Yesterday was a very sad day for me and I am sure it is going to take some time for my heart to heal. I have always had both cats and dogs(mostly big dogs) my whole life and I love them both the same. My 17 year old cat, has lived with dogs before and we have never had a problem. I just want to say, my boyfriend sat with the dogs last night and let them know that he still loved them, but you have to understand that my boyfriend was the one who had to pull the dogs off my cat yesterday and then the cat he thinks had a heart attack and died in his arms. He was the one that had to listen to the cat crying out for help, and thank God he was home so that the dogs did not tear the cat apart. Then he had the heart wrenching task of calling me at work to tell me. Although I feel awful that I was not here for my cats last breaths because he was always there for me, I am glad that I was spared the horrific ending of my cats life. My boyfriend was the one that kept me from putting my cat down last year, because he was so sick, but the vet told us that if we gave him daily iv injections to help with his kidneys he could live longer. My boyfriend is as heartbroken as I am and we both love our animals. I totally blame ourselves for what happened, as we didn't properly introduce and socialize the cat and dogs together. I just didn't want the cat to stress out being so old, since he also had a heart condition and he was very content with his garage and front yard, and he would come in when the weather was bad. The dogs, don't get me wrong, are very loving, and in fact my Maltese is their best friend and have never once showed any hatred or aggression towards her. My boyfriends daughter brought home a kitten after we got the puppies and I told him yesterday, that either his ex wife has to take the cat to live at her house or I would find it a new home. I just can't take the chance of it happening again, and go through the heartache again. Anyway, his daughter is excited that cat is coming to live with them, and we will still take care of all the vet bills. We will be able to visit the cat whenever we want, thankfully we all get along. The dogs are in their forever home,as we are not the kind of animal parents that just give away our pets, and our neighbors as of now don't have any cats just dogs. I pray that no one ever has to experience the pain associated with this kind of tragedy and losing a beloved pet in this way.