Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sad Day

Monday started out alright and then it all went downhill from about 7:00 on.  

We were just sitting at home, watching t.v., another uneventful night.  I hear a knock on the door.  When I looked out the window I see that there is a police cruiser parked in front of my van.  Sure enough when I get to the door there are 2 police officers standing there.

My heart dropped.  I immediately felt like I was going to puke.  My mind started to race....why are they here?  Oh.  My.  God.  What happened to Nathan?  Thankfully it had nothing to do with Nathan.

Unfortunately it had to do with one of my cats.  :(  We have (had) 3 of them.  Ariel is the Momma, then there was Squeak, her baby, and Zodiac...the replacement (will explain this another time).  Ariel and Squeak were both outdoor cats, much to my neighbours dislike.  When we went out of town on friday I made sure that they were all inside as I didn't want them out all night.  We tried to keep them in during the night, for their safety and our sleep.  They liked to come meowing to come inside sometime around 5 am.

Squeak and Ariel went outside on Saturday night when we got home.  I sort of wondered on Sunday about Squeak as I had not heard him but didn't really think too much of it.  Until last night.  The officers told me that a lady walking her dog found him deceased in the field behind a neighbourhood school.  She also told them that she has been seeing coyotes out there recently.

Squeak met up with one of them and he lost the fight.  The police had a forensic team look at him to ensure that there was no foul play (as that has happened here in the city) and then he was sent to our pound.  I need to call them tomorrow.  I don't want to.  I want my kitty to come home.

Naturally, I had to tell my girls.  They wanted to know why the police were here, why they came in and why I was crying.  They took it so well.  They are naturally sad about the loss of our kitty but know that it is better to know what happened than to wonder when or if he would have come home after disappearing.  They made me laugh through my tears, telling me about all the mice he will have to chase in cat heaven and wondering whether or not his wings will be big enough to lug his big butt through the sky.

Not the best pic that I have of him on this computer....but when I tell the story of Zodiac the replacement I will have a great one.


Kylie's Mom said...

Aw, I'm sorry about your kitties :( . My sister gets coyotes near her place all the time, and I get so scared for her animals.

Kyddryn said...

Aww, sugar...I'm sorry.

Wind to your wings, Squeak.

Shade and Sweetwater,

A Spot of T said...

Awww well that's just awful :o( We get coyotes that come right up to the back of our house so I know how easy it is for them to grab an animal. So sad and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cammy said...

Bye Squeak :(
Aren't kids the best for cheering you up?

dawn said...

So sorry for your loss. We had to put Minnie down a month or so ago. It was really tough. The Eloise went weird and disappeared for 3 weeks. It was really hard not knowing if she would come back or what fate crossed her path. She returned, really scared and wild and she has a big gash on her. She seems to be getting back to her old self now that she has been home a couple weeks. Not knowing is worse.

Cute what the kids said. They have a way of making us smile. Again, sorry for your loss.

bradsmom06 said...

Awwww :( So sorry about your sweet kitty :(