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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I'm a 29-year old cat lover, until yesterday the owner of three cats, a mother (Smidge) and her two children (from different litters) - Suzi and Manny.

Yesterday I returned home to find Suzi dead in the kitchen - she'd gotten tangled up in the cord from the blind, and had been strangled.

I posted the story here to warn other people about the danger. If you let your cat come and go via an open window, *please* make sure any cords are tied back or cut off, so this doesn't happen to you.

Today is my first day without Suzi, and it doesn't seem any easier so far. I wouldn't wish anyone to suffer this amount of pain and regret, so sort those cords, people!
post #2 of 16
Welcome to TCS

I am so sorry for your loss

RIP Suzi
post #3 of 16
Welcome to TCS!

I am so sorry.
post #4 of 16
I had that happen to me years ago...when all the hype came out about animals and children getting caught up in blind cords.....I was outside and saw my kitchen blinds moving ...I ran in and same thing was happening my cat was stuck in the blinds/cord...she had not gotten off the counter yet...so I was able to save her...but if I didn't see the blinds moving ....well you know....I am sorry this has happened to your cat....but thank you for posting to remind us of the dangers...I promptly got rid of all my blinds never to own them again...that was over 15 yrs ago....Again I am sorry for your loss
post #5 of 16
I'm so sorry this happened to your poor Suzi! Welcome to The Cat Site, hope you'll stick around.
post #6 of 16
I am so sorry for your loss. You know most blinds come with a warning tag on the cords, when you get them home and hang them you remove the tag, and the warning is for kids not pets. The warning should be for both, and the tags should somehow be built on the cords, as not to be a tag but words on the cord...or something. Again I am so sorry for you.
post #7 of 16
Welcome to TCS! I'm just so sorry that it's in such tragic circumstances
post #8 of 16
Welcome and thank you for the important information about this terrible danger to cats.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Rest in Peace Suzi.
Pease make yourself at home.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks all, much appreciated.

I buried Suzi in the garden last night, behind a long grassy bush thing she used to love hiding in.
post #10 of 16
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
I´m really so sorry for your loss....
See you on the forums!
post #11 of 16
Welcome to TCS, I'm so sorry it had to come from such a sad experience.

I hope posting your experience will help save other kitties.

RIP Suzi
post #12 of 16
Hello, my name is John, welcome to the site
I am so sorry for what has happened to your dear Suzi. May she RIP in Gods loving arms
post #13 of 16
I am so sorry.
post #14 of 16
I am so sorry about Suzi RIP sweet girl

post #15 of 16
I'm SO sorry for your loss! As I said in the other thread, my kitten loves to play with my Venetian blind strings, so now they are way out of her reach. I look forward to getting to know you and your other kittens!
post #16 of 16
Sorry to hear about your loss. I know all too well the dangers of blind cords and the likes. I was hand rearing a shih tzu puppy and thought he'd be ok in the lounge for 5 mins as his eyes weren't even open and he could barely walk....sadly i came back and he had himself tangled and passed.
Its 5 years on and I miss him everyday and he was only so young so I cant imagine your pain.

Sorry again, sending good vibes your way
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