :)

November 14, 2011 at 5:26 am
(308) joni says:

Where I live, there are quite a number of feral cats. I’m not sure exactly why, but, no matter why they are there, I leave a bowl of food out for them on my front porch all the time. I have had a few bad experiences trying to catch them. I caught Mama once, but she bloodied her forehead trying to get out before I could get her to the vet to have her spayed – so I let her out. Then I caught one of Munchkin’s brothers. I had him neutered, kept him 3 days, released him back into the wild and never saw him again. After that, I decided to try a different tack. One day, Mama was down from the woods, with her three kittens. They were eating the food I put out for them near the woods. 10 feet away, I was watching. Mama sat erect, on guard, watching me, as her babies ate. After eating, one of the kittens came bounding toward me, full of food and glee. As he approached, he realized what he was doing, threw on the breaks, and went scampering back to Mama and the woods. That kitten was Munchkin. Having learned from experience, I tried to tame him by just standing closer and closer to him as he ate. Sure enough, after about 2 months, he let me pet him on the head for the first time and of course once trust was established, it progress from there. Papa was the same story as Munchkin. He started to trust me after many months of feeding him. About 2 days ago, I saw Twinnie, Munchkin’s feral twin sister. I caught just a glimpse of her as she ran off my porch toward the woods. So I followed and watched. She ran away, climbing the rocks behind my house. She turned to see if I was still there. Then, feeling safe, perched 20 feet above me, she sat and watched me for just a fleeting moment, then turned again and disappeared into the woods. It was just like seeing my Munchkin again. I wanted to yell out: “Twinnie, Pick me! Pick me!” But I know that will be her choice… Thank you Scott.

November 10, 2011 at 8:54 am
(309) Autumn says:

We just come home from the store last night and found her dead on the cat condo…her eyes, they scared me, and her nose was so awfully gray…my dad wont talk to anyone because that was HIS cat, though in a sense, she loved everyone else too, she was everybody’s cat. I’ve had her since she could fit in the palm of my hand, I watched her grow up in m house for 8 years, then she just dies when we’re not here…I just…I just want Daisy back…

November 13, 2011 at 8:03 am
(310) Ann Farrar says:

My beautiful cat Jack who wasmy friend for the past 14 years, died on 11/11/11. I’m finding it hard coping with his loss and see him every where round the house, in the garden and picture him meeting me from the car, like he did after I fiinished work. I wonder did he develop suspected kidney and liver failure after I took two more kittens/cats in our home, especially when one of the bullied him and he would hide behind the kitchen door…I’m heart broken, there all them years , then faced with you dying within 3 days of becoming ill. I didn’t see it coming. How will I live without you Jack…it’s was so unexpected and I weep for your loss with such an heavy heart…I will always love you and no matter how many cats I have, you will never be replaced…God keep you in his arms and may you be free. I feel like I’m dying without you…xxxx God bless Jack xxxx

November 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm
(311) charlie says:

my cat was put down due to cancer his name was beaky and he had a real charecter he was a good freind and i miss him dearley rip beaky

November 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm
(312) Emma82 says:

My beautiful cat, Dylan, was run over at 6pm this evening. The driver of the car just left him. I am distraught. He was just 11 months old. I’m going to miss him so badly. I miss him right now – he’s meant to be curled up next to me and nudging my hand to stroke him.

The grief I feel is dreadful. My 9 year old daughter collapsed to the floor in tears when she saw me with him lifeless in my arms. We just buried him in the back garden with a blanket in a box.

He was my little buddy, always affectionate and loving. We had four cats altogether but he was closest to the 14 month old cat we have. Our 14 month old is looking all round the house for his best buddy.

I feel sick and guilty and so distraught. I’d do anything to bring my beautiful boy back.

November 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm
(313) KKMaxie says:

My cat just died two days ago at night. He had been missing since Nov. 11 and I didn’t put up ads until like three days ago. I was devastated when my dad told me that my cat had died. he had been hit by a car……….. ON THE HEAD! My dad didn’t show me his head but he said it was terrifying and it was him. Surprisingly, he was hit on my friend’s street and maybe one of her relatives hit him. He was only a year and a half years old and I’ve had him from when he was 6 weeks. He was my FIRST PET

November 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm
(314) Abbey says:

Hi everyone,my little Thomas bear got run over yesterday morning,he was not even two. I am absolutely devastated. He was our little stocky ginger boy who everyone loved. We live in a quiet cul de sac and he was always out and about visiting the neighbours and being social,I was always a bit worried about him being out but I never thought it would actually happen as its so quiet. Im going to miss him running into the bathroom every morning and waiting by the shower. Im going to miss his little roar as I call it when it was tea time, he would be purring and then he would meow and it would come out like a wee roar. Im going to miss him so much I cant even explain it. Im so glad that yesterday morning when I woke up with him on my pillow we had a snuggle and kisses. I would give anything to have him back again. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has posted on here, they are really helping me. Its still very early days but I know it will get easier,I will never forget him. I think im still in abit of shock, it will hit me again when I get home today and hes not there,oh now im crying dam it!! I wish I knew who did it because someone down our quiet street must know. My husband says not to worry about it because it was an accident and its not going to help me if I start pointing the finger,i guess he’s right. Im also having feelings of quilt, he was out the back of the house when i left that morning so I didnt say goodbye to him, but he knew I loved him more than anything. I seriously got excited everyday after work driving home knowing that I would see him. I need to be strong for our other wee cat Olive. Shes such a sweetheart who is so loving. I feel bad for even thinking it but we will get another cat, not to replace Thomas but for company for Olive. I volunteeer at the SPCA and there are loads of unwanted cats and I will be able to find one to give all my love to. Anyway im rambling on now, thanks again everyone,we are not alone x

November 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm
(315) Christina says:

I cannot believe my Sebastian is gone i feel like I have been ripped apart and the part that is missing is a jagged hole where my heart used to be. Yesterday I had to put my beautiful himalayan to sleep he started to vomit 2 weeks ago and started feeling pourly so I called his vet because I had a feeling he had a bowel obstruction. My luck being as bad as it is he was out of town all week so I had to call a diff vet. I took Sabby in they did testing only to find out he had feline leukemia and was in full renal failure and if he had a bowel obstruction we couldn’t do surgery until his kidney values came back up. So we let the vet push fluids and sub q fluids he retested last friday only to find out that his labs were getting worse at home he was getting worse he was losing weighy so fast i was feeding him with a syringe only to have him vomit it back up. He was my baby and my daughters were just as devestated as I was. He loved me so much that he would follow me everywhere even in pain. If I was cooking he was in the kitchen if I was getting ready for sleep he would be in my bedroom waiting for me. He was trying so hard I even got a second opinion when the vet told me there was nothing else they could do when his labs came back worse than before. I waited ll weekend. What finally made me decide to put him to sleep was when i was lying on the floor petting listening to him purring as he tried to lay down he did it so gingerly with this pained look on his face I decided I was being selfish by not letting him go so I made up my mind that I had to let hime go. The next morning I told my husband that i was going into work late i was going to do it and he tells me to get his blood work drawn he thought he was getting better. So stupid me. Did and it gave me a sense of false hope but he wasnt getting better he was getting was so i did it that afternoon.

November 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm
(316) Christina says:

I want to finish my story. When Sebastian was called I wanted to run out of there and take him home and pretend this wasn’t happening. I could not go through with it I just couldn’t do it. My baby was going to leave me but knew he was in pain so I made myself get up holding him the whole time and walked into the room. I held him the whole time except the actual injection I cried the whole time wishing to God that I was having a nightmare and this wasn’t happening I had him since he was 6 weeks old and now he just turned 6 yrs old. I found out exactly how sick he was once he had passed and I apologized to him for waiting so long. Sabby I can never replace you nor will I ever try I will miss the hallway attacks and the way you would fit yourself into any box you could find even if you couldn’t fit in it. His favourite place to lay was on my laptop or the suitcases and I would never move him off. He was the king of the house and he knew it if he was laying down he would do it in the middle of the floor knowing full well we would always go around him. I will always miss you especially seeing you sit like a human watching t.v. I love you my precious Sebastian. Goodbye. You will forever hold a place in my heart.

November 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm
(317) Karen says:

It has been a week now since I lost my Merlin in a RTA, the driver knew he had run him over but he still drove off. My partner chased him up the road shouting at him and he drove even quicker. I feel quilty, angry, sad and very low. I have three other cats and I can’t seem to feel any better about this situation. I have lost other animals in my life time, but never in a road accident and I think thats the problem!! My Merlin was only 3yrs and he has left behind his sister and I keep looking at her and crying. I wish I could feel better!!!

November 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm
(318) Irene says:

My cat Bibi died today :( . He was 12 years old, and was very sick for the last week – we don’t even know why he died, we were at the vet yesterday, but she didn’t find anything in particular…. I am just glad it was quick and he didn’t suffer, and died at home…. RIP.

December 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm
(319) Dominic says:

Everyone, please pray for my cat, Little Kitty, he is very sick. He is at the vet right now, and when we had to find him to bring him to the vet, he was in the corner of a closet where he has never been before, everyone please pray for my cat, he really needs it. Thank you.

December 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm
(320) Gary Ngo says:

My cat Mimi was found dead in a old stove with blood coming out of her nose which is a sign of internal bleeding. I had a good relationship with her, she was there with me through the hardest parts of my life. She was a very laid back cat, and loved me. This is the first loss I have ever had, it is definitely an eye-opening experience. Life is so random…

12/6/11 RIP MIMI

December 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm
(321) Scott says:

Dominic, we all will take a moment to pray for your cat. The cat gods are powerful and have a plan of their own, however. Let us know how it went.

December 7, 2011 at 4:35 am
(322) Vince G. says:

My cat just died yesterday hit by a car right in front of my house the guy did not even stop or brake. My first cat he was a boy i had for about 11 years he was an outside cat and i was scared for him every time i let him out cause we live on a busy street, but its what made him happy i am going to miss him so much words cant explain. He loved everyone he met and everyone loved him the most chilled friendliest cat you can imagine all he ever wanted to do was sit on your lap (my lap cat is what i called him) i will never forget him and hope to see him again someday R.I.P Kittles

December 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm
(323) Wanda says:

My cat Ki-ki was ran over and died on the evening of December 5, 2011. I too, am hurting so badly inside that it feels like my heart will stop beating. He was only about 3 yrs old and the most beautiful white and orange striped cat, with the stripes making a circle on both sides. He hated being inside and I, of course, knew the dangers of him being outside. He was such a hunter! Brought home all sorts of creatures for me and left them in the bath tub away from my roommates little dog. At least the lady who hit him stopped and picked him up and took him to her home before calling me. She was crying so hard and I felt as though my heart had been ripped from my body and screamed in pain. I ache for him and sleep with my jacket that he last slept on so I can feel his presence. I’ve had to have two other pets put to sleep because of illness and I never want to feel this kind of hurt again. My heart goes out to all of you who have lost your loved one.

December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am
(324) Sarah says:

My dearest cat,Teimour, who was 8 months old,was hit by a car 4days ago on my birthday:((
He was my outdoor cat.On Dec 5th,he went out after breakfast,I came upstairs to have my own breakfast that I heard him mewing (thought he must be with that new friend or something),I looked outside the window and saw him beside the street,I thought he was catching sth (I still cant stop thinking about that moment),but my poor baby was trying to come home but he was too injured to walk and yet I was so stupid thinking he was playing with sth:((
I went to him..he wasn’t able able to walk on his feet and was trying to crawl with his hands and there was a little blood on his mouth and on his back.I cant forget it :( I was crying and petting him “what have happened to u my baby” ,it was so sad.
The doctors said he’s not feeling anything on his legs and he needed surgery.They gave him some oxygen.They put cast on his legs and told us to give it some time and they sent us home.They didn’t mention any internal bleeding (maybe they had realized it, and there were nothing to be done anymore).On our way back home as I was crying I petted him, talked to him and held his hand,wishing he wasn’t suffering.
But…An hour after we got home,my little baby passed away.
And now I can’t stop crying when I think what he’s been through on that day.It just rips out my heart.
This place feels so empty without him. whenever I was coming back from university he used to be there and petting him used to take away all my tiredness .
In my city,most of the people don’t have pets and actually hate or are afraid of cats in the streets.I know my Teimour was a lucky one and enjoyed his short life with us,but I still keep thinking maybe there was sth more I could do for him.
That last day was the worst memory of my whole life:((
I still cant look at his photos because tears keep coming,but soon I’m gonna write a tribute to him and post some photos.
I’m glad to find people here who understand me.Thank you.

December 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm
(325) Scott says:

Please Oh please, everyone go out and get the perfeck fence for your outside cats. So many of our entries on this page involve cars. Build an enclosure for your loved cats. They will be fine as long as they are outside….As for all of us when you loose a pet save one. It will make you feel better. Maybe not right now, but soon and your heart will beat again. I promise.

December 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm
(326) Mike says:

We took my cat to the vet his morning because my cat was crying in the corner. We find out through an X-ray that he either has leukemia or lung cancer. His body temperature was so low hat it wouldn’t register on her thermometer. She said he won’t be able to recover. We brought him back home. He won’t eat or drink. He’s been sitting under a couch crying in pain. He has a twin sister cat that knows he’s sick and she’s acting all depressed. So we’ve all been sitting here watching his inevitable death. I’ve had him for 8 years.  This is the worse Christmas ever.

December 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm
(327) Scott says:

Hold your cat. Put him in your lap, keep him warm. Talk to him. Make peace with him. Maybe ask the vet if you can have some pain killers. One of my cats died on Halloween. It is never easy.

December 23, 2011 at 2:55 am
(328) Joanna says:

Last night we saw our beautiful Ragdoll kitty Mocha get hit by a car outside our house. Mocha always comes to call and usually stays in the front garden – we live on a quiet residential street. We couldn’t find her in the garden about 11pm so we went to look for her with torches; we scanned the road and found her completely alive lying in the middle of the road being naughty. It was really quiet and we were walking towards her to pick her up when a car literally sped out of nowhere and plowed straight into her. I was in complete shock and my husband and I just stood there for what felt like ages just watching the car drive away – it didn’t stop. I think she died instantly but we took her to the hospital anyway and they tried to revive her but she was gone. The worst thing is that we just brought her from the UK to Aus as we relocated – we only got her back from quarantine 3 weeks ago. I can’t believe the pain I’m feeling, I feel like my heart is broken in two and I have lost my child or a member of my family. I keep hearing the noise of the car hitting Mocha and seeing her afterwards just laying in the road and me and my husband standing there not even moving. I feel like we could have saved her if we had moved towards her faster, not let her out, looked for her sooner, jumped in front of the car to make it swerve, something. I am completely devastated and miss her so much. She was my best friend and always there for me. We have a second Ragdoll called Grey who is showing signs of intense grief today – he hasn’t eaten his food, he is meowing all around the house, following me everywhere, and sleeping a lot. I can’t believe she is gone is such a horrific way. How could it have been her time? I went and bought beautiful flowers in the same colour as her coat (cream) and candles and cards and I put all these things outside in the place that she died. It helps me to think that maybe Mocha can see this and realise how much we loved her. I honestly just feel so empty.

December 23, 2011 at 3:06 am
(329) Joanna says:

I don’t know if my guilt comes across in the previous post but I feel like it was completely my fault that Mocha died. I just keeping thinking that I could have done something – anything – to save her or prevent this from happening. I have had cats my whole life – I also have a 17 year old cat whom I had to leave in the UK with my family because he was too old to travel – I have never experienced anything like this before. We chose our new house entirely based on it’s suitability for the cats and actually rejected other houses that were better for us on the basis of not being right for the cats. And even after all the precautions – all the training – al the care – her life was still taken away by some callous person. From reading your posts I’m so happy that there are people out there who have stopped and picked up cats from the side of the road and called their owners. What is the man feeling who killed Mocha? Does he feel remorse? Does he feel sorry? Did he just laugh? I can’t believe that this has happened. I just can’t believe it.

December 23, 2011 at 8:56 pm
(330) patricia says:

i had to put my cat down on dec 19 due to cancer and him not being able to breathe. he was fine on saturday, on sunday he couldn’t catch his breath and couldn’t meow. on monday i took him to the vet and they xrayed his chest and found only a quarter of his lungs functioning and told me what it was. i had him for 15 years, he was my child and my best friend and i can’t deal with it. his presents are under the tree, i see all his toys and his cat beds and and the food still in his dish and i keep forgetting he’s not here and i look for him at my feet and expect his paw on my leg when i’m at the computer and his precious little face. i miss him so much i can’t stand it. i know he isn’t suffering now and that he lived a long life but it hurts so much.

December 24, 2011 at 1:39 am
(331) Susan Monreal says:

I just had to put my Smokey to sleep yesterday and have been crying the last 24 hours. My heart is truely broken, I can’t imagine not haveing her sit on my lap every night while I sit and watch t.v. She was 19 years old and always healthy. She was rushed to the vet at 2:30 am and at 2:00pm that afternoon was told we should put her to sleep. I am still questioning if I did the right thing. I can’t imagine me feeling any better anytime soon. I had her since she was 5 weeks old. I love you Smokey.

December 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm
(332) Dianne says:

My heart goes out to those who lost their kitty’s. I could not stand the thought of my kitty getting ran over so he never goes outside. We have a very old neighborhood cat who everyone feeds and he stays clear of cars but I just can’t let mine out. It breaks my heart to see a loose dog or cat out and it would really break my heart if I was the unfortunate one who ran over one, I would cry forever.

December 27, 2011 at 10:38 am
(333) Dawn says:

One Hour ago , My Diego was put to sleep, fluid was continuing ti build up in his chest and took over 75% of his lungs, he was only 9 years old.He has a brother who I know will be wondering where he is, I dont know what to do…It is such a devastating feeling, I have had both of them since they were kittens. I am so overwhelmed with saddness, andmiss him already.

December 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm
(334) Scott says:

Oh my God these latest stories are killing me. Please build your cats a place to be outside that is safe. look into the “purfect fence”. Cars and cats just are a deadly combination. My heart goes out to all of you.

December 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm
(335) Kenneth Kokata says:

My 13 year old cat Charlie died yesterday, December 27, 2011 at approximately 11:30AM Hawaiian Time. He was a very healthy cat who began limping in late February, 2011 and the veterinarians couldn’t determine the reason for the limp but were certain he had no broken or dislocated bones or joints.. Christmas Eve he suddenly had moments of heavy breathing…. took him to the veterinarian yesterday and although diagnosed with a strong heart, he passed away during the XRays procedure.because of an enlarged lung. I didn’t expect this to happen and thought I would bring him home again, instead I came home alone to a house with his lunch reaching room temperature for his lunch meal at 11:30 AM his usual lunch hour… I miss him so terribly so and have such an incredible love and affection for him… I can’t stop crying and it has been almost 24 hours since his death… I miss him so much and my heart has broken into a million pieces that was filled with love and emotions for this wonderful cat, Charlie! I am still crying as I write this! For those of you who have lost your beloved cat, let us all pray together for all of them! God Bless all of them and all of you! My Sincere Condolences to all of you who have suffered with the loss of your beloved cat!

January 2, 2012 at 11:49 am
(336) Shannon says:

My 16 yr old cat died yesterday afternoon after going downhill suddenly for only just over a week. I’ve not stopped crying. I don’t know how to go on without him.

January 3, 2012 at 9:12 am
(337) claire brookes says:

My cat got run over last year and it broke his spine and badly hit his head, he crawled all the way home to me not being able to use his back legs. Unfortunalty he had to be put to sleep but even now some months on it still hurts so badly – this might sound silly but he was my first cat and i hand raised him after rescuing him from someone who was going to drown him at 3weeks old, the vet said expect the worst but we loved hiim, fed him and he lived to become the most loving snuggly cat , my cat peanut. i do miss him so and it hurts still now and feel like a bit of my heart has gone. I have had other pets dogs, rabbits and haven’t been as upset when they have passed than i have with my beautiful pushkin peanut.

January 6, 2012 at 12:11 am
(338) Mark says:

I lost my Albert in April 23, 2011 and then Andy on Dec 7, 2011.Albert was 17 and had a wonderful life with us. Andy fell victim to VAS and died of cancer last month. I have never been more grief stricken and I am having so much trouble coming to terms with it. I am still crying.

I love you my angels. Billy is alone now, with no one to wrestle with. I don’t know what to do…get a companion for him now?

January 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm
(339) Franny Syufy says:

Mark, I’m sorry you have lost two wonderful cats in just a year. You know Billy better than anyone does. If he is grieving, another cat may help to occupy him while helping you at the same time. It’s a tough decision, and a lot would depend on Billy’s age, his temperament, and the temperament of Andy (since he is the last cat that died.)

January 11, 2012 at 10:51 am
(340) Kedar says:

My 3 yr old cat SOTA died yesterday due to heavy vomiting. She was already weakened by a bite wound that she fought for 6 months. What makes this very terrible is that she was on the road of recovery.It just took her 18 hrs from the first time she threw out food till her end. She always gave us immense joy and pleasure. She was a very cute,cuddly cat. Always liked the companionship of humans. She leaves behind her daughter Gooseberry and her brother Minnie with us. Life is cruel. She was too young to leave us.Life can never be same without you SOTA.

January 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm
(341) Just a couple says:

We had our little boy cat, Bucky, passed on December 14. He was 14.

He didn’t have a mean bone in his whole body – never fought, bit, scratched, spit – or anything. He always was a pal to other cats we had.

He had been ill – diarheea, weight loss, and he was on a no-iodine diet. On Saturday night, he woke us up and had an odd “mommy, mommy” cry. He was an indoor cat and wanted to go outside. He was in pain… and I figured – he wants to go out to the woods behind our house to die.

We tried to nurse him back to health but he just got worse — stopped eating entirely — lost his bowel control. On Tuesday morning, his face was so dirty that we had to clean him with a face cloth. He resisted until we told him, “Bucky, we want you to look like a man. Let’s clean your face.” He understood and let us do that. By Wednesday morning he was nearly comatose and we knew, it was time. But, he used every inch, every bit of his remaining energy – to console US on that last morning.

A friend of ours, who is an animal lover herself, said that the release for a suffering animal is the final act of love you can express and return. Those words provided comfort to us.

We had other cats before, but not ones that were true “pals” and that had bonded with us the way Bucky did. Yes, we cried as we went around the house cleaning up his messes after he was gone. We were sad — and we still are. The biggest shock was waking up in the morning and there’s only one cat here, not two. We sit on our bed to watch TV, he’s not around to join us anymore.

But he must have been in tremendous discomfort the last few days and he’s freed from that. And we now look around, and think of good times with him… and we now smile and not cry over those moments. We’re getting over it.

We’ll always miss him, and we don’t believe we’ll ever replace him. But we’ll never forget him, either.

January 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm
(342) meerkat says:

We helped our sweet Ellie find peace on December 22nd.
She was only 6 years old but she had a tumor that was putting pressure on her heart and making it difficult to breathe.
I thought she was losing weight since last June because she felt slimmer than usual but the vet said she was close to her previous weight. In hindsight, we suspect that the tumor growth was balancing her loss in muscle mass. The night before Thanksgiving, I took her to my vet who made the diagnosis. Because they thought she would benefit from having fluid drawn off, I had to take her to the animal hospital. There, the vet informed us she only had days to live. She was such a trooper and lived a full month before we could tell she was in misery. It was such a hard decision to put her down and I couldn’t stop crying. I still am so very sad and miss her terribly. Our other kitty has been looking for her and seems depressed. I am browsing adoption centers, thinking of getting a new kitty, but I know it will never be the same. I appreciate finding this place to vent with people who understand. God bless you all.

January 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm
(343) Izzy says:

My mom’s cat is dying and we don’t know what to do?
She won’t even pee anymore and she’s constantly
Drinking water? We don’t know if this is this time
To put her down? Any answers? We think she
has kidney failure… :( If you may know anything
please write me back as soon as you can!

January 15, 2012 at 2:46 am
(344) Franny Syufy says:

I have emailed you, Izzy. I hope it wasn’t too late for your poor cat.

January 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm
(345) Anthony and Jenn says:

Our hearts goes out to everyone who have taken the time to share their stories with us on this site…

My GF and I just put our little guy to sleep yesterday. We have not been the same since.
Both of us feel extremely guilty.
On Friday the little guy threw up. He was still fine after, but we noticed the next day that he was not his usual active self. After not eating or drinking anything we took him to the emergency vet. When we got there, we were told that his temp was really low and he was very dehydrated. The vet recommended doing an x-ray, and we found out that he had swallowed a plastic cap from one of his toys (a stick and ribbon toy) and it was blocking his stomach. The vet then said that because his temp was do low, and he was dehydrated, there was a good chance that even with the surgery, he may not make it. On top of that, it was going to cost close to 5K to do the surgery.
We just don’t have the money. Since we made the decision to put him to sleep, we are feeling extremely guilty. We just don’t know how to cope.
He was the most amazing cat. Only 10 yrs old. We just got him a little friend (11mth old kitten) and she is just walking around the house looking for him. Every time one of us starts crying, she just hops onto our laps and starts cuddling (she is not a cuddling cat at all). I keep looking for him every time I walk by where he usually sleeps.
My gf has had him since he was 3mths old and she is a mess. I have only known him for the past three years, but he has changed my life. I can truly say that he made me a better person.
As I mentioned, we are having a ton of trouble with the guilt of not having the money to at least try the surgery.
Any advise would be helpful….

January 21, 2012 at 9:02 am
(346) katrina says:

I just lost my baby kitten not long ago. She had a fever the day before but I took her to the ve. DR gavr me some medicine and said that she ll be alright. Later that evening she was having diffcult breathing so I held her in my arms to soothe her. for a few minutes, she suddenly had a seizure, I didnt knoe ehat to do and just a few second pass that she went limp. She died in my arms all I could do was cry. She was only 4 months old.

January 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm
(347) Rich says:

My cat just died today Jan. 26. Stormy was her name. She was 14 or 15, we don’t know exactly because she came to the house a stray and we took her in. She was a good kitty and such good company. I’ve done nothing but cry today. I miss her so much. I wish I could bring her back but I know I can’t. I just hope there is an animal heaven because I want her to be happy now playing and eating and sleeping. I miss her!!! Goodbye my sweetie.

January 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(348) kaylasmiley says:

my cat died-he was only nine months old.please do help!

January 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm
(349) Dana says:

On January 24, 2012 I had to put my lovely Sasha to sleep. She was 12 years old. She picked me as her mom at SPCA. I was looking to get s kitten with one eye fur patch white and one black. I didnt find one and was leaving. When i pass by her room, she was fighting playing with her litter mate. She suddenly stopped and was looking at me while her litter mate punched her. She was sick and snotty at the time and she broke her tail so it had to be amputated. She got better and we had to move several places and she was with me through thick and thin.
She was diagnosed with rare skin disease called Pemphigus early this month. Then last week, she broke her nail took her to emergency room and was there for 3 days. She was diagnosed with another rare condition called chylothorax. The emergency room said to take her to cardiologist because she was slightly stable now. I said I want to take her home. I know the situation was bad because she was breathing weird. The last night at home she was so loving. Didn’t want to leave me. Then the next morning, she breath harder and distraught. I took her to the primary vet to have fluid suck out so she can breath better but I realize I couldn’t make her comfortable without stressing her. I then cried my eyes out and have to put my only fur child to sleep.
I now have to remind myself everyday that she is not going to be at the stairs waiting for me. I have no one to fuss about at home and the pet stores that I love to shop, I won’t have a reason to go anymore. I am so heart broken! I’m glad I had a last night with my Sasha and she was so brave to hang in there to come home to say goodbye to me. I know she wants to stay but watching her suffering to breath and not being able to help was too much to bare. I know my decision is correct but it doesn’t make it easy. I love you my sausage girl! You are in a better place now!

January 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(350) Aimee says:

Our cat sox has just been hit by a car and killed, we also have his brother Mojo still who will be upset as well. Sox belonged to my 9 year old daughter who is very grief stricken for her cat

January 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm
(351) Lisa says:

I just lost my beloved Olevia. She was approximately 14 years old. I found her on the interstate about two years ago, bone-skinny, covered in bug bites with part of her left ear missing. She and I had an instant connection, like we had finally found each other. I named her for my Grandmother who died when I was four. There was a comfort about this beautiful calico lady. She weighed barely three pounds when I pulled her from the rainy roadside; she died today weighing 12 pounds and knowing she was loved and had a home. I had kept her in the house while I was ill for the past two days and she was an outside girl at heart. I rarely let her out of the house without me, but she scratched and cried to get out and I caved. I was in the house still sick when I heard the sickening sound of skidding car brakes. I knew instantly. The phone rang and it was my neighbor. He had seen the accident and told me not to come outside that he would take care of her for me. The guilt I feel in inexplicable. I know she loved being outside and never went near the street, so she must have been mesmerized by something she saw. I have the comfort of knowing that she knew she was loved and was well-fed and comfortable in her aging years. Please pray for this beautiful girl as she rides with the angels to Heaven.

