Monday, June 19, 2006

Goodbye Sweet Pippin


Sadly, our cat "Pippin" died this weekend. He was sleeping behind Joe's tire, and Joe didn't see him. He accidentally backed over him. Pippin ran out a few steps, laid down in the grass, and died almost instantly. The boys were in the car with Joe, so they saw the whole thing. I don't think Adam has a clue what happened, but Brendan does. He is taking it very well though. I'm glad I wasn't home when it happened. But, I can't help but wonder if something was wrong with Pippin already though, because I can't figure out why he didn't move when he heard Joe start the car, he has always moved out of the way of cars before. We have gone from having 2 cats to none in the last year. (Our other cat went into the woods for a long time, showed up one day briefly with dried blood in her nose, and then disappeared and has never come back, so we assume she is dead too.) But Pippin was our favorite. He was the first pet Joe and I had together, and our first "child" before we had our non-furry kids. We will miss him.


We burried him at the edge of our woods yesterday. Joe made a wooden cross and etched Pippin's name in it, and we hung his collar over it.

Goodbye sweet Pippin.

8 comments:

Katherine said...

I'm so sorry! What a beautiful cat. I don't let my two outside anymore since my brother's got hit by a car and died. I feel bad because I know they want to be outside, but I'd be devasted if they got killed. I'm sure you have a lot of wonderful memories.

The Shrone said...

Your Pippin looks so much like my Smee! Smee is my sweet baby. My deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. May the memories of him never fade.

Libragirl said...

That is so sad. I am not an animal person but I don't like hearing bad stuff like that.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Ohhh! I'm so sorry to hear what happened. Poor Pippin.

Uisce said...

OMG, I am so sorry to hear that, that's just awful it had to happen that way! So sorry for your loss!!

monica said...

I'm so sorry. :( I don't have any cats but I know poeple get so attached.

Hugs,
Kdubs

Carolyn F said...

What a beautiful kitty, I'm so sorry!

Holly said...

Oh, gosh, I am sorry to hear about Pippin. Glad to read after this post that your boys are doing fine with the loss. Pippin was a beautiful kitty.