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My cat has died tonight

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tippytap Sun 20-Mar-16 20:51:37

I had a call from the vet about an hour ago. My lovely boy cat James was hit by a car.

I can't stop crying. I can't believe he won't come home again. I keep listening out for the cat flap. It hurts so much.

QOD Sun 20-Mar-16 20:53:01

Oh no I'm so so sorry flowers

BastardGoDarkly Sun 20-Mar-16 20:53:40

Oh tippy I'm so sorry flowers

Wolfiefan Sun 20-Mar-16 20:54:36

Oh no I'm so sorry. Saw on my FB feed earlier a report of a cat hit by a car. It brought it back how we lost a boy cat this way. Heartbreaking.
I'm so sorry. RIP James.
flowers OP

Penfold007 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:54:56

I'm so sorry, all I can offer is a virtual hug. Been through similar very recently. RIP James.

notamummy10 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:56:20

Thinking of you! thanks

Deaths of our beloved pets are never easy! sad

TheoriginalLEM Sun 20-Mar-16 21:01:13

oh, so sorry to read this - it will have been quick, poor thing wouldn't have suffered.


tippytap Sun 20-Mar-16 21:02:10

This is the first pet I've had. I didn't realise how much I'd love him. He was so young, not even 3. He slept on my bed.

Friendlystories Sun 20-Mar-16 21:03:46

So sorry OP, we lost one of my mums boys (who I loved like my own) this way a couple of weeks ago, it's heartbreaking flowers

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 20-Mar-16 21:06:55

Oh lord what a way to lose him too. I'm so sorry.

It hurts like hell to lose them however it happens.

Fozzleyplum Sun 20-Mar-16 21:07:40

So sorry. We lost our 2 year old cat the same way in November. DS2, whose cat he "officially" was, was devastated. But you have to remember that a happy outdoor cat (and particularly a boy) will wander; it's impossible to keep them completely safe.Remember the lovely time James had with you.

Wolfiefan Sun 20-Mar-16 21:09:44

He had a lovely home and was clearly much loved. He was lucky. Remember that.
It's hard though. Be kind to yourself.

RustyPaperclip Sun 20-Mar-16 21:10:51

Oh tippy I am so very sorry. Our lovely cats have a way of taking over our lives to the extent that we suddenly realise that nothing would be the same without them.

I will never forget my little kitten when I was young. A woman from a few doors down knocked at our door one evening. I opened the door and she immediately asked for my mum or dad. It turned out that she found my dear kitten in the road after he was knocked over by a car. I was devastated but she took the time to wrap him up in a blanket, and with my parents permission, let me see him. I will never forget him.

thanksmy Siamese is cuddling up to me right now and I am taking a moment to think of your dear cat

Vinorosso74 Sun 20-Mar-16 21:15:11

Oh so sorry. Am sure he had a happy life with you and was well loved. RIP James flowers

TomTomKitten Sun 20-Mar-16 21:21:21


mrsdolittle Sun 20-Mar-16 21:33:03

So very very sorry. I lost my lovely boy cat the same way nearly two weeks ago. It Is absolutely heartbreaking. I know exactly what you are feeling. It is shit thanksthanksthanks

EnjoyTheSimpleThingsInLife Sun 20-Mar-16 22:06:20

I'm so sorry flowers flowers

Daftaboutthecat Sun 20-Mar-16 22:22:51

So very sorry flowers

cozietoesie Sun 20-Mar-16 23:31:41

I'm very sorry, tippy.

timtam23 Sun 20-Mar-16 23:52:20

So sorry tippy, that's very sad news. My boycat is nearly 3 as well and it is such a young age. I'm sure he had a wonderful life with you though. RIP James flowers

6cats3gingerkittens Mon 21-Mar-16 03:20:02

Oh my, I am so sorry. Like a lot of other posters it happened to my lovely boy too.
It is dreadful but having him cremated and bringing him back home helped a lot. Benjy is still with us. Be kind to yourself, take care and take a big hug from us all.x

tippytap Mon 21-Mar-16 07:20:52

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

For those who've lost their pets, did you adopt another? Nothing, nothing can replace James, but the house feels so empty.

Fozzleyplum Mon 21-Mar-16 07:31:58

We did. We now have 2 beautiful girl kittens from a rescue charity. This time, we chose girls who had been reared with a foster family, rather than male feral kittens from a rescue that did not have the facilities to handle. I'm hoping that these 2 will wander less.

Heyheyheygoodbye Mon 21-Mar-16 07:41:43

I'm so very sorry flowers

cozietoesie Mon 21-Mar-16 08:17:39

Yes. I've always had another boy come live with me - and usually fairly quickly. That's not any sort of recommendation, it's just the way I am - the hole in my life is too big to live with and there are so many cats out there just aching for a home to lay themselves of a night.

It's not something I think about much, it's just a given in this household.

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