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Twinkles Drowned!

post #1 of 25
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Yesterday morning I went to register at the hospital, I was there for a good 3 hours. I left at 2:30 in the afternoon and came home to find out that Twinkles had drowned in the neighbors pool! The man said that when he left to the store at 6:00 in the morning, Twinkles was sitting on a rock in the driveway. He thought about cleaning the leaves out of the pool, but he decided to leave it until later.

He returned home at 7:00 and went to clean out the pool. He saw a cat at the bottom of the pool and told his wife. She came to the door at 7:00 but no one was awake. I had no idea where Twinkles was. I searched for her everywhere. The man told my brother that a cat had drowned in his pool and asked him to come see if it was ours. Sure enough, it was Twinkles.

They keep a tarp over the pool, but they didn't connect it. Their kids wake up in the morning and head straight for the pool. Twinkles must have jumped up thinking it was a safe landing, and fell under the tarp. The pool has a rounded edge so it would've been impossible for her to get out. I know she suffered. I wish I could turn back time.

The neighbors got rid of the pool. They feel horrible about what happened. They sent us geraniums and a sympathy card.

Here's Twinkles, she died at the age of 10 years on July 21st 2003.


post #2 of 25
OH NO! I'm so sorry! What a horrible way to go! May she rest in peace and have many frolicks at the Rainbow Bridge.

I'm so so sorry!
post #3 of 25
Oh my god, I'm so sorry. R.I.P. Twinkles!
post #4 of 25
OH NO!! I am SO sorry that you had to find Twinkles this way...you poor thing. This is just horrible...you will be in my thoughts and prayers....I am really sorry for your loss...

post #5 of 25
I'm so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for you. May Twinkles rest in peace. Cyber hug.
post #6 of 25
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I just can't believe she's gone. I'll never hear her unique meow, or get head bunts from her anymore. It's so horrible! I just pray that she didn't suffer for very long.
post #7 of 25
I am SO sorry hun, and I hope she didnt suffer too long.

I am sure she is over at the Rainbow Bridge watching over you and remembering how much you loved her.
post #8 of 25
I'm so sorry.
post #9 of 25
Oh my gosh...I'm so very sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
post #10 of 25
Oh my goodness......... I am so, so sorry to read of your loss. I have no words to comfort you just know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers
post #11 of 25
I'm so very very sorry about Twinkles!!!! I know how hard it is to lose a cat you love so much!!! My prayers are with you!!!!!
post #12 of 25
Very sad news....I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
post #13 of 25
Oh what an awful thing! I am so sorry that happened to you! We know that Twinkles is just fine in kitty heaven, it's you that has to live without Twinkles! Thoughts and prayers with you!
post #14 of 25
This is bad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. God has one more angel today.
post #15 of 25
Oh my god.. how unbelievably horrible!! I cant even imagine how you are posting right now. I'm so sorry.. many hugs to you (((((((((((( )))))))))))
post #16 of 25
OMG I'm so sorry
post #17 of 25
I'm so sorry that Twinkles had to go this way. I'm sure he's at the Rainbow Bridge with all his friends. I'm be praying for you.
post #18 of 25
Oh Tash, I'm so sorry!!!!! Poor Twinkles, I saw this and choked on my coke, I was so scared!!! Many Hugs,Prayers and 's.. R.I.P Twinkles!

post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
To make matters worse, my uncle passed away last night. He was fighting cancer, and didn't make it. Him and Twinkles are together in heaven. Two deaths in one day is so hard to cope with. It was meant to be this way, at least that's what I believe. God brings us to him when we're meant to leave. I have two more angels watching over me...
post #20 of 25
Awww Tasha! NOT your uncle as well, Oh Honey I'm so sorry!

post #21 of 25
Tash I SO sorry to hear of your losses. Keep strong sweetie. Sometimes life throws so much junk at us it seems hard to cope.

I'm sorry about your uncle and about poor Twinkles.
post #22 of 25
I was so sorry to read about Twinkles. It is always difficult, but especially when it is so unexpected. Hang in there.
post #23 of 25
I'm so sorry
post #24 of 25
Cats require more that just a big bowel of food, love and affection,
but im sure you give it more!! I never let my cat outside, for fear
of hese sad stories, she has never left the house, has never been sick, never had fleas. I watch my cat just like my kids!!
post #25 of 25
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Originally posted by coochycat
Cats require more that just a big bowel of food, love and affection,
but im sure you give it more!! I never let my cat outside, for fear
of hese sad stories, she has never left the house, has never been sick, never had fleas. I watch my cat just like my kids!!
they sure do. we have a very impressive membership of cat lovers, people who have sought out this place because they want to be the best pet owners possible.

Unfortunately it's the ones who aren't here who need the educating.
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