|I feel extremely bad for all of you who have had to lose your cats. It is such a horrible feeling. I feel so terrible right now, I can barley even type. Here is my [horrible] story..
My cat, Winer, who was a stray, came and walked up to us on our deck when we were eating one day. We were never cat people, never really liked or hated them, just indifferent. She came up to us and was very friendly. We gave her some food and water, because we felt bad for her, we figured it would tie her over until the owner got her back.
During that day, she sort of just hung around with us. We have became very attached to her, and decided to keep her after we realized that the owner was not going to turn up (it has been well over a week), and more importantly, we loved her so much.
Winer would always want to be in the company with anybody in our family, she would even go and hang around our neighbors. Whenever my mom would drink her coffee outside, she would be in her lap. When my mom would read the paper, she would sit right on it, right next to her. Winer would always come and sit in my lap when I am on the computer, or playing video games, even when playing DDR (dance dance revolution) she would walk up next to and sit down. She always wanted to be by somebody, always, extremely loveable cat.
Today, 11-26-04, is a day I will never forget. This morning, Winer would do the same thing she would do every day. That is, wake up my mom at around 5 am to eat, and she did. After she eats, she goes outside to play for a while, and then comes back in just in time to eat my cereal when I wake up. This time though, she didn't come back like she usually did. My mom went outside to the garage to see if maybe she got locked in, and looked generally around the house.
That was when, she yelled a very loud scream, "Winer is dead!”
My heart sunk as I heard those words, I hoped to God they were not true. I ran outside along with my brother to see a horrible sight; Winer, lying down, looking like she was sleeping. I kept thinking in my head "she is just sleeping...she’s fine". But, I was just trying to hide myself from the actual truth.
After looking at her, I looked at her eyes, wide open. They looked the same as if I asked her if she wanted a treat (she loves treats). With her eyes and mouth wide open, I knew it was not normal. As soon as my dad put her on a blanket, I was then sure she was gone. Winer was very stiff, as if somebody poured cement in her body and let it set.
About an hour later, my family went to the humane society and had her cremated. It was such a hard thing to do.
The thing I don't get is, nothing was wrong with her, she wasn't sick or anything. The only thing I could think of what happened was if she choked to death. Her claws were not out, and her mouth was wide open as if she was gasping for air.
There were not any cuts, scratches, or anything over her body. It was just so sudden, with no explanation. One more weird thing was, when we found her next to my drive way, as I said earlier, there was nothing (physical appearance) wrong with her, looked perfectly fine. But, around 45 minutes after we brought her in the house, we noticed some blood around her nose that started dripping towards her mouth that was not there when we first found her.
One last thing, there was a pretty big mouse in our driveway that we saw dead (Winer killed it, since if our other cat did, he would have eaten it; Winer does not eat anything she kills, just plays with them.) Whether that has anything to do with it, I don't know.
I don't get it, why did she had to go. She never did anything to anybody, except love them.
Winer, I love you so much, and you will always have a spot in our family’s hearts. You will never be forgotten, ever. I will always miss you being the first to eat my cereal in the morning after I'm done. I will always miss somebody sitting in my lap while I'm playing xbox or Dance Dance revolution. And I will miss the lovable cat you are. You are more than just a pet, you’re my best friend. Winer, I can not say this enough, you were truly the best friend I could have ever asked for, and thank you for being in mine, and my families lives; it will never be the same.
I cannot stop crying as I type this...Winer we all love you.
Best friend in the world