January 31, 2012 at 3:08 am
(352) Cody says:

my cat has been acting very weird the past three days until today when i saw him getting sick in my room then we took him the E.R. Vet 5 mins after we got there his heart stopped…He was our car of 10 years :( i cant cope,

January 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm
(353) john says:

Hi, we lost our ‘Muriel’ (Mew) late on the 29th/early 30th Jan. She was knocked down & killed by a car outside our house. She was approx twelve months old. Two weeks ago she was dumped outside our house along with a lovely tom-cat. We managed to find a home for the lovely young fella & we were able to keep Mew. Although we have always been ‘dog people’ , Mew’s presence had such a wonderful impact in our lives & the grief for her loss is unbearable. We have struggled constantly with the ‘what if’s’ & ‘why did we’s – we are utterly destroyed at the loss of such a beautiful young life. We are trying to focus on the positives, such as the love we were able to offer her in the short time that she lived with us, & the sense of belonging which we’re sure she finally had. Our lives have forever been changed by our lovely Mew…….we love you & miss you…..always xx

February 5, 2012 at 8:06 am
(354) Brian says:

My cat moose passed away, 4 year old short hair. I am so lost. It was just so sudden. He wasn’t acting right, so we took him to the vet. Said it was a flutd, feline lower urinary tract disease. Said its common, then all the sudden we got the worse call 8 hours later our beloved Moose had passed. I am so grief stricken, he was a buddy and companion. I have such an empty heart now. If he had died of old age I could handle, just so young to be taken from us. It’s just why does things happen, you know you can’t control life but you try so hard too. Sorry I just need an outlet, I have never hurt so much! Please any insight would be appreciated! R.I.P Moose, your love and friendship will never be forgotten!

February 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm
(355) Franny Syufy says:

Brian, I am terribly sorry you lost your Moose at such an early age and in such an unexpected way. FLUTD can be related to infection, which can usually be treated with antibiotics, or to blockage of the urethra, which is often caused by urinary crystals. Years ago, I came very close to losing a cat through the latter, and he was hospitalized for a week with a catheter dripping bloody urine. It is now thought that urinary crystals can be related to the urinary pH, which can be affected by the food cats eat. More and more food manufacturers are targeting the opimum urinary pH with their formulas, and some of them are disclosing that information on the bag labels.

I know this information won’t bring back Moose, but it can help you understand better how such a thing can happen to a young cat. You did everything you could, by taking him to your veterinarian as soon as you noticed a change in his behavior. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. When you’ve had time to absorb your loss, it may help to post a memorial to Moose.

February 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm
(356) Helen says:

My feral kitty Yuri was ran over sometime between late Friday and Saturday (almost 2 days ago). He was an oddly intelligent cat. He must have been between 3-4 years old. I liked to think of him as a cantankerous, spoiled brat that was only nice to me when he saw me in a particularly sour mood (or wanted real meat). It took me so long to earn his trust to even pet him. He was one of those pets that the bonding experience is exceptionally challenging. I buried him by myself. The poor fellow seemed to have died a painful death, tummy open, skin on the face a torn. My brother, mom, and me will miss him terribly. I know his brother is going nuts trying to find him at the moment. I know his pregnant mother sniffed his corpse before I finished the burial. I feel so incredibly guilty. I don’t know what else to do.

February 7, 2012 at 3:46 am
(357) Katie says:

My cat was hit by a car last night. My partner found him moments later still alive. We managed to get him home quickly where he died in our arms. Am really finding it hard because he was a pair and his brother is missing him. He was only 7 months old. We are all in a state. I just don’t know how to make sure our other cat isn’t lonely.

February 9, 2012 at 12:01 am
(358) charlotte says:

my cat Tikvah died this morning and accordingy to my dad she was poisoned. She was spread out on the lawn and now her brother is looking for her everywhere. Hos name is tappasse… i dont know what to do wit my life and im only 11.. HELP ME AND TAPPASSE!!

rip Tikvah

February 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm
(359) Franny Syufy says:

Charlotte, I’m very sorry for your loss. However, if your cats are allowed outside they can be poisoned either accidentally (by eating plants sprayed with toxic chemicals). If your Dad hasn’t already, he should call Animal Control. If Tikvah was poisoned intentionally, they may investigate it. In the meantime, Tappasse should stay inside, if at all possible.

February 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm
(360) Bee says:

My cat just died. She had a heart murmur. According to her teeth records, she was born in 1999. I didnt get her until 2005. She was a loud meowing cat, but she was my loud cat. I will miss her.

February 12, 2012 at 12:52 am
(361) Gregory and Sasa says:

Our wonderful cat Amber just passed away tonight. She was a 13 and 1/2 years old. Bengal. She had the most amazing fur coat, she looked just like a little wild leopard. She would come visit me all time and demand attention., She would demand a head rub or a full body combing. She constantly meowed trying to communicate her demands. I miss her already.

February 13, 2012 at 4:32 am
(362) IAN & LIZ PAYNE says:

Just had our 16 yr old Turkish Angora cat put to sleep – devastating and has left a big hole in our lives. May she RIP in cat heaven !!!

February 15, 2012 at 11:47 am
(363) Lucy says:

my cat died in October and still cant get over it, we found him in a field lying there. i was speechless, he was part of the family and its torn out a big part of me

February 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm
(364) Scott says:

Lucy, I am so sorry for your cat. Now you have to move forward. Please go to a shelter and save a cat. Your cat you lost would be done mourning you already. Save a cat today!

February 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(365) Eric says:

Our cat, Zoe, passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 22 years and 7 months. We adopted her in August 1994, so were blessed to have her with us for 17 1/2 years. Zoe was diagnosed with feline kidney disease in April 2009, but she was able to hold on for nearly four more years. The special food she ate was able to keep the kidney disease under control until about two weeks before she died. As Zoe got older, she also developed arthritis in her right hip, so she had increasing difficulty getting around.

Zoe was not in pain or discomfort when she died, although my wife and I knew that the end of her life was near. She passed away at home, in her favorite place, on the couch in the room that I use as an office. In her final hours, she reached out her front paw to me as if to say goodbye, and she waved her paw at my wife, who was down the hall, to say goodbye to her also. My wife and I were both with Zoe when she passed. At the end, she opened her mouth, let out her final breath – as her soul passed out of her body to head for what in the musical “Cats” is called the “heaviside layer” – heaved a few times,, and then was still.

The Church of England has a rite for an animal, so after Zoe passed away we recited a few prayers over her mortal remains, and then read an excerpt from a T.S. Eliot poem: “The mystical divinity of unashamed felinity / Round the cathedral rang ‘Vivat’ / Life to the everlasting cat”

I am sure that Zoe’s soul has arrived at the heaviside layer by this time and that she is finding new cat companions there. We will miss her very much – it is an empty feeling to look at the couch and see no one there – but we are indeed fortunate that her life was such a long one and that she brought so much joy and love to us.

February 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm
(366) Franny Syufy says:

I’m truly sorry that Zoe has passed on to the heaviside layer. However, that is one of the most beautiful eulogies I’ve ever read to a well-loved cat. Thank you for sharing.

February 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm
(367) Asja Cooper says:

i am so sorry my cat got into the dryer and he was panting i miss him so much . we took him to the vet and they gave him stuff they said that he would be okay but that night he died. we think he was having some thing wrong with his head. his name was simba my little baby he was only 9 months old i miss him sooo much i totaly feel you.

February 26, 2012 at 10:41 am
(368) Melanie says:

April 1st 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of my cat (my girl) Becky’s death. She was hit by a car. She was an indoor Russian blue. I dont know how she got out. When i discovered she was missing i tore my house apart. I made lost signs but didnt even know where to put them..i had to take my dad to the doctors. He told me to take a weird way home. Up ahead in the street i travel daiily i saw what was to be..Becky. i shook. I dont know how i didnt crash. I stopped in the middle of the road got out in traffic..and saw her there. Barely recognizable but i knew. I was hysterical. I still am. She was magical. She was my best friend. Like a child of mine. I have four kids. I loved her with such a deep love. As she loved me and the kids. My life wont be the same. I had her creamated. It was painful. Like losing my grandma was. Becky even had the same b’day as her..i find myself late at nite driving around looking for her. Wishing her back. Im not crazy…my heart feels forever broken. I cant cope.. all u get from people is….get over it. Its just a cat. My soul has been ripped out..BECKY BLUE MOMMY MISSES YOU SO MUCH

February 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(369) mich says:

My little cat had to be put to sleep this morning and I am devestated. She was 14 years old, was diagnosed with a stomach tumor in January and due to her being so small and old could not be operated on. She was fine until Saturday when she practically just gave up and just lay on the window-sill staring at us for two days. I feel so sad as she was a great friend and so loving to her family. I am frightened that when I get another pet (not now, but I am a great animal lover and would gladly give another animal a loving home for another 14+ years) that I will feel unbelivable guilt. For now she is in the garden in her favourite spot and we intend to plant a tree on top to honor her memory. :( :( :(

March 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm
(370) dell says:

my cat J.D who was not even 2 yet died yesterday morning. we are heartbroken. healthy happy no signs of being unwell ever. indoor cat. fine playin purrin then 20minz later he is lying dead in the lounge room. eyes clear throat clear pink gums. we tried to revive him but nothing….the other 2cats r upset. we r in shock. my man was pettinj.d not 20mins before we found him dead. i always make sure there r no plants inside no poisons nothing. my other cats r fine…but my little j.d is gone. we r devastated :-( :-( :-( we r at a liss. we had him picked up yesterday he is going to b cremated n brought back home in an urn. we cant stop crying. we think maybe it could have been his heart? we are too sad about it all.

March 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm
(371) Lisa says:

My beloved cat got onto our pond with thin ice, and broke through. I saw the hole, and just knew because I could not find him. I got him out and just held him and hugged him. I am so brokenhearted. He was by best friend and followed me every where. The pond totally thawed out by the afternoon. If only he had waited he would not have been able to go on the ice. I cannot stop crying.

March 9, 2012 at 1:26 am
(372) Christine says:

My Beloved 6 year old Munchkin Kitty died right next to me today. Its breaking my heart because I KNOW what was wrong with him & there was nothing I could do but watch him deterioriate. Guilt and heartbreak are tearing me up. This was his third bout with being blocked in the past 5 months & I was completely out of money, I didn’t even have enough to pay to put him so sleep.(there is only one Vet within 75 mile radius of me & they wanted $1000 at least to unblock & do tests & refused to take payments for that or to put my darling to sleep, they even refused to sell me a cathater so I might try to save him on my own)This kills me so much because I was his mother, I have had him since he was 5 weeks old, JUST opened his eyes…he was my “creamy tummy, gooseberry eyed puss with boots” & I loved him to distraction & a few short days ago I was filming him on my camera playing in the bubbles from my bubble machine on my porch. Now he’s lying in a kitty coffin in my garden & I am so guilty and heartsick I can’t stand it.4 years ago he was attacked by a coyote when he snuck outside one night. It broke his jaw completely. The vet (same one who refused me this time) told me it would be a minimum of $4000 and there was no guarentee he would make it thru the surgery so I should put him to sleep. I called my old Vet from a few states over and he told me that if I could syringe feed him until his jaw heals, he’d be fine. So thats what I did & his jaw healed and he WAS fine.

March 9, 2012 at 1:27 am
(373) Christine says:

3days ago, My bank account is dry, I have $25 to my name for the next two weeks & Munny starts straining again after a day of playing in Bubbles. I go on line to find if I might be able to purchase a catheter of my own & overnight it, even try to find anything around the house that might work just to remove the blockage. I had to wait until he was so sick that he could barely move to try, but my ‘homemade’ versions had no effect. & just when I was considering trying to attempt removing some urine with a syringe…(I was desperate to help him) he meowed twice (He had made no sounds of pain or anything up until this point), gasped twice and died right next to me. I want him back, I want him draped over my shoulder purring in my ear while I rub my face into his creamy tummy…
I feel such guilt for not being able to do anymore than watch my furry baby die. Its tearing my heart up.
Thanks for ‘listening’

March 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(374) Scott says:

Please, please all of the people who have male cats listen. Read the Natrual Cat. It discusses making your own food. You have to remove the ash content out of the food a male cat eats or it blocks them. I am so so sorry for the loss Christine. My male cat went through it once and it was so painful to see. But I saved him from that by making him fresh food. It turns out cheeper to make your own food than to buy canned food. Trust me.

March 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm
(375) Nancy says:

My dear sweet girl died on Thursday February 16, 2012. She was 15 years and 9 months old. Oh Bender sweet Bender I am so sorry please forgive me

April 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(376) Kate says:

i know this is belated but i had a beautiful tabby cat called smidge, he was the most lovely kind natured cat ever! he always looked like a kitten even up until he died, smidge passed away 25th february 2012 my mum phoned me up and told me the sad news that he had passed away, smidge wasn’t ‘just a cat’ he was my best friend i had him for 16 years and he died of a tumor i am still devastated now can’t believe it and i seem to find my self getting attatched to cats i see in the street and my friends/family cat .. its come to a point now where my mum opted for me to get a kitten just to take my mind of the greif! smidge will never be replaced ever but i just feel so alone, my moods completely changed since he died i just seem so bitter and annoyed all the time!

April 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm
(377) Scott says:

Never be bitter about a cats passing. We mourn our loss strongly, while a cat might for a day or so and then ask for dinner. Go to a shelter and save a cat it will make the world a better place.

April 9, 2012 at 9:16 am
(378) Flick says:

6 days ago my 8 year old baby girl (Sambuca) died suddenly.. I was upstairs trying to sleep and my 6 year old baby cat (Millie) was being a brat jumping at the door and making horrible noises when my husband came charging through the door at 3.30am in distress saying Sambuca wasn’t breathing. One minute she was purring next to my husband and the next second she was struggling to breath we tried to give her mouth to mouth and massage her heart but she was gone by the time he had run up the stairs.. Our other cat (Chloe) who was 6 weeks younger than Sambuca witnessed everything and she can’t understand why her big sister has not Come home.. She keeps crying and just keeps eating.. This is the first time we have had an animal die she was our daughter and my husband is struggling with this.
The vet said she died of a heart attack but we just can’t understand because she was healthy and we never let our girls outside..
We both just burst into tears and are scared beyond belief that one of the other girls will get sick or pass away for no reason.. Since her death I have been waking up at 3.30am (that’s when I can actually fall asleep)
I want the pain to go away but I don’t ever want to forget her..I am going to make up a book with all the funny stories and pictures of her so that one day I can share it with my kids..
My Hubbie has bipolar so it has been a tad harder on him and I have had to try and be stronger for him, which means I am struggling to grieve properly for my little angel..
I don’t know whether or not writing it down here is going to make the pain less but I want to give anything a try ask am at a complete loss And we have not celebrated Easter at all and I have t been back to work since her death..
I <3 you Sambuca and miss you more than you can possibly know.. RIP my little princess mummy, daddy, Chloe and Millie love and miss you xxx

April 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm
(379) Scott says:

By all means write a story or everything you remember. At first it will hurt and hurt bad, but then it will get better. I promise. I typed a 30 page tribute to my cat. I wrote down everything so I would never forget one thing he did. It’s been a while since he died and I think of him every day. If it isn’t too much money maybe you should take your other cats to the vet to have them checked out. Good luck. Remember grief is our way of feeling a loss. It’s normal and it isn’t a shame to experience it and cry. It’s all part of the process.

April 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm
(380) Diane says:

On January 9 I had to put my Tommy to sleep. He was 14 1/2; I took him home from the county shelter when he weighed 3 lbs. It is now April, and I still can’t get over losing my child, my friend, my companion, my sweet boy. We had a long and interesting relationship, travelled from state to state together, and Tommy became more dear as the years progressed. He developed diabetes in 2009 and I faithfully cared for him until his blood sugar could no longer be stabilized. This cat was dear not only to me but also my husband. We took him for walks on a leash, explored the wooded area behind our house together, slept with him, let him eat with us, really we did everything together except travel. He hated the car after the last move. A vet came to the house to euthanize Tommy and he was calm and accepting. I know his suffering was at a point that he was done and ready. I will never be ready. Thinking it would help, I am foster caring for a mom and kittens, but after a month I am sad they are not him. I love caring for them, but nothing is the same without Tommy. I can’t get interested in anything that used to matter to me. I don’t think I have ever cried this much in my life, not even over the deaths of my parents. I hope so very much this black cloud over my heart dissipates and life can go back to being an adventure. Right now it’s just an existence.

April 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm
(381) Nancy says:

Yes. The sunny days are tainted because my loved one can’t see them. The cloudy days are suicide weather. Working in the kitchen, eating my meals, I cry, because she was always such an interested party, enjoying the bustle in her favourite room. I cried in the pet store today. I found a roll of film and when I picked up the photos today, there were six pictures of my sweet little tiger girl…but the film was so old, the pics were orange-coloured. So I was trying to make the photos “real” and started crying in frustration and lonliness because I don’t want to be trying to fix photographs. I WANT MY LITTLE GIRL BACK.

April 19, 2012 at 7:31 am
(382) brad says:

As of rite now my cat has passed and there was nothing I could do for him he hated vets so bad and we don’t have a vet to come to the house he started to throw up earlyier and then went down hill from there I cleaned it up and then I noticed he couldent stand or walk kinda like dizzy so I placed him on our bed where he started to pant like a dog heart Jus beating Sooooo fast and breathing was fast also and then it kinda Jus slowed down after a hour or so of laying there then he got up and went and latex in the window ceil and from my gfs crys i beloved he has passed atleast he was doing what he loved so much laying in the window’s looking out its about 6 am and the cool brezz and birds chirping was a peaceful way for him to go y is it so hard us humans we make them a part of our family and when they go its Jus like a dad or a mother ect passing it bad really bad how I have let my cat be apart of me and that’s not in a bad way at all j love him as if he was my own I loved them all like that but I’m going to get Over this and think about all the fun times we have had in out days big kitty was a stray my girlfriends brother found he came right to him after work and we keeped him land have had him for five yrs. Now this cancer was fast moveeing we had it cut out about 3 weeks ago and now he is gone wow where I live there was nothing I could do for him I’m sorry this is too much for me rite now I will be Bk to finish this sorry reader Jus too much for me

April 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm
(383) Amanda says:

I just had to have my cat put to sleep (he had feline leukemia). I just didn’t want him to suffer. RIP poor baby.

April 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(384) Heidi says:

My cat Skitles died yesterday. I got him from an animal shelter when he was only eight weeks old. He always use to curl up on my lap and grabbed a piece of furr on his side and sucked on himself – leaving a huge wet spot. It feels like I am never gonna stop crying.
Skitles baby, mommy loves you and will always miss you.

April 28, 2012 at 1:06 am
(385) Tina says:

Our 9 month old kitty died the other day,it was heartbreaking! He was sooo sweet and loving. I came home from a meeting and he was on the step really sick. I carried him inside and looked @ him,he couldn’t hardly move so I rushed him to the vet.I gave them $260 and the vet said he had 10 to 15percent chance to make it. The next day we had to put him to sleep because he wasn’t feeling better:-(I miss him so much! My other cat looks for him and meows to me.Its so upsetting. Ill be glad when these sad days pass.We love you Miracle and always will. RIP baby

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm
(386) Cristina says:

My cat (ming2) just died today , and people laugh at me because i cry a lot . They don`t know how sad to accept that your cat is gone after all the good times. They asked me what`s wrong it`s just a cat? . Im happy because the pain he experience has end but im sad because his leaving me </3

May 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(387) Scott says:

Cristina, don’t let anyone bother you about the amount of grief you feel at the loss of your cat. It shows great compassion when you love a cat. It is even more special of a person who can grieve over a cat. I feel sorry for all humans that don’t feel the loss of an animal. If you are in doubt of the value of your loss there are 384 previous entries in a web page not everyone even knows about. each one of us in here know exactly what you are feeling. It took me months to get over my cats loss. It’s normal. So sorry you have to go through this. It gets better.

May 3, 2012 at 3:48 am
(388) judy says:

keep your cats indoors, people :( unless you live on a country road with negligible traffic. i live on 8 acres and my kitties would love it outside i’m sure, but i also live right off the exit of a major highway and i know how dangerous that would be for them.

May 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm
(389) Scott says:

I have been trying for years now to get people to keep their cats inside. But if they want to let them out they need a safe place to be. I did all kinds of research and the “PURFECT FENCE” seems the best way. In the city or country if you can’t protect them from danger then this is the best way other than keeping them inside. My cat got hit by a car because a little girl chased him into the street. It was horrific and I couldn’t comfort my cat. He was in so much pain. The answer is not to stop having cats as pets the answer is to protect them as if they were children.

May 7, 2012 at 7:48 am
(390) mark allen lea says:

me and my wife got butifull ginger tom cat that we introudced to are other two cats gunnisse and crystal we called him boyce we loved him so much he was a baby when we got him we put a leed on him and would wallk him until he was old enough to go out by him self he and my other cat gunness became realy close and when he was old enough they would play out together we had a fluffy teddy that we use to sit on the end of the bead that loved to pad and sleep. one night he did not come home and i new somthing was wrong i phoned are vets and gave a discription. later they phoned back and said that a ginger cat of my discription was brought in that night and they had tried all night to save him but he passed away in the early houres. we miss him sooooo much and we had him cremated and will have hiss ahses put on a lovly shelf. RIP BOYCE U WILL ALWays BE MISSED NEVER FORGOTTEN. and we willnever get over.
mark & nikki

May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am
(391) missy krissy says:

Last night on our way home, 1 minute from pulling into our driveway, runs a cat across the street, hesitating , pulling back , then dashes just to late. I hit the brake and closed my eyes. No sound …. Whoo, I missed it, then “crunch” . my heart stopped. I have had cats all my life. They are children to me, family. I brake even for squirrels. I have never hit any animal in my life. Last night has ruined me. I know it will take a few days to emotionally get my self back together , but the moment will be stained in my head for life. The guilt I feel right now is over whelming. I spoke to the owners and felt helpless. What do you say ? What do you do ? My heart goes out to them, My heart is at a place as if I lost my own. I am truly sorry for your loss. So sorry.

May 9, 2012 at 11:58 am
(392) Dianne says:

Our calico, Kali, was euthanized yesterday. We are not sure of her age, at least 15 years old. We adopted her while living in Japan. She was a feral cat. For about 1 year, she lived under the furniture and would come out for food and water only. She escaped outside one day and we thought that we would never see her again. We were happy, that at least she was spayed. She came back early the next morning and never tried to get out again. She was a wonderful cat and eventually trusted and loved us. She had thyroid problems and we also believe that she was mourning our other cat, Thor, that died a month ago. He made her feel safe. Thor had CHF. He adopted us while we lived in TX. Someone had shot him and he always had trouble walking on his front leg. We stopped giving them vaccinations every year, since they were indoor cats. We did the first 10 years of their lives, and I will not do that again. They were very special cats and we will always remember them.

May 13, 2012 at 11:58 am
(393) Beverley says:

My little girl Bonnie was knocked down by a car yesterday and died instantly. I miss her so much she was only just over a year. Her brother is at a loss and I don’t know what to do with him for the best. Also terrified he will get run over now. How do I carry on without my little girl.

May 18, 2012 at 4:37 am
(394) Elaine says:

Our cat Tiger died May 10th, 2012.
I found Tiger October 13, 1996 in a thistle bush. He was cold, hungry and filthy. He turned out to be a beautiful boy with a loving disposition.
December 2006 he became very ill and we took him to the Vet. We found out he was diabetic and had severe ketoacidosis and they didn’t think he would live. He started to improve after the first dose of insulin. He was in the hospital for 3 days and sent home with us and we had to inject insulin 2 times a day and feed him a low calorie diet food.
I started feeding him a small amount every 3 hours ( get up during the night to make sure he got his food). Within 1 month the Vet took him off the insulin because after reducing the dosage to almost nothing the insulin was too much. I had him diet controlled. He remained that way until the end.
He was slowing down as he was reaching 16 years old, had some arthritis when it was rainy. Last year he stopped jumping on the high beds but still onto the couch. He was doing everything else as he normally would.
Wednesday night he was fine, Thursday morning he was fine, then when my husband called to feed the cat at 10 we found him lying on the floor breathing really weird, almost like a huffing sound and his entire stomach would move like a ripple. He got up to go to his food and walked away, he was very weak.

May 18, 2012 at 4:38 am
(395) Elaine says:

Wednesday night he was fine, Thursday morning he was fine, then when my husband called to feed the cat at 10 we found him lying on the floor breathing really weird, almost like a huffing sound and his entire stomach would move like a ripple. He got up to go to his food and walked away, he was very weak.
We took him to the Vet immediately and after a quick check they took him to get oxygen. When the Vet came back she said it isn’t even worth doing any tests to see exactly what was wrong because he is so weak and his breathing so laboured, heart had a murmur that she didn’t think he would survive the tests. She suspected that he had fluid filling his lungs and organs, a possible tumour that couldn’t be felt, or any other horrible problem. She said she did not feel any blockages, or anything in the throat. He had peed and pooped a little earlier. She didn’t know but said it isn’t good and asked us about putting him down.
We agreed it was better than letting him suffer. My 19 year old son wanted to stay with Tiger while I went to get my husband from work so we could all be with Tiger at the end.

May 18, 2012 at 4:40 am
(396) Elaine says:

We took him to the Vet immediately and after a quick check they took him to get oxygen. When the Vet came back she said it isn’t even worth doing any tests to see exactly what was wrong because he is so weak and his breathing so laboured, heart had a murmur that she didn’t think he would survive the tests. She suspected that he had fluid filling his lungs and organs, a possible tumour that couldn’t be felt, or any other horrible problem. She said she did not feel any blockages, or anything in the throat. He had peed and pooped a little earlier. She didn’t know but said it isn’t good and asked us about putting him down.
We agreed it was better than letting him suffer. My 19 year old son wanted to stay with Tiger while I went to get my husband from work so we could all be with Tiger at the end.
The 30 minute return trip ended up with Tiger having to be put back on oxygen until we got back. His breathing became more laboured . Just before noon, Tiger was brought to us for the last time. His breathing was shallow at that time and very weak, he just lied on my husbands lap as we gathered around him talking, petting, kissing him and telling him how much we love him and will always miss and love him. The doctor took pictures of all 4 of us. A few minutes later she injected the final dose of drugs to put him to sleep. 5 seconds it was over, his head went down and she said he was gone. We stayed with him about 15 minutes, put his bear between his paws, wrapped him his blankie and kissed him for the last time.
We had him privately cremated and his ashes came home May 16th.
I always think what if there was something I could have done differently. I worry that he was scared and felt like we just didn’t want him anymore. If only………..
If only I knew that he would die in the next few hours I would have stayed up and cuddled him all night, instead I went to bed leaving him out of my room……If only I knew…………..

May 18, 2012 at 4:41 am
(397) Elaine says:

The 30 minute return trip ended up with Tiger having to be put back on oxygen until we got back. His breathing became more laboured . Just before noon, Tiger was brought to us for the last time. His breathing was shallow at that time and very weak, he just lied on my husbands lap as we gathered around him talking, petting, kissing him and telling him how much we love him and will always miss and love him. The doctor took pictures of all 4 of us. A few minutes later she injected the final dose of drugs to put him to sleep. 5 seconds it was over, his head went down and she said he was gone. We stayed with him about 15 minutes, put his bear between his paws, wrapped him his blankie and kissed him for the last time.
We had him privately cremated and his ashes came home May 16th.
I always think what if there was something I could have done differently. I worry that he was scared and felt like we just didn’t want him anymore. If only………..
If only I knew that he would die in the next few hours I would have stayed up and cuddled him all night, instead I went to bed leaving him out of my room……If only I knew…………..

May 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm
(398) Nancy says:

Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss, but be assured your Tiger knew he was loved. My Bender was born in 1996 too and she died this year in February from adverse reaction to prescribed medication. Our cats knew they were beloved and precious to us…

May 21, 2012 at 8:35 am
(399) Luke says:

My 3 month old kitten died 3 days ago. I was shocked and Ifed her just 15 minutes before this happened. He also had a sister and she’s been constantly howling so I’m thinking I should get another cat of same age and my friend has the one who exactly looks same like the one who died.
so, is it a good idea?

