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It will be the start of the third week Saturday since I lost William. He was the youngest of my three cats and the one with the most energy and audacity.  Very little fazed him - he came to me eighteen months ago as a small bedraggled stray kitten. I worried how he would fit in with the two much older guys - they accepted him quickly - although they let him know when he got out of line.  On May 3rd he and the oldest Max tore open a window screen and went off on a grand adventure.  Max returned shortly on his own.  William never made it home.  I searched for him most of the evening calling for him.  I found him lying at the side of the street - he was still alive. He died as I touched him.  I don't remember how we got home. All I can remember is feeling numb, shut down,wanting to cry but not able.   
 Several years ago,after another loss, a friend had recommended this site. I made a note of it but never accessed it and forgot about it until that Monday when I returned from taking William to be cremated.  As I read tribute after tribute, post after post something broke inside.  As I cried for William, for myself, for all the other furchildren who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, for their families I felt pain, sorrow, grief and hope.   For all this I thank each and every one of you.
William comes home tomorrow.
I wish you peace.



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I am so sorry for yur loss of William. How terrible a tragity to have happened. I am so sorry.

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Dear Nila

I am so sorry for the loss of William.  My heart is breaking for you.  It is always painful to lose a furbaby, but I think it seems harder when they are taken so unexpectedly. 

I am so glad you came to this site.  When I lost my kitty, Gus, the people here were so kind and supportive.  They helped me through some very dark, sad days.  When you feel ready, please share some stories and maybe a picture of William.  We would love to hear more about him and it helps to remember the wonderful times you had together.  It sounds like he may have been a little character.

You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Kate (Gus' mom)


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I am so sorry for your loss.  William was so young and that makes it so much harder to accept.  Please keep posting at petloss because the people here helped me so much and are still helping since it's only been about a month that I lost my baby kitty Sherry unexpectedly too.  In her case it was my fault because she was very ill and I waited too long to take her to the vet and it was too late to save her.  She died only 6 months after I lost my older cat to cancer and she was treated for it for several years.  Then two other cats a month later had to be hospitalized also so poor Sherry being sick too was missed.  Not it's too late and this haunts me.  Lots of hugs.

Rena (Sherry and Daisy's mom)
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