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My cat was killed on Saturday

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bouncingbelle Tue 08-Jul-14 20:42:50

Hit by a car who didn't stop sad am devastated. He was my constant companion and all we had and we loved him so much. He was irreplaceable and my home and heart are going to be so empty without him.

Just wanted to share sad

cozietoesie Tue 08-Jul-14 20:49:51

I'm so very sorry, bouncingbelle. How long had he been with you?

timtam23 Tue 08-Jul-14 20:56:36

So sorry bouncingbelle
Very sad for you thanks

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:02:52

It makes it worse that they don't even care enough to stop, evil people.

I'm so sorry, it's a horrible way to lose them.

bouncingbelle Tue 08-Jul-14 21:14:36

I got him on 5th November 2009 ( as an 18 month old rescue cat) and he died on the 5th July. He really was something else - he loved a road trip and we spent so much time together in the cAr, him in the front seat with his wee seat belt on, he could open doors and would go let himself into neighbours houses to see what food they had, he would shout on me with a meow that sounded exactly like "mam!", absolutely the best, most human, cat ever. He was still so full of life. The idea of him dying alone and in pain breaks my heart.

timtam23 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:36:07

He sounds lovely, a real character. Heartbreaking to lose a cat in this way. So sorry again

May we see a picture of him?

cozietoesie Tue 08-Jul-14 21:41:07

He sounds great.

It's hardly any consolation I know but the likelihood is that if he was involved with a car, he would never have known what hit him. They're usually over that quickly.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 08-Jul-14 21:44:53

I'm so sorry.
He sounds like a fabulous cat.

Chaby Tue 08-Jul-14 21:46:35

So sorry to hear your sad news x

bouncingbelle Tue 08-Jul-14 22:06:54

I would love to show him off but don't know how to attach pictures here, I was away for the weekend when the accident happened, I was told he was under a hedge at the side of the pavement and I was terrified he has crawled there to die, but my neighbour showed me where he was found today and only his head was under the hedge, so either he wAs fling there by the force of the collision or he only lived for a very short time afterwards (I hope beyond hope). talking about him helps.

timtam23 Tue 08-Jul-14 22:41:38

I am fairly rubbish at working out things like posting photos but I've managed it ok on MN. I go to the "My Mumsnet" tab at top right of the screen, then drop down to "My photos" and it brings up a page "Photo Gallery" where there is an option to "Upload photos" and it will even resize them for you.

I've never lost a cat on the roads but have heard that often they are killed outright straight away because of the speed of the collision. I know you will never be sure but I think he would probably not have known anything about it. It's so sad, but it sounds as if he had a fantastic life with you, he must have adored the adventure & freedom after being in a rescue.

flamineckpip Wed 09-Jul-14 10:41:48

He sounds like a wonderful cat. I laughed at him and his wee seatbelt. I am very sorry for your loss. xx

piratecat Wed 09-Jul-14 10:46:46

oh bouncingbelle, he sounds wonderful, i am so sorry you lost your little friend. It is a terrible pain to lose a cat this way, it has happened to me three times, and i lost another to leukemia she was just 2 yrs old.

I know what you mean by being almost human, my first boy who was two and run over, was just like your chap. Visited neighbours, lay next to me in bed with his head on the pillow. I was distraught for along time.

My only words to help you are that, in time, it will feel better, and you can be comforted that the life he had with you, was the best one he could have ever wished for. You gave him so much, and he was a very happy cat. hugs xxxxxxx

PestoSurfissimos Wed 09-Jul-14 10:49:06

So sorry to hear this, our cat was run over last October & I thought my heart would break too.

Then DD2 said crying wouldn't help him & chivvied me into getting another rescue kitty asap. It wasn't that we wanted to replace him, more that we wanted to give another rescue cat a home and a new lease of life.


piratecat Wed 09-Jul-14 10:49:27

I agree with them not really knowing what has happened op, they are so little compared to a car. I unfortunately witnessed one of mine. It was instant.