May 25, 2012 at 1:04 am
(400) caz says:

My 2yr old cat peppa just died a couple of hours ago she was hit by a car were all devastated i have her mum and sisters wondering around i had her from 8 weeks she was a major part of our lives she grew up with my little girl i dont know how im going to tell her shes only 4 and peppa was her world i still keep expecting peppa to walk through the door talking to me still in so much shock

May 25, 2012 at 11:49 am
(401) Tina says:

We lost our beloved cat Rose Paintbrush Buffy on May 21, 2012. (oldest daughter named her) She was only 9 years old. Rose was a “wild farm Kitty” who we had the chance to adopt to our home. Monday night, she gets let out of the house. Rose loved the outdoors! Very smart, alert and wary of anyone she didn’t know. A car would drive by and she would crouch down, or run off for some cover. I was comfortable in letting her out, and she always came in when called. Monday night, she never came home. I found her the next morning, a few houses away. I was shocked, horrified, (still am) she was not all there. By that I mean, Rose, her body. I don’t know what happened, I have a million questions, and alot of guilt. Who or what has done this to our Rose? I failed you, I was to protect you, keep you safe. I can’t get over that we had “rescued you” from the ranchers so you would have a long happy life. Your life was not to end this way. Forgive me. I cannot get over this immense grief, guilt. what if’s, and image of the last time I laid eyes on you. RIP Rose Kitty Paintbrush you were most cherished and loved. You followed me everywhere throughout the house. Would wait for me at the bathroom door when I showered in the morning. Meet us at the door when we came home. Miss your friendly meows to say hi, and then you’d slowly wonder off on your way. Just miss everything about you, too numerous to list…But I have to say I will really miss our special play time and the “look” you’d give me when you were trying to ambush my feet. You are home now. Remember me when I call for you, see you at the rainbow bridge. Love you so much. Tell then girl.

May 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm
(402) chuck gates says:

My 10 year male feline friend got run over and killed 5/30/12. He was doing what cats like doing,prowling. He was the best friend i ever had.

June 9, 2012 at 9:02 am
(403) Teena and Adam says:

Our beautiful sweet “Rosie Girl” died today. She was only 18 months old and the love of our lives. Its seems like a shinning light has left our home and we are in the dark. Rosie , you were not only a good girl, you were the best girl. We will love and miss you forever. sweet kisses xxxxxxxxxxx

June 10, 2012 at 10:39 am
(404) Kristian says:

My cat was allmost 1 year. We couldnt find him. He was gone since friday. Today we found him, he was dead and killed by a car. :( (

June 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm
(405) chuck gates says:

I am post # 402. I want to say a little more about my best friend Bandit. He was run over and killed on the street in front of the house sometime during the night 5/30/12 i found him that morning, and i buried him in the back yard. We moved to a diffrent house 9/9/11 . With 3 acers of woods in the back yard i had hoped he would prowl there at night, because there is a busy road in front. He loved his nighttime freedom and i gave it to him. Here is how we meet. 10 years ago i heard a meeoow at my front door and there was a very young solid black cat. I let him in gave him some ham and water. A women took him home but a week later i heard the same meeoow and it was bandit. We got the shots & neuter. He was the best thing that ever happened to me.He was my sunshine&brighteststar. He was so loving and gentle.It hurts so much, i have wept everyday. Bandit-4/15/02-5/30/12.

June 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm
(406) Scott says:

Take a deep breath. The pain will ease Chuck. Read back over the past entries by me and you will see it gets better, because I was devastated when the best friend or animal was hit by a car in front of my house.

June 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm
(407) Sharon says:

My daughter is away on vacation. Her cat of 8 years was run over and killed early this am. My question is should we call my daughter and tell her? Should we go ahead and bury the cat or freeze him till she gets home. I just feel like crying..i know it’s just gonna hurt my daughter so bad

June 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm
(408) vicke says:

My daughter and I just lost our 17 yr old cat last Sunday. My heart is broken as well. We loved her. She would know when I or my daughter felt bad or sick and would be beside us in a snap. She would lay on our legs until we moved her. She would get up on the bed, come up to the head of the bed, & try to move the sheets back. I would then lift the sheets, she would get under them then turn around, put her head on my arm and stroke my face. She was the most loving cat I ever had. She would follow my daughter from room to room and not stop until my daughter sat down. After my daughter moved out, she would sit by her door and try to get in – thinking my daughter was still in there. I would open the door and let her in to show her no one was in the room. When you have an animal that loves you like that, you are never the same . I will always love and miss her. She struggled to stay with us as long as she could..God please bless her and take care of her. We will never forget her! She will always be in our hearts!

June 26, 2012 at 4:50 am
(409) claire says:

lost my cat jack this morning… feel guilty that i didnt let him in lastnight when he was in the garden but my partner says i wasnt to know (which i wasnt).
we always let him out and he wud never go too far, every morning he wud b in the garden waiting near the patio doors meowing as soon as i opened the door to let him in for breakfast. but this morning he wasnt there. i called him 5 times and after that i knew something was wrong. i looked out the front and there he was laying on the side of the road lifeless :( . i called to my boyfriend who looked out and cudnt believe what had happened.

Only yesterde he was on my lap cuddling up while we watched tv. Im gutted and really upset , he was 16 months old and we had him from 12 weeks old. such a personality, always made me smile, loved my feet for some reason.

we will both miss him very much. we have buried him in the back garden in the rose bushes which is where he liked to rool around.

RIP JACK x love mum n dad x

June 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm
(410) Carole says:

We had ‘Flo’ from January 2009, she was a stray who had been left beind when her family moved and they didn’t come back for her. We welcomed her with open arms and she was the most beautiful cat. She would pop in and out all day…into our garden or our neighbours garden. She was in the house every night, either laid on my office chair, the armchair or her bed. On Tuesday morning this week ( 26th June), I let her out as normal….the children were at school. Ten minutes later there was a knock at the door. I was expecting a parcel from Amazon and immediately thought it was the parcel. I opened my front door and my neighbour was stood there…she just said ‘your cat has been run over….I think she’s gone love’…..I just screamed and cried like my soul had been destroyed. My husband came running to see what was wrong…he ran outside and cradled ‘Flo’ in his arms.

June 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm
(411) Carole says:

continued from the first message:
She was so limp…but still warm…I was convinced she was still breathing…but she wasn’t…we laid her in one of her favourite fleeces for an hour whilst i broke the news to the other members of the family…..we buried her in the garden. I just cried and cried for hours…I had to pull myself together for when the children got home…then the tears started again. My husband (who said he was not a ‘cat man’….) sobbed and sobbed. My well meaning mum rang and wanted to get a kitten straight away….but we decided against it. For a few days, I’ve done nothing but look at animal rescue shelters and all the kittens and cats waiting to be rehomed. We have decided as a family to get a rescue cat/kitten in a few weeks…..Flo has left such a huge gap in our lives even though we also have a dog, rabbit, guinea pigs, ferrets and a hedgehog….a cat’s love is different. I am missing her as i’m typing this…as she’d normally be on my desk ….trying to tickle my nose with her tail…..or walking across the keyboard….if i sat and crocheted or knitted, she’d be on my lap ‘paddling’ my legs. She loved prawns and her favourite treats were cheese ‘Dreamies’ -made especially for cats. We’re so lost without her….and we still don’t know why she went into the road….she kept away from the road ….why did she go out onto the road that particular morning???? I’m so confused and upset and miss her so muchxxx RIP my darling Flo……xxx

June 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm
(412) Julia says:

Yesterday I was faced with the most heart wrenching decision to put down my beautiful cat of 15 years, Wuffy. She had been ill for a few months, so I had anticipated this day coming, but I never had thought it would hurt so much. I got her when I was a little girl, she’d been through so much with me. When people came and left my life, she was always there to give me unconditional love, my little best friend. Wuffy will always be in heart, I miss her so much it hurts. Rest in peace xxxx

July 1, 2012 at 1:57 am
(413) Nicole says:

About two weeks ago I took in a stray cat who wandered up my driveway. He was starving, you could feel his ribs and he was obviously sick, he had a respiratory infection. We took him in, fed him, and after about two weeks with us he had improved so much. He was the sweetest cat I have ever met (I own three already) he charmed me and my father. Then yesterday I woke up and my dad said that he had let Dewey out but hadn’t seen him for a while. I wasn’t too concerned as he did wander every once in a while. But as the hours passed I became worried, he always came when I called and he was nowhere to be seen. Finally a neighbor informed me that he had seen a cat on the side of the street, dead. I went to my front yard, walked across the street, and found what is and most likely always will be the most painful sight I have ever seen. My poor Dewey, laying in the grass right across the street from my house. His body was broken, his face was twisted in fear, or pain. One of his back legs was bent the completely wrong direction, up and under his body. I apologize for the detail of my explanation but I it makes me feel better just letting it out. In the short three weeks we owned that cat he became my best friend. And now he is gone. I can’t help but wonder how long he was sitting out there in the direct sunlight. It was a hot day, we are having a heat wave where I live. I can’t help but question if I could have saved him, or even if I had found him I could have taken him to the vet to be put down peacefully. But it tears at my very soul that he could have been laying out there hurt, with a broken leg and no way to call for help. And I made no effort to really search for him, only calling him every few hours.
To be continued…

July 1, 2012 at 2:00 am
(414) Nicole says:

Continued from previous post…

The person who hit him made no effort to find his home. I am sickened that a human being can commit such an act of violence with no apparent regret. For anybody who has gone through a similar event, or who will in the future go through it, I offer this advice: Do everything you can to be sure that your pet didn’t pass away in vain. Call your local police department if the accident was caused by somebody speeding, they can increase patrols in your area. It is painful enough losing an innocent pet, but what if a human child stood in the place of where my cat was yesterday? I am numb, and my heart hurts. But I will not allowed my loved one to have died in vain. I couldn’t help him in this life, but I will do my best to ensure that such a thing never happens again in my neighborhood. People do not understand the potential consequences of speeding through residential areas. My one regret is that I never got to see my baby Dewey on the day of his death, or more specifically that he never got to be held by me, to know that he was loved. I sit here typing this in bed, glancing at the window sill that he always slept on right above my head. It will be hard in the coming days to miss his absence. He was always right under your feet. But I can only hope that there truly is life after death, and that he no longer has to endure the suffering of a cruel world. He came to me starving and sad, but he left strong and healthy.

July 1, 2012 at 2:01 am
(415) Nicole says:

Again continued from previous post…

I can only remind myself that there is no way to bring him back, and that I will only tear myself up inside by asking questions that will never be answered. So offer this: if similar circumstances occur to you. Allow yourself some time to grieve, but don’t drown yourself in questions with no answers or “what if?”s. Do your best to honor your loved one in death. And most importantly, take something away from the experience. I believe that if there is in fact a life after death, then we must be placed here to learn from our suffering. In my case, I have learned that I mustn’t allow my pets outdoors without me there to watch them. It is a cruel world, but we can only endure, and become stronger because of it. I hope my words were able to soothe and inspire any readers, and even if it doesn’t I know that I feel much better having shared my experience.

RIP Dewey, I will never forget your charm, your sweetness, or your unconditional love. You will forever be in my heart, and the three weeks I shared with you will impact me forever.

July 1, 2012 at 11:59 am
(416) claire says:

we lost our beloved cat poppy two days ago. she was run over 20 ft from our house and was killed instantly. one of my neighbours saw it happen and thankfully let us know so we were able to go to her straight away. her little face was filled with shock a d i have just got to believe that she didnt feel any pain.
Poppy was only 18 months old when she died. We love inwales, UK in the middle of fields and very little cars and so we thought that she would be safe. She loved going outside and was a fantastic hunter-not a day went by without her bringing us a little present.
We rescued poppy at 4 months old along with her brother and i cant believe that we only have one cat when we used to have two. I cant stop thinking of her poor little face, although at least we know what happened and arent waiting for her to come home. i dont know what to do for her brother who is just as heaetbroken as i am. when is the right time to get another cat to keep him company? we will never be able to replace poppy, she was one in a million and i hope she knew how much we loved her. Rip Poppykins, we love you xxxxx

July 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm
(417) claire davies says:

Our beautiful cat Poppy was run over and killed on Friday night and I cannot stop crying. She was only 18 months old and was a fantastic hunter,she loved being outside chasing things. We live in Wales,UK in a very rural location and so i thought she would be safe. I am grateful that our neighbour,who heard her get hit, came and told us straight away so that,although she died instantly, we were with her just afterwards and we were able to collect her when she was still warm. I cant keep the thought of her little face filled with shock, but i have to comfort myself that she didnt suffer. I am grateful that i was able to cuddle her half an hour before she died, but i still expect to see her at the window or hear her chirrup hello as sge came in. i hope that she knew how much we loved her xxx

July 5, 2012 at 3:30 am
(418) Rian says:

My best friend in the world, my baby Bandit, snowshoe Siamese beautiful boy was murdered by a raccoon. From all the posts I have read on here, a clear pattern emerges, do not let your cats outside. As much as they want it, there are too many dangers. I let my free spirit out sometimes because he begged for it, and I trusted him. He never wandered. He was attacked across the street from our home. If I could take back that fateful decision, I would. It haunts me constantly. He was only 3 years old, but will forever have the hugest impact on my heart. I miss you baby bandit. I miss you so much.

July 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm
(419) scott says:

I have seen the same trend for years. After I lost my cat by getting hit by a car. I had been doing research on fencing and found the purfect fence. The idea we are being nice to our cats by letting them go outside ends badly for all of us. So we do our best. Go to a shelter and adopt a new cat, love it, and protect it. So sorry your cat got hurt. It will get better.

July 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm
(420) JinxieCat says:

We adopted Jinxie from the streets when she was around three. A Maine Coon mix of some sort, we loved her and cared for her for over a year. Then on Sunday July 1st around 2:00pm she started panting. We brought her in from the heat, put her in the AC and she seemed to improve. Wishful thinking on our part.

Monday morning we let her out, she slept in the basment but could come and go as she wished. We tried to find her and could not – she would not repond to her name.

When we did find her she was laying in her litter box panting. I took her out of her litter box and laid with her for a while. I thought the end was near but would not congnativly admit it to myself. So – like a loser – I went to work hoping that she would be better when we came home. But she was not better at all, she was dead and obviously for some time.

I have no idea what caused her to die within 12 hours of showing signs of panting. She had a blader issue and constantly leaked, which is most likely what got her thrown onto the streets, and a heart murmur that my vet diagnosesed.
I am so sad, I feel like I failed my first cat (Jinxie RIP).

July 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm
(421) Shirley says:

We are trying to come to terms with the loss of our little 9 year old abysinnian cat Tippi. She was a ruby wedding present for ourselves.
She was such great company for me, I’m disabled. My husband was ” her playmate”. We have had cats before, and missed them badly. This time,my husband for nearly 50 years sobbed, I have never seen him do that before. She was gentle, never scratched us, had the loudest purr, and chatted a lot. We have fields to the back of us, which she loved, and spent many happy hours there, she walked through the fields with my husband, and even went on the beach when she was tiny. She survived a dreadful accident at 6 months.
She hunted, and had bought home rats alive and dead.
As she got older she stayed home at night. While we prepared for bed she would pop out for a few minutes. A month ago she was flying around the house hiding things having so much fun. She popped out at the usual time. This time she didnt come back. My husband found her dead under a bush in our neighbours front garden. She had a puncture wound to her neck.No other damage. We can only assume it was a rat that killed her.
She was so healthy and full of life. I now spend my nghts without her on my bed. If I was in pain she would stay with me.
With any cat the best time I think is when they know your routine and fit in, ( not always ). We are retired and it’s amazed us how much our life revolved around Tippi.
It is comforting to read of others experience, we know we only have our little furry friends for a short while. This time I cann’t get past the image of what happened to her and the fear she must have felt, She was only a short distance from our driveway and I see the bush every day. A constant reminder.
Having read all your sad storys, I feel for you all.
Maybe we will get another cat, I know there are many rescue cats.
Maybe we will be adopted by another cat, we are not up to making decisions right now. What would we do without the memories.

July 12, 2012 at 11:26 am
(422) Anonymous says:

My cat of 8 months called fish ball died an hour ago when I was running to the vet. I was stroking my cat all the way when 10 seconds from the door, I saw it cry out, tense up and then gone. It seemed like a heart attack, but was later told it was FIP.

I only had it 2 weeks, but damn it hurts.

July 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm
(423) Mike says:

My cat, Tux, was run over and killed this am. He ran into the woods according to the driver who stopped. I looked for him but could not find him. We found him up near our house in one of his favorite spots in the woods where he made his way home to die. Tux was 16 years old and was. Feral cat. He was a wonderful cat who I loved beyond comprehension. I buried him in my yard. We will miss him forever until we meet him again.

July 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm
(424) RT says:

I need to get this off my chest….Riding down a hill on my Push Bike minding my own business and a cat jumps out from now where, and i’m fairly sure it went under my wheel at one point, i tried to stop and help it but it ran off, So i presumed it was okay… but considering it, that cat could of done more damage to me if i wasn’t able to keep the bike upright, i could of spent the night in A&E… Cat owners need to realize that letting your cat out on the streets is just as bad as letting your dog out on the street… You have a responsibility as a pet owner to know where your animal is and what it’s doing. This time think the cat and myself got lucky… i couldn’t do anything if i had of swerved i’d of gone into a wall and i’m not putting my life at risk for a cat whose owners stick it out and expect it to come home in one piece… from now on, any cat that isn’t in a home will be considered a feral cat to me… you call yourself responsible cat owners pfft….

July 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(425) Scott says:

RT, you are absolutely correct. It is all owners of animals responsibility to keep them safe and secured away from the world. I am sure many who have run over and killed our cats have been tramatized. You do bring a new perspective to this issue. I remember riding my motorcycle on the freeway late at night and nearly killing myself, swerving around a mouse running across the road.
I am glad you were not hurt by your encounter. However I doubt you will see an enviroment where cats are not outside becoming potential obsticles. It is a real shame and I liked your opinion.

July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm
(426) Dellara says:

My cat was attacked a couple nights ago. He was 6 years old, I got him when I was 12, and now I’m 18. My sister said she heard it, that it seemed as if a cat got hurt really bad, and it was so hurt that the meows were so weak. This description breaks my heart. It really hit me that he was gone as today was the third morning he had not come for food.

I gave him a curfew and made sure he did not leave the house after 9. But my parents always didn’t honor this and said “he’s be fine.” This upsets me.

I thought my cat was invincible, he was so athletic, could outrun any predator. But I guess he had been staying in a lot recently and he wasn’t as athletic. But I’m glad that time he spent in was cuddling with me.

Peeshee waited on my bed every day while I lived in LA even if I wouldn’t come back for weeks at a time. He would sleep with me all night and he really knew how to cuddle.

My favorite thing about him is that even though he had the power to really hurt me, he never scratched or bit me once, even if I played rough with him. He really loved me, and he really knew I loved him back.

I’m gonna miss him. He made my heart really happy and now my heart is so sad. I wish he didn’t have to go in pain. He didn’t deserve it.

My beautiful, beautiful cat. Never saw an animal has handsome as you. Always told you that you could be a model. I hope everything is okay now.

RIP Peeshee III Ninny Gorjian

July 27, 2012 at 7:25 am
(427) James says:

I had to put my 17 year old kitty down yesterday, her name was Baby. She had allot of medical problems and was having a very hard time breathing the previous 2 days. I feel so sad and lonely now, everywhere I go in my house I expect to see her. I still do things as if she were here, check the doors very carefully when I got outside in case she tried to sneak out or set aside a little bit of meat from supper for her when I cook along with many other things. She had bright happy eyes and by all means was a happy kitty right up to the end and I take some comfort in that but still miss her very much. It’s as if there is a hole right through me and my house is empty.

July 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm
(428) Carol D says:

Scott: Chuck will see his last sunrise on Monday. I needed to prepare myself. You and everyone else have helped me tremendously with this one final act of kindness I must do for my wonderful cat. I lost two cats to auto accidents as a child because back in the 50′s and 60′s giving a cat outdoor access seemed the right thing to do. Now, with so many cats living perfectly happy, healthy and much longer lives as indoor cats it is safe to assume it does them no harm, infact a cats life expectancy can be doubled simply by being kept strictly as a house cat. I am taking tonight off work and will spend the next couple of days giving Chuck my total attention before his euthanasia. He has given me 18 years of joy, pure unadulterated love and has made my life complete in so many, many ways this is the very least I can do. Until this past year he was a majestic cat, a large boned black and white tuxedo, weighing in at a hefty 26 pounds. He has never caught a bird or a mouse. He has been the perfect companion. He has given and taken love in his stride. I could never begin to explain the depth and breadth of what he has added to my life. I find comfort in knowing deep in my being he would not want me to lay waste my ability to “save” another cat. He knows how much I will miss having a cat in the house. He knows he had one of the better lives. He was loved to the hilt and he continues to love back even as his health is being stolen from him by the natural forces of old age. On Monday, when the deed is done I will carry him home in my heart and together, Chuck and I will start our search for another cat in need of saving. It will be my pleasure and knowing Chuck, it will be to his delight…..and Scott, thank you so very, very much!

July 30, 2012 at 7:41 am
(429) Debbie says:

i found my 6 month old kitten dead on saturday and am struggling to cope with it, her brother is constantly calling for her, im giving him extra love and treats, i just want casper to be happy

July 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm
(430) Tracy says:

I had to make the worst decision of my life last week – to put Niles – one of my beautiful cats – to sleep. He seemed fine up until around 4 weeks ago when he pretty much stopped eating and lost weight. Following visits to the vet and blood tests, he was diagnosed with cancerous lumps and liver problems. With the help of steroid injections and tablets, he had a few more weeks with me and his big brother, Frasier, during which time I kissed, cuddled and spoiled him as much as I could. But I think I knew deep down that he wasn’t going to make a full recovery. However, this didn’t prepare me for the absolute devastation I feel having said goodbye to him 5 days ago. My heart is broken and my home feels empty without him. I will never forget you Niles for all the love, companionship and comfort you gave me for 13 years. You helped me through lots of terrible times. You could not have been more loved and I will always miss and remember you. Frasier and I will see you again one day. I hope you forgive me – I couldn’t bear to see you suffer any more. All my love.

August 2, 2012 at 5:27 am
(431) Carol says:

for my dearest Joshua, this morning, you left us after more than 18 years with us. We hoped you’d make it to twenty and then as you grew weaker, I was just hoping you could wait until daddy came home. Sadly, you left six days too early to see him. At least, you waited for me to come home and hold you for one more night. You were always so sweet, had such depth in your eyes and loved us all so much. You were a trooper to come to Beijing with us, and now we’ll bring your ashes home to New Jersey, where you can be with your sister in our backyard. Last night, I dreamt of you two together again in heaven, magically floating with all four paws touching each other. I can’t stop crying. love you…

August 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm
(432) Ellie says:

My cat Katie was just put to sleep an hour ago I am so sad I’m crying as I’m writing this

August 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm
(433) Eli says:

I’m so sad my cat was just put down. I could not believe she was gone I was so depressed I just cried forever

August 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm
(434) Scott says:

Lately the notes of sadness and loss have really been increasing. I hope all of you read all the previous notes out here so you can begin to realize you will get through it.
All I ask is, you make the loss of your cat, your friend worth something to the rest of the world. Save another cat from a bad life, then protect it the best way you can from harm and pain.

you will survive!

August 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm
(435) Ronni says:

My baby died last week and I can’t get over her. I have never been so sad. She saved me from depression 7 years ago and I hate having her torn from me so suddenly. I love her ad everything reminds me of her. I am 23 and can’t imagine going home without her there, even though I have my husband to keep me company. I partially blame him becaue she escaped while he was at home– I work away during the week. She would only ever come to me since she was a baby, she is very possesive. I feel so guilty for not being there for Sundae, she was always there for me. I want nothing more than for her to come back home. Any help would be appreciated.

August 9, 2012 at 5:05 am
(436) A reader says:

To anyone reading this who has lost a cat, I am very sorry for your loss. I came on here today because as I was petting my cat (her name is “Little Bit” [short for little bitch, which is what my mom named her because she would never stop meowing for attention]), I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would get over losing her. I can say so many things about cats it’s unreal. You don’t find a cat, he/she finds you. That first time holding them never leaves your heart. After reading about the sadness brought by the loss of our furry little loved ones, I now know that I will never stop giving attention to my cat. And if anyone here knows who wrote that “Rainbow Bridge” thing, they obviously know what it’s like to lose a cat. I never want to know that pain (I haven’t lost any of my cats yet), but I realize that eventually I will. I realize now that all good things must come to an end. But if you haven’t experienced the loss yet, cherish your cat while you can. I hate listening to other people say “it’s only a cat” and “it’ll get better”. People like that haven’t owned a cat yet. From the first day you see that new member of your family to the end of your life, they leave a paw print on your heart. That little meow that you hear never leaves your mind. If you still have them with you, don’t let them leave without saying goodbye. I can always remember having a friend move away, and having my kitty there to cheer me up. Whenever I was sick (or had taken a shower), she’d lay right next to my head and lick my hair. Every now and then, I’ll get really sad when I’m gone somewhere and think of my kitty. I know she’s always thinking of me because she meows until I get home. From the day I got her when I was 4 to the day I die, I will never forget her.

August 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm
(437) Dee says:

My lil man Parker was hit by a car today. Though he was my boyfriends cat I loved him as if he was my own for the last 4 years. I’ve struggled with allowing him outside as my other kitty, baby, is an indoor cat but Parker wouldn’t have it….he was an escape artist and found his way out to the place he loved the most. Having owned several cats during my life I know that I’ll never stop loving him and hope he’s in a better place.
I swear im still hearing his collar rattling….the foot of my bed will be lonely and baby still thinks he’s going to come and pop up to his spot. His white car fur is everywhere and it’s killing me to see it. I’ll miss him…always

August 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm
(438) Marina says:

My cat was hit by a car yesterday. My neighbor found him because my other cat had been lying by him, crying. She put him in a box because she didn’t want to leave him lying by the road. I got home and my other cat was in the yard crying. My neighbor came over and told me what had happened. I am so devastated. I had thought they were safe outside here and they were so happy being outside that I couldn’t keep them trapped inside. I’m so pissed that someone hit him with their car. I have had both of my cats for 5 years and they’ve never been apart. The other one seems OK and I’ve been giving him lots of extra loving, but I just feel so bad for him because he’s lost his buddy. I’ve just been crying all day. I’m really going to miss my little guy.

August 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(439) Pam says:

Good Bye my sweet kitty. Thank you for all your love and devotion. You were the best. Your gorgous big blue eyes that told me it was time to let you go will be missed forever. I will never forget you my “Sweetie”.

August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm
(440) karen says:

We have had to say goodbye to Milly our 5 year old cat. When looking for a new house 2 years ago we picked a rural location. Our road is unadopted and only people who lives down here are from the 5 cotages and visitors to stables at the end of the road. Monday night Milly did not come back for her Brekkies around 10pm. She always did. Tuesday morning nothing. My husband searched for her all day and discovered she was in my neighbours garage after being run over by a car. We are devastated. We have lost our little friend. How can people who own horses, animal lovers run over a cat and leave it dead in our small country road. RIP Milly, we loved you loads

August 24, 2012 at 1:46 am
(441) Debbie says:

I lost my best friend, my shadow, my companion last night thanks to someone speeding down my street. My boy Asher was so special, he made me happy as he chose me, I have had quite a few cats in my life but none were like my ashy, mr fur pants,my baby boy, god it feels like I’ve lost a person and I cannot cope. We buried him in our garden last night, I can’t stop crying. He was born on Halloween 2009, won’t make to see three. I don’t know why we had such a special bond, I have got three other cats which I love also, but ashy was one of a kind. He was mine and I was his. He followed me inside and out, would sit on my lap and always brightened my day. God, I can’t stop crying, why him.

August 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm
(442) Tasha says:

My baby died this week. He was only 16 months old.
I love cats but had chosen not to have my own. One night I found a frightened, skinny kitten hiding in a garden. I carried him home on my shoulder and from that moment, he never left my side. He was terrified of other people but trusted me.
At first, the stress was overwhelming. He needed so much attention. I didn’t know how to share my life – I had lived alone for 20 years. He woke me up every night. I live in a flat and couldn’t let him out by himself, but I got him a harness so we could go into the garden. If he was frightened I held him and we explored together. He loved being outside and would mew to go out from the moment I got up.
As the months passed, he filled my life with laughter, joy and love. We talked to each other and he understood me. He was so clever. We were best friends and we looked after each other. I grew to love being woken for cuddles. When he was tired, he would call for me to take him to bed and cuddle him while he went to sleep, like a child. Then he would wake later and come to find me, all bleary-eyed. I called him my son.
Still, I was torn. It wasn’t in his nature to stay inside. I hated to go out, leaving him alone and bored in my flat. I decided he could spend the summer at my mum’s house in the country with his 4 cat friends. I missed him terribly but he was so happy to be free.

On Tuesday he was hit by a car. He had been chasing mice in the field and was coming back for his breakfast. He shouldn’t have been out at night, he always slept with his mama. He was my special boy and I should have kept him with me. We were supposed to be together for the next 20 years. I’m so sorry baby. Mummy loved you so, so much. I just wanted you to be happy… We didn’t have enough time together, but you gave me the best year of my life. My heart is broken into a million pieces without you. ♥

August 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm
(443) Tasha says:

Big *hug* Ronni…
I wouldn’t wish anyone to understand what I’m going through, but it helps me to know that others do. Those of you who have lost a young, healthy cat have helped me to feel less alone. I don’t know why our friends had to leave so soon, but at least they were loved while they were here.
Thank you to all the kind, compassionate people here for allowing me to express my grief without feeling judged.

