Autumn just got hit by a hit/run driver! 7:30 pm

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by country freedom, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    My youngest son (15), and a friend of his actually saw her get hit. My son came up to my bedroom and told me, and at first, I thought he was kidding me (being a teenaged boy), but he told me he was telling the truth. I ran downstairs, outside and a neighbor was already walking towards Autumn's body with a bag in hand. I said to my neighbor "please don't touch her, she's my cat", my neighbor was crying her head off because she'd seen Autumn get hit. Autumn was already "gone" when I got to her body.

    If my oldest daughter still has Autumn's pic on my old cellphone, I will put the pic of Autumn as my avatar.

    I haven't shown emotion yet as I don't do that untill I am alone, and my children know this weird tidbit about me.

    Autumn and I was really bonded close together. Every litter she had I needed to be there - her orders (she wouldn't have them untill I got home).

    Autumn would move every litter she had into my bedroom, after she gave birth somewhere else inside the house.

    I really will miss her waking me up at 5 am/greeting me at 6 pm to feed and spend some bonding time together. I really will miss her asking me if she could go outside - her meows would end in a upward sound, just like a question.

    Please do not allow this to become a negative thread about " cats need to be kept indoors/spayed/nuetered" kind of talk, I knew - still it was my choice.

    I had told my children and others not to let Autumn out at night and the reasons why (1) she could get hit by a car (2) she could get picked up and taken to an animal shelter (3) someone else could take her in and we might not see her again, but she got used to being outside at night, and they (including my DF) couldn't stand her constantly meowing to be let out every night after she'd gotten used to it, so outside she went.

    It'll be a long time, if ever, 'till I find another best girlfriend like my girl
  2. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    So sorry for your loss. That's always a terrible thing.
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I am soooo sorry for your loss....I have the same talk with my kids about letting the cats out at night...I just read your post to them and now I think they understand why I dont want the animals out at night...... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    So sorry for your loss. :aww
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    So sorry! At least she had a very happy home! :aww
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i'm very sorry about your girl!!..i felt so bad reading about your loss..[​IMG]..i'm sorry...Wendy
  7. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2007
    I'm so very sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  8. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Lake County, Florida
    I am so sorry!

    When we had my Amanda put to sleep, I thought I would never want another cat. Now we have two and I can't imagine life without them.

    I know you don't feel ready today, but I hope that you will soon decide you need another cat...there are enough cats needing homes and as you already know, they are such good friends.

    My heart goes out to you -- and your neighbor and your kids.
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  10. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2007
    i'm so sorry for your loss. i cannot fathom hitting someone's pet and driving off. i hope karma gives that person a good ol' smack in the rear end.

    thank you for being a good cat mommy and taking such good care of autumn. i am sure she was quite loved and will be missed.

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