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a bit of backstory, our family had a gorgeous six year old persian cat that sadly passed away almost a month ago. he was our first pet and we loved him so, so dearly and gave him the best life possible. two weeks after his death, we decided to get another kitten, because the house was really empty without our beloved Richie. we decided to get an eight week old black kitten with the most gorgeous blue eyes. he captured our hearts from the moment we saw him, especially mine. he was the most innocent, curious and happy little guy. he would always bite my hands and scratch my legs, run around the house with his toys and then would fall asleep in my arms. after a week of having him, we fell totally in love with him, especially since he helped us cope with the death of Richie. but today, we couldn’t find him - we looked for him for an hour and realized that someone had accidentally killed him. i cant get the image out of my head. i feel so guilty for cutting his life so short - he was only nine weeks old. it breaks my heart that i’ll never ever get to see him all grown up. i loved him so so much and i am absolutely devastated. the loss of two cats in less than a month is so overwhelming. i need a cat, since it’s an emotional support animal for me due to health reasons but i am so terrified of getting another one because a third cat might die in our care. i am so devastated and my heart feels so heavy, i don’t know what to do.

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I had a similar thing happen to me but with a 10 week-old puppy. She was accidentally killed as well. It hurts so much and makes me feel like an awful person. I know some people get another animal after something tragic like this occurs, but it eats me up inside that another puppy in our care may die as well. I've even looked for a new dog and all I look for is her. So I know I need more time to heal.

These freak accidents are not anything we expect to happen. We aren't cruel people. Theirs and our lives are written in stone beyond our control. Just know that you gave her the best life you could have, and when/if you do get another kitten, you'll be able to apply the lessons you learned this time around.

For now, grieve as much as you need, vent and cry. Your empathy will help you connect with more people and help you understand loss better. You are not alone. We are here for you and we've all been through heartache as well. God bless.
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