I write this with tears in my Eyes and I am so glad you are here to listen!

United States
May 30, 2008 1:15pm CST
A few year back my grandmother was put in a nurseing home and no one wanted her cat and Me knowing how much her cat ment to her I took him in my home his name was MR.Boots he was a big cat and my family just loved him a last year my grandmother died and I always set and wondered if she would approve of how I treated her cat whick I tried to treat him just like she would have like one of her childern we as a family even picked out chritmas presents for him every year well late last night while sitting here on mylot Boots jumped down from his favorite sleeping spot and began to have seizures of some sort I went and woke up my B/f me knowing not what to do then he started acting like he was going to throw up my b/f made sure he dint swallow his tounge and held him and tried to comfort him he started acting just fine after about 2 min and then he climbed in his litter box and laid down looked up at my b/f and took his last breath it just broke my heart I have been crying every since I woke my 7 year old son up this morn late so he would not have time to notice the cat was not here and hurried him off to the bus I did not want to tell him the cat died while he was sleeping in the middle of the night before he went to school cause he is so much like me now in less then an hour he will be home and I do not feel right keeping it from him any longer my 7 year old understands death he as had to deal with it alot more then the average 7 year old is there an easy way of tell him this really?
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
It sounds like your son is recovering from the shock of losing Mr. Boots. When our Frosty got hit by a car, my son's heart broke. He lit a candle and sat by Frosty's grave for hours. He refused to come in when bedtime rolled around. Later in the week, he explained the depth of his sorrow. The day before Frosty was killed, Frosty came into my son's room and my son didn't play with him because he was busy. The guilt from that day overwhelmed my son. I told him that all his years of loving Frosty negated his neglect on that one day. Frosty knew my son loved him every day of his life and that was the only thing that mattered. Sorry for your loss. Be gentle with your emotions while you wait for the pain in your heart to pass.
• United States
31 May 08
He is doing better and dealing with it just fine thank you for your advice and my son also delt with a lil guilt because he always complained about the cat hair and he felt guilty about it but he is ok now!
@anawar (2406)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thanks for the follow-up. It's good to know everything is okay now.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
31 May 08
i am so sorry about the loss of your cat... it is very sad everytime we loss someone that we love even though it is only a pet... i hope you can find a way to tell your 7 years old son about its dad so that he won't be so devastated... good luck and i will be praying for you... take care and have a nice day...
• United States
31 May 08
WEll He has taken the best way he can he did ask me to keep the cats food boul and of course I let him Mr.boot was and still is very much loved by the hole family! And thank you for your praying !
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
30 May 08
In February I lost my cat when he was almost 18. At the time I wrote about it here and a user helped so much with a poem. It talked of our pets who never forget us and are playing in green fields in the sunshine until we are reunited with them and that they never forget us. Maybe you could tell your little boy that Mr Boots has gone to play with his owner again as he missed her so much but that they are now so happy and he must not be sad knowing they are together. It is a sad moment and our pets leave a great empty space when they leave us.
• United States
30 May 08
well the time has come and gone and He now knows I just sat and held him and cried a lil with him Hes now in his room playing! thank you all for the advice and the support!
• United States
30 May 08
I am so sorry to hear about you losses. There is no easy way to tell any one that a loved one or in this case a beloved pet has passed on. I wish I could give you some words of wisdom but I have never been good at what to say in these situations. I just wanted you to know that my heart went out to you on your loss.
• United States
30 May 08
Thank you very much ! I just know its going to break his lil heart though and I think that is what is bothering me more cause my son is such a soft hearted kid and he just loved that cat! Thank God my daughter is really to young to relize what happend she just knows the cat went bye bye!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
6 Jun 08
Oh that is sad and now I'm crying too. He sounds like he had a happy life with you and your family and that he was a most contented cat. I'm sure he knew he was loved and loved you all in return. Hugs to you ...