Cat Death

My cat died this morning. That’s not what this story is about, but she did die. She ran into the street and got hit by this old woman driving a black Benz. There’s nothing anyone could’ve done. The old woman is my neighbor and I kow that she’s nearly blind. The cat didn’t look both ways. Things happen. And there’s always another cat. And I’m sure that the old woman will die soon, too. That seems like justice in a way. But, again, that’s not what this story is about. It has nothing to do with cats at all, actually. It has to do with intentions. Like, for example, my intention was not to force the cat into the street. No. I was simply playing around with her, giving her chase. I thought it would be fun for her to run around the yard. Like cat and mouse, only, she was the mouse and I was the cat. But, again, my intention was never to steer her into the road. That’s just how it happened. And it’s too bad. Chalk it up to bad timing. But my intention was pure. Right?

Someone tell me.

Can anyone hear me?

What have I done?

108 responses to “Cat Death”

  1. Your intention was pure Lou. What you did was give you cat a good time in her last few minutes. Will you feel guilty? Yes. It’s normal. It will pass. If it doesn’t? Oh well. In either case, learn from it.

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    1. that’s a nice way to look at it. thanks for the comment

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      1. A great fakeout young Skywalker

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      2. haha… my cat doesn’t go outside. last time she did she came back in with fleas

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      3. You fooled a lot of us… Beware the payback when you least expect it. Evil laugh…

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      4. haha ill keep my eyes open

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  2. Intend to get another cat.. no wait better still try a dog.. cats let you down.. dogs will adore you.

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    1. dogs are a lot of work. but maybe

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  3. Shit happens. Have a drink. Get another cat. No one can hear you.

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  4. LOL! I was just joking! Giving you a reason to get stoned, or better yet, laid. Not your fault! LOL!

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    1. haha glad youre so sympathetic, George

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  5. I am nominating you for Liebster Award. You may find the details over
    https://aboveandbeyondtheinfinity.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/liebster-award/

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  6. Well, this was sad. At least give her proper burial.

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    1. see below

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  7. You haven’t done anything. I feel sad for you (even if you don’t) but I love cats. It was just an accident. I heard you ages ago, actually…but my kid called me or I’d have replied earlier.

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    1. don’t feel bad. it was just fiction

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      1. Darnit haha

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      2. haha thank you, though

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    1. thanks Anthony, but it was just a story

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      1. I know..was playing along.. not very successfully, i guess 😉

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      2. damn. i think I fucked that up. well shit. thanks for reading

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      3. always a pleasure! 😉

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  8. *****THIS POST IS FICTION*****

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    1. Dyyaaammnnn !!! I was going to write you condolences

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      1. aw. thanks. but just a story. thanks for reading

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    2. There is no fiction in fiction sir… Look at me you will pull through this… every body grieves in a different way… but don’t lie to yourself… Always stay true to who you are… And I’m sure you will get a new neighbor soon… they’re always coming and going… Shitty thing about neighbors… drink… smoke… and fuck…

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      1. wow. this was just the pep talk i needed. thank you. now excuse me while i find a beer

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  9. cool, thank you

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  10. Oh wow..I would not handle that well..However, playtime and being cared for was the last memories and they were happy ones.

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    1. yea. id like my last moment to be a happy one

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      1. Exactly, and thanks for ignoring the stupid auto incorrect on my phone. My brother’s big truck went off a bridge (not fiction) but he loved trucking! And he always wanted to make the front page news.

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      2. jesus.. that’s crazy

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  11. Oh man. You didn’t mean for it to happen. I feel terrible. Is this true story.

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    1. aw, no man. just fiction. thank you, tho

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  12. If your intention was to write a believable short story, you succeeded! It evoked a lot of emotion, too. Well done!

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    1. thank you very much

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  13. Your intention was pure. It’s just that some things are unexpected and happens in a strange way. Oh, but death isn’t strange at all. Now, I cry, weep, and wail for your cat’s death! Seriously. I love cats!!! 💔💔💔

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    1. don’t cry. things happen. thanks for reading

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      1. Adopt a new cat! 💛

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      2. i think a fish will do for now. less chance of shit like this happening

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      3. But how can you caress a fish?

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      4. dammit. didn’t think that through

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      5. And how can you hug a fish? 😞

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      6. with your fingers i guess… right? maybe?

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      7. 😂😂😂😂 wait, I imagined it. But it’s unfair. The fish will get a hug, but you won’t. Hug should provide comfort to both.

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      8. you’re absolutely right. another cat then

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  14. I’m glad this post is just a fiction. 🙆

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    1. you’re welcome

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  15. Mouarf…. I read this the first time right after you posted it. I had a feeling it was fiction, but I didn’t want to send a funny comment and learn that it was a real anecdote. Asking would also have sounded kinda rude if the cat was indeed dead. And I didn’t want to send out my condolences and have the confirmation that this was fiction either…

    Now I’m just happy. Kitty’s fine, so are you, and I know I get you better than I would have thought!!

