my beloved cat has been found dead

(24 Posts)
juicychops Sun 03-May-09 08:34:45

a neighbour knocked on my door and asked if my cat was missing. he hadn't come home and i was getting really worried about him.
my neighbour said he's really sorry but there is a cat dead in his garden.

it was my baby. he was only 1 and a half. i just feel so devestated. he was the sweetest most affectionate cat in the world. he used to come to the shops with me, he would jump up onto my car as soon as i pulled up, he would jump onto my back and sleep curled around my neck.

he had no signs of injury on him. he was laying at the bottom of a tree with bird feathers around him so i dont know if he was chasing a bird and fell from the tree landing awkwardly

i miss him so much. ive buried him in my garden and will plant some flowers there.
i keep looking on the window ledge as thats where he used to sit waiting for me to let him in the house. my ds got quite upset too and my other cat is being unusually affectionate as she can tell he's gone

feel so sad sadsad

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differentID Sun 03-May-09 08:36:02

I'm so sorry. He sounds like he was a darling.sad

MargaretMountford Sun 03-May-09 08:45:37

sad juicychops - it's a horrible thing, especially because he sounds so special and so young. He might've had a heart attack, possibly. My cat who was about 6 or 7 and adorable - very similar in behaviour as yours (he'd run out to meet me from anywhere,jangling along) disappeared over night and dh found him next morning dead in the alley behind our sign of injury - I was hart broken and still miss him years on. We buried him in the garden with flowers on his grave too. Huge sympathetic hugs to you

ShowOfHandsNoLongerKissesKunes Sun 03-May-09 08:54:20

Oh I'm so sorry. My little black cat died while I was pg, she was suddenly and severely ill with nothing the vet could do and slipped away while having a cuddle on my knee.

It's such a sad thing to lose your pet. sad

juicychops Sun 03-May-09 08:56:11

thanks. didn't think about a heart attack. i hope he didn't suffer. i cant bear the thought that he was in pain. he looked so peaceful laying with his feet curled under. his belly was still a bit soft when i was stroking him.

do i need to tell the vets and his microchip company that he has died?

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sarah293 Sun 03-May-09 09:10:07

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FairMidden Sun 03-May-09 09:23:52

You might want to tell the vets just in case they send out things like vaccination reminders. It can be upsetting to receive something like that through the post but it will be sent automatically if they don't know he's gone.

I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a really special lad

MargaretMountford Sun 03-May-09 09:25:02

no, you needn't tell anyone, though the vet may send reminders for vaccinations which might be upsetting.

MargaretMountford Sun 03-May-09 09:25:22

Oh crossed posts !

fatzak Sun 03-May-09 09:27:20

Oh I'm sorry. We lost our beloved ginger tom a couple of months ago sad He got knocked down and someone removed him from the side of the road - I'm thankful that the DSes didn't have to see him but DH wanted to bury him in the garden

noddyholder Sun 03-May-09 09:53:36

So sorry sadHe sounds lovely

purpleduck Sun 03-May-09 10:02:51


artifarti Sun 03-May-09 10:04:18

So sorry, poor you. sad It's heart-breaking to lose a moggy when they're such a part of the family, isn't it? Sending lots of hugs.

bellabelly Sun 03-May-09 10:05:55

Oh so sorry to hear that. Planting flowers is a lovely idea.

juicychops Sun 03-May-09 12:24:15

thanks everyone. just done food shopping and got to the cat food isle which made me quite upset as i had to re-think what food to get no i only have one cat as the one i have left hardly eats anything compared to my other one

dont think i cold ever bring myself to get another cat in the future

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ZacharyQuack Sun 03-May-09 12:34:05

sad I'm so sorry. He sounds like he was lovely.

dittany Sun 03-May-09 12:35:50

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MoominMymbleandMy Sun 03-May-09 12:59:04

I am so sorry. It is very hard to lose a much-loved cat, especially one as young as this.

I hope it will be some comfort to know you gave him a happy life.

differentID Sun 03-May-09 13:14:34

Juicychops- it feels like that at the moment, but soon you will miss the contentment that a cat brings. I was cat free for nearly a year after my Honey died- partly due to financial constraints and partly I hurt too much, but I have my 2 fat furballs and wouldn't change a thing.
It's like an addiction- once you have a cat and like it, you feel like you always need a cat
Hope you are ok.

juicychops Sun 03-May-09 13:48:57

i have one cat still and she is only just nearly 2 years old but only had her about 3 months and ive never really got very close to her as i loved my other one so much and gave him nearly all my attention. but now he's gone and i only have her its weird that ive now got to give her all my attention. maybe one day in the future il learn to lover her as much as i loved my boy. but she'll never be the same. but she is lovely too, she's just very winey and wingey!!

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differentID Sun 03-May-09 14:29:11

Very needy? sounds like my girly.

talking Mon 04-May-09 22:00:39

Am so sorry.

My little Natasha cat died in front of me, we think of a heart attack but not sure, in 1998.

I still cry when i see photos of her.

Goober Mon 04-May-09 22:03:51

How sad.
At least you have him back, he wasn't left somewhere and you are left wonderring.

PieceNharmoknee Mon 04-May-09 22:10:32

sad for you and your ds.

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