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    Junior Member looktheresalump's Avatar
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    A lost brother,

    Uso, our cat was killed on Sunday. He was only three years old.

    I remember when he first came to me. I was sharing a place with some friends. They knew I was a bit lonely. There were several ferals around our area. My roommate picked up a kitty who was abandoned and put it in my arms. He was so small then.

    After a vet check and shots he was mine. All mine. He slept on my bed with me, he would wait for me while I did things around the house. Anyone could touch him anywhere. He was the most affectionate laid back cat I have ever had. He came when called and always waited by the door for me when I came home. He was vocal, always ready to purr or to meow inquisitively if I suddenly stopped petting him.

    When we first brought Balou home it was hilarious. Obviously, Uso was the dominant one. He would cuddle on top of the pup and lick his ears. Later, when Balou grew and grew they would chase each other outside. It was funny to see such a large pup being chased by a small cat.

    He was so gentle. We have a two year old niece who would sometimes pull at his tail. Not only did he let her, he would rub up against her constantly wanting affection.

    I had him neutered when it was obvious that he wasn't going to stay inside. But he would only venture out into our yard and the side of the street.

    Sunday, I came home to Uso's collar around our door knob. We asked around. Several neighbors confirmed that he was hit.

    There's this kid who is always on his moped. I've seen him try to hit several tiny dogs that run about. Apparently, Uso wasn't his only victim. Animal control confirmed his death. They also stated that his body looked as if he was hit in the grass and drug out to the middle of the street.

    I feel so bad. I tried keeping him inside, the park I live in has a speed restriction. Uso never laid in the road or ran in front of cars. He never hurt anyone. Strangers could pet him. The neighborhood kids used to pick him up and pet him. Why would someone do this?

    Uso, you are loved and you will be missed. Balou knows it. He misses you too. He's been my shadow since I found out. He keeps waiting by the door for you. He will go into the bedroom and look around for you. We all miss and love you. A lost brother,-uso-again.jpgA lost brother,-uso-1.jpgA lost brother,-wet-cat.jpg

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    Re: A lost brother,

    I'm so sorry for your loss

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    Re: A lost brother,

    Man, that's terrible. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    Re: A lost brother,

    So very sorry What a sweet kitty
    the fourdogs down to two
    Echo the PWD, 6, and Jack the poodle, 2

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    Re: A lost brother,

    Thank you everyone. I called Animal services a day after writing this and they confirmed his death. They also said the neighbors were there when they picked him up and that's how his collar was placed onto our door knob. There is an investigation going on but it's not likely to lead to anything. There was another cat that was hit. I'm just glad we decided to get a cable tie for Balou, so that he doesn't escape any more.

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    Re: A lost brother,

    It's been a few months. I'm glad to say that there was a police investigation. I tried to get more information by searching public records and asking the police but they weren't able to give me anything. It's very possible that this was a crime committed by a minor. I asked the neighbors, because the lot landlord is not reliable and wouldn't give me any information, apparently the kid was caught and his family moved out. A neighbor watched him being arrested. So, no more animals have been hit. However, I was sad to hear that a total of four animals were hit before anything was done. One of them was a small dog and the others were cats.

    The cable tie has worked well for our dog Balou. For about a month he kept going to the places where Uso would sit put his head down and stare at the empty place. About three weeks ago we adopted two cats and Balou has stopped searching for Uso entirely. We're done though. We were contemplating getting another Saint in a few years but I think we're at our limit. Three animals is good enough for us.

    I tried to see if I could get Uso's body but the animal shelter said that it had already been disposed. I wanted an urn to remember him instead I had his name tag and collar framed. I still cry every great now and then but it's getting better. I've never lost an animal like this, not this young or even close to it and not this soon. My nine year old cat died of a kidney infection due to a genetic disorder but she was nine... Uso was only three. Thank you everyone for your thoughts.

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