I don't share that to upset you, but to hope you will believe it, and that there would have been nothing you could have done.

what was his name? xxx

piratecat Wed 09-Jul-14 10:50:24

same here pesto, we keep getting them, not to fill the gap exactly but for what we know we can give them, and then of course what they return to us.


bouncingbelle Wed 09-Jul-14 18:48:45

Oh I do hope it was quick pirate cat. His name was Bouncer (outs self) and he even had his own fb page and over 70 messages of condolence when I posted that he had died. Everyone knew him, he used to follow me to the shop and sit outside the door meowing at me not to forget cat treats

Although not my first cat, he was my first rescue cat and, though I'm sure right now I simply could not replace him, if I were to ever get another cat, I would go for a rescue for sure. If I think about it, we did give him a lovely life, but he gave us so so much more.

Gimmesomemore Wed 09-Jul-14 18:59:00

So very sorry to hear this.

BlueSprite Wed 09-Jul-14 19:03:15

I am so, so sorry about Bouncer. What a brilliant cat he sounds; a real character. I also have a rescue cat, so I can imagine how devastated you are feeling sad I am so sorry it had to end like this. It does sound like it was very quick indeed, bless him. He was very lucky to have such a loving owner and you obviously gave him a wonderful life. I would also love to see a picture of him. Which rescue was he from? What was his story before coming to you?

JakeBullet Wed 09-Jul-14 19:12:46

I am so sorry and I can really relate as my beloved 7 year old cat Droosie was killed on 21st June. Like your cat she was hit by a car but I am comforted that she died instantly.

I was so so lucky though in that the woman in the car behind stopped and knocked on doors until she found me. She and another lady then wrapped my darling Droosie in a bag and bought her round to me so I didn't have to go through the agony of wondering why she did not come home and then find her. I will never be able to thank these two angels enough for their kindness that day.

Bouncingbelle I am just going to tell you what my vet said when I took Droosie's body in. She was lovely to me and said that they see this a lot. Cats very rarely survive being hit by cars these days as modern vehicles are so fast. They are almost always killed outright,

She also said to remember all the good things and in your case I would be focusing on the fact that you gave your boy a lovely home when he needed one and that he had a fantastic life with you where he was loved. Many cats live longer lives and don't know a quarter of the love you gave your boy.

It's hard though I know, I miss my Droosie more than I can adequately put into words. She was one of a kind.

Her photo is below....

piratecat Wed 09-Jul-14 21:44:29

JakeBullet, Droosie is adorable, i am so sorry for your loss. i understand xx

GertieFinkle Wed 09-Jul-14 21:56:21

Our cat was killed a few months ago and it is so shocking, I really feel for you. He was also an absolute character and I thought dd's heart would break when we told her sad

I don't know if it will make you feel any better but the driver may not have even known they hit your lovely boy. I killed a fox the other night (saw it dash out but absolutely no chance to stop) - I stopped as soon as I could and turned and went back and it was already dead. It happened in an instant and if I hadn't by chance seen a glance of movement out of the corner of my eye I wouldn't have even known and foxes are much bigger. I'm sure with your lovely boy was instant and it may well be the driver didn't even know rather than didn't care.

So sorry for the loss of Bouncer, he sounded wonderful.

bouncingbelle Thu 10-Jul-14 02:01:48

Hopefully here is a picture of him on our last car journey ( Droosie is lovely - what gorgeous colouring.

I didn't consider that maybe they weren't aware that they hit him. It would be easier if they didn't. The people who found him on the pavement (half under a hedge) were lovely. From where he was found, it would seem that he was either flung there by the force of the impact or died very very soon afterwards, he hadn't even tried to head towards home (which was just a few doors away).

bouncingbelle Thu 10-Jul-14 02:03:56

He didn't have a great life before he came to me, his previous owner found him as a stray kitten and took him in but unfortunately, although I definitely think he loved him, he could barely look after himself, and Bouncer spent a year being fed on curry and chips etc. Took me months to get him fully healthy when I got him home. I've had the best 4 1/2 years with this little guy smile

SecretWitch Thu 10-Jul-14 02:17:23

Oh what a lovely boy! He looks like he was having a fine time smile I hope your pictures and memories will comfort you in these coming days. I always whisper a little prayer to send pets on their way...Fly your soul to the arms of the Goddess and know those who love you, remember you..xx

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