Post # 1
My husband came in this morning to tell me that our cat (who escaped outside last night while taking the dogs potty) was ran over overnight. She was on the side of the road, her collar and tag he recovered but she was not really able to be recovered. I am just devastated. We raised her from 5 weeks where she was abandoned underneath the house when the mother stray cat moved the rest of the litter when we moved into the house. She was not “allowed” outside, but occasionally his and ran out when the door open. I feel so bad because I just had a baby a month ago via csection and have been so exhausted my guard has been let down. Instead of calling her in the middle of the night when I woke up to feed baby girl, I went back to sleep. I don’t know when it happened but I am just so so sad..
Just needed to let this out 🙁
Post # 5
Oh honey I am so so sorry (((HUGS)))
Not your fault at all. Cats are escape artists! You are a responsible pet owner who doesn’t let your cats outside; it was all just a big accident.
((HUGS)) I’m so sorry for your loss
Post # 6
Big HUGS! So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is recently having lost our doggie. Its tough when we lose our fur babies
Post # 7
I’m sorry your cat got into an accident! But it’s DEFINITELY not your fault! Cats get out sometimes! My cats were indoor/outdoor for 8 years, and none of them EVER got hit. You had NO reason to think that would happen!
Post # 8
I’m so sorry for your loss. ((hugs))
Post # 9
Oh I am sooooo sorry! But at least your DH found her so you know what happened, and you’re not wondering about her out there somewhere. Poor kitty.
Post # 10
OP: Not your fault! I know that doesn’t make it better but in time you will. Sorry for your loss – losing a pet is aways so difficult 🙁
Post # 11
I am so sorry!! Definitely not your fault though. An accident is just that, an accident! Don’t blame yourself.. cats are very sneaky and curious.
Post # 15
Thanks all for the support. Pets are like family! Letting go is hard.
Post # 16
@hismm: I am wicked sorry to hear about this 🙁 But don’t blame yourself at all. Cats are crafty little buggers that know when the right opportunity arises to get out, and even had you gone out at midnight, there is no guarantee that it didn’t happen earlier. One of my cats is petrified of the outdoors, but the other keeps trying to get out now when I let the dogs out because he can smell the different scents on them when they come back inside. He managed to get outside once, but I was able to grab his tail before he made it completely out. Will I always be that lucky? Hopefully, but doubtful. Just know that you saved her as a kitten and gave her all the love she could have possibly gotten for her entire life!