August 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm
(444) Marcia Snelling says:

When I got home today, I found my cat dead. I am sure my dog did it, but there’s no blood. I’m am very upset about this. I am so pissed off at my dog, but I know its not like he planned on killing the cat, I know its instinctive. Anyway I am trying to find out if there’s anyway of knowing whether or not she suffered or if it was an instant death? Again there was no blood or puncture wounds.

September 9, 2012 at 2:47 am
(445) FB says:

I think my cat died just a few hours ago and I’m so upset, it was almost totally unexpected. He had been sluggish this week but nothing too unusual, but today he just curled up in odd corners upstairs and seemed annoyed when I pet him. Then he started peeing inside the house, which he never does, and he threw up. We decided to not take him to the vet yet because, you know, cats throw up pretty often and usually it’s just a hairball issue… but I just went to check on him and I think he’s dead.

He was a stray cat probably left behind by former owners, who “adopted” us and I so enjoyed taking care of him. The thought of seeing his sweet little face in the morning made life that much better. To be honest I’ve been going through a difficult time right now personally, and this cat just made life worth getting up for. We only had him for a few months but I loved him so much. I can’t imagine not having him now. I tried to make him comfortable and I hope it helped… of course now I must go and clean up the water bowl and kibble I left for him, and his favourite toy… He was so sweet and so popular around the neighbourhood, everyone loved him, and he didn’t deserve to die so young. Rest in peace little Benito, the only thing I can say is that I love you so much and I will miss you always always always and forever, no matter what.

September 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm
(446) Jennifer & Oscar says:

Our cat, Shera, just died on Saturday, September 8, 2012. We’ve only had her for about a year and 2 months. She was only 7 months when we got her. Even though it was such a little bit of time, we both got attached quickly. She was our baby. She was very outgoing and playful. She was the type of cat that would run outside just to relax in the sun and roll in the grass, so eventually, we started letting her out whenever she pleased. I, Jennifer, realized she could get hurt and decided that we should keep her in from now on. I had a bad feeling. And well, my bad feeling came true. I was at my little brother’s football game and Oscar, my boyfriend, called me crying telling me that Shera had gotten ran over by a car. When I got home, she was in a black bag, I took her out and put her in a pillow case and wrapped her nicely. Me and Oscar then put her in a box and buried her in the yard. Later, we were able to watch from our cameras around the house to see what happened. Shera had been walking around in front and she went across the street and sat by the curb, out of no where a lady was speeding and not paying attention and ran over her head. She died instantly. We have never lost a pet before, we don’t know how to cope. All we do is cry whenever we’re reminded of her. I miss her so much and visit her grave daily, leaving her flowers that she used to lay in.. I miss her dearly.

September 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm
(447) Jennifer says:

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

September 11, 2012 at 2:12 am
(448) Heather says:

Awe Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel. From time to time, I stop back by this website just to see the memorial page I made for my little Sammy. Its been 2 1/2 years now since we lost him and it has gotten easier. When it first happened I would be out at his gravesite (we buried him in the yard too) all the time. I would even shine a flashlight out the window at night just to see it. I know I probably sound weird but its so hard to let go. And I understand how you feel. They do become our babies. Stay strong. You and Oscar will get thru this. I promise!!!!!

September 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm
(449) Erica Knelleken says:

My 6 month old kitten Theo was mauled by the neighbor dogs. We tried to keep in inside because he was so young and hyper and thought he would get into trouble. He snuck out and He got into the fenced neighbors yard somehow and was attacked by their dogs. We caught the dogs attacking him and It was horrible to see and I feel so devastated. He had such a great personality and liked to be snuggled especially in the morning when he woke up, but was so spunky and played constantly. He was so awesome and I just keep picturing him being attacked and the way he looked on the way to the vet.

September 18, 2012 at 10:14 am
(450) Kat says:

It makes me so sad to read the stories here, and yet losing our pets is inevitable. All we can do is love them, take the best care of them we are able and enjoy the precious time we have with them.

I lost two of my girls this month, both to likely to heart disease. MIssy had been diagnosed some months ago, so I knew our time with her was limited. But the end came incredibly swift. I woke up early to feed my cats and she seemed just fine, yet two hours later she was laying in the hall barely able to move, panting furiously. I rushed her to the emergency room, where they found her chest full of fluid. The vet tried to help her, but said there was nothing they could do and she should be put to sleep. I relented..but she passed away even as he had been explaining the situation. Two weeks later, almost the same thing with my girl Jasmine (who had not been diagnosed). She was fine at breakfast, then an hour later heaving and mewling. My heart sank immediately, I knew I was going to lose her. I rushed her to the vet where she passed away ten minutes later, and the vet said he had seen a little blood in her mouth and that likely it was a heart issue or that something has burst. He said it was nothing I had done (nothing in my house has changed in years, and I’m always careful of what is left out), but it was simply terrible timing.

It’s always hard to lose one of my beloved cats, but to lose two so close together…I’m heartbroken. They were both incredibly intelligent, amiable, personable and loving cats and I find myself still expecting to see them. I have others who offer comfort, but I still ache over the loss.

September 30, 2012 at 6:22 am
(451) G says:

My cat died on Friday. She was hit by a car. She was two years old. I cannot believe that she is gone and I miss everything about her. I keep hoping she will appear in the garden which I know will not happen. miss her desperately.

September 30, 2012 at 7:12 am
(452) Nancy says:

I work at the animal shelter as a volunteer and yesterday in the sick cat room was this tiny caramel colored kitten that was emaciated and flea bitten. I asked to take it home and was able to but was told not to expect it to live. I kept watch on it all day and it ate once on its own. It had diarrhea so it was in bad shape. I had hoped it would get better though. Then about 3:30 in the morning it woke up crying and had an accident. I cleaned it up and gave it a bit of water to keep it hydrated. It died about an hour later. I have been crying since and feel so bad. I wish that people would not breed cats because there are so many that are unwanted and end up dead and reading the posts above about 75% say a cat was killed when hit by a car. Cat’s should not be outdoor animals. I learned that lesson the hard way. A home is big enough for a cat to roam and if they want to go out just remember what can happen. Very sad that getting hit by a car has caused so much unnecessary sadness.

September 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm
(453) marlene says:

my cat minx went missing looked everywhere found her 3 days later in my little shed type kennel dead looked ok apart from a bloody nose i devestated as she was only 9 think she hit by car and jumped fence to die in there heartbroken

October 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(454) Tina says:

4 years ago a pregnant mama kitty showed up on our front porch,knowing I was now responsible I fixed her a house and she delivered 2 days later,6 kittens,5 male 1 female, after a couple days I stopped seeing her in the kennel, I looked and to my horror theta was only the female kitten in the nest.It was cold and rainy but my stepsons combed the 3acre yard and recovered all the missing,I went straight to the vet with them,luckily they were all fine.mama kitty showed up later that night ,her belly ripped open,so back to my vet we go.she is stitched up and I had to assume the roll of feeding the babies.everybody helped with this job.luckily they accepted the bottles.I named all of them,still telling myself I would place them all in good homes,I only parted with 1 .it was harder than I thought. I had 2 grey tabbies,2 yellow tabbies 1 Cali o And 1 almost pink one. 4 years later they are all happy and healthy and wanting desperatly to go outside. I would take them out and bring them back inside. On September 21, my big orange tabby went out unseen, Saturday morning when ne wasn’t standing outside my bedroom door I started my search,mo one remembered seeing Mr Lemon escape, it’s now 12 days later and I haven’t found him. I am heart broken. I have held him and petted him everyday of his precious short life. I miss him and can’t help but feel like I wasn’t there when he was afraid and lost . I pray that he knows how much I miss him,my 4 others are looking for him. I have been out at all hours of the night calling and looking for him.mr Lemon thank you for your time you shared with me. I hope and pray you aren’t suffering . I love and miss you more than you know. Love mama

October 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(455) darren says:

I burryed my cat today, and its hurting sooo bad. he was a good mate to me and the family. he was getting what looked like fat and i thought some one must be feeding him when he went out. but about 3 days ago he started to look like he was struggling to breath so i took him straight to the vets and in the end after all the tests they told me to expect the worst as he was verry verry sick they gave him injections and tablets and took him home.
And today he went from bad to worse.. He died today at9am and i burried him at the end ofthe garden. i went in to wash my hands in the bathroom and cryed like a baby. it killed me and i just feel numb now. i really miss my mate :’(

October 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm
(456) Trish says:

Please help. My seventeen year old daughters cat was run over tonight. Biscuit was her best friend, her ‘son’ and she loved that cat beyond belief. I didn’t want to believe it was him lying on the side of the road. He was still warm and I prayed he was still alive but to no avail. My daughter is not home and won’t be until tomorrow and I don’t know how to tell her her baby has died!! Please help with advice!! I don’t want to hurt my daughter and break her heart…..just don’t know how to tell her….

October 8, 2012 at 9:25 am
(457) Sad lady says:

My cat Bear was hit by a speeding car yesterday and killed, he was only 9 months old, he was the most loving and affectionate cat, he had such a strong character and without him I feel so lost. I just can’t come to terms with it or get over it, I miss him so much. My house just isn’t a home without him. My boyfriend buried him before I got to see him because he didn’t want me to see him hurt. Now we’re left with his sister of the same age and I just can’t seem to cope without him :(

October 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm
(458) Laura Rivera (Florida) says:

Hello all, my family recently lost our two 6 month old cats this past Monday morning. We are absolutely broken hearted!! Not just because of their death, but the circumstances of it! I found them both laying across the street (which they NEVER do) Monday morning, (thank God the kids were already at school) with a pillow case placed over top of them. SIDE BY SIDE!! I don’t understand how both of them could have been hit by a car at the same time, on the same night! My husband and I believe something much more sinful happened… like someone deliberately killed them…. Stupid and Little Face were so loving and playful… We adopted them (they were strays) from the mommy cat we call her “Mama’s”. My kids grew very attached, it is just heart breaking to think someone would do such an awful thing! They are now placed to rest in our backyard. It still is painful to think about when you expect them to come running up to you when you open the door :(

October 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
(459) Sherryl says:

We had our at for 12 years this month – he was around 14 or 15 years old. Sammie was the coolest cat ever and really thought he was human. We had to put him to sleep Friday very suddenly. He was fine one day then all of a sudden wasn’t. Kidney failure. He was my boy and loved us unconditionally. I really can’t handle the mornings when I wake up or when I go to bed. He’s not there and it hurts so much. I don’t know how to get over this.

October 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm
(460) Asa says:

My great cat Jelly was hit by a car today. He was only 2yrs old, and would jump up on my shoulders 5-times a day (I’m 6’2, and never had a cat do this).

I found him in front of my driveway a minute after it happened, his body was twitching and he was beyond help, so I had to euthanize him myself with my hands. I will never forget that feeling, and will miss my buddy, Mr Jelly, the rest of my life. Life can be hard for cats

October 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm
(461) Holly says:

My Charlie boy died last Thursday morning. I was fostering cats on weekends for the shelter and he was one that I took in. It was only suppose to be for the weekend, but the lady asked if I could keep him for a week or so. It turned into 2 months. She called one night and told me she found a home for Charlie and I had to bring him back. When I went to return him I was crying and Charlie was holding on to me so tight. She said “You two were meant to be together.” That was 16 years ago. I feel like my heart has been ripped out. My husband and I burried him in the back yard and we were both crying. Now my other cat Silly is depressed and looks for him. I know it will take time, but I cherish the time I had with Charlie and cannot wait until we see each other again at the Rainbow Bridge. I love you Charlie my boy. See you soon!!

October 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm
(462) Sarah says:

Our beautiful blue Persian cat of 5 years got hit by a car last night and died. We don’t even know who hit him but only let him out about 45 minutes before he was found. Some kind person found him in the middle of the road and brought him to my neighbours and then they knew it was our cat and bought him to us. It happened at approx 7.15 so was dark. We took him straight to the vet and he was still moving but very little but died in the car with my dad and I. He eyes were glazed over and he was struggling to breathe! I feel comfort we were with him but very sad that no one owned up to it or stopped for him. We live in a very small village with quiet roads, particularly the road where he was round. My dad bought him and is devastated. He was in his prime and was so healthy. We have another cat and we are worried how he will cope. It was so sad to see him suffer. Miss him so much! Our last cat lived till 21 so it’s a shock!

October 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(463) Brian says:

Our Joe just dropped down dead two days ago, weloved him so so much, the pain that we feel is so bad dont know what to do, come back son please

October 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(464) Andrea says:

My 6 month old cat got hit by a car ealry Wednesday morning. I woke up that morning and came out sat down in the kitchen, as i was sitting there Socks my baby girl wanted outside so i opened up the door and it was weird because she hesitated to go out, normally she would try to get out as soon as she heard the door open. But i told her go ahead and i closed the door behind her. I sat back down and after about 20 minutes i went out and started calling for her like i always did and she didnt come but i thought she was jus ignoring me like she always did, sometimes i had to bribe her back in with kitty treats but she got too smart and that didnt work. But anyways i said heck with her she will come out and went back inside. I sat there for a few minutes and realized that the cars out front were goin slow and kinda swirving to miss somethin so i looked out and saw her in the road jus barely but i knew it was her so i ran out and she was gone :( Jus that quick! And now i know why she didnt come to me, she had been hit at that time and i couldnt see because of my truck blocking her. I ran out and couldnt believe my baby girl was gone, jus like that :( I mean she was jus in my bed a little while before that trying to get under the covers with me. Its been 3 days and im still crying, Im jus so upset and keep thinking about the what ifs. I know in time i will be able to talk about her without crying but its so hard right now, she was my kid because i have no kids and i basically gave her all the love i could ever give anything. I miss her very much and i will never ever forget her, she has a special place in my heart <3

October 31, 2012 at 6:32 am
(465) Lee says:

My cat Sylvester got hit by a car last weekend i found him lifeless on the side of the road outside my house he was 3 years old and had a beautiful
Personality I miss him so much and not coping very well at all at the moment, but I have some great memories and photos of him and will cherish the joy and happiness he gave me

November 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm
(466) anthony says:

My cat died at some time between 4am and 7am on November 9th, presumably by a speeding vehicle. I was ready for work and opening the front door, expecting her to rush in to eat like every other morning. I had the plate of food in my hand, and was shocked to see her lying in the road not 30 feet away. I went to her and picked her up; she had signs of head trauma and there was still a trace of heat left in her body but she was gone.

I had her for a year and a half, after she showed up at my house as a stray. She was so sweet and loving and I did everything for her. I still can’t imagine how she was hit because she was intelligent about vehicles on the road in general. Also I feel that I’ve let her down by letting this happen to her. A day hasn’t passed yet that I’ve haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about her, and thinking about that moment when I saw her. I look forward to when I can get over this.

November 17, 2012 at 8:22 am
(467) Hayden says:

A couple of days we discovered a white and ginger cat who lived in our street, was run over. He wasn’t our cat, but he used to visit our garden and was always very friendly and pleased to see us. Then all of a sudden he stopped visiting. We assumed he was spending more time at home as the weather was getting colder. But then our neighbour mentioned that a ginger and white cat had been found dead on the road.

The person who found him tried to trace the owner, knocking on all the doors in the area but to no avail. Eventually he decided to give the cat a decent burial in his garden, but he kept the collar in case the owner does ever show up. Since knowing what happened to him I have felt an overwhelming sense of sadness, I can only hope that he didn’t suffer. He used to sit on our windowsill waiting for us to give him a cuddle. It is so sad and I don’t think he was very old.

Everytime I look out of the window I think of him, and we never even knew this cat’s name. We called him Charlie. RIP Charlie. You will be greatly missed.

November 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm
(468) Mj says:

My mom just notified me that our cat had been killed by a car last week. It didn’t return for 1 night so they went to look for it, and unfortunately they did find it.. However lifeless. It’s hard to think that they’re gone forever. We are meant to live in harmony with every little thing on this planet

November 24, 2012 at 8:34 am
(469) abby says:

I had a cat named peeta, i thought he was the best cat.Im only 13 years old but my mom had showed me him when he was little and i begged for him.My dad said no and of coarse my mom agreed but i begged and begged and finally i got him.He was mine and my little sisters and we loved him so dearly……until my big sister made him go outside because he was jumping on the counters.Of coarse he was a outside cat but only liked to go outside once a day.He slept with me and followed me around, he even tried following me to school one day.But when my sister let him out he crossed the road and got hit.The people did not stop my neibor had to tell us and he said he would take care of him and bury him.My mom tried to keep it a secret but i found out because my little brother told me. This was about a month ago and im crying right now i cry every night.Im not sure if i should get a new one because it would be like replacing Peeta and thats impossible

November 28, 2012 at 12:20 am
(470) Mrs. Jimenez says:

It has been 5 days since I’ve found my 10 year male companion lying lifeless on the floor. I was so frightened that I began to cry hysterically and I had to go to the bathroom to calm down. I have always imagined losing him because of his age, but what hurt me themost is that I was not there for him when he died. I was visiting my mom for the day. I found him on 11/23/12 lifeless. There was blood on the floor as if he had bled. I break freaked out when I saw his nose fell off. I could not sleep and I did not have the strength to pick him up. The thing about it all was that I was all alone.

On May 5th or 8th, I contacted the ASPCA and HUMANE SOCIETY because I felt there was something terribly wrong with him. He was not as alive as usual. He
had attacked my right leg so that I needed 3 to 4 weeks of antibiotics and intensive care. My Binka was a loving and friendly cat. He would introduce himself to stranger’s with a head butt. Not vengeful or violent or hissy. He was an old soul. It causes me to become very emotional just thinking about him. Anyway, I received rejections for both animals centers staffing that they did not have space for a sick cat and that I should consider taking him to the Animal Care & Control Center. A few months later my lovely Binka was found lifeless breast my radiator with blood underneath his right side and his nose on the floor.

This broke my heart because I felt that my Binka could have been saved like he saved my life. These agencies rejected my cat without thinking twice. I was willing to surrender him in order to save his life once more. Our story is amazing, but too long to tell. The thing is that he died without a chance of being helped. He was refused help because he was an old cat.

My heart was broken twice. My companion was cremated in mass numbers at the Animal Care & Control Center. I do not know what caused his death. I feel hopeless and horrible. What can I do? My Muffee is gone.

December 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm
(471) Sandra Parrish says:

Not to lack compassion towards any of you but why do you let your cats outside in the first place? I always keep my cats indoors where i can protect them & keep them safe. Seems like you’re asking for something like this to happen when you let your cat go outside knowing that they could get ran over. You could prevent this heartache from happening to you by keep your cats indoors!

December 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(472) g says:

Sandra, your comment is exceptionally narrow minded and thoughtless when a lot of people are grieving. Cats are wild animals and I believe that it is you who is the cruel person forcing your cat to stay in when they really want to be out exploring and hunting.

December 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm
(473) h says:

Sandra an awful comment. You clearly do not understand the nature of cats. I feel sorry for your cats!

December 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm
(474) liz says:

A ridiculous comment made and very unthoughtful. Do you really think someone is asking for their cat to be run over?!

December 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm
(475) fiona says:

my cat tigger died on sunday 2nd decemeber , he had renal failure he was 17 and had him since a kitten and i was 7 so we grew up together. I planned to take him to the vet to be put down in the next few weeks as he deterioated, however on sunday i knew he wasnt himself, he drank alot of mik and had bouts of vomiting staright after and through this he aspirated in to his lung , his breathing changed instantly, i was with him constant within the next few hrs he passed away in my arms. sooo hard as they become part of us. bye tigggy

December 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm
(476) Tina says:

My husband and I will feed certain neighborhood cats. We have always done this, and will take in cats and get them fixed, and release them when they heal..helps lower the feral population in our neighborhood. Anyway…I am grief stricken. You see, tonight, as we were pulling into our driveway, I ran over probably one of the NICEST and sweetest female cats…she was a neighborhood stray we have been feeding for almost 2 years. She would come in, but would never get along with our 4 indoor cats, so we always let her go back out. She wasn’t ours..and when we would come home, she would come bounding down neighbors’ driveways or the sidewalk to greet us and get her food, and she was always on our door step in the mornings. But tonight, I ran her over. It took about 10 minutes searching, but I found her along the front of our house, laying still, trying to meow, but coughing up blood. We covered her in a towel, put her in a box, and drove to the emergency vet, less than 10 minutes away. By the time we got there, she had passed. I feel so horribly bad…as if this could have been prevented, but she was always trying to sit in the driveway as we pulled up, and would try and ride on the hood or roof if we were pulling down the drive to leave….I just can’t stop thinking I could have missed her…and that she would still be alive if it weren’t for me….so so terrible is how I feel.

December 13, 2012 at 12:41 am
(477) mel says:

i was walking down my path this morning to find my poor sweet kitty, elvis, lying there lifeless in the driveway.i had thought it odd i hadn’t seen him before i left home in the morning, and hoped he was just out playing. i think he was only a couple of years old. his mother turned up as a stray in my garden about 4 years ago, and then wee elvis came along. he showed up with no tail, i don’t know why. such a precocious bub. he was badly injured a year ago, we think from being hit by a car, or being hit with a blunt object, he nearly didn’t survive. i nursed him to health and he’s been the most loving companion ever since. his little whiskers in my face at night time. his beautiful markings. he made me happier than anything.
the thought of his last few seconds/minutes/hours will forever haunt me.
i love you my wee sausage, love mum xxxx

December 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(478) Noah says:

my 4 yr old cat just got ran over today. i cant stop crying about it and i am a 12 year old boy he was with me since 3 and a half years. it sucks he died 6 days before christmas

December 21, 2012 at 6:33 am
(479) Meadows Story-part 1 says:

I found that my 9 month old kitten (Meadow) passed away today. I never knew the impact he had in my life til he was gone. I have four cats including Meadow, and he was what I always referred to as my little monster. From the moment my husband brought him home as a stray kitten he was a trouble maker. He spent the first two days walking around the house meowing NON-STOP. I thought I might go crazy. But soon he calmed down and was an adorable kitty with A LOT of energy. My husband doesnt like indoor cats so Meadows dwelling soon became our large garage and porch area which he shared with another kitten brought to us a few days later (Salem). The two of them were so adorable, but Meadow was definitely my trouble maker. That kitten could get into everything. He would knock down and drag tools across the garage, drag his kitten bed from the porch to the garage you name it. I could not understand how an animal so tiny had the physical strength and where with all to do the things he did. Everytime I turned around he was breaking something. My husband was on my case for weeks to just let them outside and run like normal country cats, but I resisted. I was terrified of one of them being hit on the road or getting into a well or machinery around the farm. Finally I caved and let the rascals out. They did so well, although they tried to sneak back into the garage and porch every chance they got. It became a daily routine for me to run from the car to the garage door with my newborn as fast as I could before he could catch up and sneak in before us. LOL. Everyday he would sit outside the patio doors staring in just waiting for an opportunity to sneak in.

December 21, 2012 at 6:38 am
(480) meadows story-part 2 says:

Soon the weather turned cold and i put a heat lamp in the barn and created a cozy little cove for them to cozy in. Everytime I rolled in the driveway they would come running from the barn ready for food, water, love and another chance to sneak in. Meadow finally beat me to the punch last week and I decided to let him stay inside. In the 24 hrs or so I let him in he managed to knock over decorations I was putting away and break them as well as knocking down a large cat tree that was anchored to the floor and ceiling. Normally I would get so frustrated and angry with him for these things, but for whatever reason this time I didnt. I just took a deep breath, rolled my eyes and calmly picked up my little monster. I cuddled with him and told him how much I loved him and explained to him how I couldnt understand how one kitty could be so destructive. I then told him it was time to go outside and fed him with the rest of the cats. He was his typical self through the weekend but once Monday came about I quickly noticed Meadow didn’t come to the door. I immediately found this to be odd, but thought just maybe he was preoccupied with something else. Later on that night I went out to the car and notice there still was no sign of Meadow. At this point I knew something was wrong. I called my husband and he said he had seen him earlier and he was fine. This calmed me a bit and I went on with my evening as usual. The next morning I came home from work and still there was no sign of Meadow. I started calling for him and walking around the yard and down the road checking ditches (just in case) no sign of Meadow. I checked the barn and he wasnt in there. Then I went to check our two car detached garage (theres a hole in the side that the cats are able to get in and out of) but wasnt able to get the door open as it had froze shut.

December 21, 2012 at 6:48 am
(481) Meadows story-part 3 says:

At this time I put out an all points bulletin to neighbors to be on the look out for my Meadow as they drove by and let me know if they spot him. Anther day and a half with no luck. finally my husband came home last night from trucking and checked the property for my Meadow and he found him. That two car garage that I couldnt get into was where my little Meds was found, his body laying right by the door. I was absolutely heart broken. He was laying there so peacefully and healthy looking. There were no signs of trauma or anything. I have no idea what could have caused him to pass. I doubt he froze to death as there were warm places for him to go. I fed them plenty everyday. My husband thinks it could have been dehydration. This leaves me with a tremendous amount of guilt. I tried to give them water everyday, but I know every once in the while I would forget to put water out as I work a rotating shift from days to overnights and sometimes get out of sorts. especially when I’m caring for a newvborn. He seemed perfectly healthy Sunday evening and showed no signs of dehydration and didnt feel dehydrated when I picked him up. ( I have another cat with urinary problems, so I am very familiar with checking and caring for a dehydrated cat) However, I cant specifically remember which day I had given them water and I guess I didnt really worry to much as we have snow in the area and during the days it would warm up enough that there was plenty of standing water around. I’m heart broken and feel an incredible amount of guilt that I may have been responsible for his death. I cant help but think if i had been able to get that garage door open maybe I could have saved him before it was too late. My guess is he died sometime monday evening. I’m sorry for the long post, but I needed to get my babies story out in the hope that it will help me heal.

December 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm
(482) Jack says:

I found my poor Garfield on the side of the rode while on my lunch break..looked like he was trying to cross a narrow street the night before and was stricken by a car. I could have saved him if I had driven down the street the night before when he disappeared or if I kept him inside.. I had just shown him to my mom 2 days before the incident and told her he is ‘such a nice cat’ the friendliest goofiest cats I’ve ever known. His only friend was me and the German shepard he lived with..RIP little guy, I’m so sad can’t stop thinking about him. Wish I could have been there his last seconds. He was only one and a half years old and I would always think about him when he was out in the street..and still think about him everydays.. keep ur pets indoors.. this is the worste feeling.

January 7, 2013 at 2:09 am
(483) Peter says:

Our beloved cat Buddy died today after a stroke 2 days ago. He was 15 y.o. despite having heart disease from the age of 3 and diabetes for the last few years. I gave him his medications faithfully, three times a day, for all those years and I did my best to care for him. We adopted him when I was only 29. He stuck with us through getting married, having children, and moving into middle age. He slept with us every night in our bed, between our heads. In the middle of the night I could always reach out and hug him. We’re in bed now and he’s not here. We’re heartbroken. I never took him for granted. Every day I set aside a little time to talk to him and tell him what he meant to us and to cuddle. He was a great cat.

January 9, 2013 at 1:02 am
(484) Ricki says:

Our cat just died today from getting ran over. She was such a sweet cat with the cutest little high pitched meow. She’d been with us for over 10 years. I remember just last night my mom and I were leaving to pick up food and she was napping on the hood of the car. My mom just fed her this morning.
I came from from the store and saw her lying under my dad’s truck on her side. I thought it was a weird position and went to check on her. She didn’t move when I called to her, so I got a flashlight and she dead with a twisted leg. It was so horrible seeing her like that, and then having just seen her walking around the night before. I think she got ran over and then crawled under my dad’s truck. We don’t even live on a busy street.
My mom took it the hardest. Not only because of her dying, but thinking about her scared, in pain, and dying really makes her break down and start crying hard.
It’s going to be hard not seeing her anymore.

January 11, 2013 at 1:12 am
(485) kate maldonado says:

****sorry so long*****

I’m writing this through tears now. I don’t want to tell my husband until after he gets off work tomorrow, so at least he will be able to make it through the day at work.

Our cat had been missing since sunday; she roamed outside but never for more than a day. I went out to look for her this morning and found her in the road. At first I didn’t think it was her, it looked like a raccoon. She was bright white and orange-one of those chubby farm kitties with the round face. But what was left was almost unrecognizable. I had to examine what was left for several minutes…there’s been heavy rain here so everything was black and muddy and sooty. But then I saw faint orange, then white, then some other things that told me that it was her. The worst thing is, I heard a cat meowing the night before outside and I can’t stop thinking it was her and I could have helped her…

January 11, 2013 at 1:30 am
(486) kate maldonado says:

****sorry so long and kind of graphic*****

I’m writing this through tears now. I don’t want to tell my husband until after he gets off work tomorrow, so at least he will be able to make it through the day at work, he loved her even more than I.

