Jump to content
-->
New Members - Check Your Spam/Junk Folder for Confirmation Email ×

Lost my buddy Smoke (cat)


Sarahismymom

Recommended Posts

  • Members
Sarahismymom

Smoke was a cat born under my porch in 2015. I found homes for his sibling and kept him.  He had a really good personality.  Unfortunately, he snuck out of the house one day years ago. I found him living at a house one street over. Then one day he came back. He did this over and over. He’d stay with me and then stay with a sweet lady nearby.  Sometimes he came back & had a cold. I tried hard to keep him inside and make him healthy.  He seemed pretty happy. 
 

My mom has been sick and I didn’t pay quite as much attention to him.  He snuck out in May of 2021. Went back to the same lady. I was glad she looked after him. Yesterday, he showed up and was clearly sick. I brought him inside and made an area for him to sleep. He got up and got next to me.   I woke up and he’d passed away. Absolute Angel of a cat and my buddy.   This cat was on the verge of death and walked a block just to be with me!  Think of the distance he travelled given his size. I am absolutely blown away and honored beyond belief.  I loved Smoke!   My mom just passed away two weeks ago so I’m sure she was there to greet him. 
 

D9EAFFFB-8E84-436D-9190-7011B7332361.jpeg

Smoke as a kitten. He’s up front. 

6F9D065D-917D-48BA-8580-949F7BA50C7D.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I am so sorry, I can see how he got his name Smoke. (I briefly had a cat named Smokey, similar fur.)

Interesting how cats choose us.  I'm glad he made his way back to you...is there some way you can let the other lady know what happened to him?

You helped make his life better, gave him a place to live, where he'd be taken care of and loved.  I wonder if he had a respiratory illness?  So sad he didn't get to live longer.

I hope you'll find comfort in this video, I strongly believe we'll be with them again...

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
Sarahismymom

Had Smoke never snuck out, I would’ve had a chance to get him to the vet. I think he would’ve been more settled had I done that. Spending so much time outside, I’m sure he’s contracted something from a stray cat. 
 

I am absolutely honored he came back to be with me at the end. I drove the distance he’s travelled to get to me and for a cat, it was quite a bit. Considering his condition, I’m speechless that he was driven to make the walk. I always got him well though so maybe he thought I could help him.  I’m extremely touched.   I will watch for his “other” and let her know what’s happened to “Coco” as she called him. 
 

He was a remarkable friend. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

It could be that he sought you for help, or wanted to tell you thanks for all you've done before he went.  Kitty did that for me, she'd lived a very hard life before I acquired her at 12 (I met her at 10), lived to 25, she was cantankerous and demanding, the night before she died, she came to me before I went to sleep and wanted me to pet her, she purred, this wasn't like her, it was as if she was thanking me and letting me know she loved and appreciated me.  They're amazing in how they sense things.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
Sarahismymom

I notified Smoke’s 2nd family of his passing. Very sweet lady who was wondering where he’d been. She said she has a few other cats but “Coco” was her favorite. We actually had a nice conversation about him. I feel like I wimp in that I ended up crying.

We both thanked each other for looking out for him. Then she said something nice. She said “we’ll both see him again & I’m sure he’ll be waiting for us. We’ll have to share him though!”
That made me feel good

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

That is so neat that you made contact with her.  They are meant to be shared, even when they don't have two homes, they have others who they have a relationship with.  My Kodie gets so excited to see my friend Iris!  When he was attacked by a dog, she came to visit him the next day, he didn't even care about the treats she'd brought him (as much) as seeing HER!  Even though he was in pain, he spun for her!

Yes you will both get to see him again.  :wub:

  • Angel Wings 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. and uses these terms of services Terms of Use.