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Life without Skye

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by andybro, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. andybro

    andybro Engaging Member

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    Hi all. Just wanted to tell you all about Skye. She was a loving cat that was eight years old. She definitely had a personality and ruled the house with regards to our other cat and our black lab. Yesterday she went out of the back door but did not return when time for her evening feed. This worried me. So for all of yesterday evening I went out looking for her. This is totally out of character as she always came on walks with me and the dog. Every night for the last 5 years. It got to be about 20 past elven last night and I went into the back yard to shout her one last time when my neighbour shouted me over the fence and told me that their dogs had caught her in the garden about lunch time. She didn't stand a chance. To say I love my cat is an under statement and the loss is now hitting home. That . I don't have an FAC.
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    feel for you there mate. lost one of my cats yesterday also. he was fine in the morning then a couple of hours later looked like he had a stroke. fortunately he only lasted for a few minutes.
     
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    Just fot up for the morning feed and her pink bowls still out. Not in a good place right now.
     
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    Sorry to hear this, always a sad time when losing a family pet, what puzzles me is why it took so long to let you know what had happened.
     
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    Tragic news mate. Im a cat lover and couldnt be without at least one. Sorry to hear mate. Id have a few choice words for the neighbour if it was me.
     
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    and say what to him? It's not his fault that his semi wild neighbours pet wandered into the territory of his dogs is it? and it's not their fault for doing what comes naturally... just like a cat killing a bird or scoffing someone's Koi from a pond!

    It's sad that OP lost his cat and I do sympathise (sorry for your loss) but there is nothing to be said or done in reality unless OP wants to start an unnecessary war with his neighbour!

    I lost my beloved hand reared and totally tame fancy pigeons one by one to my neighbours cat as a kid and also a pond full of expensive fish, one cat even got into my aviary one day and wiped out most of my finches, canaries and quail with the rest escaping through a hole... Not a thing I could do or did about it apart from fortify the structure and double mesh it. :)

    He could have informed of the tragedy sooner however, maybe he was too scared to say anything in case OP had an FAC!
     
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    Because look at how long it took the neighbour to say something.
     
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    My black lab is a trained gun dog. He has been trained to do his job no questions asked. He also has been trained not to chase cats. He still has the urge to but knows better. If it was a one off then yes ok but they have had previous. I found the guy out ne night trying to find his dog after it had took of after a cat and caught it. Ps these are long dogs and a terrier. What upsets me is the fact that there is a 3 month old baby in the house. Yes its only a cat and they are dogs, but years ago we found out that kids were not something we were going to be blessed with so to us our pets are our babies.
     
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    Just typed a load of stuff and decided to delete it, sometimes things push my buttons.... Sorry for your loss Andy. We understand when things die through illness etc, but this is very different, hopefully your neighbour was apologetic and at least understanding.
     
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    So sorry to read your news ... The Neighbour should have told you sooner ..... :(
     
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    Hi all. He was apologetic but what to do. It transpires that they chased her to the bottom of their garden were she got away. They then forced themselfs through the fence an cornered her in a neighbors garden were they killed her. I have been and recovered her from their shed and down to vets for cremation. They will be getting the bill as well as a visit from the police. The other neighbour has two small boys and was not best pleased as the oldest who is 5 was in the garden. Amazing what info comes out.
     
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    oh thats bad ..yes like some said dogs will go after cats ...cats after birds etc ...but the Neighbour should make sure his garden is safe so dogs can't get out if there is young children in next garden too .................hope you get it sorted out just a shame your cat lost his life. ....
     

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