Our cat had been missing since sunday; she roamed outside but never for more than a day .We’d had her since she was a kitten, 5 years ago. I went out to look for her this morning and found her in the road. At first I didn’t think it was her, it looked like a raccoon. She was bright white and orange-one of those chubby farm kitties with the round face. But what was left was almost unrecognizable. I had to examine what was left for several minutes…there’s been heavy rain here so everything was black and muddy and sooty. But then I saw faint orange, then white, then some other things that told me that it was her. The worst thing is, I heard a cat meowing the night before outside and I can’t stop thinking it was her and I could have helped her…

January 13, 2013 at 11:33 am
(487) Kali says:

My cat Dexter has been missing since the first big snow storm in Western, NY, I hoped that he was safe inside another persons house. A week later this morning my 12 year old and his friends found Dexter at the end of our street against a snow pile. He was struck by a vehicle is what I gather due to his mouth being bloody, then laid up against the snow pile and froze to death.

We all love you Dex! RIP.

January 14, 2013 at 7:45 am
(488) Lucy says:

My lupo, the striped wonder died yesterday and instantly when hit by a car. I’m wracked with grief.i can’t imagine life without that loving adventurous affectionate boy who always wanted to be out playing and having fun. Beside myself with pain and tears

January 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(489) Missy says:

I’m still mourning the death of my best friend…

Kitty passed away on November 1, 2012 at 10:00pm.

He would have been 14 years young this February 14, 2013.

We curled up together on our bed and he took his last breath in my arms.

He meant the world to me. I still cry every day for him.

I don’t think I will ever recover from his death. I am just so sad.

January 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm
(490) bee says:

I lost my beautiful little Misty only 2 days ago, it all happend so quickly that i still can’t believe she’s gone.. She was 11 yrs old, i had her given to me when she was only 5 weeks old and it was love at first sight. I found out she had cancer and there was nothing i could do, i sat with her till the very end just patting her and telling her everything would be alright and that if she needed ‘to go’ it was okay, next thing i knew she was taking her last breath. It was something i’ll never forget
I miss her so much and don’t know if the pain in my heart will ever go away

January 16, 2013 at 2:48 am
(491) Heather says:

I had my beautiful little lady for 24 years. I had her since she was a kitten when I was 19 years old. Over a week ago I accidently ran her over in my car. My 14 year old daughter heard her meow as the car went over her and ran to the side glass door to see if she was ok. I was in the car and as soon as I heard her I stopped the car (feeling sick to my stomach). I panicked as I didn’t know whether to go move the car forward or backward to get off her. I was hoping against hope that I had only run over her tail, but I had unfortunately hit her head. I am devesated that I have caused the death of my little old lady Lucky and also that my duaghter saw what happened. She could see what had happened and was screaming for me to move the car. She was spasming and twitching as I scooped her up and raced her to the vets. I knew she was already gone by the time I got there. It breaks my heart that I have caused her pain, and couldn’t make her better. The vet said that even if I had only hurt her tail she wouldn’t have survived because she was so old and would probaly have dies of the shock. I miss her every minute of the day, and I am riddled with guilt. I have never lost a pet before and am finding myself crying whenever I am alone. I don’t think the pain and guilt will ever go away. My Lucky had a very loud and distinct meow, and I know it sounds weird, but I can swear I have heard her meow, but then I realise that she is gone and I couldn’t have heard her. I collected her ashes yesterday and although I am glad to have her home, my heart is breaking all over again. I am trying to be strong for my daughter, but whenever she goes to bed I cry and cry. I am so very sad.

January 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm
(492) Franny Syufy says:

Heather, I know exactly how you are grieving right now. Similar accidents have happened in the past with my own cats. Many years ago, my husband backed into our driveway and ran over one of our cats who was sleeping there. Another time a female cat had put her litter of kittens up under the hood of his car for warmth, and when he started it up in the morning, the kittens were killed. We were both heartbroken then and even today it breaks my heart looking back.

But if anything at all is to be gained from such a horrible event, it is the lessons learned. Eventually, we learned that being outdoors simply wasn’t a safe place for cats, and that cats and automobiles do not make a good mixture.

I’m terribly sorry that you and your daughter had to go through this awful experience. But please, Heather, forgive yourself. After all, you were doing a LOT of the right things or your cat wouldn’t have lived 24 years. That is a very long life for a cat, and your loving care helped make it so.

January 18, 2013 at 6:05 am
(493) candy says:

My beloved cat candy died of renal failure on 16-1-2013, and I am completely devastated, feel like its the end of the world for me.
she was not even 2 years old, if alive she would have completed her 2 years on 11 march 2013. Its so painful that she died so young.
we didn’t realize she was not well, she had lost a lot of weight, but she was active. when we took her to vet, he said its too late now, her BUN value was 175 and creatine was 7.0, that means she was in the last stage of renal failure, but we wanted to give our best to her. she was on IV since 11 jan, on 14 jan she got heavy uncontrollable shivers. but she survived, next day our vet told us to keep her in sun instead of hot water bag. we did so, and found she was completely dehydrated, we tried to feed her glucose as much as possible, next day morning between 5:30 and 6:00 am she took her last breath. I had last fed her around 4:40 AM.
I couldn’t stop blaming myself for not taking her to the vet earlier, or for keeping her in sun for sometime.
I strongly suggest to all cat owners, don’t rely on the symptoms your cat shows, as in kidney diseases, no symptoms are shown until the kidney is more than 70% damaged. the only way out is keep checking BUN and creatine values every quarter. nothing is more precious than your beloved cat, neither money nor your time.
I have one more cat, we have planned to get him tested, every quarter.
I have a strange and strong feeling that my cat candy will come back to me, as she died very young, and we are planning to buy a tabby colored female Kittie, may be next month which is going to be a look alike of candy. In these modern days it is hard to believe in horoscopes and tarot cards, but on 13jan tarot card reading for me was a temporary separation from a loved one, and she stressed on the point temporary, it means my candy is going to come back to me.

February 4, 2013 at 10:38 am
(494) Stavros says:

My cat boubi 16 years old was put to rest a few weeks ago due to lung cancer. Till this day it feels like a knife has pierced my heart missing and thinking of how much he has taught me and given me love all my life. Before he was put down the vet was astonished how he was still alive barely being able to breath boubi summoned the strength to come walk and lye with us the night before. He didn’t want to die and leave us he loved us to much. The lesson he taught me when he passed was to never
Give up on your loved ones a cat who would come walk to me when he was in such pain gave me the inspiration to never give up in this life

February 8, 2013 at 1:21 am
(495) Mat says:

Hello, have been house and cat sitting for friends and at 2-45am this morning, Charlie, their beloved 17.5 year old family member passed away. Was with him all evening and had a feeling a few hours before he was going to pass on. In just three weeks of sitting him, I grew very fond of him. Such a sweet gent, always purring and happy to see me. I have spent most nights on the sofa here in the kitchen to keep him company as well as having the privilege to study and work on my lap top with him lounging around. He was deaf so our eye contact was beautiful and I swear we shared telepathic feelings and thoughts together.
I am glad I found this site to share as helping me to heal in this moment. No one else is awake for me to call or speak with right now, and Im running out of tissues! He passed peacefully, could see him fighting for his last breaths as I stroked his head saying its all ok and I love you. He gave me one last look and believe it or not, a wink, as if to say, I’m ok. I could sense his spirit rise and just know he has moved on to a better place.
Owners are back in ten days, they will be gutted but said he may pass any time as very old and wise so I hope it wont be too much of a shock for them.
If any cat owners reading this have ever wanted to know if cats are ok when they pass, well, all I can say is yes they are. I admit it wasnt the best thing to have experienced but I feel honoured and blessed to have been with him and just ‘know’ he’s happier more than ever now.
Shall bury him in the garden as requested by owners later on today. Have a few phone calls to other family members first which is going to be hard because, 17.5 years is a long time and many pictures show their love for him.
Thanks for making this site available and love to all you cat lovers, know they are dancing happy always

February 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm
(496) J Bee says:

My cat just -he’s gone -i can’t barely breathe.
He was closer to me than any person ever will be and i don’t want to live without him- i’m devastated- why? is God real?- Why would he let this happen?

February 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm
(497) J Bee says:

i’m chanting “Amitabha” Chanting to the medicine Buddha- Please, Buddha, Amitabha- Please Take Care of my sweet Zeus.

February 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm
(498) Sophia says:

My sweet, wild boy Ziggy died yesterday in the early morning. He was only a year and a half and was hit by a car. He was a ferrel kitten found in the next town over and i raised him with his other adopted brother Theo, and they could not have been any closer.
It is especially hard to accept Ziggys death because of his strong dominant spirit. I never even toyed with the idea of him dying because he always seemed so invincible to me. So many people wanted him because he had such a human personality, he would walk into anyones house, plop on the couch and hang out. We would go out to call him and he would drop from the tree and walk in. I am not kidding this cat had a much older much wiser spirit and he was SO incredibly special. I have had my fair share of pets and he was by far the most special and gifted one. Its such a shock when things like this happen, such a vital part of your life has just so suddenly been ripped away.
Ill miss his extremely loud purs and the way we used to go on walks and runs with each other. I know many people are against the idea of letting their cats outside, but in reality, for some they are happiest when they have freedom, and sometimes accidents happen. I know by keeping him in he might still be alive, but i know he would not have led the life he was meant to live. He was begging to be outside the moment we got him and i know he lived many lifetimes in the short time he was with us.
He looked very peaceful when we found him, ( i did not look) but i cant help wondering what made him jump in front at that EXACT moment. And as hard as it is to accept, it was the will of the world. Ziggy played by his own rules and now his name will forever be in our hearts. I still watch for you attacking squirrels out the window Ziggy, I know your spirit is still with us. The world lost a wonderful, amazing cat today. We miss you sweet Ziggy, wish you were.

February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm
(499) Ruth says:

My lovely kitty cat, Paddy was killed by a car this morning. He is not even 2 years old yet. He is a lovely semi long haired cat who loved us all very much. I still have his mother who will miss him.
I’m at a loss as to what to do. He was a very cuddly cat who loved our dog too. I’m in tears as I type. My children are devastated. It just hasn’t sunk in.
Life really stinks sometimes. Paddy, you were my rock, my bundle of fluff and I’ll miss you forever.
X x x x x x x x x

February 18, 2013 at 2:31 am
(500) Devastated says:

I so relate. My baby cat, 5 years old, was run over on the mid December 2012. As we spotted her, I howled with no control at all over myself as it was my worst nightmare, as we loved her completely. The vet said she would have died instantly, but her body looked beautiful and intact. I could not stop hugging her, wishing her back to life. I felt like Juliet in the Romeo and Juliet.
She has a sister who has been meowing and crying too. Her sister adored her. She loved us all, loved cuddles and gave so many – my arms literally ache now. She was just such a happy darling little cat!
I regret not putting in a large cat run and plan now to do so.
We have 2 new kittens, because we are not getting any younger. I love them dearly already and it has been a good distraction for our grieving cat, but it does not replace her sister.
The grief is still raw & overwhelming. I feel guilt, regret, anger, suspicion, depression, and often nothing but pain. My gorgeous little soul mate, so smart, sweet, clever with an impish sense of humour. I keep uselessly envisaging the accident I did not witness, and wonder why she was not looking, or was it that the car was too silent? Trying to stop the accident. Comforting visions are of my father saying, “Don’t worry, I’ve got her!” as he loved cats and her saying to me, “Mummy, Daddy, you should climb more trees, you’d have fun!”
I just don’t know how to get over this. I keep thinking I have to stay alive to look after the others, but I feel grief nearly killed me somehow!

February 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm
(501) pickles177 says:

Life doesn’t always seem fair – in 3 years I have lost 3 cats. Belle was 10 and had kidney failure. Buster was all black and died at 2 with a heart murmur that cut off the blood supply to his back legs. Leeloo was found at the side of a local road – she must have been it by a car but she had just recovered from an eye operation. I miss them all so much. At the moment I cannot have children and these cats made me and my husband a family – I feel like I have lost my family and I’m lost without my babies. The house is so empty and I keep feeling angry toward life. My poor little ones – I feel cheated out of time with them all and wanted more time to spend time with them.

February 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm
(502) Lynn says:

My cat went missing two months ago. A neighbor called and said a dead cat was found in her yard and looked like my cat. She did not tell me until 2-3 weeks later she thought it to be my cat. She said the cat appeared to be poisoned and the body deteriorated.
My cat was an indoor only cat and had gotten out by mistake. She was only 1 1/2 years old. I miss her a lot. I do not have complete closure as part of me wants to believe that cat the neighbor found was not mine.
My other cats still look for her at times. This is not easy when she was so young and full of life.

February 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm
(503) courtney says:

I did not have a cat but do not know where else to turn. I had a pet skunk named sumo. She was my life. She still is my everything. I loved her so much. I had her for 6 years. I went to the store and came home and found her dead on her back in the living room. My 2 dogs killed her. She didn’t have bites. I think they just got to rough and broke her neck. I have so much guilt.I’m am so devistated and can’t help think she was scared or in pain and wondering where I was to save her. I have never cried so much in my life. I love her so much

February 20, 2013 at 3:47 am
(504) Franny Syufy says:

Courtney, all are welcome here. I’m so terribly sorry you lost your Sumo in such a tragic way. Sumo is at peace now and she knows how very much you love her, so try not to blame yourself.

February 21, 2013 at 2:52 am
(505) ana says:

My cat died last night….James was hit by a car….Im so sad, I feel devastated…..i wish I had kept an eye on him, but he had been outside in the garden so many times and he never jumped the fence….he did this time and was hit by a car right in front of the gate….my heart aches…

February 21, 2013 at 9:30 am
(506) courtney says:

Thank u so much franny. I loved my baby girl so much. I am so sorry for your loss ana. Losing a pet is no different than any other loved one. They are our family. I am very glad I found such a wonderful group.

February 26, 2013 at 1:15 am
(507) Jacob says:

We lost out 4 year old tonite. The wife named him schmoe. Whatever that means.
He was always full of life. Carried his fluffy tail up over his body. All white with bright pink paws. And 2 different colored eyes.
He got real lethargic a couple days ago. Then acted a little better. But he had lost obvious weight. Then he crashed last night. Took him into the vet this morning where they noticed a mass in his abdomen. X-rays showed something from the liver. Put him on pain meds and ordered blood work.
Well 7 hours after the pain meds his body gave up.
I’m amazed how he hid everything from us. And acted so normal. When his body was obviously failing him. It just hit like a ton of bricks. And he was gone.
We will miss him. And I’m not a cat person at all. But this guy was just the best. I hope whatever was going on in his body didn’t make him hurt too much. And he didn’t hide it for so long for our sake.

February 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm
(508) Dylan Ratledge says:

its february 26, 2013 and my cat died today he has head trauma and i cant stop preying and crying i loved my cat like a freind like a son and he will forever be in my heart buti miss whiskey already!

February 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm
(509) amy says:

I lost my beloved kitty Frodo on Feb24th, 4 days ago. He passed very suddenly. He didn’t appear sick at all. I believe it was from an undiagnosed heart condition. Forever in our hearts.

March 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm
(510) Alexandria says:

My ten year old baby Trouble was just put to sleep a few hours ago. I came online to see if anyone could help me cope and I found this site.
I have had her since she was 2 weeks old and she was jsut ten. She had to have a tooth pulled two months ago and they found she had a tumor in her jaw. They said i could try and remove her jaw and feed her through an IV an dget radiation but it was not going to definatly cure her. i couldnt put her through it. The last few days she looked so sad and barely ate. We went to the vet the other day and they said if I wait even another week , it would hit her throat and she wouldnt be able to breath. I gave her the best day i could yesterday – when she would even wake up – and snuggled my last nigth with her. I went in and told her how much I loved her up until it was over. I miss her so much. I havent slept without her for ten years. Her birthday would have been in June. I just hope she knows how much I loved her and how I did it so she wouldnt be in pain anymore. I love you Trouble. I’ll miss you forever.

March 4, 2013 at 2:45 am
(511) Grace says:

My cat died two days ago and I’m still grieving. She was a 9-year-old tabby cat called Tibby and we had had her for 4 years. We rescued her from the RSPCA after a really bad life and she helped us and we helped her even when times were at their hardest. She was so cute. She would let you pick her up and snuggle her and she would sit so close to the radiator it was comical. She would sometimes do backflips when she chased her blue fluffy string. At night she used to sleep on my bed and purr. One morning I woke up and my mum told me Tibby had had an awful accident. She said that it looked as if Tibby had been run over. A man walked over and picked up the body and put it in a bag. She was hit by a car and I’m still grieving. It feels like forever that I’m crying. I’m only thirteen. I’m now going to spend my time remembering the good times with Tibby rather than crying about the worst time.

March 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm
(512) Tamara says:

I was reading about when is time to put our little sweeties to rest. I got a huge lump in my throat and tears formed in my eyes. It brought me back to my three angels Tiggers, Sasha and Bailee who are all now in kitty heaven. The pain of making the decision to say good bye was a horrific pain in my heart. I think of them often and miss them very much. I also hope when my time comes I will be reunited with my all my sweeties.

For now I am blessed with my darling Olivia (white female) and my new mischievous little boy Charlie (eight month grey tabby). I think it is better to loved and lost then not loved at all, having them to cuddle, love and spoil is a true blessing.

March 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm
(513) Michelle says:

I Had To Put My 1st Cat Bear Down in Fall of 2010 I got Him as a Kitten from a Friend . I Was Getting over a Broken Heart and This little Coon / Tiger Mix Came into my Life and Became my Fuzzy Man . He was So Sweet and Loving would crawl into my Arms and Put the back of his head to my lips for all the kisses he could Get . He was More than a Pet he was my Friend . I moved into my Own place and he was such good Company . I ended up Getting another Kitty and he was 2 And She was a Tiny Baby and I came Home to find them sleeping together . He was just that Sweet . Loved Our Dog we got when he was 4 also . Well in 2010 He woke me up During the night choking and spitting blood and Flem was so scary I thought he was Dying was Terrible . He Started Having strings of saliva Hanging out of his Mouth so I New it was Not good . Took him to the vet and they New also that is was Serious . The Dr said it looks to be a large tumor in his throat . She put him on meds for an infection and swelling to see if it was a cut or infection but it only got worse with in a week he would hide in the closet and would not eat or Drink and he loved his Tuna . He Was so sick .I was going to take him in for a Biopsy and more tests but seeing him in such Distress Broke my Heart . So I called the Dr and let her know I would be in to Give him to God . I remember Holding him In my Walk in Closet and crying and Kissing him was Hardest Thing I have ever Done . I knew he did not deserve to suffer he was such a wonderful Boy . I was Strong and the Dr Did feel it was the best thing also . Sometimes you have to let them go Because you do love them . So had him cremated and Made a nice plaque with his pictures of him and I can always Remember my Sweet Boy . I went to a Shelter at Petsmart and Adopted a Sweet Girl and she is a lot like my Bear !!

March 13, 2013 at 7:14 am
(514) Daniel says:

Hi I just lost my cat too car running it over he draged himself with his only front legs working and then he started togo into shock we then as quick as we cld get him too our vets but while on the journey I blew uair into him to attept too keep him alive but the shock clearly too much for him I feel so guilty I let him out first thing because he was darting all over the place one place too next so I let him out first thing which I would not normally doyet he did come in and out out my home all the time but I feell immense guilt because I let him out and I eonder could I done more than I did. yet I go over whats happend in my head repeatly I feel more guilt and grivef stricken than I did with my dog whom was put too sleep due too old age . I just hope chicko was not in too much pain when he died thats the only wish and hope for I feel so so sad and empty. I finslly like psy tribute too chicko who brought so much happiness and joy into my life and too mmany others around where I live and for the constant hugs and deep purs he did because he was so happy with me and for his nudges he wld give for food was so funny too watch his pal sparky will miss him I know and dogs too for deffinate also finally too my chicko thank you so so much gor the love and constant joy and love you gave me and your brother and sisters love you always in my heart. Love Dad (Dan Allan)

March 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm
(515) Amin says:

I had two older cats, ad three litlle kittens. But this morning I found my favorite cat dead in my yard. I was so devastating. She was attacked or piseoned, as she had a part of fecal seen behind, probably because of a huge and painfull stress. I am so depressed all day. I really can’t imagine been without her, as she was pregnanant for a week and she every day hops on my legs where I sit or lay on my chest. She was such a comfort, and now she is gone. I live in a village where owners free their dogs through night, nd probably she could not run fast or she was posioned. Anyway people mostly don’t understand that pain when you loose a cat, but I am ahppy I find some comfort here among you people.

March 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm
(516) Tee says:

My little black cat was killed on the road outside our house yesterday. The house is so empty without him even though I have two other older cats. Brian was only 11months old and so full of life. It has been so hard today, expecting to see his sweet little face peering round the door. I have thrown away his dishes, his feeding mat and his toys but the feeling that he is here persists, I see him everywhere…..and then I break down again.

March 20, 2013 at 6:51 am
(517) rowena says:

Our wee Tiggy was killed in a hit and run last week. We are wrapped up in our grief for the poor wee guy – he was only 22 months old, his precious life had just begun.
We didn’t see him before he died and that is the hardest thing to come to terms with…. I miss him every day xxx

March 28, 2013 at 8:16 am
(518) William Raszl says:

I had a little kitty about three weeks old and my mom found it all alone with three other cats that were also very little. We were going to take care of it for a few days or so until we could find it a good home. we couldn’t keep it at our house because people in our house had allergies and also we had dogs and didn’t exactly love the cat. We had the cat for a few days, we were feeding it milk (The special cat milk from pet smart) through a little syringe since it couldn’t eat anything else beside that. We loved that cat with all our hearts. one night when we went to bed with it it looked fine but in the morning it was dead. My father told me it was because of natural causes. I cried and cried and i’m still crying now, as i make this post. I’m 13 years old and can’t cope with this at all. I can’t understand why god would do this to a poor innocent kitty the didn’t even get to live it’s life yet, but we must think he did it for a reason. Our kitty will be forever missed.

March 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm
(519) Marysue says:

We made the awful decision to put our beloved older cat to sleep. She stopped eating and cried getting out of the sandbox. Our vet thought she had a urinary tract infection, and gave her antibiotics. She declined rapidly, bled from her nose, and refused water and food. I gave her water and liquid food by dropper, but something was terribly wrong. X-rays then showed that she had a kidney stone and possible liver and spine cancer. By then she was so weak the vet said Peachy couldn’t survive surgery to remove the stone. I couldn’t stand to see her in such pain and decline. She was our best friend and a wonderful companion. We’ll never forget her. We’re walking wounded, missing her so much.

April 8, 2013 at 3:19 am
(520) Boyd says:

My beloved June short for Uncle Junior just died about 4 hours ago. My wife had just went to sleep and I was on my computer when I heard a loud bang we both got up to see what it was and in the hall he was laying down I got there in time to see him take his last breath.
June was the best catpanion you could ever ask for he knew when you needed that extra bit of love from a bad day and loved to make bread dough (the kneading thing that cats do) on you lap when you were watching tv.
The thing we can fathom what happened was he ran into the wall playing with the other cats. He could not have fallen or missed a jump in the hallway. June and his brother Rocket love to just run full speed through the house at times they sounded like a heard of stampeding cattle or something. It is a sound I am going to miss.
.We have had him since he was a kitten and he is already missed. I am soo tired and have to be up for work in 3 hours and can not bring myself to sleep. I miss my friend already and only fear the grieving will worsen once this shock wears off.

RIP UNCLE JUNIOR aka June/Junebelle We love you!

April 10, 2013 at 11:25 am
(521) Tena says:

My baby Molly has been missing since Saturday. We were so close played together she kissed me we talked.she followed me everywhere . My heart is breaking. I can,t stop crying.She was speyed over a year ago We think she is 2 and a half has we took her in as she was wandering the streets. The pain is unbearable. We have put posters up posted notes through letter boxes . She is chipped so vets,cats rescues have been informed I have kept a tissue box she was scratching the tissues up I’ve started picking her hairs of her cushion and putting them in the tissue box am I going mad. I can,t stand it without her

April 25, 2013 at 10:19 am
(522) Danielle says:

I have two cats on Sunday my eldest cat was hit by a car luckily she was fine and only has some minor cuts around two hours later I seen one of my neighbours holding my other cat I went straight out to find out she had also been hit by a car but had died I gave her a cuddle and buried her she now has a beautiful grave, however I can’t stop crying I keep thinking she’s going to walk in but she doesn’t I’ve been so close to digging up her grave just so I can give her a cuddle I hate the fact I’m never going to see her again its really hurting me. She was the daughter of my older cat I had raised her from a kitten she was loyal and friendly and loved a fuss she used to sleep in my bed because she didn’t like being alone now she’s all alone I feel so guilty because she’s on her own now. I just don’t know what to do? Please help!

April 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm
(523) kay says:

My Aubie was hit by a stupid car that was speeding on the same day george jones pssed im so sick I have been looking at his pics rhinking he will jump up in my lap any min. No one understands my pain in my family I feel alone and im so depressed I cant stop thinking about him willbi ever be happy again.

April 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm
(524) Becki Calloway says:

We had two white kittens that were born and after they were weaned, their eyes looked like they had literal cherries on each eye. We didn’t know what to do but they got around like they could see. Eventually, they fell off and one of the kittens eyes are solid blue but a little, very little crossed, but the other one has one eye that looks opaque, and the other one looks like there is only half of the blue eye showing (which I think that is what he sees through because he gets around really well, climbs trees and doesn’t act as though he is handicapped and we don’t treat him as if he is either. We took them to the vet and he had no idea what what wrong. I had never seen or heard of this before, so I watched a program tonight about newborn human babies being born tysaks disease and wondered if cats could be born with that too. Do you have any thoughts on this? Thank you.

May 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm
(525) Franny Syufy says:

Becki, that’s an interesting question. I don’t know a whole lot about tysaks disease, except what I just researched when I saw your post. It is a genetic disorder most common in certain sects of Jewish population. I suspect it is the same as Tay-Sachs Disease, which has the same description. Since it is a genetic disorder, it couldn’t be transferred from one human to another, except by birth. It’s possible that cats could have a similar disorder, but again, I am not really an expert on rare conditions. You might want to post your question on our Veterinary Medicine Forum.

May 1, 2013 at 11:52 am
(526) mario says:

My beautiful Russian Blue kitty Nina was hit by a car a few days ago and passed away. She was only a year old. I found her lifeless body on the sidewalk when I came home from work. Someone must’ve put her there because it looks like she died instantly. Nina came to me last year. She was only 2 months old. My brother found her on the street and brought her to me knowing that I have several rescues (1 cat, 2 dogs, 7 rabbits). She was so sweet and got along with everyone. She was a perfect addition to the family and was my other cat’s (Geronimo) best friend. He loved her so much and now he grieves her loss with me. My head is spinning out of control with sadness, anger and guilt. I can’t stop crying. I miss her so much and so many things remind me of her. I wish I could turn back time and change things. I was very careful with her and it had only been a few months since I had started letting her spend more time outside. But, even though she lived on a quarter acre with lots of trees, it wasn’t enough. Unlike Geronimo, she was a roamer and fearless of the road. I always worried about her ad would bring her in at night. Unfortunately, her luck ran out and my worst fear came true. I buried her in my backyard and made a shrine for her on the fireplace mantle. I’m 35 years old, live alone, and don’t have 2-legged children. My family and friends have been very supportive and I thank you all so much for sharing. I know I’m not alone. I feel your pain and give you my shoulder. R.I.P. Nina, my beautiful baby girl. I will never forget you and we were so fortunate to have you.

May 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm
(527) Kate says:

My 2 year old siamese Wooster was run over and killed today. A cruel twist of fate. He had had large cell lymphoma, and beaten it against all the odds. He was just the most wonderful friend, with me all the time. I am so proud he was mine. I am absolutely devastated, shattered. I can’t think how I am going to live without him. My darling boy.

May 9, 2013 at 10:57 am
(528) Wes says:

My 2 year old ginger cat George was killed by a car at the end of my road on May 3rd. He was a fantastic cat who is sorely missed by my Fiance and I. We still have his brother Henry but he misses George also.

