RIP Rocky

by Rebecca
(Santiago, CHile)

Rocky the cat and his brother Frazier came to live with me in March 2012. He was such a special cat, and was always getting into mischief. He would jump on my pillow at night and chirp at me until i played with him, he was always "happy" and wanted affection.

Last week he went missing. I thought maybe someone had taken him in, he was a skinny cat and people sometimes thought he was a stray. 3 days after he went missing, he jumped on my bed in the middle of the night - when i looked at him, he was in a horrible state - his eyes infected, mud in his fur, his mouth bleeding. He could barely walk, and didnt even have the strength to miaow. I rushed him straight to the vet where they said he'd been hit by a car, he had so many things wrong with him: his jaw had been competely smashed, he had blood poisoning, there were fly lavae in his mouth, his teeth had been knocked out, his tail was broken. Given the extent of the infections, he had been hit a few days previously. Even is they could have treated all of the infections it would have been impossible to repair his jaw, and so he had to be put to sleep.

Despite him only having been with me for 7 months, i feel like a part of me has died with him. The idea of him sitting somewhere with all of these injuries for 3 days is so hard to manage. His brother keeps miaowing at me, and is missing his playmate. It feels so unfair that he was taken from me - he was only 9 months old

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Feb 18, 2013
Rocky is now an angel
by: WendyF

So very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you imagination runs away with you wondering how he may have suffered on the days that he was gone. Please try to remember that he found his way back to the person whom he knew loved him. I just lost ,y sweet 20 year old girl, Taz, yesterday, and I feel your pain. It's excruciating. Praying that you find peace knowing that your baby is sage in the Lord's hand amend running around healthy and carefree.

Dec 03, 2012
Poor Rocky
by: Joyce Simmons

I feel so sorry for you in your loss and in the thought of Rocky suffering for 3 days. I understand feeling cheated by having him for only 7 months. I had my baby for only 4 months and my heart aches for her, so I really do understand your pain.

Nov 29, 2012
Feeling Sorry for you and Rocky
by: Sandy

Dear Rebecca,
I was deeply hurt reading about the final moments of your little fur baby. It was similar to what I encountered. My fur baby Pooochie cat also appeared in front of me in a similar state on 20th March 2012 and passed away on 21st March 2012 after a brutal acid attack . She was with me only for 4 months . Like you ,I have still not got over her loss .I am reminded of her every second .But I often wonder how our pets found their way towards us in their final moments inspite of being in terrible pain. May God give you strength to bear Rocky's loss and may he RIP.

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