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Cat’s brother passed away yesterday and he is emotionally lost and sad — 3 Comments

  1. I absolutely agree that cats (and other animals) show emotion, especially sadness. Personal experience have shown this to be true. My brother had an Alsatian dog and adopted a small, scrappy, unruly cat to be his buddy. His reasoning is that the cat had to be tough enough to deal with a large dog, yet be his friend. Fast forward several years, they were best buds but sadly, the dog passed. The cat smelled the dead dog, then walked away like it was no big deal.

    About an hour later (after the dog was brought to the vet for cremation), the cat began walking room-to-room, wailing like his heart was breaking, looking in all their favorite haunts for his buddy. He was inconsolable. For a time he refused to eat, was lethargic and just seemed to give up on life. Within six months, the cat also passed. Granted, he did have a renal condition we found about later, but it seems that once the dog was gone his will to live ended.

  2. What a beautiful kitty, he sure looks sad to me!I have heard of cases where one of a bonded pair of kitties dies and the other cat goes into such depression that in quits eating, and in extreme cases actually dies. Give your boy lots of loving at this very sad time for both of you. My sincere sympathy to your both.

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