May 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm
(529) Lianne says:

My little kitten ‘socks’ was killed by a car a few days ago. I am absolutely devastated. I was never a ‘cat’ person and always liked dogs but little socks came into my life and completely opened my eyes to how loving cats can actually be. I thought that cats where cold animals ?? I can’t seem to pull myself together yet. It’s so sad . I cry all the time, even when I’m changing the bedcovers I find myself crying because he used to jump and play and basically be a little rascal!! I love him so much . He was like my little boy xxxxx

May 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm
(530) Lianne says:

Can I just add, that the poem I have just read called ” rainbow bridge” has brought me some comfort xx

May 16, 2013 at 7:28 am
(531) jess says:

My cat hadn’t come inside over night and I knew something was wrong.. as we pulled up the driveway from the doc we seen something on the rd by the gutter in disbelief we approached the ‘thing’ only to confirm our biggest fear.. he’d been hit by a car… He was still intact.. but had blood from his ears and mouth… We are so devasted.. but I’ve read that it was a quick and pain free death although that does not fill the void of not having him around…

May 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm
(532) Back says:

My 6 month old kitty ‘Twinkle’ was sadly buried in our back yard last night. We had three cats. A 7 week old kitten Venelope, 6 month old Twinkle and our 3 year old cat Rufus. Rufus is an outdoor cat and is very street wise. We live on a quiet back lane, so when Twinkle started wanting to venture out I felt confident in letting her do so. She never wandered far and was constantly in and out. She was very rarely out over night but on Monday night she didn’t come in. I feel so guilty because I was so tired that night that I didn’t go out looking for her. On Tuesday morning she didn’t come home and my boyfriend was out working in the garden all day Tuesday and said he hadn’t seen her all day. Last night we put the dogs on the leads and headed out for our usual walk down the quiet country lane. The whole walk I kept looking on the grass verges praying I wouldn’t find her dead. We couldn’t see her so on the way back I allowed my daughter (on her scooter) to go off a little way infront. It was a few minutes later that she suddenly stopped and burst into tears. I’ll be forever haunted by her little face as she turned to me and said, ‘mummy I’ve found Twinkle’. Twinkle was lying a little way off the road on the verge. She’s clearly been hit by a car. There were no obvious signs of injury other than blood in her mouth. We wrapped her in a pink blanket with one of my daughters teddies, cut a piece of her fur to keep in a trinket and buried her. As I was wrapping her up I did notice that her face looked very squashed. I desperately hope that she was hit and died instantly as the thought if her laying there breaks my heart. R..I.P Twinks, I’ll miss our little cuddles :) I’m sorry I didn’t protect you better :(

May 23, 2013 at 3:48 am
(533) Dillon says:

My cat Boy-O died yesterday, he got hit by a car, I walked outside and my mom and sister showed me him, I knew he was dead, it was the worst feeling, I could do nothing but walk to the shed and grab my shovel…I feel like he was a great companion, we matched great and I loved him, RIP I will truly miss you Boy-O, with all my heart.

May 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm
(534) Thierry says:

My beautiful cat is dead, oh my god, I am totally lost without you my baby, you were everything to me and the light has gone, what can I do, I will never see you again in your glory, the joy and happiness you brought me, I am so sad and so sorry you had to die the way you did, why why why, I just don’t understand, you are no longer when you were so young, you were so beautiful, full of life, I can’t have you back, you are gone somewhere safer i hope, your little life has given me purpose to live and to get up for, to give you my love as you gave me your trust, what can I do now you are gone, I can no longer spoil you, feed you, touch you and kiss you all I want, giving you my heart in full, showing you my all affection, what can I do, I have lost you, you died in my arms, you were in so much pain, I am lost and very very sad, why did this have to happen so soon, you were so young and full of life, I could never get tired of your beauty, everything about you was perfect, your face, your smell, your touch, your love, your fun, I am missing you terribly, I just don’t know what to do, my head is hurting, my heart is breaking, my body is suffering your loss, if only I could bring you back but I can’t, I will never see you again, it is not fair, life is suppose to be happy and not sad, I just don’t know the meaning of it now you are gone, goodbye by sweet, RIP, no words can bring you back, you were the love of my life, nothing else, I love you for ever.

Thierry.

May 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm
(535) Trish says:

R.I.P. My beloved three year old boy cat Little Joe. Struck and killed by a car 5/14/2013 like so many others.he was so timid he never even went in the front yard so I didn’t think he’d ever go near the street. I was wrong. So sorry my sweet baby boy. Love you forever. :’(

May 31, 2013 at 10:24 am
(536) Lorna says:

My beautiful Basil. Writing this through tears. He was run over today. I’m devastated. Love you always, my special little guy. Goodbye sweetie.

June 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm
(537) Ric says:

RIP Spenser, 12 year old cat I adopted at the same time I adopted another cat. He was in a cage so small sickly looking,no one wanted him. I decided to adopt him to keep Hawk company. And let him have good home.
He was a great cat, then about a few months ago, he got sick, my regular vet had him on meds but last tuesday he got worse,so I took him to an animal ER. His kidney counts were high, but it sounded like the next day he was getting better. So I went to bed, hoping to pick him up the next day. Saw on my cell the next morning i missed a call from the vet, so I called them when I got up the next morning. Poor Spenser started having seizures and passed away. The ER vets tried everything, but he was too sick. He was a member of the family, and I think about him and cry. True he was only a cat, but he was a furry friend and for 12 great years he was Hawks friend and mine. We both look at the steps expecting him to run down and join us. Both His adopted brother Hawk and I will miss him.
He passed away on 5-29-2013. I will miss you Spenser, a lot. RIP.

June 4, 2013 at 3:12 am
(538) Rob says:

My cat Spike got run over yesterday. We went away for a long weekend and came home to find him on the side of the road. He was such a good friend and I will miss him dearly. RIP Spikey from Rob, Phillippa, Emily, and Suzy

June 4, 2013 at 11:13 am
(539) star says:

My sister cat bell is a baby today on my wat to school she was in the road died me and my mom was heartbroken she was our favorite now all I have left is my kitten ciara Maddox…..

June 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm
(540) Arlene says:

MY children and I found a baby kitten on the front lawn 05/31/2013. We took the kitten in and bottle feed it kitten formula. On Sunday June 2, 2013 the kitten had blood coming out of his rear, so we took it to Falls Road Animal Hospital. They told us the kitten had worms, and he was constipated. We took him home and gave him his meds that night as directed. On Monday June 3, 2013 the kitten would not eat and by the next morning he had died. I feel so bad for that kitten. I wish we could have saved it.

June 9, 2013 at 9:57 am
(541) ruben says:

my cat just died I am going to light I candle for him at night.

I knew him for my whole life

June 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm
(542) Eden Bauer says:

We watched my sweet cat Lily take her last breath this morning. She fought it until the end and I was just telling her that it was ok to go and that I loved her. She was almost 17 years old and not in great health, but she still had the best life that she could have had. I don’t think she ever had a bad day:) Our younger cat scratched at the door to wake us up right before she died and I will forever be grateful as we got to be with her at the very end. I firmly believe in adopting pets as they will repay you with a lifetime of love. The tears are flowing today, but I know that I will see her again at the Rainbow Bridge.

June 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm
(543) Eden Bauer says:

I was thinking about this song today after the loss of my cat and little did I know that the artist had written this song about her cat …. I hope it helps out there.

Goodbye My Friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjespGPhoMw

June 12, 2013 at 1:37 am
(544) Britt says:

So i wanna tell my story from the beginning. I live in wilderness so there’s a lot of strays without homes. I have 7 cats. But have owned over 50 in my lifetime. I’ve never forgotten a single one of them. In the fall of 2011 my mom found a baby kitten in our driveway. She was healthy and happy. So we kept her and named her “Ria” she still to this day is the most beautiful cat I ever seen. We added her to our ever growing cat family, we have two boys and 5 girls. Bones, Bon Bon, Goldie, Tammerynn, Pixie, Bentley, Ria. Now the years before Ria came to us, we were blessed with two of the most amazing animals I’ve ever met. Cream and Sunny. They were brother and sister and had survived hell and back together in the wild. They were both orange cats. They showed us kindness towards everything. They were forgiving to everyone that crossed their path. They would smile with their eyes and just charm everyone around them. They never left our sight, they waited for us outside until we came home. They never wondered. And together they spent 6 AMAZING years with us until my cat Sunny met his fateful end. My brother backed his car over him and we had to have him put to sleep. We were heartbroken. Then Cream spent the last two years of her life missing her brother and battling a skin condition. And then one day died in the woods of old age. After that we felt like our hearts were broken in two. Part 1

June 12, 2013 at 1:38 am
(545) Britt says:

So when Ria came along we were excited, So we decided to let her have kittens hoping she would give us orange cats (She’s a black and orange tortie). Hoping to fill Cream and Sunny’s spots in their honor. Though they could NEVER be replaced. So on April 25 2012 she gave birth to 5 healthy beautiful kittens, 3 girls 2 boys, 2 solid orange tigers, 1 tortico (Half calico half tortie) 1 solid black and one black and orange tortie. All so unique and amazing. She had them in our cold laundry room against my wishes. Two weeks after they were born I noticed the orange boy kitten had been sneezing. I insisted that my mother take them out of the laundry room that it was too cold for them and that he was getting sick. My mother chose not to listen to me, instead they all ended up with pneumonia at 3 weeks old. I watched the orange boy kitten die in my hands then shortly after the black boy kitten was smothered by accident by Ria. I has again heartbroken. The 3 girl kittens that were left were in serious condition. I stayed up ever night giving them blankets and antibioctics. And bottle feedings for 2 months. I nearly lost of 2 of them but they pulled through. We named them Ginnblossom, Pixie, Tammerynn. Or as we call them Ginny, Pix, and Tammy. Anyway a few short months after they were born we found another little healthy 6 week old boy kitten…a long haired orange kitten whom my dad named Bones (Because he’s so skinny). We could believe our luck, we thought that ever thing had worked out for the best. Then as of 2013 march we thought we were in the clear. Out of all the cats Ginny was the biggest the strongest and the most beautiful loving cat I’ve ever seen. She was the most hyperactive cat. But all she wanted was love. As of May 11 2013 my parents made this beautiful path in the woods, they tore down 15-30 trees to make this amazing clearing in our woods. I live the wilderness, its a cats dream. The road’s never busy and we live on heavily wooded land. part 2

June 12, 2013 at 1:39 am
(546) Britt says:

Anyway all through all the years, all the cats, we’ve never lost a cat to anything other then 2 cats getting hit by cars. And an indoor cat got bit by a fox. Thats it. Our cats always stay close to home they don’t wonder. Anyway my cat Ginny she loved that new path because it was right outside my window and when she would walk down it I would wave to her from my window. She loved it. She also loved the birds that started to land in that clearing. She would catch birds right and left. No fear at all of anything. Then about 2 weeks ago she didn’t come home one night. We called her and looked for her. Then last night my mother was walking down that path when she found Ginny dead. There wasn’t much left of her just her bones and feet and her little face. She was all twisted up. It was out in the open and in view out of my window. I spent so much time keeping this beautiful cat alive all to have her die a horrible death. Some people say it’s a raccoon some people say it’s a coyote. I just wish I had a way of knowing. I am so confused on why the sweetest most amazing little strong girl had to go this way. I love her and I know she’s gone. I’ll see her in heaven someday. And I take comfort in that. Pray for her please. part 3

June 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm
(547) Joe says:

We lost our beloved friend and family member, Gir a week ago today. He was not even a year old (his birthday is in 2 weeks, same day as my son, & Gir was his pet) which makes it seem even more unfair. Britt, please don’t worry about what got your Ginny, or her struggle-I know it’s hard, but in the end, only your love for her and hers for you matter. My daughter accidentally drove over Gir as he was laying under her car; and believe me, there is NO COMFORT for her or my son in knowing this is how he passed. It is better to remember WHY you care so much about them. Gir was quiet, always friendly, and enjoyed just sitting with us. Even though it was less than a year, he worked his way into all our hearts and was always a daily companion to my son. I have had several pets over the years, and NONE has been as close to me as Gir was with all of us in his 11 months on this earth.
Love every family member, friend and pet completely and always and never forget how important they are to your life.
We will always love you Gir. I am so sorry, and we will always miss you.
Gir- (our Gree man) June 26, 2012 – June 6, 2013

June 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm
(548) Rebecca says:

I had to have my cat Freda put to sleep on Monday. I had taken her to the vet 10 days earlier for what I thought was just a simple UTI. The vet did a urinalysis that showed she actually had crystals in her urine. She didn’t improve after a week of treatment so they did blood work and an x-ray which showed a tumor in her abdomen. On Monday she went to a specialist and they discovered that it was malignant and it had started in her pancreas. I have 7 other cats but the pain of losing Freda is horrible. She was 13 years old but I adopted her 9 months ago and I never thought I would lose her this soon. She was always purring. She had the loudest purr of any cat I have ever known. She was purring when they put her in my arms and continued to purr until they gave her the propofol. Than she just fell asleep in my lap.

June 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm
(549) Perry says:

I want to say good bye to my buddy, friend, family member Kitta. Aka Kitta bear, bear bear, and little buddy! Kitta passed away today while I was at work so I was not able to be with her and I feel terrible about not being able to comfort her. She was 16 yrs old this April 2013. Her step sister Noel was the only one with her but at least she was not alone. Noel was there for her sister Kitta. Kitta seemed herself this morning. Climbed up on the bed this morning and layed on my head purring away.Followed me around into everyroom when I was getting ready for work. She said her normal goodbye when I left for work. I found her on her kitty bed in her normal sleeping position so I am hoping she went fairly peacefully..She endured 4 relationships the last ending in marriage and a new Step Mom.4 moves the last ending with her getting a real house to call her own. Kitta always had to be wherever I was she followed me into everyroom all day long. I will miss the way she would kneed my chest or belly before she would lay down to cuddle. The way she held a conversation even though most times I had no idea what she was talking about lol.. She was the only cat I have ever known to play fetch like a dog. I would throw those little milk jug rings that come off after take the top off and she would bring it right back to my hand and wait for me to throw it again. We would do this for hours sometimes. I am not sure why she picked today to leave us but I hope its because she knew she was loved and that we knew she loved us. I will miss you Kitta bear and will never forget all the love we shared. And if I am lucky you will send some of your soul down to the next little one we might come across that needs a home. I know you will be watching us and your sister Noel. We will love you always!!

June 22, 2013 at 8:31 am
(550) Angel says:

Prince was my beloved cat, he was a victim of a hit and run. whoever ran him over didn’t even have the decency to call me. I received A phone call from some pedestrians who had found him lying on the floor in their drive way. They said “hey i’m calling because I think your cat my be injured his legs are broken” … I Thought he might have just gotten another thorn stuck to his leg and was limping… but i was wrong. So my Girlfriend and I rushed out the door to find the address that was given to us the young male said hey are you ” Vee and Angel ” We said ” yes were the owners do you have any idea where he is?” They said yeah” he was hiding under the car he might have moved ” They brought their Flash Light and once they flashed the light on him I couldn’t believe what i was seeing… they had run over his entire back not just his legs but his entire bottom half… I didn’t know what to say, I just saw him suffering it made me feel so heart broken that someone had done this to my baby boy. He was still alive but barely hanging in there They said they were sorry to had have this unfortunate accident happen to him. I was afraid to move him from where he was i know that regardless your not suppose to move a human being or an animal when they are badly injured because regardless you can hurt them even more so they gave me a box to place him in and i carried him home I was so angry and sad he didn’t deserve what had happened to him. The worst part was that I had to put him down myself because I live in a crap neighborhood and the nearest 24 hour pet Hospital was 2 hours from home… Having to kill your own beloved best friend and bury him is one of the worst feelings and burdens to bare… 1 of 2

June 22, 2013 at 8:32 am
(551) Angel says:

The reason I did what i did was because nothing could had been done i didn’t want him to live incapacitated knowing he wouldn’t be the same and he wouldn’t live his life to the full potential he once was capable. I Just couldn’t see him suffer anymore. I swear he tried to come back home he just didn’t have the strength he was happy to see us and I was happy to see him one last time knowing the fact that i would never see his handsome little face ever again. (June 18, 2012)
(June 21, 2013)… 2 of 2

June 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm
(552) nate says:

my 25 year old cat genghis died of arthritus and every night i am flooding my bed with tears. i loved him so much. i cant live without him

July 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm
(553) Heather says:

My kitty shyla went in 5 days from being fine and appeared to be healthy to having to put her down. She all the sudden couldn’t use her back legs and then front paws, so she couldn’t move or get herself around to eat, drink, go to the litter box and seemed to be in some pain (which I couldn’t bear to watch) and got so thin and malnourished due to not eating. We were told 3 weeks ago she had an overactive thyroid and with a change of diet appeared to be gaining a couple of pounds and healthier. Then this happened so fast and the vet said after a series of tests done 2 days prior to putting down
that she has some heart problems and possibly cancer. She was my baby girl and was with me for 13 years and my husband for 6 1/2, we miss her so much and are grieving terribly. :(

July 3, 2013 at 10:52 am
(554) Sarah says:

My big beautiful ginger cat Arthur was killed by a hit and run yesterday. I found him laying at the side of the road, just left like a piece of rubbish. I’m heartbroken and can’t stop crying, I can’t get that sad, sad image out of my head. He must have been on his way home for tea. Poor, poor cat. Whoever hit him couldn’t have missed him, he was such a bright colour and there is no coverage at the side of the roads. He was such a beautiful cat, quite feral but always loving towards me and my husband. I can’t believe he has gone. Reading all these sad losses is terrible but comforting in a strange way too. It helps to write about these things doesn’t it.
Goodbye my sweet, sweet and precious boy, I miss you so very much xxx

July 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm
(555) lizgo says:

My cat Penny was 22 years old and I made the choice to have her put to sleep on the 1st July. My heart is breaking. I had her from 5 weeks old. She had a few things wrong with her and the vet indicated it could be cancer, as all the obvious things were normal. She also had arthritis. I am now wracked with guilt that I did it too soon. I have her buried in my garden next to my other cat Polly who died when she was 17. I realise these thoughts are irrational but I really really feel like dying.

July 4, 2013 at 7:21 am
(556) Cyndi says:

My cat Missy just passed away, I got her from a rescue about 10 years ago. She seemed to get really old over the last year. I was with all night and I know she knew I was there most of the time. I talked to her and would pet her. Then toward the very end I felt so helpless because I could not help her and she was so scared. The cat I had before her lived to be 27 years old so this came as a real shock. Missy came down stairs about 11pm and got up on the couch beside me. I knew something was wrong, but I could not figure it out few awhile. I know she will be missed by my entire family. I have a 4 year old granddaughter that I have to explain that Missy is gone and will not be back. I know writing this has helped a little, so thanks.

July 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm
(557) Dana says:

My 10 week old baby girl died this morning at about 11:00 am. She was playing on the stairs and my husband didn’t see her. He accidentally stepped on her, she ran into my daughter’s room and he caught her on the other side of her bed. He picked her and she lost control of her bowels, by the time I got down the stairs she was seizing. I grabbed her and started petting her but I felt her quit breathing, I think. We went straight to the vet and we were told she was dead 10 minutes later. I am devastated. I can not quit crying. We buried her under a tree in our back yard with all her toys, blanket, bottle, and her princess bowls. I can not describe how upset I am. My husband is brokenhearted and my kids have all cried so hard. I have another cat but this one had become my baby the minute I found her and brought her home. She had become our world, our baby. I do not think that I can ever love another cat like I loved my baby girl. Weeks of bottle feeding, loving her, and getting her healthy have left me broken. How do you deal with a loss that feels this bad? I keep waiting on her to come sit on me and purr. How do you handle this?

July 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm
(558) lindatt says:

my 18 yr cat had big appetite,watery diarrhea,i took her to vet twice,he said she be fine,gave her diarrhea medicine.it work little not much.i kept trying to help her,a month later,she cried to me a few times.jump on my couch laid there for few hours.then all of sudden,she stretch all four legs out,had her mouth opened,made two loud cries she was gone. I wont never forget it.i will miss her..she was my good friend always understand me.she slept with me everynight.i get up everday without her.and my place seems so cold.i will get new kitten in future.but I will always love my 18 cat..

July 15, 2013 at 4:14 am
(559) Astrid feschuk says:

I came home today from a weekend away camping and found out that my cat was run over by a car last night. My husband found Lynx. I feel so sad as, to us, it was the best cat on earth. I expect him to come through the door any second. I can’t imagine not having him around. I love him so much! I am so sad. I hope he didn’t suffer too much. I want to pet him and be with him. He was such a good cat. My kids are sad, too and I think we’ll get a new cat in a couple of months. For now I am just really sad.

July 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm
(560) Sonia says:

My cat was hit by a car on Wednesday and died early Friday morning. The vet said he may have broken his pelvis because he was constipated. He told us to come back the next day but tiny did not make it. We found that liquid came out his mouth when he died. Just wanted to know if he had a chance of survival even though the vet said to come back the next day! I think his kidneys shut down :-(

July 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm
(561) Jacek says:

My cat Niro that I loved so much was hit by a car during a night July 14th / July 15 th. I found him dead at 1.42 a.m. in a pool of blood. He was my companion for 20 months and 5 days. He loved being petted and always accompanied me during houseworks and garden-keeping works. When he was hungry he nudged my leg with his paw. He loved going out in evenings, especially during summers. We loved each other so much. My previous cat, Rodik was with me only 14 months. He also died suddenly. When I fall in love with a cat, I always loose him….I am full of grief…

July 17, 2013 at 7:08 am
(562) mary says:

I am so sorry for everyones loss. I know exactly how u feel.

July 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm
(563) Brenda says:

My cat Grey Grey died Friday July 19,2103, it will be one week tomorrow. 5years ago I came home and heard meowing and found 2baby kittens in my yard. One was grey and white and the other solid grey. I immediately fed and gave them water. . I already had one cat named Kitty. So now I have 3 cats. long story short this cat was the most loving cat and made me smile everyday. kitty had a stroke as she is 15 so grey grey protected her and slept with her on the porch dayandnight. They never left the yard. I live in country with 5 acre yard. Grey white was here for 4 1/2 years and February this year he suddenly disappeared never to return. :( . I have a chihuahua who also thought of grey grey as her bestest friend. Now kitty and my chihuahua are so lonesome, grieving and looking around for the cat. Kitty has stopped eating she is so depressed. Anyway my cat was poisoned while I was at work. Kitty is fine but the prick who did this didn’t care for grey grey. If I could prove 100% that this suspect did in fact kill my cat I would HAVE SOMEONE (Edited by Guide, as this IS a family site.)

July 26, 2013 at 11:59 am
(564) Franny Syufy says:

Brenda, I am very sorry for your loss. However, if you have evidence this suspect poisoned your cat, your best actions would be to notify the authorities. Remember, in most states, there are animal cruelty laws. Anyone who would ruthlessly poison a cat deserves to serve time in jail or prison.

August 1, 2013 at 11:32 am
(565) Susanna.T says:

My kitty Mao Mao just passed away this afternoon….unknown disease.he just three months old..ive been totally shut down myself,once I thinking abt him….tears n cry like a river…I don’t know what I can do……so lost…….sad……nothing I can do……..pls help me….

August 2, 2013 at 5:23 am
(566) Maryam says:

Hi everyone, i’ve read some of the stories & it really helped me to feel that i’m ot alone in this..
My beloved 1 year old persian cat is missing since 2 days, I had a dream that he died which I think it’s true because he gets heatstroke whenever he’s left outside.. I looked everywhere in the nieghborhood for him but not even a sign!!!!
I am not worried about not seeing him again it just breaks my hear that little innocent creature will have to suffer hunger, pain !!!! it litteraly breaks my heart.. whenever I remember his beautiful innocent eyes I burst out crying … & my bf & family r not making it any easier they keep saying it’s just a cat & bla bla bla..
I have had my cat for over a year & it is NOT JUST A CAT to me..
I pray every minute that he’d be safe or at least will not have to suffer..
I loved u with all my Heart Simba ..

August 2, 2013 at 5:42 am
(567) Maryam says:

Susanna, Scott .. & everyone else..
I know it seems so UNFAIR & cruel..
But what I would like to tell u & myself is that this whole life is temporary.. everything we get attached with will eventually be Gone.. even ourselves.. another thing to keep in mind is that when god takes something precious from u he’ll reward u with something better if u were pAtient enough..
Just have faith & u will go through it .. I know it’s hard..

August 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm
(568) Ariel says:

my sisters kitten died today. My mothers friend was looking after him, and the friends dog ate him, when Vango(the cats name) was curious and wanted to eat out his bowel. I don’t know what to do. I’m getting a new cat Monday, and I don’t want to rub it in my sisters face…. do I still get my cat?

August 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm
(569) Lee says:

My precious kitty Simon died last night. He was 17 and perfectly healthy until 2 days ago. As sudden as it was, I knew…I knew from the depth of my soul it was just a matter of days. As I did all the time and especially on his last day, I kept telling him how much I loved him, how pretty he was and what a good boy he was. I was so blessed to be able to hold him as he fell asleep for a final time. My heart is completely broken and I’ve cried an ocean of tears. Hard to imagine that this enormous grip of pain, devastation and loss I feel will ever end. Thank you for coming into my life 17 years ago Simon and for bringing me so much joy. Rest in peace my handsome boy. Love, mama >^..^<

August 7, 2013 at 11:46 pm
(570) Scout says:

My cat died 2 weeks ago after drowning in the pool. We tried giving him CPR, but it was too late. He was only 7– he had been around pools and outside his whole life and never paid the pool any attention. I miss him so much. The house is so quiet without him. I feel terrible this happened. He was the sweetest cat the best a person could ask for. I wish I could go back time. ;-(

August 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm
(571) mel says:

My best friend molly died 2 weeks ago and was hit by a car. I had her from being 5wks old to 5 yrs old. Ive got her son who’s spitting image of her and hes 4 and i think hes grieving for him mum he keeps going to her grave and going to toilet on her.i was there with her at the end in the vets, but i just carnt get over it im totally heartbroken and crying all the time, im devastated ive lost my baby girl. I don’t think i,ll ever get over it. R.I.P my baby girl molly loved you so much.

August 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm
(572) Lamia says:

I am so heart broken today my two yrs old cat died.I am devastated I don’t
Know how I stop crying my heart comes out when I think about him.

August 13, 2013 at 1:49 am
(573) Elaine says:

My beautiful Teeny Weeny was killed by a car yesterday she was the funniest crazy little baby.. Her sister Star us bereft ..teeny was left as a kitten to die and we took her on as a companion for Star. We had just lost our gorgeous ginger ninja SPARTACUS (18/10/12) …. Killed outside our house by a car… I always meant to post about Spartacus but was too grief stricken to do so.
Anyway teeny came into our lives and we grew to love her.. We used to hold her in the air and say ‘she’s flying’ and she loved it! We kept her and star as house cats for a year as the pain from Spartacus was so great and didn’t want to go through that again… But bit by bit let them out and their joy was wonderful to watch.. We knew we were taking a risk.. And yesterday out worst fears came true.. Utter devastation can’t sto crying and calling her name.. Feel so bad and guilty.. It’s awful to watch Stat searching for Teeny WEENY .. We have to bury her today.. Words can’t express the pain and the love.. I want to thank everyone on here who posts.. You got me through my darkest hours when SPARTACUS was taken and now have given me comfort again… I don’t want to stop talking … Thanks franny for this site.. I love you TEENY WEENY forever thank you for choosing us .. You have brought us deep love light laughter and utter joy XX

August 13, 2013 at 2:01 am
(574) sarah says:

This is for romeo who died yesterday under the wheels ofmy husband’s truck, I was in it too and felt the bump. His skull was crushed.. guilt from knowing the journey we were on could have waited.i should have checkedwhere he was. Anger at my husband not driving more carefully. Heartbroken as I had a real connnection with him. It took me 12 years to get over my last best mate. I just feel so rotten, I want it to just be a dream.

August 13, 2013 at 10:53 am
(575) Donna says:

Our cat Hatter was killed by a predator last week. We are trying to help others by letting them know how dangerous it is for cats to be outside at night. We are saddened by the loss because he was such a wonderful cat. He had a great personality and made everyone laugh. Hard to believe we have to go through this. My other two cats are saddened by it too.

August 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm
(576) Elaine says:

Sarah and Donna am feeling your pain.. We have to feel the pain full on to move thought if…it is a measure of our deep love for our little friends ..
I held TEENY WEENY tight to my chest/heart today and loved her .. I think she was hit head On As the top of her head felt fractured .. her tail was big so i think she must have seen the car and felt fear… this is tortuous to me…
STAR And my old cat SMOO cane over to say goodbye .. We buried her.. Tears falling onto her as we did so.. She is next to SPARTACUS and our old boy SNORBY I didn’t want to let her go…. I’ve cried on an off all day.. Thanks for listening x

August 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm
(577) Yvonne says:

Our Sadie was hit by a car the night of Friday, July 26th. We had her only 10 months and miss her so much. She was a farm cat that we adopted at 4 month old, the last of the littler, and was a lovely little black tabby. She was so smart and had just settled down from playful kittenhood into a loving lap cat. My daughters and I are still crying for her and wish we had been there in her last moments. Though she was hit right outside our house, our neighbor called the animal disposal people to come get her before we knew she was gone so we didn’t even get to bury her little body. We adopted a shelter kitty last week and she is sweet but she isn’t Sadie.Poor Sadie. We miss you and will always remember you.

