It hurts me so much to put this news on my blog but I know it must be done.
Sadly tonight our sweet Eric (the cat) was hit by a car in front of our house. This happened just about an hour before we normally would have brought him inside for the night. Poor Coleen had went outside for something and saw him lying in the street. There was nothing that could be done as he was already gone. I quickly picked up his bloody/limp body out of the street and we buried him with a special blanket that he enjoyed laying on in the winter.
It hurts our hearts so much that his life ended so tragically. The horrible part is had he been our cat from the very start he would "never" have been raised as an outdoor/indoor cat.
Please people if you own cats and live in the city keep them inside. His other owners loved him as much as we did and tried to keep him inside as much as possible but he seemed to love being outside.
To anyone who may hit a cat (God forbid) but if you do, Please do the owners the courtesy of at least trying to find out who owned the cat and move the cat out of the street. I am at least thankful I got his body off the street before people just continued to run over it.
We will truly miss his gentle sweet soul.
Below is a collage I took of him playing with a paper towel roll.
Rest in Peace Eric.