Bye Benny, we hope to see you again in Heaven or wherever we go when we die.

by Yvette Ainsworth

My husband and I adopted our first stray cat,Benny when he was approximately five months old. We'd never had a cat before and ended up with four. Benny was 'Top Cat' and looking back we now realise he ruled over us all. He was the most loving cat. He understood kisses and always wanted cuddles and 'pick me ups'. Our vet said Benny thinks he's a person. He was quite vocal and told us when to go to bed, when to get up, when to feed him...Ultimately he was a special ginger and white moggy who loved us both unconditionally, as we did him.
Years ago Benny was diagnosed with a heart murmur but he never showed any outward symptoms. He loved to bounce around and chase his favourite toy, F**ked Fish! Sadly though we think his heart couldn't take the strain anymore and he died, suddenly, unexpectedly the 1st of July 2012. We came home on Sunday afternoon and he had died on his sleep across the road on a neighbouring garden. I cannot properly articulate our grief.
Benny was like our baby, we don't have children and we adore our kitties. I am.finding it very difficult to sleep without Benny on his pillow next to my head, or on it! I cry nearly every day and feel so sad all of the time. Our other cats, especially Benny's best friend, Daisy is depresssed too. I find it difficult to believe he isn't going to walk through the cat flap at any moment and start chirruping for a cuddle. I know we will all feel better in time but Benny has left a void that we cannot and don't want to fill. He will always be missed by us.

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Sep 13, 2012
Thank you for your support
by: Yvette

I'd just like to say thank you for your kind comments. It's helpful to know that other people understand your grief over losing an animal not a person.

Aug 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

I believe we do see our pets again. Google the poem 'The Rainbow Bridge' i have had cats all my life and losing them is devastating, that poem really helped me. I look forward to a positive stampede when i pass over.
My love and prayers are with you.

Aug 05, 2012
Bye Benny, we hope to see you again.
by: Doreen U.K.

Yvette. I am so sorry for your loss of your cat Benny. Your story was a very sensitive account of a special pet that was not only a joy but SPECIAL in every way. As you say like a little person. I feel sad for your loss as I had pet birds and I had a wonderfull relationship with my birds and I broke my heart whenever I lost each bird. I eventually let them go to a special home with an indoor and outdoor aviary. It was more about their happiness to have the freedom of an aviary and not a cage. I LOVED THOSE BIRDS. I found it hard to part with them whilst nursing my husband through terminal cancer for over 3yrs. After the birds left my husband died 12 weeks ago and I feel so very sad. Each of those birds had their own special personality. OH! how I miss each one of them. I COULD CRY. It was the best experience of my life. I can't bear to have any more pets now as I couldn't go through the pain of losing them.

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