Hugs, the cat I loved dearly, died at a cat groomers

by Darlene
(WI, USA)

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Hi, here is my first cat that I ever adopted from the Washington County Humane Society.

Her name was Bitsy at first when I adopted her but I renamed her Hugs. Hugs was a rare Maine Coon cat. She was such a lovable cat. I would brush her every day which she really loved a lot. She acted like she had gone nuts because she loved it so much.

She would watch T.V. with me pretty much every day. She was a wonderful watch cat. All the time she was a great protector. She slept on my bed every night.

Once in a great while, when I ate French onion dip, Hugs would lick quite a lot of it. She was such a sweetie pie. She was always there for me, she even helped me through a very hard time when I was raped when I was twenty years old.

Hugs helped me through that very hard time. It's amazing that pets can help in so many ways. She is my hero and I will always remember that the pets we are blessed with and when their time is up and they go to heaven and the owners who loved them on earth those people's pets live in our hearts forever and in our spirits also the love of a owner and their pet live forever and never dies.

One day I took Hugs to the groomers and I went shopping with my mom and came back with my mom to her house. The groomers called my mom and told her what happened. I could hear the conversation in the back ground.

I knew my mom was talking to the groomers and I felt in my heart that something was wrong with Hugs so I said, "Oh god please don't tell me that Hugs died."

And I kept repeating this prayer. I was saying out loud after mom hung up the phone. I could tell there was bad news coming my way and she told me Hugs passed away.

I threw myself onto my mom's bed and I busted out crying. My mom hugged me tight. All I could say was my baby's gone and I kept on repeating this.

Hugs passed a way at a very young age and yet to this day I don't know the cause of her death.

I did take Hugs to the vet when needed so the cause of her death is unknown. I loved hugs with all my heart and I still do but now she is in heaven with Jesus Christ. Amen.

P.S. Hugs passed away at the age of three

Darlene

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Jan 09, 2012 yes NEW
by: darlene


YES EVEN THOUGH I BRUSHED HER EVERY DAY HUGS WOULD STILL GET VERY BAD MATS BY HER REAR END THAT IS THE REASON I HAD TO TAKE HUGS TO THE GROOMERS SOMETIMES IT WASN'T JUST FOR THE SAKE OF TAKING HER TO THE GROOMERS SO SHE HAD TO GO THE MATS WOULD GET EVEN TIGHTER AND TIGHTER SHE DOESN'T DESERVE TO DEAL WITH THAT SO YES IN THAT CASE I HAD TO TAKE HER TO THE GROOMERS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF THAT ISSUE


Mar 10, 2011 my cat also died at the groomers
by: robyn

my pet jezebel cat also died at the groomers. im am so sorry for your loss. i was devestated when they called and told me she died. jezebel went into heart arrythmias, and her heart gave out. that is what the necropsy said. so he basically he scared her to death. jims pet salon 912 broadway bayonne nj is his business. i warn everybody i see with a dog in my town not to go to this man. unfortunelty i found out too late he has a bad reputation.


Oct 04, 2010 grooming advice
by: kathy

I am a groomer who is not a groomer right now. I first started out grooming dogs when I was 20. I am now 56. I worked at Petco about 5 years ago and that was the last grooming job I had. However I worked at a petshop/grooming store for 13 years. I did not groom there but assisted a lot when they needed it. We had one cat die onthe table. Luckily one of the groomer knew animal cpr and the cat was revived thank God. Cats can tend to get very stressed out in a strange place with strange people. Some groomers also practice unorodox practices when handling cats. It can be very stressful for the groomer as well as the cat. In the future I would suggest only taking your cat to a cat only groomer. You didnt mention why you took your cat to the groomer or what you were having done to her. It seems if you brushed her every day there should have been no reason to take her to a groomer. If dogs are in the shop that too tends to upset a cat very much. Barking and being in a small cage also is stressful. The dryer being put on a cat after a bath also is dangerous. I wish you knew what happened to your cat. There is the possibility that she was strangled on the table by a noose being put on her to keep her on the table. She could have been fried by the dryer. Freaked out in the bath and had a heart attack. I hope you do find out what happened to her. We have a cat only groomer in my area. She is specially gentle with the cats and tries not to stress them out. She is expirienced in cat behavior. The groomer should have been able to have some explanation of what happened to your cat. Most reliable grooming shops never leave any animal unattended. Im sorry for your loss. I know you are heartbroken as I would be if anything happened to any of my babies.


Oct 01, 2010 Please get another cat when you can.
by: Sylvia Ann

This advice will hurt you right now,but you sound like such a precious soul,there's a kitty out there that needs a mom like you. Your Hugs would want you do this.

Take good care of yourself.

Sylvia


Sep 29, 2010 So sorry about Hugs
by: Leah (England)

Hi Darlene

I'm so so sorry about Hugs. Is so heartbreaking when we are with them when they have to leave us but to think you innocently left her to be groomed and never saw her again is just awful.

I can imagine she was special because I too have a Maine Coon and his personality is amazing, he talks to me all the time and I never knew a cat could have such an extensive vocabulary! Chirrups, meows all manner of noises!

I'm so sorry she was only 3 when you lost her but at least the time she spent with you she knew you loved her very much.


Sep 29, 2010 To Darlene
by: Ruth

I'm so sorry about Hugs and I too am very shocked that she died at the groomers.
It's possible that she had a hidden heart complaint and the stress of being in that place was too much for her, but they should have taken responsibility and the expense of having a vet find out for certain why she died.
They may have given her a sedative she was allergic too. You will never know now, so just try to remember that Hugs is at peace and it was not your fault she died.
In my opinion grooming cats should always be done at a vets if anyone can't manage it themselves because groomers have no medical training if a cat has trouble from the stress of being there.
Better still, make grooming at home a daily fun time and then there is no need for cat groomers at all.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Sep 29, 2010 Shock and sadness
by: Michael

H Darlene, I hope you are well.

Your story shocked and saddened me. As I read the story I suddenly felt the fear and tension rise.

Your love for Hugs was beautiful and to have it shattered like that is shocking.

I am also angry because how can a cat die at a cat groomers!? Did they offer an explanation? How did they explain it away? I find this horrendous to be honest. You probably could have sued for compensation if you want to get legal.

Still, I don't want to awaken sad memories. One thing comes through; it shines through the sadness and shock - your charming and enduring love for Hugs.

Thanks for sharing.

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