(Closed) My cat passed away :(

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of your Sammy.  I lost one of my two cats a year ago somewhat suddenly due to a stroke so I understand what you are going through.  It’s just going to take some time and some tears before you will feel better, but you will get there eventually.  I ended up getting a new kitten a few months later.  I too worried if it was too soon, but my other cat was very sad and lonely so we thought he needed a buddy.  The new cat reminds us often of our sweet cat that we lost and her antics make us laugh.  My thoughts are with you!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so sorry! I have two cats and I can’t imagine what I’ll do when they are gone. Just wanted to let you know i’m thinking of you! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Oh my goshhh. I am soooo sorryyy. I am sending you my love.. I would be devastated.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Aww. ((Hugs)) I just lost a friend last week myself. It was not as sudden as yours, but my vet diagnosed the problem, and she was gone nearly 2 weeks to the day later. It’s hard. I feel the same emptiness in my home as well. 

I have a therapist that I see anyway to head off unforeseen things that life throws at me, and she counseled me through the diagnosis stage. I told her how anxious I was about how it would feel after she was gone, and how terribly I was going to feel. I also thought about not getting another pet, BUT she said something that really struck home with me. 

1) If you go through life avoiding other pets because “they die, and I’ll be sad,” you are going to miss out on some amazing times with a fuzz ball that is completely going to enrich your experiences. They love you unconditionally, bring joy, and many sweet memories for years to come. 

2) Getting a new pet is NOT disrespectful to the deceased. In fact, it honors your bygone friend, because you get to open your home to another fuzz-ball as tribute to the love and memories the first one brought to you. By opening your home to a sweet animal that needs love, you perpetuate the love you have (and WILL ALWAYS have) for your little Sammy. 

I know emotions are really raw right now, and whomever you decide to bring into your life is not going to replace your pet, but at least you will be honoring him by offering your heart to another lovebug in need of a friend. Hopefully that helps.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just wanted to say I’m so sorry! : ( Pets are totally family. My dog is only 3 and any time I think about her being gone some day, I tear up. It’s just not fair that they don’t get enough time here with us.

I say give it a few weeks and if you feel like you’re ready for a new cat, do it. Shelters are always overrun with kitties needing a good home!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have any advice… I just want to say I am so sorry and sending big hugs your way… Pets are family so its always hard when one goes… I can’t even imagine… πŸ™

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss πŸ™ Your story made me tear up. I’ve lost three pets in the last year and I know how hard it is. You are in my thoughts <3

In my experience, time is what heals best. You’ll know when you’re ready to get another cat. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. πŸ™ Just remember there is no right or wrong time to get another kitty, if you ever decide to get one. 

 

When my Boston Terrier girl was getting older and having more health problems, she “sent” me a little Boston dude. My now husband and I went to just “look” at some puppies. We were looking at a few of the younger pups, until the woman told us the little guy in the corner was the last of his litter, born on December 1st. That was my girl’s birthday! He was born exactly 10 years after her. Bonnie died less than a year later. I feel she gave me Harv as a way to cope with losing her, and as a happy little reminder of her on their birthday. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am so so sorry. That must be devastating. I don’t have any great advice, but I wanted to let you know my heart goes out to you.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss.  How terrible.  πŸ™ My heart breaks for you.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am so sorry, that is awful how sudden and unexpected it was. I know losing a pet is just as hard as losing a person. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lovejewel:  I’m so sorry to hear of this πŸ™ I lost my beautiful baby boy puppy, Sam suddenly and unexpectedly at 1 year last November – he didn’t seizure but the way he passed was very similar to your Sammy. I was numb for days. I know what you are feeling, and it’s okay for you to be upset and cry…he was a part of your life and your family. Sending lots of hugs and well wishes your way. xx

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