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I got my beautiful cat Nique as a kitten when i was 12 years old. I am now 25 and live out of home with my husband. We both love animals and would have taken her with us when we moved but she was a cat who didn't like change, and my parents have a huge lovely house and acreage for her to explore.
It wasn't any less of a shock when i got a call at 11pm last night saying that Nique had run under the wheels of dad's car in the driveway and died. She had developed this habit in the last year or so, whenever someone would come home she would jump straight infront of their headlight. Last night it was raining, and very dark and she was further up the driveway than usual.
I can't help think that she would jump out like that because she was excited to see someone, and then this happens.
My parents have another cat at their home (my sister's cat Tabitha).
The issue lies in that i know my husband was going to get me a cat for Christmas (he doesn't know i know). I can see his indeciciveness now, as this accident has only happened 5 days before christmas and i know he hasn't made the sale yet.
I have really felt the absence of an animal in my house since we moved out and i would love a cat. But as it is so fresh in my mind, i am not sure what to do.

I like to steer clear of too much drama in my life, so i try not to say such depressive things out loud. My husband knows how upset i am, having been up half the night with me crying, but it is hard to voice what i am really feeling, i feel so conflicted. I hope you don't mind my little rant.

Thank you

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Hello Coloured Mind,

First, please let me offer condolences for the loss of your family cat, Nique.  How sad to lose a pet at any time but also during the holiday season.  I send you hugs across the miles.

Second, there is no rule of thumb for getting a new cat.  Since he was planning to get you a new fur friend before the sudden loss, let your heart guide you when the time is right ~ perhaps in the New Year after life has settled down a bit.

We don't consider your post to be "a little rant" at all, so please feel free to reach out again when you on online and let us know how you are doing.

Take good care,


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