August 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm
(578) Elaine says:

Yvonne I am so sorry for your loss and I really understand your pain.. Spartacus was taken at 8 months and TEENY WEENY at just over a year.. It’s so shocking when they are hit outside your house.. Spartacus was… My husband initially said he couldn’t live here any more as it was too painful… We never thought we’d get over him .. And it took some time .. Time does help and the intensity of the pain and it passes… We did come to terms with our loss as you will ..
We spend out lives trying to avoid experiencing pain but it is something we need to feel full on to move through it. Let your self grieve and weep and sob its a measure of your love for Sadie .. Bob in the sea of grief it is normal and necessary ..Your new cat is not her but you want her to be… We wanted our Star and teeny weeny to be like Spartacus but they werent And we grew to adore them for their own personalities.. You will too for sure but it takes time… Now we want star to be like teeny .. But since she died on Monday star is developing her personality more and we are getting to know her… Your new little one will bring you comfort as she loves you unconditionally and she needs you.. These emotions will pass .. Feel it as you need to .. No fighting just be…am thinking of you x

August 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm
(579) carol says:

My daughter had to make the difficult choice of putting her precious Onyx to sleep and I could see on her face the pain of making that decision. You ask why we cry over cats, well not only are they are “children” but they are REAL friends because they ask nothing of us except love and some food. When you hurt, lonely, or upset they listen and seem to know that we need some tender loving care. I took care of Onyx while my daughter had to work, and I became so attached to her, the way she would look at me when I took her wrapped in a towel outside for some air, held her on my lap to pet her, and kissed her on the forehead. She had cancer and it had spread to her little head causing a loss of balance, but it didn’t steal the love she had to give! We miss you Onyx and love you so much.

August 26, 2013 at 11:09 am
(580) patti leap says:

in the past month and a half, i have had to have 3 of my darling cats put to sleep. CC was 12 and had cancer, Jazz was 17 and his heart was failing, and then my precious 4 year old Tablitha Marie had megacolon, and the medicines were not working for her, so she went to the rainbow bridge last week to be with the others until i can be with them all. the pain is devistating and i can’t get over it. it is overwhelming. please say a prayer for me. thank you and God bless you all.

August 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm
(581) Franny Syufy says:

Patti, I am so terribly sorry for what you and your dear cats have had do suffer. It is my deepest nightmare, because my cats are getting older.
You have my deepest sympathy, and my prayers. Please take heart that your decision in each case was for your cats’ sake and not yours.

August 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm
(582) nors says:

My beautiful cat ebony got hit by a car 2 an a half weeks ago she was a month away from her 5th b’day and I am devastated. I hope for her sake she died instantly. I’m angry at d driver for not stopping, as she had a colar on her. May karma get him/her. Ebony loved to roam, but I’m pretty sure that was her 1st attempt at that main road god love her approx 3am. My dad wuld hav called her at 1am an often with the mild nites we’d let stay out an she’s come to d window wen she wukd b ready. Ebony Loved cuddles as well but loved the freedom an althou people say they wish they never allowed there cat out,that isn’t for every cat. Ebony wuld get restless inside and an stamp her feet down the hallway wen i use to keep her in at nite before bed.. I bought her a tent, radiator bed..loved her to bits. Im so glad now that i made a million videos of her an pictures coz i never expected that’s all id have now 2 keep me goin. I’m sad for my dad who found her rite outside our house on the road as they had there own bond even thou she was actually my cat, they ech had there own relationship with her. so many reminders, its hard to move on, I’m afraid il start forgetting things too.

August 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm
(583) chis says:

hi my cat died last Saturday after finding him the back garden. even tho I knew in the next few years I knew he would die due to her old age she was 19 when she died.but just feels like she has left a hole in my life she was the best cat u could have. I think after my mum died at the beginning of the year I have more comfort her.some to lookforward to seeing the morning and siiting on my lap but now just feel lost without her

August 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm
(584) Alex says:

My cat TinyCat, who was 3 years old, died yesterday. We had to have him euthanized because his kidneys were failing due to FUS. I feel so terribly guilty about it because I feel like I missed the signs that he was sick. The vet drained me of money and there wasn’t anything more that I could afford, and I feel like crap about it. He was my baby, and I haven’t been able to stop crying. I feel like it happened so fast, and I haven’t been able to properly cope. Coming home feels so lonely without him…

August 31, 2013 at 7:27 am
(585) nors says:

Alex, sorry to hear about your poor cat. Life is cruel, athou nothing to be feein guilty about unfortunately it’s one of those things. My poor cat ebony got killed on the road 3 weeks ago , she was almost 5 , sudden put of the blue, but u must his time with u how ever long, was a happy time, an by your words of sadness he was indeed a much loved cat an I’m sure ul b hearing this alot but time will help u they heal. I didn’t want to speak to anyone or leave the house as I felt others just wouldn’t understand, after the 2 week stage I haven’t stopped crying but I felt that’s wen I started to feel a bit better. Doesn’t mean u forget, never will but eventually u just start to accept it. I got myself a little hardback an everyday I write things in it that I loved about my cat, I’d recommend that, u may cry but I think it will help

September 1, 2013 at 1:09 am
(586) Roy says:

my female cat very playful ran outside it went across the street as i try to catch it ran to the street and the car had just turn the on the street it hit its head im very sad right now shed tears for my cat said a prayer for my cat ive already started to miss her running up and down the house this prayer made me feel better And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don’t they understand? asked God
That you’ll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is….forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am….forever and ever and ever.

September 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm
(587) janet says:

I’ve read most of these comments, and the one thing I can’t understand – most of you lost your cat to being “hit by a car”. I had 4 absolutely wonderful cats in my life, and as life goes, so does death – all 4 died of results of old age. Not once did I let them out of my home, unless they were on a leash, or in my backyard, which I had a large area caged off for them to run and lounge outside. I don’t understand why you would let your loved pet run free outside, being susceptible to injury or illness. If your pet were a dog, would you allow it to run free in the neighborhood? I got my cats used to a leash as they were kittens, and they all loved it when I would get out the leashes – they knew we were going for a walk. Never had a problem. So please – if you love your animals, please do not allow them to go out without supervision. Would you do the same with your dog, or even your child?

September 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm
(588) nors says:

Janet, I can’t agree with u there. I’ve had 2 cats, first died of old age an the second unfortunately oh the road. And I believe keeping cats indoor most of the time without proper roaming around outside isn’t for every cat. As much as I’m grieving I woudntf change my cat having freedom to the outside because I know she would have been very unhappy if we had her cooped up all the time, especially because my cat was born in the wild so it’s there born instinct. I’d rather not have a cat if I couldn’t let them the freedom of both inside an outside they deserve. Plus I had her on a lead outside wen she was a kitten to get use to the garden but besides that she loved her life and cats enjoy hunting an climbing -its what they do. Indoor isn’t for every cat, an totally different with a dog, for a start its illegal to let a dog roam free from where I’m from.

September 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm
(589) Donna says:

My cat died four weeks ago. He was killed by a predator and it was heart breaking.

September 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm
(590) Will Petock says:

My cat Kringle just passed away suddenly while I was ay work. The longest bike ride home ever! I gave him his breakfast and around 2:30 my wife found him on the sidewalk in front of our house. I never thought I could cry so much from the loss of a pet/ companion that I considered to be my best friend. Kringle would always follow us if we set out of the house on foot to walk the dogs or just head to the store or neighbors. Wherever I went he was with me, the office, watching tv, or even the garage. God I miss him so much. I guess I just wanted to at least know how or what happened???I know it sounds cliche but he really was my best friend! I miss you Kringle.

September 11, 2013 at 6:48 am
(591) gail says:

My gorgeous cat misty was hit by a car and killed on sunday 8th September , he would have been 7 today 11th September , the worst thing is the person who killed him wouldn’t tell me where he was and went public on facebook , I was trying to call the vets and the last one had him , you know your own cat and I gave them details only I would have known anyway it was him and I returned home in tears , the vets called the girl and said it defiantly was my cat , she went on facebook and claimed id collected someone elses cat !!!! as if losing my best friend wasn’t enough I had to go through this , im devastated by his leaving ,his funny little ways , his love for me all things I miss so much , just days ago I cuddled him and said what would I do if I lost you misty ? never thought id actually have to face it just days later , I miss you so much I just cant handle losing you xxxxx

September 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm
(592) noreen says:

Gail im sorry to hear ur news an in the way it was told to U is unfair. My cat was taken the same way and so suddenly, its hard to deal with sudden loss. I know things about ur cat will be so clear to U now but get a small hardback and write all the things U love about him. What he did in te mornings, his little ways etc. I want written memories aswell as what I carry in my heart. Its 5 weeks for me tomoro, its still not fair but what I have to think was that was her life, as short as it was, it was an amazing one. So gail take that with U, time wil help U to heal, document ur memories…

September 22, 2013 at 9:45 am
(593) Liam says:

My beautiful amazing Tilly. How can I describe her and my love for her. She was so unique, a beautiful grey and White one year old kitten. She was very strange but so funny! Extremely verbal, always had something to say and an attention seeker. We had 5 cats, the mother Lola and her 4 babies, 1 includes Tilly. Everyone is distraught, we truly were a family, to our are as well. She was hit by a car, which I’m so surprised about, we live in a caulder sack, it was also one of our neighbours, but no one owned up to it, they just left her. She managed to crawl back to our house and I was told by her brother to open the door as something was up. As I opened I can still remember the heartbreaking moment, she had her back broken, tail 3cm away from her back, completely paralysed from the bottom of her back onwards. She was fine for the first half. Thankfully her pain was minimal due to being paralysed but still, I’m heartbroken. I’ve just finished digging her grave, I’m going to miss her, the house is empty for us all, she was my best friend and was like a child to me from when I first helped her mum to give birth to them. I love you Tilly with all my heart, I truly hope to be with you again.

September 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm
(594) Emma says:

I lost our 4 month old kitten yesterday, she must have escaped out of the house when we weren’t looking and when I reversed the car out of the drive i ran her over, i am mortified i cant get the image out of my head, its like a heaviness in my chest, i feel so guilty. I miss her already.

September 30, 2013 at 7:02 am
(595) James says:

we recently lost our cat bubbles she was hit by a car i presume as when i found her she did,nt have any obvious signs she,d been hit although,when we did see her her back feet where making the motion of running could of been her final part of her body going into convulsions ,we were going to get dinner and my partner and crossed the road and said whats that as soon as i looked i new it was her i picked her up cuddled her made eye contact she stopped kicking and past while we were driving to the vet , i would say we cried for past 2 days and my daughter only found out yesterday as she was away and it was her cat although i spent time with her ,its amazing how much of a bond you have she was like my little baby girl i trained her on a lead as a kitten used to roll around in the sun on the grass when she was little to make her feel comfortable take her to work sometimes inside jobs she would play in drop sheets at work ,she,d sit when i showered went to the toilet , always woke me to let her out followed by waiting as i filled her cup of water by my bed slept on the foxtel box and was always affectionate we miss her and sorely miss our little baby girl ‘bubbles’ who bought from interstate almost 3 yrs ago when she came into our lives in her airplane crate with tea towel with mums smell and play ball ,my daughter spent countless hrs with her and no matter how close i was with her she still felt more comfortable with her mummy at night as i would see them cuddled up at night, i feel guilty as i,d let her be out more as she got older but she never went near the road and was so sensible and alert with the road to stay away , bubby we love and miss you little lady, we’ve made a beautiful grave sight right at our window were i leave my mag light on which used to sooth her when she was little and little toy windmills and solar lights and toys so i feel she is still close to us , and when our time comes we will all be reunited . R.I.P ‘BUBBLES’

October 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(596) annette says:

mo cat my hit by cat to. take vat boken leg hip no wed night he died I miss I see one more time

October 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm
(597) ange says:

My beautiful ziggy died on Monday! With no warning no sign of illness or trauma she was found by a man in a garden a few streets away already dead! He said that he had tried to find her owners but when he couldn’t he buried her by the brook! We found out after I had put up missing adverts on Facebook what had really happened! She was my 5 year old daughters cat really! Used to sleep on her bed! She had died on her birthday! The man who found her said she looked perfect and couldn’t give an obvious reason for her death! And the only thing that looked odd was that her fur was flattened on the side of her face as though another animal had been licking her to try and revive her! As well as the sadness I feel for losing her, I feel incredibly guilty! I feel I didn’t spend enough time with her and she didn’t know how much we loved her. She was beauiful kind and gentle. Never aggressive with my children we will miss her forever I am sure Rip beautiful ziggy. I hope you are at peace x

October 10, 2013 at 12:54 am
(598) angie says:

OK…i just have to say im so glad to have found this site.. i dont know many cat lovers and im not really finding the support~i am having the hardest time getting over this…my mom lives in the country and random cats have come and gone but there was one that came to her this last spring and had kittens and was the BEST mama cat! she was the sweetest cat i have ever known and this last sunday i found her in the road(hit by a car) when i went to visit my ma…its still haunting me how i found her and try to keep my mind off it..she wasnt even my cat and i think i am taking this harder than she is…i love her so much ..followed us around and sat with us in the garden~great company to have in there when ur weeding…i was out there in the garden again on tues<yesterday> and was expecting to see her..i needed to k now i wasnt alone..i know its part of the deal when you have ‘farm cats’ runnin around outside but why her? *sigh* just hoping another day dulls the pain…

October 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm
(599) Daz says:

My cat, Lottie never came home on Tuesday night which wasn’t like her at all so I new straight away something was wrong. Wednesday morning came and still no sign of her, then at 09:30 just as my girlfriend had got to work she got a phone call off the vets to say that Lottie had been hit by a car and had passed away.
It happened on Tuesday evening on the road just behind us as (we think) she was on her way home. The lady that hit her had knocked at all of the houses near to where it happened to see if Lottie belonged to them but obviously had no luck. Eventually she asked somebody on the road if she could keep Lottie wrapped up in their shed until the morning so that she could take her to the vets to see if she was chipped, which she was. It happened to be the house that backs onto ours.On the Tuesday night I went out into the back garden to call for her and Tinkerbelle, who is Lotties mum, only Tink came but she was acting strange, like she was trying to tell me something. I know that now.
Anyway, at first we did not want to pick her up from the vets and wanted them to deal with her. We didn’t know want to do. Then I eventually decided that I could not bare the thought of the vets doing whatever they do with the bodies. So I went and picked her up and brought her home where she belonged. She is now buried in the garden under the tree where she use to keep an eye on the birds. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but I’m so glad that I did it.
I am much more upset than I thought I would be. She would have been 1 next month and was such an adorable cat .

October 20, 2013 at 11:51 am
(600) donna says:

I’m so in shock. A outdoor cat adopted us many years ago. We don’t know how old she was but she didn’t seem very old. We named her Pumkin, she was a calico. We were thinking about naming her twinkle toes because she was small and very light on her feet. In her past she must have broken a leg because it was crooked. She was very shy and loveable, would kinda drool when you petted and held her. The neighbors outdoor cat would always bother her and eat the food we put out for her. She would run across the street to get away from the other cat. We were afraid of her getting hit by a car so we arranged to have her stay at the neighbors yard across the way and we would go feed her there. She seemed more at peace . That neighbor grew to love her and it was shared ownership. I know Pumkin was slowing down and less active but she wasn’t sick and still was eating. This morning that neighbor knocked on our door and gave us the bad news. Pumkin ate, walked a ways away and that quick just died. We just don’t understand how a cat can die that quick? We just saw her last night. It just won’t sink in. When we picked her up she was still very warm, didn’t look sick. just like she was sleeping. I’ve had many cat,. lost many cats but never just a sudden death. No time to prepare , I’m sure it will hit hard when I get time to accept it all

October 23, 2013 at 6:37 am
(601) Susan says:

My Maude aged nearly 18 died last night and I found her this morning on the sofa. I knew her time was up and waiting for her deteriorate before taking her to the vets, She deteriorated quickly and I had made my mind up that the kindest thing I could do was take her to the vets today. I am happy she died at home. Moaning Maude, very vocal, my teddy bear and my friend. You did not do too bad for being the runt of the litter, with your gummed up eyes. Do not have the one with the runny eyes they said, well I just had to, you turned to me for protection, I think we gave each other that. Well Nora ( her 18 year old twin ) it is just me and you know girl. xx

October 28, 2013 at 6:52 am
(602) Beth says:

I feel guilty because I wish I was there for my cat, she got stuck under the sofa and she died peacefully I can’t stop crying I am so sad, her name was toffee. I loved her to peices and now I only have two more cats, toffee always said hello and the others didn’t bother, rip toffee you are in a better place now, heaven!! Goodnight sweetheart ill miss you.

From your faithful owner and companion Bethany

October 29, 2013 at 7:30 am
(603) Frances says:

Thank you scott you helped me to realize more about cats Frances. I can still see my beautful Running toward me when I called his name he was naughty buy nice Frances

November 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm
(604) Aimee says:

I have a colony of feral cats near my home. Sometimes they sleep in my driveway and I give them food. Over time I have been able to catch some in traps and get them spayed/neutered. One day I saw one of the kittens dragging his back leg but he would not let me catch him. A few days later I found him in my driveway panting and lying still. I took him to the vet and they said he had been run over a few days prior and had a broken leg and internal injuries. I had to put him to sleep.
I am torn to pieces because a few nights prior I had come home late and pulled into my driveway without stopping to check for cats, I was in a hurry. I feel certain that I must have been the person that ran him over. Why didn’t I check? Why didn’t I slow down? How could I have not only killed this innocent creature but also caused it unimaginable suffering for several days. I hate myself right now and I just don’t think I can ever enjoy life again knowing that I took life from another creature needlessly. Why is there such suffering in the world??

November 5, 2013 at 7:17 am
(605) nors says:

Aimee, don’t be so hard on yourself..u weren’t to know. These little feral cats are so independent they wouldn’t look for help. He /she is happy now, u gave them the relief. Ur guilt is clearly showing that u cared which is alot more then other people would feel.

November 11, 2013 at 9:13 am
(606) Phil says:

My beautiful boy Ralph was hit by a car and died last night. we are heartbroken. It feels as if we have been robbed.

November 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm
(607) nors says:

I’m sorry to hear that Phil,I know the feeling. Its a nightmare that u feel someone hasn’t paid the price for it but u,ur pain.. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but time will make u feel better. will each day At a time, an start writing the little things u remember of your cat.

November 16, 2013 at 12:49 am
(608) Adele says:

I never knew losing a pet would hurt as much as losing another person. When I walk into my mother’s house, he will not be sitting there, either on the sofa or at the landing of the steps, looking indifferently at me. Then, a few minutes later, he “allowed” me to pet him. It’s like he got sick out of nowhere, and just like that he was gone! I can’t stop crying! Rest peacefully Tommy!

November 18, 2013 at 8:23 am
(609) Tamisa says:

My poor baby Squishy was killed on Saturday night on the road, I searched all night Sunday night because she hadn’t been seen all day and on Monday morning I heard people talk about a dead cat that was at the top of the road. I feel sick and awful. I’m only 17 and I have had to take the day off college. She was only one years old and as my parents are divorced I always spend lots of time with my two cats who are mother and daughter. Awful I just don’t know how to cope :(

November 22, 2013 at 8:46 am
(610) Nazlie says:

We lost our 1yr old cat last week. She was playing in the garden and by the time i finally went and looked for her she was lying in my neighbours driveway. She looked like she was asleep. I’ve never felt so broken in all my life. Every morning she would wait at my bedroom door and i would carry her around and wake everyone up- she was my baby, actually she was everyone’s baby. She was always cuddled and carried by somebody in the family. I never thought losing her would cause such an empty void in my life. Presently i dont even want another cat simply because if you lose them, it is too emotional. It’s been a week today and i had to close that chapter and move on, but her memories remain. Missing her terribly

November 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm
(611) noreen says:

Dear tamisa, im sorry to hear what happened to ur poor cat and u both so young. Ur other cat needs u still and dnt forget that, dnt be sad, time will make u feel better I know the feeling, unfortunately for u this will make u stronger as u loved ur cat so much an u have to deal with this loss.
Be strong my dear, ur never alone

November 25, 2013 at 11:37 am
(612) Tamisa says:

Thank you Noreen kind words x

November 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm
(613) Grainne says:

Our beloved cat Holly was run over by a car 2 days ago. Her death has left such a big hole in her lives, we are devastated. It’s only 4 months since I lost my beautiful cat Susie to feline aids. Doesn’t feel like if there is a God that he’s on my side. Can’t stop crying and thinking about poor Holly. She was only 3 years old and did not deserve this :( My life will never be the same again, the heartache I feel is too much :(

November 27, 2013 at 10:40 am
(614) Marissa says:

Where I work, a few weeks ago this (I believe homeless) little black cat started coming by the front door like clockwork every night when people started getting off & going to their cars. One of the security guys would give him food, and everybody would stop & pet him and talk to him. He was friendly as could be and very sweet, you could tell he liked people. Late last week we noticed he wasn’t coming around. The weather had gotting colder too. I was so hoping that he had an owner who was keeping him in due to the colder weather. The security guy said he saw the cat across the parking lot near some houses there (and it’s not a good neighborhood), and went to try to feed him but he acted funny and ran off. Before I left work yesterday evening I drove down the street where the houses are hoping I’d see him (we called him “Mascot” ’cause we felt like he was). As I drove, I noticed something black & furry but sort of out of my line of vision, laying on the lawn of one of the houses. Very still, not moving at all. And I knew. I didn’t get out, it was cold & like I said, a very iffy neighborhood. I think the poor angel froze, and we know he was probably barely over a year old. There are some bad people around that area too, hopefully nobody did him any physical harm, that would make it even worse. Whatever happened, it ruined my night and I keep thinking about him and tearing up. I wish I could’ve taken him home & saved him. But I’ve got so much going on at home right now, plus we’ve still got a dog and a cat. He was nothing but sweet and friendly and didn’t deserve to die cold and alone. I’m racked with guilt and sorrow for him. If there was something I could do to change things, I would. I will claim him at Rainbow Bridge, since he didn’t seem to have a home. RIP, Mascot, you’re in a better place now.

November 30, 2013 at 6:21 am
(615) Biscuit says:

My beautiful boy was only 7 months old when he was hit by a car and died. I am Heartbroken. I hear such stories from people who have cats and they are a night mare. But not my biscuit. He was loving and affectionate. He was playful and funny. He always made me happy just to look at him and just to think of him. I will miss him so much. I am heartbroken and I feel I will never get over this. But I will never forget him.

November 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm
(616) rovert says:

i have 2 female cats that i pick up from near road.1 is mingko the tiger skin and the one is cutiting a yellow skin,.they are helpless thats why i take them to my house,then after couple of months they are grown,then, sometimes they go out,i never knew, until they are preggy, on same day, mingko bear 1 yello,i call yelyel,1 black yellow ,baye,and 1 mixed yellow,black and white .yebaw, the very cute,, and same day,,cutting bear 1 yellow hite, i call her yawyaw, but after 2 days yawyaw, die becuase of cough,,, the 3 kittens are very cute i love them until after 3 months cutiting already bear 3 kittens,1 blacky, 2 is whity,and yeye ,,i love them all,but after 3 days cutitng got sick, so i decide to feed them cows milk mmm,,,,i realy take hard to feed them,sometimes i feed them to minko,,sometimes mingko angry,,thats why i still feed them, i found out why cutiting can not used her breast becuase of the 3 breast are wounded,so evry time i feed them to kutiting i cover the 3 breast so that it not hurt ,,,until cutiting breast healed after 15 days,very hard for me,,,,but still i feed them cows milk and some rice….until i buy them a box for the 3 kittens,,very cute,,, but last week yeye is very sickly can not eat ,after 1 day she die,,i hurt so hurt,,,,coz i realy try hard to feed them then suddenly die…it so hurting,,,..now again…yebaw is sick..and i think she dies she is slowly eat now,,i cry again ,,,why they are die…what vitamins i want to feed them to not die…pls help,,i know yebaw is die maybe later or tomarow,,,im so cry,,,i dont know where is the vetereary in our place…but i ty to feed her now milk and some kitten foods..whew..im hurt yebaw is so cute..her eyes haev a lines of eyebrow…black,,,she is the prtiest of all my kitten…

Help me ,,how to prevent my cats dies…..

December 1, 2013 at 5:40 am
(617) nors says:

Hi rovert

If the kittens are 3 months they should be eating kitten food, the cows milk isn’t enough on its own so they’re probably starving. Also cows milk WIll be too much for their stomack U should get them actual cats milk. kittens can really start eating kitten food around the time of 6 weeks old. Hope this helps, don’t de upset, go an get kitten food in sachets, an maybe kitten hard food in a box ok

December 1, 2013 at 7:12 am
(618) nors says:

rovert
I meant to say cut out cows milk completely and get goats milk, most stores should do it, cows milk will give them the runs. Will U tell me the exact age of the kittens an il try help U?

December 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm
(619) Thomas says:

On Thanksgiving day this year (11/28/13), my dearest cat, Tobey died. She (Yes, I named her a boy’s name) was 2 years old… We got home (around 8 PM) after going to a relative’s house for a Thanksgiving party, and Tobey was alright. But when me and my mom were leaving to go drop off some food at my other house (around 11 PM), we saw something near our neighbor’s front porch, it was my cat. Me & my mom got out of the car, and tried to wake her up… After 10 minutes, my mom said we won’t be able to bring her back to life… The sad part is, I was gonna call her into the house when I got home, but due to my laziness, I didn’t… I could have saved her life. An even sadder thing about her death was that she was hit by the car a few minutes earlier due to the fact that she was still warm. I feel that if my mom were to take her to the vet’s ASAP, she could have been saved. She was always an angel… But she never got what she deserved on earth… I hope she’s getting what she deserves now. If she’s in cat heaven, I hope she’s having a great time. I love & miss you, Tobey. <3

December 2, 2013 at 12:01 am
(620) Keely says:

Just found my kitty poisioned in the front yard. I cant belive she was murdered, Idont know who would do such a thing to such a loving kitty. RIP lefty. xoxo

December 4, 2013 at 7:37 am
(621) Laura says:

My 8 month old beautiful black and white girl was hit by a car last week, she’d been missing for four days when we finally found her. I’m heartbroken, I never saw this coming. It was strange for her to not be there in the morning when I woke up but I thiugh maybe she’d been locked in somewhere or she’d been scared further away than usual. She was my fat little house cat and I never thought something like this would happen. I’ve had this feeling in my stomach since she’s been gone I have a 16 month old daughter that Annie adored and going in her bedroom without her following me in kills me. I also have Annie’s litter mate Aries who is distraught, he’s not used to being without her and keeps trying to cuddle into his older brother who is having none of it. I need some advice on whether a rescue kitten could help us through our pain? Every time I think about it I feep guilt and my stomach twists into knots. We’re not coping well with the loss of our prettyprettyprincess :’( I just miss her so much and watching Aries mourn and get beaten up by his brother is breaking me.

December 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm
(622) nors says:

Dear Laura
im so sorry for ur loss an everyone involved,I know the feeling its a horrible thing.
I lost my cat the same way a month of her 5th b’day an i can tell u I was living a nightmare for a solid 2 weeks I couldn’t function, eat properly, talk to people an I cried for 6 weeks straight. I treated her as my baby as she came to me just 3 weeks old so we had a special bond. I can tell u Laura that tike wil help u to heal I kno u can’t imagine that but trust me it will. I got every photo I had of her an I made it into a photo book, like 150 photos! Also I got myself a little hardback book an I wrote down al Te tijgs I ived about her that she use to do funi an bold things just to ave written memories. An now almost 4 months later I got a rescue kitten which I would definitely recommend u do. She’s bringing alot of fun into our house an love. Althou there’s no way I could have done this within the first 3 months I felt that I I’ve alot of love to give an therefore could help another kitten. So Laura, for ur little girl , ur cats an mainly for u, I would recommend u get a kitten whenever the time is rite for u. Don’t be sad, itl get better x

December 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm
(623) Riley says:

My cat Belle was my world she was sadly hit by a car last night when I let her outside, I still and probably forever will feel guilty about letting her out. My brother is devastated and so am I for we have had this cat for 5 years she was so young and didn’t deserve it. I going to miss her so much and the guilt is killing me.

