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Goodbye my sweet friend

My baby girl, Olive, died last night. It's all my fault, I was closing up the house because I'd had the doors open since the house was 97 degrees inside when I got home. She decided that if I was closing up, it was time to go walkabout, I guess, and something attacked her. I tried to get her back in all night, but when it's hot out, she would often stay out all night and show up like, what? in the morning after I'd spent a sleepless night worrying about her.

No need to lecture me about outdoor kitties. I lost the war with her a long time ago, and I've lived in fear of this day. She'd gotten so much better in her old age, content to lie under the grill in the shade on the back deck, or hang out in the window perch next to me while I worked.

She slept on my bed next to my head, and hated Blues kitty so much she tried to move in with a neighbor once. Every morning they slap-fought while I got their food ready. She loved milk more than anything in the world. She loved to play, even at her age, and chase fuzzy wooly balls around, and she talked to me all the time and loved to lick me, especially after I'd put lotion on.

She was my best bud, and I hate myself now for letting her go. I love her so much.

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gehayi
Jul. 19th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
trepkos
Jul. 19th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, so sorry to hear this. Don't blame yourself. I don't think it's wrong, from the cat's POV, to let cats out; they may live longer if they're kept indoors (not convinced of this) but most of the indoor cats I've met have been bonkers, due to being bored stiff. What do you think attacked her?
belmanoir
Jul. 19th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. ::hugs::
bogwitch
Jul. 19th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh poor girl! That's so sad.

mackiemesser
Jul. 19th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
I am so, so sorry.
batwrangler
Jul. 19th, 2015 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

Please try to be easy on yourself about this: you loved and cared for her the best you could; this was a horrible accident that happened to both Olive *and* you.

*hugs*
destina
Jul. 19th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you can't hear me about this right now, but it is not your fault. Be kind to yourself.
tazlet
Jul. 19th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
barkley
Jul. 20th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
rattlecatcher
Jul. 20th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
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kirbyfest
Jul. 20th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss. You were so lucky to have each other to love.
hafital
Jul. 20th, 2015 03:44 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
carbonel
Jul. 20th, 2015 04:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
smithereen
Jul. 21st, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
This sucks so much. :( I'm sorry.
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