Monday, February 15, 2010

Rest In Peace Black Kitty

Mike and I had a tragedy this weekend.  Friday evening Black Kitty was outside playing.  Around 7:30 p.m. it started to snow.  Mike wanted the pets all inside because it was going to be another cold night, and with more snow on the ground this time.  They usually come running when we call them, but Black Kitty didn't come.  Of course, he'd only been outside about 20 minutes, and Mike thought he heard him meow.  I walked the yard, checked the field, and even searched the nieghbor's yard a couple of times, but to no avail.  Mike walked inside, but I thought I better walk the front yard.  That's when I saw the lump on the road.  In just a short amount of time some fool had hit and killed Black Kitty.  The road I live on is less than a quarter of a mile, and it was a black cat against a white snow-covered road.  How screwed up is that?!  Mike was pretty upset because Black Kitty would curl up next to him on the bed to sleep at night.  But Black Kitty is no longer with us. :(
On a lighter note, we had a nice V Day.  Nothing special.  There were no flowers, no chocolates, no cards.  We didn't go out to dinner or even have anything fancy at home (breakfast for dinner).  Instead, we spent Sunday afternoon finishing a chicken coop that Mike had built for the blue splash silkies.  Their current home is the old duck pen, and it's starting to fall apart.  It turned out pretty nice!  I just forgot to take pictures.  I'll get some this week to post later.
Most of the snow has melted, and it's pushing 50 degrees today.  I'm hoping it's the last of the snow.  Even if it doesn't warm up right away, I'm at least ready for daylight savings time. 
John, the Sunshine Award is for you, too. :D http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

Toni aka irishlas said...

That's horrible about your cat! I just don't get folks sometimes. I mean they didn't even stop to try and help the poor thing.
I'm sorry for your loss and hopefully the good memories will soon over ride this horrible tragedy.

Christine H. said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your kitty. That's heartbreaking!

Pixie said...

I have a black kitty too and would be heartbroken if something happened to him. So sorry about your little kitty!

Becca's Dirt said...

I am so sorry to hear about Black Kitty. It is painful to lose a pet - they are like family to us.

It is a shame that someone didn't see him against the white snow.

Jim, The Gaudy Garden said...

loosing something you have cradled and felt its warmth is very hard. It is the difficult part of growing and loving.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Randy and Mike, I cannot tell you how distressed I am for you over the death of Black Kitty who, in your pictures, looks adorable. I am so very, very sorry. The manner of the death is dreadful. Even worse is that the driver, who would have known only too well that he/she had hit something, did not stop. Every cat has his or her own personality and can never be replaced. And, what is more, we become so fond of them.

Your St. Valentine's Day seems to me to have been perfect: no ghastly tight budded roses, no sentimental cards, no overpriced restaurant meals. I am sure that the two of you at home together was much, much nicer than all of that.

Thank you so much for becoming a 'Follower' of my weblog!

Kat said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I lost two cats (from old age) in the past year, so I know how you feel. I still miss them.
Our valentines day sounds like yours. nothing fancy.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

been there,worn the T shirt.....its crap I know!
thanks for the award.....It's such a surprise!!!!!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Hey,

I'm so sorry about Black Kitty! Poor fellow!

I have been meaning to tell you how much I like your headers. They are so pretty.

Hope you guys are doing okay.
Anna

jojo said...

awwww, poor little kitty. I'm sorry to hear that, yeah, seems like someone would have noticed the black against the white. Fools. Hope you guys are o.k., it's tough sometimes...take care.

Christine said...

I'm sorry you lost your cat, that must have been awful finding him like that.

Aerelonian said...

Condolences. I find it a little odd that someone ended up hitting it. I can't help but think they may have been aiming for it :(. Hopefully Mike is alright. Pet deaths are never an easy thing... I've seen a cat and 3 dogs go.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am so sorry, we had a black cat when we were growing up called Mogs. She went outside one day and never came back.

It is so sad when you lose a pet, and in such a tragic way.

Gill in Canada

P.S. Glad you liked the dump cake...

Tracey said...

What a crap weekend! Sorry for both of you. xxx

Jess said...

So sorry about poor little black kitty.

jess xxx

Callie said...

