Goodbye, Hunter.

My heart is broken. As I type this, I still have tears flowing, and it’s been over an hour since we came home and found Hunter dead.

We had a lot of running around to do today, as we’re gearing up for our big Birthday Bash on Saturday. As I pulled up to our driveway, I slowed down to get the mail. And there, at the top of the driveway, was Hunter. She wasn’t moving, and her tongue was sticking out of her mouth. There was a puddle of blood surrounding her head.

I don’t know how long she had been lying there. All I know is that someone hit her and left. Where she was lying, though, it looked like they had intentionally swerved into our driveway just to hit her. I don’t know that for sure, and I’ll never know.

Gene was in the house sleeping. I had Ashley run down the driveway and wake him up. He came up, and told me he’d take care of everything. He went next door and borrowed my Uncle’s shovel. We sent the kids in the house, and we dug a hole and buried her.

The cat drove me crazy. She was an indoor/outdoor cat, and she would always be right under your feet. She’d love on you all day long if you’d let her. And now she’s gone. I’m so glad her kittens are old enough to be on their own now, but my heart is heavy thinking that the same thing could happen to one of them.

The kids don’t get it. The boys think Hunter was hurt, but don’t realize that she won’t be waking up. Lucy was asleep when we got home, so she doesn’t know what happened at all. It’s probably better this way. We still haven’t really talked about the fact that Killer is gone too. SIGH. I just got over that and now this. Not what I wanted to come home today.

Goodbye, Hunter. I am going to miss you so much. You were the best cat, and I just adored you. Thank you for the smiles, the kisses, and for all the leg rubs. You will be missed. I promise to take good care of your babies.

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1
    Samantha @ Mama Notes says:

    So sorry 🙁

  2. 2
    cbdkndmom says:

    Oh Angie. I'm so sorry. ((Hugs))

  3. 3

    I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful cat. I hope and pray no one could ever be so cruel. Hunter will be on the Rainbow Bridge waiting for you all.

  4. 4
    mom2anutball says:

    Aw, Im sorry for your loss. ((Hugs))

  5. 5

    It is hard, I know. We've done the kitten in the engine thing before, too, without knowing it. We've always just told the kids when it happened. It's a part of farm life. Just a couple weeks ago, our bottle lamb died and that was really hard. But like I said, it's a part of life so we deal with what comes and help them learn to handle it.

  6. 6
    Tara Rison says:

    I am sorry! I know how hard it is to lose a pet. My cat is 14 years old and is a little senile. I know her days are numbered and it makes me sad.

  7. 7

    Awe, I'm so sorry! Goodness, I can't even imagine. Thinking about you and your family. 🙁 God Bless!

  8. 8
    jerricapuck says:

    Ah, I'm terribly sorry to hear this.
    🙁
    My dog of eleven years recently passed.
    We had her since i was seven.. =/

  9. 9

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. 10
    Heather22 says:

    Angie,
    I'm so sorry. We just lost a cat recently and I know exactly how you feel, about the loss that is. In so far as this happening in you own driveway (!!!) that's just scary. Is it possible Hunter was moved and this was all an accident? I hope it was truely and accident, the other option is completely unthinkable. It's all so strange.

    Anyway, kisses to you and your family. I'll be thinking of Hunter. Heather

  11. 11
    Stephanie Stearns Dulli says:

    I'm so sorry. I was just writing a post about my cat who passed 6 months ago today…I'm so, so sorry. I truly hope it was a terrible accident and not that someone specifically hit her. My heart hurts for you. I'm so sorry.

  12. 12
    The Stevens Family says:

    Sweet mama, I'm so sorry! My heart is heavy for you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. 13

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I've said a prayer for you.

  14. 14

    Thats awful, I am sorry for your loss. There is a special place in heaven for animal babies

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