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Please reassure me I did the right thing

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Ratbagcatbag · 15/05/2012 12:18

Ok this will out me but I'm so upset I don't care.

I left my house to go to work this morning and as I turned onto the main road I spotted a cat in the road, I recognised it straight away as my neighbours cat that I look after lots, made DH pull over and I raced over, but unfortunately she was dead.

I was crying and got her out the road and started ringing her owner, he didn't answer so I scooped her up (she was freezing cold obviously been like that way a long time) and I took her to his house and knocked on the door. She was in my arms, he saw her straight away and took her off me, we were both crying, I said I'm so so sorry, she was on the main road, and I couldn't leave her, he went in sobbing and I came to work.

I sent him a text saying again I was so so sorry and I was thinking of him, I've spent most of the morning in tears about it and now just read his FB it looks like he thinks I've killed his cat. Comment about how she was run over outside his house at 6:30am this morning (when she was two streets away and cold)

I'm really upset by this, I did do the right thing to take her home, but I'm so gutted he thinks this!

sorry Just feeling very very sad about it all.

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thisisyesterday · 15/05/2012 12:30

oh dear.... did you actually say that you found her like that and it wasn't you that hit her?

Ratbagcatbag · 15/05/2012 12:35

Yes, I said I found her on XXXXX road and I couldn't just leave her there, but to be fair I don't think he was listening, he was absolutely devastated.


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bigbadbarry · 15/05/2012 12:37

Of course you did the right thin g- but you should definitely (somehow) make it clear that you found her rather than it being you who hit her x Hope you are ok

Ratbagcatbag · 15/05/2012 12:39

I've left him a phone message, saying obviously this morning we didn't get to talk, and I hope there was no misunderstanding and I didn't hit her, I was on my way to work when I saw her on the road, I stopped and realised she'd gone and wanted to get her home rather than leaving her there.

Just sad that it's a cat I looked after a lot and sadder he thinks its me thats done it.

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Paiviaso · 15/05/2012 13:54

If he was distraught he might not have noticed the bit where you said you didn't hit her?

If you kept apologising and saying, "I couldn't just leave her there," it sounds like you hit her.

You can sort it out with him when he calms down. You did the right thing.

ripsishere · 15/05/2012 15:13

Of course you did the right thing. How awful though that this misunderstanding has happened.

Ratbagcatbag · 15/05/2012 16:25

He's text me, he says he never thought it was me at all, he put the comment on fb as people wanted to know. He says he massively appreciates it that I got her home and didn't leave her in the road, and he was sorry I had to do it. He did say that what I did and the kind words meant a lot and obviously he's distraught right now.

Still sad it happened though she was lovely :(

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issey6cats · 15/05/2012 20:12

its always sad when you find a road traffic victim feline or canine and especially as you knew the cat, but of coruse you did the right thing more than some people would have done, i found a cat the same once dead from RTa and i didnt know whos cat it was, and it was in the middle of the road all i could do was move her to the side so she didnt get hit again felt awful walking away but couldnt do any more

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