Very sorry that this happened. I have been in both situations. They are both awful!
Three times over many years I have been in cars when a cat has run under it or into the side of the car. Something chasing it? It feels just as terrible as finding my cat hit on the road.

Donna said...

OhNo...I'm SO very sorry!! My KiKi was a solid black as well...I miss her.
Hughugs

Odette said...

Randy, i also lost a cat when he was run over by a car and i pretty much know how you felt. it's like losing a family member 'coz after all, pets are part of families. to have a friend leave, whether it is a friend covered in fur, feathers or scales or just skin can be an experience of the most profound and poignant kind.
just be thankful that you had journeyed with a fuzzy buddy a delight and an experience worth having.
xoxoxo

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, Randy & Mike. I'm so sorry about your Black Kitty. I truly don't know what some people have coursing through their veins, and I'm so sorry that someone like that crossed your path last Friday. So very sorry.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Sounds like Kitty was murdered and I'm sorry. It's very sad that we have to live with people who are like that.

We don't know much for these "retail" holidays, my Mike would give me the moon if he could and that's all that matters.

Sara said...

So sorry to hear about poor Black Kitty!! Very sad to lose a companion in such tragic circumstances. ((HUGS))
Blue Splash Silkies sound divine - bet they're gorgeous looking! And lucky them to get a lovely hand made new home :-)

debbie said...

DEAR RANDY AND MIKE,
I AM IN JUST TEARS ABOUT BLACK KITTY. PETS ARE JUST LIKE OUR CHILDREN TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR PETS.
"FOR THE SOUL OF EVERY LIVING THING IS IN THE HAND OF GOD.
~JOB 12:10
WHAT ANGERS ME IS I THOUGHT WHEN YOU HIT AN ANIMAL, YOU HAVE TO STOP...I HAVE HEARD OF PEOPLE WHO TRY TO HIT ANIMALS ON PURPOSE,
PLANT A ROSE BUSH OR SOMETHING WHERE BLACK KITTY IS BURIED.
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER VERY MUCH.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK.
BLESSINGS
AND A GREAT BIG HUG TO YOU BOTH.
SIMPLY DEBBIE

bad penny said...

so sad about black kittie - how tragic out there in the snow. xx

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

So sorry for your loss.

ga.farmwoman said...

I am sorry to hear about black kitty.
It is hard to lose our animal friends, I know.
Most of our snow melted the next day after it snowed. It was pretty while it lasted.
The blue splash silkies will appreciate their new home. Can't wait to see it.
Pam

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

Sorry to hear that you lost your beloved cat. It's always so hard when it comes as a shock like that. I lost a black cat (also called Kitty) when she got caught in a hunters trap and was so badly injured we had to put her to sleep. I still get upset about it 16 years on.

I do wonder though, perhaps because the road was covered in snow whether they did try to avoid him but found it too slippery, after all it's never safe to slam on your brakes in the snow. I'd hate to think that someone did this deliberately, I'm sure that can't be the case.

xxx

Donna said...

Ok...Mike? Randy? I have
1. The Brenda Photo Challenge
2. Made in Heaven (My main blog)
3. Is She Cooking or What? (my cooking blog)
4. American Pie (my political blog)
Confused yet?Hahaa
All of these are on my Main blogs sidebar.

On The Brenda Photo Blog, every 2 weeks, I have a photo Challenge. This time, the challenge is WOOD... You need to Enter first then, the night before the 27th of Feb, do your post with 3 photos of Anything that contains wood.

Then, people who have entered plus all Your friends come visit your post and tell you what they think of you 3 photos...no prizes...It's just for fun and getting to meet Other people that love cameras.
We'd love to have you join in the fun...On That Sat morning, you click on all the Other participants and view Their photos and leave your comment!
Now, if you Don't want to join in, feel free to just come visit everyone that entered...Easy.
Sweet night to you!!
hughugs

houndini said...

Sorry will not bring little black kitty back - but just to add my own thoughts in with everybody elses at this sad time.

Rest in peace little puddy-cat x

Amy said...

i can comment!

sorry about your kitty...how sad :(

Ames xxx

Simply Blog It said...

So sorry about your cat. :(

I just wanted to let you know that there is a new chicken background up...I don't know if it's anything like you had in mind, but it is there nonetheless.

Happy blogging!
Jennifer
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