October 13, 2010
One of our two lovely cats was killed this morning. We think she was hit by a car and then made her way back to our garden to die.
Maisy, pictured above on a walk with me and the dogs a couple of days ago, was nearly two years old.
We will miss her.
Her sister is bewildered. I hope she recovers soon.
There is no need to add any comments if you don't want to.
I just wanted to mark her time with us and her sudden passing.
AMENDED UPDATE: One of the mechanics who works in the garage next door says that he saw Maisy run into a car (the rear wheel) at around 08:00 am. He had already slowed down to turn into the garage, as he did so, he saw both of our cats playing in the garden across the road from us. He says that the "all white cat" chased the "stripey one" out of the garden. Maisy, deep in the game, did not exercise her usual caution, ran across the road to escape her sister and hit the rear tyre head first. After a couple of seconds, she shook her head and headed up next doors driveway. He thought that the cat lived next door and talked to the lady. From his description she did not recognise it as our Maisy. This means that she was injured when we saw her at 8:30 in the kitchen but we did not know. There is no sense dwelling on it but we may have been able to do something for her had we known. If it was, as I suspect, a fractured skull, then the chances are very, very slim that the vet could have saved her.