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    1. im glad you get it. thanks for reading. also, i like the “Mouarf” reaction haha

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  16. NO PROBLEM lou!

    You’ll just go to cat hell and rot for everrrrrrrrr…………..

    But that is not the worse part. Each time you see a cat ….. that cat’s eyes will follow you with a knowing that you, lou, are a cat murderer!

    There will be no peace everrrrrr……….

    And you will soon discover that EVERY purr is one of “purrsuit” because you have a cat-bounty on your head. And the posters at the post office will confirm this every time you go to buy stamps.

    Yet, have a nice day, ya’ hear.

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    1. hahahha damn. im doomed for a kitty-haunted life … wait, that actually sounds kinda fun

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    2. Great comment!
      And a great piece! You almost had me crying. I’m happy everyone is alive!

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      1. thank you. and me too

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  17. Glad this post was fiction. Have lost several cats over years to cars. Always very sad for me.
    Have a great day Lou.

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  18. I’m glad this is fiction, I love pets, it really breaks my heart when one is lost. They love us unconditionally you know, even if you let them get hit by a car. 🙂

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    1. and i love my cat, too. the story just happened this way. i wouldn’t really let it happen. i hope.

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      1. Cats are free spirits, not like dogs on a leash. They are like herding chickens. Hoping she stays close to home.

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      2. they really are

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  19. Just read this tragic tale to my cat, he said shit happens it’s not your fault

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    1. hahah tell him thanks… and thank you for sharing

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      1. Your welcome, He reckons catnip has a lot to answer for, apparently makes the kitty’s feel like they have nine lives or something?

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      2. haha i want that catnip

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  20. You loved your cat
    I have wept over beloved pets that I put in harm’s way, thinking I was doing the right thing
    I only hope that consoles both of us
    Everyone dies
    That is not the test
    Love is the test

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    1. everyone does die, but that’s not such a bad thing. shit happens. don’t blame yourself. blame the Benz, or something

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  21. The whole thing was weird. I doubted the reality of this story from the very beginning. And with every line even more. Glad I was right. Otherwise, I would have seemed like an ass.

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    1. well shit

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      1. I had fun reading the comments. People were so nice and comforting. Surprised me.

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      2. well im glad you got something out of it

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  22. That’s so sad. I’m sorry for your loss. Honestly, sometimes things just happen and you have no control over it. You can’t blame yourself. 😔

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    1. thank you. but only fiction

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  23. Just glad the post is fiction………I wound have been sympathetic 😜sYs the one with a hunter as a husband🙄

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    1. nice of you, but ya, everyone is fine. thanks, tho

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  24. Shit happens I say … you can always get another cat.

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    1. yah. live and learn. get another cat. something like that

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  25. I hear you….you were just having fun, it’s just a shitty thing happened. I imagine it’s painful and sad, but feel no guilt. 🙂 Harlon

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    1. thanks Harlon. shit does happen

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  26. Aww, poor kitty. It wasn’t your fault. I can’t imagine how your neighbor feels (if she knows).

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    1. oh well. on to the next. just kidding. see comment above (just fiction)

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  27. Breathtaking
    The twist is epic
    I’m impressed

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    1. thank you very much Akeela

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  28. I read about the old woman and thought of Al Pacino, as the blind driver, in “Scent of A Woman”. Enjoy your undead cat.

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    1. haha ya i prefer her not dead.

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  29. Glad I read the comments, nice to hear miss kitty is still living…….

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    1. thank you. im glad that she is too haha

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  30. I laughed while reading the whole thing.kitty kitty kitty

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    1. haha good. im glad you enjoyed it

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  31. I lost my dog last year. It broke my heart. You know, I believe animals come back in another pet. Keep your heart open and a cat will find you once more 🙂

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    1. sorry to hear that. and thank you

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  32. well, what you did was simply be, life is all chaos and catastrophe. Sorry about your cat, mine just died too, sad times, good that you can write about it.

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    1. sorry to hear that… and thank you

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    1. thank you

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  33. I hear you. I loved my cat and my neighbor’s dog killed him. I still love that dog, but I miss my cat…it’s sad.

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    1. damn. that’s rough. life is sad

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  34. By far the most poignant thing of your I’ve read so far, Lou.

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    1. that means a lot. thank you

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  35. I like this one. Your words seem to be you chasing the cat into the street. It is fun play and exhausting as well. And maybe you are the cat, too?

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    1. maybe i am the cat. shit. maybe i am

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      1. and the cat inspired the words.

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  36. My cat is still an asshole.

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    1. haha i think they all are

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  37. Please receive my fictional condolences. Do you know how to cry WOLF? lol

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    1. haha thank you.. i guess i dont

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