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My sweet Paddy

post #1 of 29
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I can't believe it. I have only been a member here for just over two weeks, and I was hoping I would never have to post here.

Last night I remember not seeing all four of my boys before I went to bed. Paddy was missing. This is nothing new - they are all outdoor boys and usually spend the night-time causing havoc in the neighbourhood.

I was a little more concerned this morning when he didn't come home for breakfast, and called him for a long while before I set off for work. My other half is working nights this week, and got home about nine, and I had called him to let him know PadCat hadn't come home - he walked around the estate as well, but to no avail. We phoned the vets' to see if anyone had reported a lost/injured cat, and I cursed myself for not putting his collar back on (I took it off a few days ago after he injured his neck, as the collar was irritating the sore skin)

By the time I got home at 6, I was well and truly fearing the worst, and wrapped up warm to do a proper search. I walked all round the houses, where I know he sneaks into peoples gardens, and called till I was hoarse.

In desperation I venture further afield, and eventually walked about 2 miles to the main road at the bottom of the estate. About 500 yards down the road, the street light caught a glimmer of something on the grass verge - a little bright cats' eye, unblinking in darkness. My poor sweet, darling little man It looks as if he was hit hard, and I guess knew nothing about it - he is hardly marked - just a little trickle of blood on his cheek, but he just looks asleep. A kind passer-by, or whoever hit him, has moved him off the road, so he didn't receive any further damage, he looks very peaceful. I guess he had been there since last night - I imagine he was on his way home from his adventures but never made it. I carried him home, still and cold, and we have laid him in the shed for now - wrapped in him favourite blanket until tomorrow - I can't bear to bury him here, as I think the others will know and worry, so my lovely mum-in-law has asked if I would like to bury him in her garden amongst the flowers - we're going to go tomorrow evening and lay him to rest.

I have been breaking my heart thinking of him lying there alone in the cold all day - but at least I found him and brought him home.

Poor Max is beside himself, he followed me half way round the estate crying for his brother - they were brothers, sparring partners and best friends. Ben and Melchett are a little more solitary, but Max is going to struggle.

Rest in Peace my darling Paddy boy - I will miss you more than you will ever know
post #2 of 29
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A little pic of my special boy - can't stop crying at the moment

post #3 of 29
I am so so so sorry to hear that.

I am glad that your mother-in-law is gonna let you bury him in her flower garden.

I am sending prayers and hugs from Mississippi to you and your husband, and I am also sending some for Max.

post #4 of 29
Oh no! What a terrible shock
I am so sorry this has happened. Paddy was such a sweet and beautiful boy.
You will be in my thoughts.

RIP Paddy
post #5 of 29
Oh NO, I really didnt want to open this I am so, so sorry
I think you are right and that his crossing was quick, he didnt feel anything
Heres sending lots of warm & calming thoughts to help you through the forthcoming day You have some very special memories of Paddy....... and in time those memories will surely make you smile again. Take care

RIP Sweet Paddy, run to your new fur-family, there are some special kitties waiting to play with you
Look down now and then, the love from below will always be there
post #6 of 29
Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Paddy! He was so beautiful. I had the same experience with my cat Wiley 10 years ago and I know how awful and shocking it is to lose them in such a way. My thoughts are with you, and your other kitties who I'm sure are grieving just as you are.

Rest in peace Paddy, sweet boy.
post #7 of 29
I'm so sorry for your loss. Paddy was a beautiful cat. RIP sweet boy.
post #8 of 29
i am so sorry. he is such a nice looking cat.
rest in peace paddy, play well at the bridge
post #9 of 29
So sorry for your loss.

Hang in there.
post #10 of 29
I'm so sorry for your loss. Paddy was beautiful. RIP Paddy.
post #11 of 29
I'm so sorry about Paddy!

Play happily over the rainbow bridge, baby boy!
post #12 of 29
How awfully handsome he is... Poor poor Paddy...

From your description... bloody cheek, open eyes, peaceful look... it seems as though he might have had massive head trauma, instant unconsciousness... Not much of a consolation, I'm sure, but I guess it is better than thinking he suffered.

Your boy had all the love you could give him while he was alive; now you have all the memories of the love he gave you.

We have all lost cats here and our experiences probably parallel yours, even though our cats were not Paddy... Pain fades; memories stay...

Hang in there.
post #13 of 29
I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP beautiful Paddy.
post #14 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Callista View Post

From your description... bloody cheek, open eyes, peaceful look... it seems as though he might have had massive head trauma, instant unconsciousness... Not much of a consolation, I'm sure, but I guess it is better than thinking he suffered.

Exactly what I have been thinking - my poor baby - missing him so much

thanks for all your lovely kind words though - at least I'm not alone
post #15 of 29
I'm so sorry about sweet Paddy. What a beautiful boy. Play happily over the bridge.
post #16 of 29
Oh I'm so sorry. Poor Paddy RIP little one
post #17 of 29
I hope your crossing over the Rainbow Bridge was a peaceful one you dear boy. You will be very much missed by your family and us strangers too, bless you sweetie.
post #18 of 29
oh no! I am so very sorry.. he was gorgeous. you'll be in my thoughts.
post #19 of 29
The poor baby

Play happily over at Rainbow Bridge you sweet boy where there is no traffic to hurt you

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post #20 of 29
My heart and thoughts go out to you during this terribly difficult time

Sweet Paddy will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him, his soul will never be far

Rest In Peace sweet Paddy play happily over the Bridge
post #21 of 29
I can hardly type right now, after reading his story. I lost a cat due to being hit, and it is SO hard!! I feel the pain.

RIP sweet boy.

Many hugs to you all!!
post #22 of 29
I am so sorry to hear about Paddy - give his brother some special love - he will need it. My Wellington did after we lost his brother in October.
post #23 of 29
I didnt know until I seen ur siggy so I just had to come here and see for myslef I am sooo sorry for ur loss, Paddy was such a gorgeous kittie, I cant believe I didnt know I am so upset right now, I am soo sorry for ur loss he is playing happily over the rainbow bridge now, and he will always be loved and missed

R.I.P Sweet Paddy
post #24 of 29
I'm so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you right now. Paddy was such a beautiful boy. I hope in time it will somehow get better for you.
post #25 of 29
I'm so sorry to hear about your poor sweet Paddy's tragic end. I know that you are grieving right now and miss him dreadfully, but he will always be with you, looking down at you from the rainbow bridge. Rest peacefully, little one!
post #26 of 29
I'm so sorry for your loss.

RIP Paddy
post #27 of 29
I'm so sorry for your sad and sudden loss.

Rest in peace Paddy - look down in love on those who miss you so much.
post #28 of 29
RIP Sweet Paddy
post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4BadCats View Post
What a handsome boy.
Paddy will be with you in your heart until you are together again.
Play in the sun at the Bridge darling Paddy.
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