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It's shit when they die :(

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ColinFlower Fri 12-Jan-18 12:13:58

My lovely boy died very unexpectedly last night and I'm just absolutely devastated. Haven't stopped crying all day. He's usually who I turn to for a cuddle when I'm upset, I've got no furry face to snuggle up against now sad I feel so desperately sorry for him.

No point to this thread really, I just needed a moan sad

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BulletFox Fri 12-Jan-18 12:19:52

It is absolutely horrible. How old was he? Do you know what caused it?

Take it easy x

ColinFlower Fri 12-Jan-18 12:24:13

He was only 8. I think he was knocked by a car, the vet said he had a massive clot and had started to build up fluid.

I just miss him so much. It's ridiculous when you think about it, he was just a cat. But he was a big part of our family. I'd give anything for one last cuddle.

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Figrollsnotfatrolls Fri 12-Jan-18 12:25:32

He wasn't just a cat!! He was a lucky boy to have been part of your family!!

ColinFlower Fri 12-Jan-18 12:34:09

You know when you wish you could turn your brain off sad I need to distract myself.

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underthebluemoon Fri 12-Jan-18 12:36:47

Oh he is beautiful. So sorry. It will get easier.

ColinFlower Fri 12-Jan-18 12:40:19

Thank you, he was very cute. He'd do these little barks when he wanted attention, then he'd come and give kisses with his little nose.

Thanks for letting me blab on.

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BulletFox Fri 12-Jan-18 12:51:18

Blab on all you like.

He is lovely.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 12-Jan-18 12:52:27

They are never 'just a cat'. He was a gorgeous boy. I'm so sorry flowers

WellWhoKnew Fri 12-Jan-18 12:54:19

It is horrendous. I lost the Best-Cat-In-The-World-Ever when she had just turned six. I cried for weeks, and bizarrely my arms felt empty. It wasn't as if I went about carrying her everywhere.

"Your cat died utterly loved. They wouldn't have wanted it any other way" were the words which helped me.

DancesWithOtters Fri 12-Jan-18 13:14:20

Oh i'm so sorry OP. He's gorgeous.

I'd be just the same if it was my boy, I prefer him over most humans!

I will raise a glass of (sad alcohol free) prosecco to him tonight.

Want2beme Fri 12-Jan-18 13:46:55

So sorry to hear of your sad loss. It's devastatingflowers

QueenOfAccidentalDeathStares Fri 12-Jan-18 13:50:10

so sorry.

He's not just a cat. He's your cat.


as servants to the overlords, we all know the day will come. That doesn't make it any easier. Blab as much as you like, and share as many photos or stories as you like.

flamingnoravera Fri 12-Jan-18 14:26:17

I'm sorry for your loss of your lovely boy. I have two brothers aged 13 and I live in fear of the loss of either, my cats bring so much joy.

You'll remember his funny little mews and ways forever and he lives on in your heart. You might find quite a few tears to come yet.

ColinFlower Fri 12-Jan-18 14:42:53

Thanks everyone flowers it's helped just to write it down, I just felt like my brain was going to explode thinking of him. I keep walking past bedrooms expecting to see his little face looking at me while he lays on the bed. He wasn't really allowed on the beds so if he saw me he would instantly roll over and start acting cute...he got away with it every time!
I don't think my old cat has realised he's gone yet, although he does keep looking round. I still have the children to tell after school sad

Will miss you forever Nigel

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BrokeAndBad Fri 12-Jan-18 19:32:26

The shittest thing about animals I agree.

What a handsome lad though, so very, very sorry for your loss

Never just a Cat. It's unconditional. They demand. You obey. If you are lucky they let you have cuddles.

Be kind to yourself xxxx

DancesWithOtters Fri 12-Jan-18 19:36:32

Nigel! What a great name.

It sucks that cats don't have the same life span as us.

Incrediblehulky Fri 12-Jan-18 19:38:11

I'm so so sorry for your loss, I've been there and it's devastating. It's not ridiculous at all, it's very real grief and they are never 'just a cat'. Thinking of you and look after yourself x

TheSpottedZebra Fri 12-Jan-18 19:43:08

Poor Nigel, and poor you.
I lost my boy yesterday. All I have done today is mope about, looking at places he used to sit.
He'd been my confidante for 16 years, he got me through heart breaks and illness and I can't believe he's gone sad

Norfolklassie Fri 12-Jan-18 19:45:16

What a beautiful boy flowers

CantChoose Fri 12-Jan-18 19:57:00

He's gorgeous.
So sorry you've lost him flowers

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 12-Jan-18 19:59:29

He's beautiful, I'm so sorry you lost him x

timtam23 Fri 12-Jan-18 20:14:21

RIP Nigel, so sorry flowers

LavenderDoll Fri 12-Jan-18 20:21:03

What a gorgeous boy - RIP Nigel

Vitalogy Fri 12-Jan-18 20:29:08

Break your heart don't they. Sorry for your loss.

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