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TurkishVan

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I never thought it would happen to me. Most of us don't. Yesterday morning, my sweet little girl Miku, a Turkish Van, was hit by a car on the highway. She was a rescue, and she was the sweetest thing. She loved to cuddle and loved attention. She would crawl up on my chest and sleep with me. We had her for seven years. When we first got her we didn't allow her outside, but eventually we gave in and she became an indoor and outdoor cat. One day when she came home, we found out she was pregnant. We were really happy, but when the time came to have the babies, there were complications. We helped her through 2 stillborn kittens and one with a backwards leg. She even adopted a kitten that we brought home. Presley, Peanut and Daisy were all happy and healthy young kittens, however, Elvis was deformed. We massaged his leg everyday for a month, and eventually it turned around. That November when the kittens were a bit older, we took a trip to Orlando to go to Disney World over Thanksgiving. We got a call from Katie, my best friend, that Elvis had died in his sleep in front of the back door in our kitchen. He went peacefully, his siblings slept with him. We burried him in our backyard. Presley became a tomcat and Peanut was adopted by a family from the street over. Daisy stayed with us and we still have her today.

Miku, yesterday morning was hit by a car. We found her a few minutes after it happened, she was still warm. My mom stopped traffic to pick her body up with a towel and drive home (which was only a few yards away).My mom had to drop my niece and I off at school, and when she returned home, Miku's body was cold and she was hard. We burried her last night, right next to her son. We will be putting a headstone on her grave. She made us so happy, and I hope that she is at peace.
KayG

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I am sorry to hear about Miku.
My cat passed two days ago and I am lost broken and can’t even get out of bed.
My baby Leone was my everything. I moved to Italy from Australia so have left all my family and friends behind. A couple of months after I arrived a beautiful sweet orange cat arrived at my door skinny and hungry. Someone had dumped a litter in the bushes behind my apartment. Someone took 2 boys and this little orange turned up on my doorstep. I felt so sorry for him and took him in. He would become my Leone. His sister was adopted by a friend. He was my everything my constant companion and helped me through such bad times. I kept him in but he wasn’t happy and cried and scratched to go out so I relented and started letting him out. He became a indoor outside cat. We live in a quiet one way street and he was very car savvy. Then about 4 months ago I went home to Australia for a visit. I took him to stay with friends so he would be safe and cared for. After a week he ran away we presume looking for me. A lady found him and feed him and cared for him but I never stopped looking for him and we finally found each other and he came home. I will never forget that joy when I found him. I was complete and I felt like the luckiest person alive. I vowed never to let him out again. So I tried to keep him in but he was unhappy and cried and scratched at the doors and windows. So after a month I relented. He had been going out for 3 years previously with no problem. Then the fateful day. On Tuesday I left to go to the shops. I don’t have a car so I walk. When I left he was in the front garden. Then two hours later while I was at the shops I get a call from a man saying he found my cat dead. I couldn’t believe it and rushed to where he said he found it. Only about 10 metres from my house. He was lying on the sidewalk covered in a cloth. I asked the man if he had moved him off the road and he said no he found him on the sidewalk. He was perfect not a scratch on him. Just a tiny bit of blood on his mouth and his tongue was hanging out. The man said he and the guy across the road think he was poisoned by a mouse because there was a guy with a box of poisoned mice just near there. He did like to catch mice.
So now I am totally broken my baby my best friend my everything is gone and I am left all alone with family and friends on the other side of the world. When I was sad or hurt he was the one I turned to his snuggles and purrs were what brightened my day. Now I have nothing.
I feel so lost and broken I can’t get out of bed or stop crying. I don’t know how I will go on. The pain is just too much,
Kay
Fensmom

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My prayers to you both. For healing hearts.
Fensmom
TurkishVan

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Thank you both so much. I feel exactly the same way about Miku, she was my best friend. I know they say you can't make a bond with a cat like you can with a dog, but obviously, that's a blatant lie. Miku and I were very close and I miss her so very much. It's awful the way my little kitty died. She was struck by someone who didn't care about he fact that this living breathing animal might have been something loved and cherished by another human being. I only hope that she didn't suffer. I had prepared myself for her death for months up to this point, because she was getting old and the adverage life span of a cat is about 8 years, and she was 7. I expected her to die in my lap, or with me by her side through it all, so her last memory would be with her best friend. I hate that I couldn't save her. I hate that I couldn't comfort her. I hate that i wasn't there by her side. I should have kept a closer eye on my sweet baby, but I was irrisponsible thinking she could take care of herself out there. I just hope she didn't feel it. I just hope she thought of me. I just hope she's happy now.
KayG

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For me it was such a shock. I was expecting to spend many more happy years with him by my side. By the time I got there he was gone. I didn’t even get to hold his little paw while he was going. I also feel guilty that I let him outside. I can’t stop thinking if I had just kept him inside he would still be here.
It is ridiculous that you can’t love a cat like a do. He was my son. He followed me everywhere. Talk to me and loved me back.
I miss him so much I can’t describe it. My heart is smashed. I hope that Leone and Miku find each other across the rainbow bridge just like we have found each other here. May they be free and happy. Till we meet them again.
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