A little over a week ago, the cat that has been my constant friend for over a decade had a massive heart attack in my arms and passed seconds later. My home and my heart have felt so empty since then, so I went to a local rescue on Saturday in hopes of finding a new friend and I fell in love. Meet Randall P. McMeowrphy, Mac for short. We had a hell of a time catching him at the rescue, but he’s now resting comfortably with a life-sized stuffed Yoda. He’s a former feral and is still working on coming out of his shell, so he’ll be getting extra adjustment time hanging out in my nerd room. Luckily, there will be no Nurse Ratched’s here! It also happens that the prints I ordered of Tobus McGee, my little fuzzball that passed away, came in today, so I was able to put the last pic I took of him in his urn. My heart still hurts.
Aww that's rough. I lost my kitty Orion that way. One second fine - the next massive heart attack. I had a very bad time with that death.
My reaction to losing a pet has been to honor their memory by quickly giving another rescue kitty a home. Okay and I do tell stories about my cats. Tough luck innocent bystanders!
I'm glad you found R.P.! And he found you!
The sad reality of having cats and dogs as pets is that we will outlive them, many times. Losing your cat to a stroke (probably) is, of course, completely shocking and unexpected. The same thing happened to me with a cat we had. He was a big, fluffy Rag Doll cat named Percy. Probably the most chill cat I ever owned. We were all sitting in front of the PC one night watching some silly cat videos (when they were a big thing on FB) and Percy was behind us on the arm of the couch. We heard an odd sound come from him and, at first, we thought it was a reaction to the videos. We soon realized he was in trouble and was struggling to breathe (he wasn't choking). This took place late in the evening so we rushed him to a 24HR pet hospital where he died. Their best guess at cause of death was stroke. He was only around 5 yrs old. =[ I'm sorry for your loss, but it looks like you're making the best of it. I love your name choice. =]
MacMurf such a gorgeous coal lover ....when love enters our lives it is just as powerful as when love lives leave us.....5 years 6 months 14 days my Laila has been at my side as she is now 5:23 a.m.....Tobus McGee ....there is a cat heaven ...it's where you last lived with Leeshi
I know your hurt. Last fall Lucy our rescue Parsons Terrier died of liver problems. She had been with us for fifteen years. I still miss her greatly. Last Thanksgiving weekend we rescued a small Maltese from the local SPCA who had been abused. We had a few rocky months taming the little guy but six months of love and understanding have produced a loving companion and a new life for Ollie. Lucy can't be replaced but we have been rewarded with another loving, funny, companion. Look forward to your relationship with Mac.