Post # 1
About 10 days ago, a little kitten found me while I was going to work. H and I decided to take him home. He was so little and probably no more then 3 or 4 weeks when he found me. He was such a joy. However, he ended up passing away Sunday morning. We have no idea what happened. He was eating a can of the fancy feast in a 24 hour period along with having been fed cat milk replacement. Then all of sudden he was limb and I could not do anything about it. I woke up at 3 am to him crying and fought with him for two hours before he took his last breath.
I know we only had him for a little over a week but he was a nice addition to our household.
For those that had to bury a pet, how long did it take you before you wanted another one? Or even adopted another one?
Post # 3
Losing a pet is hard 🙁 Since he was a kitten, he might have just been too weak to continue 🙁 I lost my cat after 7 years and it was hard! He passed away 14 months ago, the first month was HARD and right after I did almost want another kitty to fill the void. I have not gotten another cat but hope to within the next couple of years. Everyone is different. Do what feels right for you!
Post # 4
I am so sorry! So young too, how awful.
I have always had cats growing up. My sister and I got kittens for Christmas in 1996 – mine passed away in 2006 and my sister’s cat just last month (almost 17!). I got a new cat last year, so 6 years but mainly this was due to me being in university/living in non-pet places and still having my sister’s cat to love. If I were to lose my current cat, I imagine I’d get another within a couple months. As awful as it is and they are completely irreplaceable, I adore cats and I would want to give another a good home with me.
My aunt’s cat was killed the year before by a coyote – he had gotten out and my aunt saw it happen out behind their house. She was screaming and chasing the coyote – I can’t imagine. She got two new cats from out local shelter about a month after that, and she was instantly in love with them despite still missing her boy.
I think having another kitty to cuddle and dote on helps make it better.
Post # 5
@faeriekiss and @Pinkmoon
H is taking it hard and he does not want another one anytime soon. I think I would like to have another kitty to cudle and love on but I don’t want to lose another kitty.
Post # 6
Losing a pet is always hard, even if you haven’t had them for very long. A few years ago while I was still in college now-MIL has two kittens show up at her place. Darling Husband (then FI) and I decided to take in the brother-sister pair. The boy latched on to me instantly. Holy crap was he my cat and as far as he was concerned I was his. He hated Darling Husband. He’s pee on his bed (We had separate bedrooms), give him evil looks when he’d hug me, and squeeze his little stripped butt between us if we were cuddling on the couch. I loved that cat.
Well, we took him and his sister to get fixed one day and about 3 hours after I dropped them off I got a phone call from the vet. He had been in recovery from surgery and his heart had stopped. I was devistated. They didn’t fix his sister because it might have been a genetic defect.
We had only had them a month or so but I didn’t know what to do without my little buddy following me around and curling up with me at night.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I’m sorry for your loss 🙁 Losing a pet is always hard. When our dachshund died, I was sad for several weeks. We got a new dog after about three months.
Post # 8
I’m sorry. That’s really tough 🙁
When my first dog died, I was devastated. I didn’t even want to think of getting another pet because I did want to “replace” her. After a few months I became ready but didn’t actually go through with it for 7 months! But he’s the love of my life now 🙂