The Sadness Of Losing A Companion Animal

Greetings and Salutations.

Today A sad story came up on my Facebook thread. It is a perfect example, alas, of why I have a rule that any cats I am Guardian to are inside only.

This is Walnut. He lived too short a life, alas, and his death was unnecessary… His Guardian posted the image, with the following comment:

My cat Walnut passed away last night. A lady found him deceased in front of her door. And when Animal control came out I verified his remains. The animal officer thinks he got hit by a car on one of the main roads. I also remember people shooting off fireworks last night. So he may of been running home spooked and not paying attention. Going to miss him. He was my buddy.

All I am going to say here is repeat that, had Walnut been an inside only cat, he would still be bringing love to the family.

Cats that are allowed to roam outside have a life span of 5-7 years. Inside only cats can live 18 years or more… If you let your cat roam outside, ask yourself this: Do I want to have that companionship for 7 years? Or 18 years?

God help us all

Bee man Dave

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