(Closed) Grieving Cats

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
1281 posts
Bumble bee

It is hard to say but they could be responding to your emotions. Or it could be both and they miss their friend. My cat is very sensitive to my moods and will try to cheer me up when I am sad by being extra affectionate. I hope you find your kitty. 💕

Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee

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omglauren :  I also think it could be both. Cats are very smart creatures even if they have the reputation of appearing disinterested or selfish.

One of my cats was ignoring me for a week. Then one day I was watching “Hatchi,” and right when Hatchi dies in the snow waiting for his owner, I had tears rolling down my face. I was bawling my eyes out without any sound.

As if on cue, my cat comes from downstairs, enters the room without a sound, and just sits on my lap out of nowhere. I truly do think he was trying to comfort me.

So I think your cats are also sensing your sadness. I hope your other one comes back safely.

Post # 4
1127 posts
Bumble bee

I think so.  When my family cat died, our other cat used to come running every time she heard the bell from family cat’s collar.


Also, my cat Gus once got stuck in a sock drawer (long story)- when I came home, his brother Dimi was all puffy and agitated, meowing and causing a fuss when he is normally very calm.

Post # 5
233 posts
Helper bee

My old man cat definitely went through a grief period when my younger cat got caught by a coyote. He got very mopey and grumpy. Have you tried putting a litterbox outside? Sometimes this helps cats find their way home if theyve gotten lost, because the scent will carry. It might also be a good idea to check your local shelter, somebody may have turned her in. Some shelters also have a DOA binder with descriptions of cats that they found already passed away, and as tough as it is it may offer some closure to go through that as well. I really hope your baby comes back! Please update us!! 

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had two cats when I was a kid and one was hit and killed by a car. The other most definitely grieved after. It has to be one of the saddest thing since in my memory – he ran around the house looking everywhere doing their special ‘meow’ for weeks with no response. After that’s he got very quiet for a while. He’s very happy now, but he has never done their special meow since then.

I’m so sorry you’re going through this, I hope it turns out alright

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