I watched my beautiful boy cat die

Friday, July 04, 2008

I don't really know how to put into words the events of last night.
We were saying goodbye to friends who are emigrating to Australia today. Drinking a cup of tea and reminiscing about the old days when Phil, my partner, heard a thud. He got up to see what it was and I heard him shout "Ghosty cat!!"

We all got up and went outside and there in the middle of the road, lying in a way no owner ever wants to see their pet lie, was my beloved Chomsky cat. He was named Chomsky but everyone used to call him Ghosty due to is whiteness (though we rarely saw him white 'cos he used to love having dirt baths).
He was on his side with a tyre mark right across his beautiful belly.
He had already gone into shock.
I laid down with my face next to his and I gently stroked his beautiful face. I kissed his cheek and spoke softly to him.

He died.

We buried him.

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    What a horrible, painful shock. Your poor Chomsky/ghosty cat. We all share your pain; it is the product of loving our furbabies. I'm so glad you were with him as he died. He probably felt safe in your hands.
    4091 days ago
    I am so sorry. It is such a shock when something we love dies. To find it like that is even worse. Losing a beloved animal is like losing a best friend.I am sure he felt your love and was comforted by your presence.
    My heart is with you. Pam
    4112 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2008 2:26:51 PM
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    Poor Ghosty and poor you. I feel so sad for your loss.

    As horrible as the whole experience must have been you got to say good bye, and he did not have to die alone. He looks so lovely in the picture btw, like a real sweetheart, and I am sure he was.

    4113 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Ghosty looks like a sweet kitty.
    4118 days ago
    Aww! How terribly sad and heartbreaking!
    4121 days ago
    i am really very very sorry for your loss.
    4122 days ago
  • CASSIE71278

    I am so sorry!! My thoughts are with you, your family and for Ghostly!!
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    4122 days ago
    Thank you ALL so much for your comments.
    All your kind thoughts have meant so much.

    4122 days ago
    I am so sorry.
    4123 days ago
    I am so sorry your beloved Chomsky Ghosty has died I know how hard it is to lose a pet. You were able to be there and comfort him it is so hard to lose him this way. Try to recall all the fun you had with him I know it hurts and will do for a long time. You can email me any time.
    Remember he will be Over The Rainbow Bridge playing probably with my Jenny and Jet. emoticon
    4123 days ago
    Oh Treehugger, I am so sorry...I know that there are no words that will help you feel better, but Ghosty was so lucky to have such a caring and loving Mommy. He will always live in your heart and your memories.

    *hugs* I'm thinking of you
    4124 days ago
    I am so sorry about your Ghosty cat! I'm sure he was glad you were with him. He was lucky to have such loving companions.

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    4124 days ago
  • DANEEN69
    I am so very sorry treehugger, I have been where you are so many times losing one of my furry children and it hurts so bad, wish I could take the pain away, there is nothing any one can say or do though, I hope it helps to know other people do care emoticon
    4124 days ago
    I'm so very sorry. You are right. No owner should ever have to witness such a thing. At least he passed with the knowledge that he was loved.
    4124 days ago
    I'm so sorry. Saying goodbye is always so hard. At least he was able to be surrounded by his loved ones right before he died.

    He was a lucky cat to have such a loving home with you.
    4124 days ago
    Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople and this group, but I saw your posting and just had to comment!!

    I am so, so sorry to hear about Ghosty cat. I know losing a pet is so painful. It's like losing a family member!!! My thoughts are with you.

    4124 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear of your lost. God will bless you and make it better. emoticon
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    4124 days ago
    Oh my.. That is a horrible thing to experience, I am almost in tears right now. (((((((TREEHUGGER))))))) I can't imagine how you must feel, I can only hope it gets better :( emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4124 days ago
    Oh, Treehugger... I know words can only do so much here, so emoticon
    4124 days ago
  • TAMALA73
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. Did the driver stop?
    4124 days ago
    I am very sorry for your lose..
    4124 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2008 10:10:06 AM
    I'm so sorry .... :(
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    4124 days ago
    How sad! I am truly sorry for your loss. emoticon
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  • JEXIE22
    Sooo sorry. Tears in my eyes.

    Lost two that way.
    After the second I never had another 'outdoor' cat. Too painful.
    4124 days ago
    Oh TreeHugger, I'm so sorry to hear about poor Ghosty cat, I'm nearly in tears here. I've been there and it's awful.
    Lots of hugs winging your way.
    xxxx Maria
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    4124 days ago
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