December 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm
(624) nors says:

Riley.
I’m sorry to hear about what happened . U musnt feel guilty its not gonna change anything an as I can relate to ur pain too,u know belle wouldn’t want u to be sad an u ur guilt shows how much u loved her. Give urself time…

December 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm
(625) Marissa says:

I posted back on November 27th about a black cat named I called “Mascot” that used to come by where I work and then I found him dead on somebody’s lawn. I still feel so guilty about that. If only I wouldn’ve taken him home. We’ve got a dog and cat there, and I feel like we just can’t afford another pet at this point. That’s the main reason i didn’t take him home. I didn’t want to not be able to give him the proper care he may have needed, or cut back on the care for our pets we’ve got. Other than that, I would’ve taken him home in a heartbeat. But I just can’t seem to get around what happened. I met this little cat only about 2 or 3 times myself, but fell in love with him immediately. Just felt like I could’t so anything about it, and was hoping for the best for him, that maybe he did actually have a home around there and was just maybe an outdoor cat, and that he’d just come around regularly where I work and everybody would always just feed him and pet him. Now, instead, he’ s gone. And I can’t stop thinking about it. I will be in a perfectly good mood driving to work or listening to Christmas music in my car, then I pass the street where I found him or just think about him, and I get real sad and start tearing up. I should’ve taken home and maybe just kept him’til I could find somebody else to take him, or a good no-kill shelter or something. At least he’d be warm, fed, out of harm’s way, and alive ’til I could do something else for him. I totally love my own dog and cat. But I just can’t stop thinking about this poor little black cat and how sweet and friendly he was, and now he isn’t here anymore, and didn’t deserve to die cold and alone on the streets. It really bothers me. It haunts me. Wish I could’ve done more for him. Hope he knows wherever he is that at least 2 people (the security guy talks about him too) are mourning his loss and really miss him.

December 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm
(626) Marissa says:

Riley, I know what it’s like for feel guilty about a cat. I had a cat name Rhiannon years ago. I’d brought her from my apartment that I’d shared with a friend, then when the lease was up I moved back to my parent’s house just to save some money, and brought Rhiannon with me. I used to let my cats outside, don’t do that anymore. Well, she was out one night. It was the wee hours of the morning. I was in bed. Rhiannon came to my bedroom window and wanted in. I was too tired and lazy to run to the front door and let her in. The next day my mother went out ot start her car and go grocery shopping or something. All of a sudden she was banging on the front door (always locked the house whe she left) and crying and screaming. I ran to see why. Turns out Rhiannon had jumped into the engine of her car to keep warm, and, well, you can pretty much guess the rest. It was a nightmare. I will never get over it or stop feeling guilty about it. If I would’ve let her in, that wouln’t of happened.

December 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm
(627) nors says:

Marissa

I’m sorry to hear about ur guilt and sad feelings. But U musnt beat urself up over it, as U know its not gonna change anything now. As U said if U hadn’t the cat an dog U would have done something about the cat yourself. in hinsight we’d all do things differnently if we knew the end like this could have happened but be brave an turn this into a possitive now ,be thrre for your own pets even more an make this Christmas special for them, treats, cuddles an wat not…
She’s in a good place now, the rainbow bridge where as we kno life really begins an it may seem cliche but she’ll know wen U start tinking about her,she feels it..
Take care be happy

December 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm
(628) Marissa says:

Thanks for the kind words, Nors. They help make me feel a little better. I will take your advice. And Happy Holidays to you.

December 13, 2013 at 3:25 am
(629) nors says:

Dear Marissa
I hope it does make U feel even a bit better. Give urself time. An happy holidays to U..

December 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm
(630) Laney says:

My sons cat ,Ruby has just been run over, we still have dolly her sister, they were identical cats.. my son is 6years old he is heartbroken, i cant stop crying , Ruby was not even 2 years old . Not sure how the other cat is going to deal with the loss of her sister, if anyone knows what i can do to help my son and the cat to deal with this then drop me a message. god bless Ruby x

December 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm
(631) Aeron says:

It seems that my whole world is caving in on me with the things that I hold dear disappearing one after another. My Mum passed away two months ago and I have just lost my beautiful cat Gizzy who was like a child to me. They say that you cannot die from a broken heart, but it sometimes feel that I have.

December 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm
(632) nors says:

Aeron
I’m so sorry for your terrible losses, so close to each other an with the holiday season approaching it cannot be nice. I know it’s awful unfair an rite now it feels like nothin’ is ever gonna make u feel happy again but u must look back on ur time with ur loved ones now gone an remember all the good times, funny times, special times that only u kno about an perhaps write things in a little notebook of your precious cat, all the things u love an all those special times.
Time will help u to heal an come to terms with what has happened but don’t push yourself ,no rush. Take care

December 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
(633) catlover says:

One of my two cats was hit by a car. I have no idea how I ever will get over it.

December 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm
(634) Anne says:

I can’t get over my guilt. I rescued a kitten. He was a pure breed nebelung an amazing amazing cat. He had many health problems and we got over the major hump, then he had a respitory infection and we put him on antibiotics and he seemed fine for a long time. he was with me for about a year and half. then the last few months he would show me he had a fever, I kept an eye on it and it came and went over the next weeks, so I figured his body was fighting it off. He showed no signs of any other kind of distress really. Then he disappeared when it was 12 below zero and colder for 5 days in a row, I thought he got out, but on xmas eve we found he had crawled up into my box spring right under where I sleep and died. When the smell started we thought it was this propane heater we use and sprayed stuff not realizing. I am horrified. He was so brave and fought so hard to live. and I ignored his syptoms and didn’t take him in like I should have and I cannot get over the guilt. or missing him I loved him so much. he was so special. No I didn’t know he would die, but I know fevers mean infection and infection kills, what is wrong with me? I am just mortified.

January 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm
(635) Robin says:

My Siamese cat of 6 years jumped into our pool not sure why there was ice on top but not thick enough by the time I found him he had passed I feel so guilty he loved the outside and we have fenced yard and fence around pool so sure why but cry so much have hard time even looking at backyard

January 2, 2014 at 9:21 pm
(636) Brian says:

I went to go check the mail today and on my way to my local p.o box I noticed a cat lying on the road down the street, I didnt want to believe it but my cat had a unique tuxedo coat with white paws only on the paws and white on his chest I pulled over and got close to him I felt him to see if he was breathing but sadly he was becoming stiff, blood all over the middle of the road, as I went to get some gloves to bring him in I was walking back to where he was when a car with two african american teenagers drove down the street towards him turned around and laughed as they stopped and looked at him, I began making my way towards their car and they took off, I took my cat in and went down the street and saw that they were parked at a house around the corner, why would they drive down the street to turn around and go back to where they were? I felt as if they were the ones responsible, I had no solid proof but I feel what comes around goes around, I am still so shocked that I cant believe he is gone, if only i had left him stay in that night I feel like it is my fault they were able to get him.

January 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm
(637) jayden says:

my kitten died when he was not a cat a dog killed him the dogs kept holding his head and legs until they stopped he breathed one final breath

January 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm
(638) tracie says:

I stopped to help a beautiful little kitty in the
Middle of a busy street before I could get to her a man who saw what I was doing floored his car hit and killed her. Now when I close my eyes its all I see.I don’t understand why so many cats are hit.he didnt stop or slow down he smiled. I want to find and seriously hurt this young man. I was and still am devastated.

January 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm
(639) nors says:

Tracie.
I’m sorry to hear what you witnessed and what U have felt. It amazes me how many cruel an sick people that live around us. I honestly don’t know can they can get a thrill out of that, karma wil get him,people can’t go on like that for ever an never get what’s coming to them. I hear alot of animal cruelty stories on the radio an it gets me everytime. Don’t be sad, its not gonna change what’s happened bit instead it’ll eat you up inside. Light a candle ina church for the kitten or do something small to maybe make urself feel a bit better.
Hang in there

January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm
(640) sheshe says:

Im sorry to those whose cats have passed away, in some ways though it is alot easier when a cat dies rather than when it goes missing. My cat was 16 and just disappeared, for 16 years he never left the yard then one day he was just gone. Maybe he went away to die, that would be my guess because of his age but it doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking. i wish i got a chance to say good bye and spoil him. i miss him everyday. no closure as we have never found his body, i still have hope he will return :(

January 20, 2014 at 3:46 am
(641) nors says:

Sheshe

I’m sorry to hear that your poor cat is gone, I think your right it must be harder wen the cat leaves as opposed to havin them with U wen they die. I’m hoping he does just arrive back to U but if unfortuantely he did go away to die, he would have done that out of love to u, of course U would have wanted him to stay an for U to have looked after him rite to the end but he would not hav wanted U to be suffering seeing him gone. Our first cat did tha, went away to die(we’re assuming) as he was very happy an content with us an much love, they say its an act of kindness from a cat to do that.
But if by chance this isn’t TRUE an he’s just gone for a very long wander ,I hope U feel comfort whatever happens an kno ur cat loves U ….

January 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm
(642) Dave says:

My wife and I lost are dear friend, little Bear today. He was such an amazing cat with a true zest for life outdoors. We live deep in the county so traffic was never an issue and he was good about being back by sundown so harm from a night creature was never a concern. We adopted him about 13 years ago. This past November 2013 his behavior changed dramatically…he didn’t want to go outside, was losing weight, and was very lethargic. A trip to the vet revealed a big guy had an intestinal tumor. I did my research, very little can be done for a cat when they start to exhibit symptoms. Cats are so strong, it’s only when they are really ill that they show any signs. Anyway, we made the decision to keep him inside, so that he could pass peacefully and comfortably, with us. The doctor didn’t think he’d make it through Christmas. We were very conscious of his behavior and if there had been any sign of pain, we would have taken action, but he was doing well and socially with us, almost like old times. Well sad to report that I left him today asleep on his favorite chair and a few short hours later my wife found him after he had left this world and made the long journey to the great beyond. Thank you to this site for providing a vessel to share and grieve and heal…thank you Bear for being the amazing cat, and the wonderful friend you always have been. Sweet dreams, big man…we will always love you! Peace!

January 23, 2014 at 2:04 am
(643) Mike P. says:

For my cat, my one close friend, Kohl. He died at age 9 + with no seen symptoms. Our daughter gave us Kohl when he was 6 months old since she was starting to have a busy young life. I reluctantly agreed but will forever never remorse it. Kohl was a “people” cat in every way. He was an Amercian Shorthair with dark gray and black stripes and a set of beautiful green eyes. He could never get enough love and affection. I’m home all day since medically retired so he was my one true and very faithful companion (next to my wife). He was a diabetic since age 4 but we always gave him his shots and watched his feedings and was raised as an indoor cat. Kohl, I miss you so much it hurts like nothing else. You always came when we called you as if you really knew we needed you. You always listened to me talk boringly about TV, kids, or even how I felt as if you really understood english. You always loved the stroke of my hand over your head by the way you lowered and pressed against me. I always scratched your back because you couldnt get enough. I even have your icon with me on my Pogo account Tewsberry.

We found you curled up under a dresser no more than an hour after you died. You never complained, we saw no problems that day. You were fine in the morning and at lunch time but…..you quitely decided you were tired and left us near 5pm on 22 Jan 14. We cried and held you for 2 hours asking God to please return breath to your body. We then wrapped you in your red blanket and kept you bundled in our bedroom that night. The next day at 4pm we buried you in the backyard next to our other cat we had, Hobbes. You remember him when we first brought you home. He liked you too. I miss you Kohl and I’ll miss you each morning when I open my bedroom door and not see you there waiting on me right at the door. cry…. I pray to God and His Son Jesus that some day, some day I’ll get to see you again only because you took a part of my Heart and Soul with you.

January 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm
(644) Franny Syufy says:

Dave, my sincere condolences to you and your wife for your loss. But, oh, what a wonderful tribute you wrote to him, and your thoughtful actions upon learning the news about his tumor. You could have made no other decision, IMO.

January 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm
(645) nors says:

MIKE P

I’m sorry for the loss of your beautiful cat, U brought tears to my eyes with your very heartfelt tribute. Its obvious by your words of the TRUE bond U and ur wife had with ur cat and as in life U will get to see your cat again on the other side as we all know,that is where life really begins,forever eternity. I would advise that U document all the things U love about ur cat, the thins that made U laugh, smile an maybe even the things that made u frown. Its lovely to be able to look back an read those things thru time, trust me.
Be strong…

February 7, 2014 at 2:24 am
(646) karina says:

Someone ran over my cat multiple times and I am so shocked at what I saw I cant stop crying, she was so innocent and sweet how could someone not stop after hitting her and at least move her off the road

February 8, 2014 at 9:54 am
(647) Miss B says:

A tribute to my baby girl Winter, aka Winni, Win Win or Mimi, my little shadow left my side last night she was hit by a car 2 doors down from my house. She was my second Burmese kitty; I have a 6 year old boy too. She was only just 3 years old. It’s a difficult decision a cat parent makes to have an inside or outside cat. My cats have lived as both but they demanded to be outside among the grass and sunshine. Believe me I tried to make inside work; scratch posts, viewing platforms, tunnels, toys, cat grass and companionship. The first year and a half of her life she was an inside cat but taken out on a leash in the yard. We moved house to a less busy area and decided to let her be an inside/ outside cat as she truly craved to be outside. I know she was much happier for being outside and there was always a risk. I have done the whole guilt trip thing but to live is to be free. Winni was a happy soul I knew she was special from the minute I saw her, she had the purrfect temperament; a true Burmese. My very vocal little girl made it very clear what she wanted! She had many wonderful little quirks that make me smile and that I will miss every day. Who is going to attack the sheets when I make the bed? Who is going to jump up on cue and ride around on my shoulder? Who is going to lie around on the floor in a cat savasana? Win Win had the most beautiful silky brown coat and these amazing yellow eyes. Everyone who knew Winni loved her and she has left a big space in our home. I am shocked at how swiftly she was taken from me. We waited for her brother to come home so he could see her and help him to deal with the loss of the yin to his yang. Thank you for everyone’s posts it was a real comfort to read other people’s stories. It’s only been a day and I miss the jingle of her collar, her voice, her side flops, her smooching and her in your face approach to everything. I’m grateful for every moment we shared. Thank you mama’s gal RIP 06/01/11-06/02/14

February 9, 2014 at 9:52 am
(648) Jess says:

My sisters cat Garfield died yesterday, he was hit by a car.
He was such a wonderful cat, so full of energy and cuddly.
My cat Lola was his best friend, and they’d spend the day together.

I just hope he knows how loved he was, and how much we will miss him.
I keep just wishing it hadn’t happened, because he was only 1.
I just keep crying over how unfair it is.

I want to thank the two girls that found him and stayed with him, looking after him. Also the lady who took him to the vets.
Such wonderful acts of kindness.

Garfield, I will keep you in my heart forever. We love you so much <3

February 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm
(649) Margaret says:

I have 7 cats and livie in the country> I also have 11 dogs. My cats have a wonderful house and thier own garden. nearly three months ago a kitten came to visit there are lots wandering around. I put a little kennel on the roof where the other cats are and it startedsleeping there. I started feeding it and we called him puddycat .He never went very far and loved to put his paw through to the other cats and played with them. We were a long way from any traffic if he did go off but we live on a pathwhere you get the odd vehicle. On Monday I found him dead in the garden he had no bites on him but blood coming from his mouth. I hope it was not one of my dogs but will never know. I only had him just under three month and miss him so much. Other people say I am cruel to keep my cats in but in Spain people dont have lot of respect for cats so I never let them out.
We found them tied up in a bag and they had not even got thier eyes open. They are now nearly 13 years.
Puddycat I do miss you

February 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm
(650) Mel says:

My baby Lucy died yesterday. She was diagnosed with Kidney failure about a year ago, but I held on to hope that she could live with it for years and years. That was not to be. She had been gradually declining, but then she would have a great day, or week, and I would feel relieved. On Monday, she seemed to have turned the corner again-she actually ran up to me and greeted me as she had before she had taken a turn for the worse. I then held her as she purred for about 15 min. she hadn’t been eating well, but seemed to have her appetite back, so I went to the pet store and picked up many varieties of wet food, hoping her appetite was coming back for good. She slept on the bed with us that night after eating her food. It was the last thing she would ever eat. That night, she went to bed with me on the bed, then jumped down and went into the closet, where she basically stayed for 2 days. She stared at the walls, barely glancing at me. When I would pick her up to carry her to drink some water, she would let out a wail that I had never heard. I said goodbyes to her, knowing it was over. The next day my boyfriend took her to the vet, and the vet said she should be put down. My boyfriend handled every thing, and I feel like a big loser for not going along. I just couldn’t do it. We chose not to have ashes due to the cost associated with it. Now I am questioning why I didn’t take a piece of her…cut off some hair, something. I have nothing but an empty heart to remember her by. Lucy Liu, I love you, and will never forget you. I love you I love you I love you I love you

February 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
(651) lau says:

I rescued a cat almost two years ago in Mexico, we used to live in an apartment so my cat Capitan America, was an indoor, on august of 2013 we moved to Houston because of my husbands work, we brought Capitan America and Mikaela (my dog) with us. He really wanted to go out, so we started little by little, some times one hour or two, until he got used to going out after breakfast and coming home for dinner, he was a really smart, loving and sweet cat. On Thursday morning after having breakfast he asked me to open the back door, and I did, as I would usually do. He left, that night he didn’t came home for dinner so I was very worried. My cat is spayed, he goes to his regular checkups with the vet and had a chip installed. On December I took him to the vet and he told me everything was ok, he was a healthy male cat. Yesterday noon, i received a call from one of my neighbors, she had found my cat lying dead in her back yard. I went for him hoping she was wrong, but my cat was stif, not breathing, dark tongue hanging out, it was just terrible. He just died out of the blue, we buried him in the back yard, and made a little memorial service with my husband and my kids. I´m devastated, I cry and I cry and I miss him so much I’ve lost one of my adopted sons and it is really hard.

February 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm
(652) KayCee71 says:

The last of my “babies” is dying. He is the runt of 4 kittens born to us at the end of July, 1997. He’s all white, with polydactyl paws (mittens), pink nose & he is very “pointy.” He’s been losing weight since the end of of Summer, 2013 but always demanded “his” treats (whiska lickins crunchy Tuna- a.k.a. kitty crack) up until this past Thursday. As he is deaf, keeping things quiet is not a challenge & we keep a warm heating pad for him to lay on. We’ve had some luck with him eating chicken baby food, but now he just keeps barely hydrated & I occasionally have to give him a little sugar water to keep him getting a bit of caloric input. I’d lost his brother (& best friend & the love of my life), Manny, at 8 years old to an impacted bowel & kidney cancer (found on the pre-operative X-ray) & his 2 sisters at 14 & 15 years old. Losing him will be sad for us & his other kitty friends, but I hope that in time we will find another deaf kitten or cat that needs a loving home & relish in the memories we had raising him (& his siblings) from conception. Please take to heart that while cats like to play outside, it is a deadly place for them even with all of their yearly shots. Fence in your yard or keep that kitty inside!!! >^._.^<

February 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm
(653) Nath says:

I just learned that my parent’s cat died today. I lived with my parents until two years ago, so I was very attached to him. It was an abandoned cat, about 2 or 3 years old when we got him.

He was a very large, tabby male with a beautiful, shiny, elegant (tuxedo) coat; extremely nice and gentle and keen to be petted. Not just any cat, but a most special cat…(I suppose many cat owners feel this way…)

He developed some skin problems this year, but eventually died from pancreatitis. Though we were never certain of his initial age, he must have been about 7-8 years old. I see people saying it doesn’t get any easier when the cat is old. But I still feel revolted. Why did he have to die so young? Why not live healthy 2, 5, 10 years more? I’m sobbing here and I can only imagine what my parents must feel. When I was visiting my parents one of the first things I would do was to find and pet the cat…

February 21, 2014 at 8:16 am
(654) J says:

This thread is truly heartbreaking to read, but even more of a calming tool to help me cope with the death of my beloved Marishka. One day in June of 2006 he came running across our front lawn, and my dad fed him milk. In my 21 years, we had never owned a pet up until this point. Marishka never left our front yard, would sleep in the bushes, and would always claw at the front door, wanting to come in, and presumably get some food. He loved my dad so much. He would follow him around everywhere, he would lick his hair, he would give him everything he had. It wasn’t until winter that year, that Marishka started clawing at the front door, body fully extended, head rubbing against it, begging to come in. Against the wishes of my parents I let him in and made it so he could be there. I was dealing with an anxiety disorder, and Marishka was always there to let me know that everything was okay. I used to love to have him roll over and rub his belly. He was a true fighter, always willing to battle with other cats, and fight through sickness like a champ. I had just taken him to the doctor to get treated for stomititis where he had his lower teeth removed, and his entire mouth stitched up. He recovered perfect, and we were blessed with his rejuvenated presence until he darted across the street 2 nights ago, and forgot to look both ways. A car got him. I am so saddened by the loss of my little boy, my best friend, and really do not want to believe that he will no longer be here for me. I wish everyone the best in speedy recoveries, and hope you all can remember that the pain will subside, and the memories will forever glow.

February 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm
(655) Elana says:

I just lost my cat of four years yesterday. She was so sweet and chatty (My Mama and I ALWAYS meowed back to her, which she loved.) and so affectionate she was pushy. We had her since she was six weeks old. Sadly, she lived a year of her life in a cone due to feline ripping skin disease. I am grateful to know that the lady who hit her came back and apologized and was genuinely upset and I’m glad it was an accident. It also brings me some relief to know that her neck was broken so it was quick, no pain or suffering for my sweet little angel. It’s also hard to cope, my Mama died December 6, 2013 and that
was a shock like this was. They both died quickly and on a Friday and may they keep each other happy until me and Sugar Baby are there. R.I.P Madison “Madi moo moo” Montgomery March 14. 2010 to February 22, 2014

March 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm
(656) Mike says:

I’m so glad to have found this support group. I buried my little girl Whisper this morning. I found her abandoned in the woods at 10 days old, separated from her mother. That was 4 1/2 years ago. As a bottle fed baby, she was the most loving cat I’ve ever had. So, after moving to the country two months ago, she was having a hard time adjusting from being an indoor city cat to an outdoor country cat, and I should have recognized this and been more protective. Too late now and I will forever be saddened by her death, crossing the highway on her way back home this morning. I’m sorry Whisper. I love you. I can’t stand how you died and I can’t stand that I failed to protect you. I will forever cherish holding you and kissing you.

March 14, 2014 at 10:36 am
(657) Jude says:

My 7 month old kitten, Cleo died 6 weeks ago after jumping into a pond that she couldn’t get out of. I was so heartbroken and felt that I would never be happy again. The only comfort is knowing how much we loved her and even though her time was short, every moment we had with her we were grateful for. She was an angel and every morning would get into bed with me to give me unconditional cuddles. The morning that she died, I remember thinking how she brightens up my whole day before it even starts. She was the most, amazining, special, loving cat i’ve ever known and I still miss her so much. To anyone who has just lost their cat, I can promise you that it does get easier. I miss her everyday, but now it’s with smiles instead of tears. x

March 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm
(658) chris says:

my kitten fluffy died last night, she got hit by a car. i helped her as she was dying and the sound of her moaning kills me..i still cant get her death out of my head..i took her inside my house after she got hit and she died that same night, i just didnt want her to suffer:(..i just dont understand why this happends and ill never get over this loss.

March 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm
(659) missmyfuzz says:

Our cat fuzzy was not even a year old. She went missing on 02/25 and yesterday she was found on the top of our pool cover, dead and bloated. I cant help but to think that she had a terrible death and I am having a ahrd time dealing with it. I think she got caught between the pool and the pool cover. Its been so cold and icy. I dont know what happened but I cant do this.

March 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm
(660) missmyfuzz says:

i miss my fuzz cat. shes not even a year old. She went missing on 02/25. She was part maine coone back and white. Shed come into our bed every night and just lick and lick our hand over and over aqain. She ahd the softest fur. She was found yesterday on the top of our pool cover, like in between the pool and the cover, half in the water with her paw sticking out. She looked awful. I cant stop thinking that this was a terrible way for her to die. I feel like I cant take this pain.

March 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm
(661) Franny Syufy says:

Sue, I am very sorry for your loss, and I really do feel your pain. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I’d like for you to visit our <a href=”http://forums.about.com/ab-cats/start/?lgnF=y”>Cats Forum</a> and post your story in the Support and Encouragement folder.
Our forum members are a very supportive group, and I know they’ll give you the sympathy and comfort you need at this time. God bless.

April 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
(662) Sean Price says:

Bella died on Sunday after a sudden illness. She was 18 years old and she had 2 owners that loved her. One had to go into an old peoples home when Bella was 12. That’s when I was lucky enough to meet her.
The first time I saw Bella she was the friendliest cat in the world. She was rubbing up against the glass in the cat and home and really wanted affection. I knew that was the cat. She was 12 so a good age. Her owner had to be looked after her self so I knew it would be harder. But I was up for it. When she was picked up from the cat and dog home I remember the young girl who brought her out said ” Oh Bella’s lovely!”
Bella loved laps but she was a fidget arse. I understood that cos I’m a fidget arse that hates to be in one spot. Some evenings she would be on my lap or the blanket on my lap – 7 or 8 times. First thing in the morning she would be outside the door when I got up with her growly meow. Sometimes she had a silent meow – like she’d lost her voice or couldn’t be bothered. She made me laugh.
She loved the crow in the garden – she would make bird noises at it and watch it. I don’t think the crow was impressed!
When she was older she couldn’t sit on laps any more. But she sat by me and still watched me and like me scratching her chin. She loved sleeping on the window sill. She could watch nature outside and the kids going to lessons. The other cats in the house respected she was old and needed her space. My family respected she was old and had her way but she was gentle and she appreciated the love people gave her.
Every morning she was outside my door when I woke up. Watching and waiting. She wouldn’t eat her food unless you stroked her first. She lived more on company then food.
Up until the last she had such determination even through difficult circumstances.
She was loved and cared for.
The girl from the cat and dog home was right. She was a lovely cat!

April 4, 2014 at 10:56 am
(663) my cat susie died unexspectly says:

she died so quick she cud hardly walk she wanted to be on her own were she hides i was so helpless i took her to vets said she been poisend by antifreeze by sytems i mentioned i was so shocked she is 8 shes always gone out why now al never know the answerers.

April 4, 2014 at 11:53 am
(664) RUby says:

My heart goes out to everyone suffering fron the lost of a love one.I am writing because for the past 3 days i helplessely watch a beautiful cat on a root next door thay cannot get down i called 911 they said they cannot help and to call animal rescue which i did they told me they dont have the equipment to help and to call the none emergency number which i did they said they cannot help they dont deal with that kind of stuff. fustrated i called multhnomah center for abuse animal the lady that answer “trust me he will get down when hes hungry if he got up he can come down he wont die a cat never dies on a roof or on a tree because it cant come down ” i could not listen to more so i hang up on her,i called my land lord she said they cannot clime over 6 feet .This poor cat is meowing and hasent eaten in over 3 days .Any advise.

April 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm
(665) Patt says:

My cat had died yesterday and I feel devastated. He was only two and a half year old. The vet says he was poisoned by eating an iguana. Three months ago I came to study in university and only got chance to come home once every three weeks.Last night my dad phoned me and told that Puss had passed away. Can’t help thinking if I were home I could’ve watched him over, not letting him eat any toxins. Can’t express how depressed I feel right now. It feels like life isn’t worth living any more!

April 8, 2014 at 8:49 pm
(666) Simone says:

A tribute to my beautiful Nightmare (don’t judge me, it suited him), who was ran over in front of me on the 3rd of this month. He was 8 months old, and he was on his way back to the house when the van came up the road.

I watched as the van drove slowly onto the street, and sped up, and swerved to hit him. I went into shock and I still haven’t completely recovered. I rang the police and the RSPCA, and each told me if he’d been a dog it would have been different. I’ve made him a covered grave in my back garden (so it doesn’t get wet and go boggy), and I go every day to say hi, and I say goodnight and good morning to him every day. It hurts, but I don’t want to forget him.

He was wonderful. He’d eat anything if you put it in front of him! He was very bossy, very vocal and he was my best friend. He was also a miniature kitty, and he was tiny! He never failed to make me smile, and he always sat with me, wherever I was. He used to meow at our bedroom door in the morning for one of us to let him in, and instantly, when the door was opened, he’d jump on the bed and put his nose directly on mine. He did that a lot too. If you ignored him, he’d meow in your face and rub his head against your cheek until you paid attention too him.

I miss him, and I don’t know what to feel. I’ve never experienced this kind of loss, and it’s killing me a little on the inside every time I think about him.

Rest in peace Nightmare. I miss you, I love you, and I’ll meet you on the Rainbow Bridge when it comes time <3 14-10-2013 – 03-03-2014.

April 16, 2014 at 11:17 am
(667) Lucy says:

My Whispa died today- she was only four and was run-over. I tried to keep her an indoor cat- though she just was not happy and was always trying to escape. She was lovely. I adopted her, as she was abandoned- she was beautiful, a madam and my best friend. She would snuggle with me at night, give me kisses on the nose, sit for treats. I was sad for a while and she wouldn’t leave my side. Now she isn’t at my side. I miss her and owe her so much.

Love you always whispa

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