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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Domestic_goddess, May 12, 2009.

  1. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009

  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Very sorry for your loss. Nothing can replace your kitty. Just have your son talk with you about the fun things that Chance did. Get his mind of the horror of what he saw. [​IMG]
  3. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    [​IMG]I am sorry to hear that. We had to put down or 14 year old dog that we got from the pound. I grew up with that dog. She had a tumor in her throat and she went down hill fast. It is really hard! Sorry again! I hate how people are so inconsiderate when it comes to hitting peoples animals I understand they are in the road but seriously it takes a second to check on them and move them to the side if necessary. When that happens to me I atleast try to find the owner!!!!
  4. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I'm so sorry for you families loss [​IMG] I don't think we ever really get over the loss of our animals.
  5. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    oh no!! i'm so sorry - thats just awful.

    i'm not sure that anything helps - just go ahead and cry.

    i lost one of my two 19 year old cats that i had since they were 7 weeks. it still hurts me to say her name.

    dont be in a hurry to get a new one - just walk thru it.
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Oh I am so so sorry. [​IMG] He was a beautiful cat.
  7. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I'm so sorry for your loss and the horrible circumstances. One thing we've done is to make a memorial - a little spot in the living room with a framed photo or two, favorite toy(s), and maybe a poem (written by your son) about what a great friend Chance was. Talking about the good things, the things he did that made you laugh etc really helps a lot. Your son may need to talk about what he saw more than you do, or not at all. It's all o.k.
    If you have other pets, remind him how important the living are, and that maybe the other pet(s) miss Chance too.
    Again, my condolences.

  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Quote:Perfect advice. I'm so sorry for your loss of your kitty. And that your boy had to witness it.
  9. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    And please help him understand that the driver could not have done anything for the cat. Most likely he drove off because he realized this.

    We make a choice when our animals prefer to go outdoors and live a more natural life. I have owned only rescued cats and dogs for some 40 years. Almost all my cats, raised indoors, eventually wanted to be outdoors part of the day. I have no doubt this shortened their lifespan, but I also know they lived their lives as they wanted to live them.

    Excuse me, the cat is scratching at the door and wants in.
  10. misty7850

    misty7850 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Fort Covington, NY
    I'm am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. He was beautiful. It is devastating to see an animal you love get killed, especially so for a child. Encourage you son to talk about his feelings, The guy probably realized there was nothing he could have done for your cat. But he could have at least stopped to say he was sorry. A good cry to cleanse the soul. I don't think we ever get over loosing a pet we love.

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