Touching Pet Owners Story of Dead Cat

Read Peg’s Touching Story of her Dead Cat

I have found that many cat and dog owners have at least once in their lives suffered a loss of a wonderful friend (i.e. cat), a life long companion.
Such an occurrence is very sad. The sufferings and pain from a death of a cat or dog is sometimes a very difficult thing to cope with. Some people cry and grieve for years over a lost cat or dog, and some people forget sooner about their dead pet….

Here is a lovely little story about peg’s dead cat.

This is how it all began:

“Willy, my cat, came into my life at about 10 weeks old, following the death of my husband in 1997.

Willy was a special cat who knew all of my moods and was there for me every moment of every day.
He had always had what we thought to be a “hairball cough” that I treated with hairball remedy.

Last October the cough grew more persistent and I took him to my vet who thought he had feline asthma. He was treated with prednisone, but did not get better. In January the vet did a complete blood workup, which did not show any problems, so the prednisone was continued. Then on Feb. 17 I noticed he was having labored breathing so I watched him very closely for the next 2 days. On Feb. 19 (his 10th birthday), he wasn’t any better so I took him back to the vet. He did an x-ray and it showed a large mass taking up space in his lung. It was inoperable, and I had to make the decision to have him euthanized the next day.

I was there with him when the procedure was done and I kept my hand on his head until it was over. I have cried every day since then, and will continue to grieve for a time. I had him cremated and brought the ashes home this week. In the spring I will bury his ashes along with his favorite toy, which was a stuffed catnip mouse, in my flower garden. Since I’m a widow, I’ll probably be the only one there, unless my daughter and her family come out. I will put a pet grave marker on top of his grave.

He was my best friend, and he filled that hole in my heart with sunshine and joy every day of his life. He will never be forgotten. I have photos of him all over my house, because he went into every room in my house. He slept on the foot of my bed, and loved to snuggle in my lap.”

“I love you dear Willy and always will!”

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  1. Katie

    I love all my pets past and present. But there is always that one , that special one, the one that grabs your heart. And this is his story:

    Pepper came to me at the age of 7. I was his 4th home. I couldn’t believe anyone would give him up! He was beautiful! And, he hugged! I can still remember the first time he hugged me, I cried as I am at this very moment. You see he just didn’t hug he squeezed, he gave real hugs! I promised this was his last home, he was with me forever!

    I almost lost Pepper a few months after I got him , he had crystals blocking his urinary tract and in his bladder, he was so sick. I rushed him in on a Sunday morning. I remember calling my dad crying that he needed surgery. My dad paid for the surgery, knowing how much I loved this cat. With the right care and proper food he never again had a problem!

    He was huge, beautiful and lovable! Everyone loved Pepper even non-cat people. He captured everyone’s heart.

    Peppers favorite thing to do was eat eat and eat! He would beg! lol He loved cheese popcorn, basically any kind of food! His favorite toys were the catnip filled ones. I remember coming home one day to a pile of all of them (and trust me he had a lot) piled up at the top of the stairs. It must have been his mission that day to collect all his toys and pile them up!

    When Pepper was 14 he developed cancer, two kinds, mast cell and lymphoma, he lived longer than he should have, longer than my vet had ever seen, but died July 13th 2008

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think about Pepper. I have his ashes in a box with one of his favorite toys near it. I miss him.

    What I wouldn’t do do for one of Peppers hugs right now……………

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