Goodbye Shadow- silly cat

  1. Today I have to deal with the loss of our goofy cat, Shadow. I was always afraid to let him out, but he decided to pee in the house to guarantee his ticket to the great outside. He lived happily out there, enjoyed inviting his cat friends through the kitty door into the garage (we started calling it poker night when the strays started coming in!). So, after a busy 12 hr shift, I came home hoping to have a big snack and get ready for another, when the doorbell rang. Honestly, I am somewhat comforted that this neighbor we never really speak with, brought him home to us. It would have been so easy for him to just discard my poor little kitty and forget about it, but now he can be buried at home. I probably sound like a total lunatic, but my animals are my kids. I hope that anyone who reads this, picks up their furbabies and gives them just one more scratch on the head. You never know when you will lose them!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   RuthieRN
    I am very sorry to hear about your kitty. ((((HUG)))) When I get home this morning I will give my kitten (MuShu) a cuddle. I don't know what I would do if I lost her, its been three weeks since we got her and I am hopelessly attached. I loved the mental picture of a kitty "Poker night" with all the cats in the garage... My thoughts are with you today and Kudos to your neighbor, us animal lovers are everywhere.....

    Ruthie
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow am I sorry to read this. So sorry. The loss of a pet is always a sad thing. ((HUGS))
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from RuthieRN
    I am very sorry to hear about your kitty. ((((HUG)))) When I get home this morning I will give my kitten (MuShu) a cuddle. I don't know what I would do if I lost her, its been three weeks since we got her and I am hopelessly attached. I loved the mental picture of a kitty "Poker night" with all the cats in the garage... My thoughts are with you today and Kudos to your neighbor, us animal lovers are everywhere.....

    Ruthie
    I couldn't have worded this any better than above... I so wholeheartedly agree.

    So very, very sorry for your loss, BuffaloLPN. Our furbabies are our children indeed. I truly, truly hate this for you. Chelsie is curled up next to me as I type, and I just rubbed her little head. My heart goes out to you. (((HUGS)))
  6. by   SugarMagnolia
    BuffaloLPN, I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is just the worst. I have no children so my 4 cats are my babies. Pam
  7. by   Stitchie
    Quote from SugarMagnolia
    BuffaloLPN, I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is just the worst. I have no children so my 4 cats are my babies. Pam
    That's how I feel too Pam. "Part of the family" doesn't really do it justice.

    BuffaloLPN, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your "Poker Night" story is wonderful.
    :angel2:
  8. by   suzy253
    ahhhhhhh......i'm so very very sorry.
  9. by   Tweety
    I'm so sorry to hear about your companion. Hugs.
  10. by   nurseygrrl
    I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. It's hard to lose someone you love...furry or not. ((hugs))
  11. by   wonderbee
    Awww, how sad. I'm so sorry you lost your little buddy and companion. You did the best you could. Some cats are just hell-bent to get outside and unfortunately, in harm's way. It's tough losing them.
  12. by   natasha700
    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my cat Maynerd a few years and I still miss him as if it was yesterday. I understand they are like my babies. I have two more since my maynerd died and he can never be replaced. His feisty personality was comical. Only true animal cat lovers understand the pain when you lose your kitty. Your neighbor was very nice about it.
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm so sorry about your kitty.......
  14. by   Ted
    {{{Hugs to you!}}}

    We recently lost our "kid" too. Bubbles, our beloved dog, is sorely missed. Miss hugging my baby girl Bubbles.

    Pets are family!

    {{{HUGS}}} to you with your loss. . .



    Ted

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