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Sad news about my cat
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Jack    Posted 08-26-2004 at 13:44:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a 2.5 year old Siamese cat that we called Hank that was an exellent mouser and killed the crap out of moles too.This morning our bluetick Diesel got loose and chased the cat under my truck.My kids got the dog and put him back up and they got in my truck and off to school we went.I pulled out of the driveway and started down the road and at about 20 mph I felt a thud and bump.I looked all around and finally caught a glimpse in my rear view mirror and seen Hank running towards my house.I told the kids that he probably wouldn't make it but maybe if he did he would be sore for a while.If we had of stayed there the kids would have been late for school and I would be late for work.I just got a call from my son and as soon as he got off the bus he went looking for him.He found Hank laying dead with a little blood coming from his nose with no visible marks on his body.Kids are tore up and me too cause he was a good cat.Momma doesent know it yet cause she went to work before it happened and I haven't talked to her yet.I guess we will bury him and put down some kind of marker to remind us of our Hankie.Just thought I would share that with all of you.Jack(TN).


George in TX    Posted 08-26-2004 at 15:28:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
So sorry for the loss of your favorite pet. And I know the kids are taking it hard too.

I've been where you are a few times and it's not easy. But there was one time that I got lucky. Maybe I should say the cat got lucky. Many years ago we had a beautiful white Persian cat. She was mostly an indoor cat but liked to stay out at night when the weather was mild.

One afternoon I made a trip to town for something. I was driving slowly down the "main drag" of town, just rubber neckin and seeing the sights. I noticed the reflection of my pickup in a large store window. Something looked funny. When I went by the next store I got a better look. Sure 'nuff there was that white cat sitting on the roof of my black pickup just pretty as you please. I stopped and coaxed her down from the roof and put her in the cab with me while I tended to the errands I'd meant to do. Then I took her home all safe and sound. I figure she was sleeping in the bed of the pickup when I left and I didn't see her. Sorta' weird actually.


JB    Posted 08-26-2004 at 14:55:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
So sorry about the cat. Some people say, "Oh, well, it's just a cat!" Pet owners know better. We have a siamese and a calico, and I'd hate to lose either, and yet we know accidents happen. We lost a little dog last week, a chihuahua named Henry. I heard him barking back away from the house last Wed night, and never saw him alive again. Looked and looked and decided someone had stolen him from the fenced yard.

Several days passed and the odor led us to Henry. He was as far from the house as he could get, and apparently just lay down and died, under a storage carport. He was a mighty fine dog.. strictly an outside dog. A second dog, a long haired basset hound has really been grieving, and hiding in a corner, but after nearly a week, seems to be coming out of it. I was afraid, for awhile, we might lose both of them.



Peanut    Posted 08-26-2004 at 14:11:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Jack. Tough thing to deal with. We just recently lost a pet duck to a hungry owl. The family wont get over it for a while. I am sure yours will take a while too. Hang in there.


Len....NY    Posted 08-26-2004 at 14:09:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Jack, it's A tough thing to have to lose family, friends, and critter pals. I know I'll never get used to it. " Hanki, he was a good cat". There's his epitaph,and special hugs for the young'uns.


Mark    Posted 08-26-2004 at 14:09:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry to hear the sad news,Jack.We just went through it a month or so back.It helps to talk,and the folks here are good listeners and I found comfort in them.Take care and remember your ol'pal,always.. Mark


Kellyb    Posted 08-26-2004 at 13:49:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry Jack about your cat,... been there.. many a
time.. although I have had cats make it clear to
town and back.. and one time one decided to stay
in town for awhile till we came back the next time
(to the grocery store)!!kb_))_


Jack    Posted 08-26-2004 at 14:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its gonna be quiet outside now without the mocking birds not dive bombing him and squawking at him.Every morning we let our weenie dog Trixie out they would greet each other under the carport sniffing and rubbing.They really played good together to be a cat and dog.The bluetick hound however was a different story and if he hadn't scared my cat so bad he would more than likely still be here now.Hank was as cross eyed as anything I had ever seen.Good talkin to ya folks.Jack(TN).


Len ....NY    Posted 08-26-2004 at 15:19:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jack, don't be too tough on ol'Blue. A hounds gotta' do what a hounds gotta' do. good luck.


Jack    Posted 08-27-2004 at 06:52:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
He got what he wanted the cat dead.It was kinda touching watching my daughter put the little cross I made out of two paint paddles with the words We Miss you Mr Hankie R.I.P.Katie my daughter was really tore up about the cat(cried a lot).I caught her giving the bluetick some hard looks.


Aprille..    Posted 08-27-2004 at 10:52:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awww..That really stinks!..I am so sorry over hankie..


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