Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sad and Tragic Day

Sometimes you wonder what is really going on. Yesterday we had yet another tragedy in our family. Our beautiful rescue cat, April was tragically knocked down and killed instantly. We were on our way back from somewhere when we got the phone call from our neighbours telling us what had happened. The person who did it drove off and it was another member of the public who started to knock on people's doors to see who she belonged to. 

We were only a few minutes away and she was laying on the pavement in a right state but dead. She was still warm. It must have literally only just happened. We carried her inside then out to the back garden where we buried her . She was still warm when we buried her. Absolutely heartbreaking as I loved that girl sooooo much. She used to follow me everywhere.

Here are some happy memories. 

First photos taken from the rescue home we got her from.


First snaps at home..









She loved watching cat tv..









She liked to stretch...




And snuggle...


She was the friendliest cat ever!!



She liked the birds..


And she sometimes got stuck on the roof!




This was the last snap I got of her, in ds' bed. 


I'm so sad and my heart is breaking. Her little friend from down the street keeps sniffing at the blood where she lay and looking around for her. 

Sorry this is a sad post and is so picture heavy but I needed to do it.

April
Rescued December 2013
Passed away 11th July 2015
Love you forever. 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx






30 comments:

Berit said...

She looks like such a sweet and beautiful girl! Her paws and eyes are both so pretty with her marmalade fur. Looks like you all really loved living together and enjoyed happy, peaceful times. You are lucky to have found each other and shared love. :) sending hugs your way.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. May she rest in peace. I do hope you find that person who did this. So very sorry for your lose. love and big hugs Lynda Ruth

Marlene jones said...

I understand your pain, she was beautiful, such a sad loss.

Una said...

Aww, she was such a pretty cat. What a pity her life was so short. But it was obviously a good life with you and your family.

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss Hazel. We lost 2 last year to old age.

Linda

Melissa said...

Hazel, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. She looks like she was a right character and that look in her eyes with the bird in her mouth, like "Sorry. I couldn't help myself!" She does remind me of our Marmalade, same colouring, who passed a long time ago.

It's awful how the driver sped away!

Sending you big hugs!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So sorry for your loss. It is against the law to hit and run a dog but not a cat. Any decent person would have stopped though.

You have some lovely photos to keep the memories alive.

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet April. Thinking of you and your family. It's always hard but must be especially hard when it's an event such as this.

Cath said...

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful fur baby. At least she had a lovely home with you , and knew that she was loved . xxx

Justine said...

So sorry for your loss Hazel. She was obviously well loved.

Vickie said...

Oh Hazel. I am so very, very sorry. I am crying. I am so sad for you. Our pets are such a gift from God. Such a blessing. They add so very, very much to our lives. I am praying for you and your young family.♥

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

That's so sad, I'm so sorry for your loss, and a beautiful cat. I'm sure that your lovely memories will take you through this and I can't u understand why so.done wouldn't stop. Just

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

That's so sad, I'm so sorry for your loss, and a beautiful cat. I'm sure that your lovely memories will take you through this and I can't u understand why so.done wouldn't stop. Just

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

So sorry for your loss

Maggie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry for your loss Hazel, this is a terrible thing to have happened, especially as she had found a loving home. xx

Mad about Craft said...

So sad!!

CraftyGurl said...

Hazel,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet cat. She sure did look like a little love. It is sad when it they leave us and when they leave us so unexpectedly. Sending you many ((HUGS)))

Irene said...

She obviously had a great life with you. So sorry for your sudden loss.

Margaret said...

Oh Hazel, I'm so so sorry. April had such a sweet face -- a beautiful cat. I can only imagine how heartbroken you all must be. Lots of huge.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Ahh, so sorry for your loss. You have so many pictures. She was beautiful. Years ago someone hit my dog and kept going, he passed away to. They are over the rainbow bridge.

Brigitte said...

This is so sad, Hazel.

Danielle said...

Hazel, so very sorry that your cat passed away in such a tragic and sudden way. It is always so difficult when we lose our pets. I lost a dog about six weeks ago, so I can relate. The pictures are great! And you did a very good thing rescuing her. You gave her a good life for two years.

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so, so sorry, Hazel--what a sad day for your family. April was a lovely cat and I know her presence will leave a big void in your hearts...

Annie said...

I am soo sorry for your devastating loss! Nothing beats the love we have for our pets and the love they give us in return. I hope you can take comfort in the knowledge that you gave her a very loving home and that she got to experience a wonderful life with you all. Soo sorry!

barbara said...

Oh, Hazel. Oh, I am so very sorry. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Stephanie Laydilyke said...

Oh prayers to you hun. I know how hard it is losing your pet probably even worse in that manner. We lost our special tabby this year. Keep remembering, hang pictures. I made a shadow box in tribute. Time does heal. HUGS

Klaine said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She seems to have been an awesome cat and friend. Love the photos of her.

Erica said...

I am so sorry for your loss!
We have been through that same thing 4 times now.
The pain is devastating.
I am sure she knew how much you loved her!
Erica

Julie said...

Just having a blog reading catch up session ... I'm so sorry you had this happen, happened to us twice in the past and it's so hard.
love and {{hugs}} xxx

Alyssa F said...

Oh Hazel, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's always a hard time when a pet passes away. April was a beautiful kitty, and it's so rare to have a female orange tabby too! My Greysen passed almost 2 years ago, and just this month was the first time I've been able to bring myself to get another cat. I feel your pain, and send you virtual hugs, and hope you find some new furbaby to share your heart soon!