Thursday, February 3, 2011


Last night, my mom and dad lost their sweet cat Wilson.

He had climbed up on top of something high, and he either fell or wasn't able to jump down correctly.  They heard a noise and flew down the hall, and he was already dead.  The impact must have broken his neck and he died instantly.

We are all heartbroken.  I know it's just a cat, but our cats are like family members in some ways.  Sweet Wilson wasn't quite 4 years old, and it's just terrible that he died like this.

We're all upset over it.  Even though I haven't lived there since they got him, I loved the little guy.  He and Tucker were buddies and played together whenever I'd take Tucker over there.  He was such a good cat, and I know my parents are having a hard time.

They'll never forget him, and they'll probably get another cat sometime soon.  But right now, this is just awful.  It's a different kind of upset than when your pet dies from old age. 

I know it's not the same as losing a person.  I know that we'll all be ok and that they'll love the next cat just as much.  But still... he was a good cat, and this just seems terrible and unfair.

I wish I could go back and change it for my parents.

Life is so fragile.


Quirky said...

I am so sorry to hear about Wilson! Cat or not, he was a family member, and that's hard. I'm sorry for your loss, especially when it is unexpected like that.

Nicole said...

So sorry to hear about Wilson Melanie! My thoughts are with you! Losing animals is awful!

d.a.r. said...

I am so sorry for your loss :(

aliasannajm said...

So sorry to hear about your parents' cat. They sure become family members, don't they?

A colleague of mine came home a couple of weeks ago to find one of her kittens all tangled up in the ties to the blinds in the living room. She had strangled herself.

Losig your pet in an accident is definitelly something different to losing it from old age.

Jackie said...

oh my goodness! I am so sorry to hear about Wilson :(

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat :( Losing a pet is so hard.

Alisa said...

:( poor wilson! So sorry for your loss.