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One cat died in December, another today

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Heyheyheygoodbye Tue 26-Jul-16 21:35:48

Some of you might remember my sweet girl cat was attacked and killed by a dog in December.

Today my boy cat, her brother, died suddenly in a violent fit, literally minutes after coming home from a routine vet appointment where he was pronounced the picture of health. He died in DH's arms.

Presumably it was a stroke or an aneurysm or something. Either way I am devastated all over again and I feel now that I should not have animals anymore. Can't stop crying. Don't want to wake up tomorrow.

TheSunnySide Tue 26-Jul-16 21:40:33

So sorry to hear this. My two died in 2010 very close together. They were mother and daughter and the mum went last. I was pregnant at the time which was both distracting and upsetting. I am just about ready now to get another - I had had them for many years.

I hope you feel more at peace soon.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jul-16 21:41:28

Oneago died suddenly - in under a minute - at 8 years old and when he was in seeming rude health. It hits hard, I know. I grieved for him deeply and intensely.

Happier times - and new friends - come though.

I'm sorry for your loss today. How is DH ?

Autumnchill Tue 26-Jul-16 21:47:32

Sorry for your loss :-(

I don't care what anyone says, they are family and they leave a hole

JaWellNoFine Tue 26-Jul-16 21:48:25

I am so sorry. We lost two in December and it was devastating. One was so badly hurt, we assume by a car, and the other, he was really old and even though we had known for years his time was coming. It was still very hard.


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Vinorosso74 Tue 26-Jul-16 22:27:13

I do remember you posting about your girl cat. So sorry you've now lost your boy too.
They are such a part of the family and agree they leave a big gap. flowers

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jul-16 23:02:03

For me, too big a gap to live without one for long.

DramaAlpaca Tue 26-Jul-16 23:08:50

I'm so sorry to hear this flowers

paddypants13 Tue 26-Jul-16 23:16:49

flowers for you op. What a terrible shock for you. x

TroysMammy Tue 26-Jul-16 23:23:36

I'm sorry for your losses flowers

Heyheyheygoodbye Wed 27-Jul-16 07:28:14

Thank you all very much. It is a comfort to know nobody here will ever say he was 'just' a cat. He was incredibly sweet, gentle, funny and loving, and he looked after us so well after his sister died.

DH is absolutely devastated. He was really DH's cat - although we both adored him, obviously - and used to sit up with him when he worked late at home, and go with him if I kicked him out of the bed for snoring blush and now we have no cats at all. We are in the process of moving house so once we are settled we will talk about what to do.

This is the first time in 20 years I haven't had a cat. I have always had overlap before but not this time. We do have a lovely puppy who is a great distraction, but it's not the same.

I'm so sad sad

Goingtobeawesome Wed 27-Jul-16 07:32:15

I'm so sorry. We lost three pets in six months once. My cat, then our two Guinea pigs.

It's really horrible but we now have two cats and two Guinea pigs.

It did dawn on me that maybe we shouldn't have got more as I'd forgotten we have to go through the pain of loss but I'm glad we have them. They bring so much joy, the pain is part of the prize of the joy.

We didn't last long before we enquired about a cat, albeit we didn't go to the rspca expecting to be picked by the two awesome cats. The house felt cold and horrible then they came home and it was better again 🐱🐱

ayeokthen Wed 27-Jul-16 07:33:08

I'm so sorry, it's really tough to lose a pet. The only people who ever minimise it have never had it happen. Our beautiful boy cat was hit by a car 2 months ago and it was horrific. Eldest cried for hours and hours and our daughter (3) keeps asking for a ladder so he can come back from heaven. It's ok to be sad, because it is so tough to lose them, especially suddenly. Lots of love to you.

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