Robert..several months ago a lovely grey striped cat appeared at our house. he was full grown but appeared young. he was crazy about my son. we named him robert after a cat that we had many years ago...they could have been twins! as far as robert was concerned, sonny had the only lap that fit....the only bed that beckoned, and the best 'sneaked-under-the-table' treats. it was obvious the son was the chosen one. now he was very friendly and loving to me but son was definitely his pick.
the first day he was missing was not too alarming. he was an inside and outside cat but never wandered far from the house. the second day was tense. we took turns calling for him. by yesterday i was pretty sure we had somehow lost him. he was always at the door waiting to be let in. the cool thing about him being in the house was the he didn't have to have a litter box. he would go to the door and yeowl until someone let him out.
son found him dead this afternoon. and my sweet ...almost 17 yr old boy/man has cried and sobbed until he's about sick. you think that wouldn't break a mama's heart? it was hard enough knowing our sweet pet is dead. but my baby....weeping his heart out.....oh my.
he was obviously killed by one of our dogs....most likely the blue heeler. the dog was accidentally inside the fenced yard this past sunday night...when we last saw robert. son is ready to gun the dog down. of course he will cool off some but it will take a long time. i try to reassure him that dogs simply do not have any reasoning. and robert had no fear because he got along beautifully with the other dogs here. they ate together, played together and slept together.
i know there will be more cats and more tears but for right now...my heart breaks for the loss of our sweet animal but more for my tenderhearted, cat loving son..
he was famous for 'smiling' every time i pointed a camera at him..