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My sister's little cat was killed by a car today :-(

(5 Posts)
Ikeatears Sat 23-Feb-13 23:11:22

She just phoned, she is devastated. The neighbour has taken the cat in and put her in a box and DH will go and bury her tomorrow. I am not an animal person really and probably don't 'get it' but she is so very upset and I want to support her. What can we do to help? I've suggested DH buy a nice plant to plant over the grave. Anything else we can do to help?

Ponders Sat 23-Feb-13 23:15:41

sad

burying her, & planting something over the grave, is a wonderful & kind idea

I don't know who/what else your sister has in her life atm but for now, if you just listen to what she needs to say - & don't say well, she can always get another one - is probably about as much as you can do

you sound like a lovely sister thanks

SecretNutellaFix Sat 23-Feb-13 23:26:22

Just don't say the words "it was just a cat".

Big bar of chocolate and a shoulder to cry on is best.

PoppadomPreach Sat 23-Feb-13 23:35:21

I think just as SecretNutellaFix allus to, don't minimise this loss - the loss of an animal can be devastating, especially if it occurs at a time in your life where things don't feel great.

Just let her talk and empathise as much as you can.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 24-Feb-13 18:21:18

Just let her cry buckets, I've sobbed over all our past cats. My mum cried more when the cat went than when her mother died.

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