by Marissa Morocco
(St. Louis, MO)
Our Eddy was a beautiful seal-point Ragdoll with the most beautiful blue eyes ever. He was given to us by a neighbor. He was about 6 or 7, probably more like 7, years old, so still young.
He went missing Feb. 18th. He slept with me the night before, and I even picked him up the next morning before I went to work and kissed him goodbye. I said I'd see him after work. That was the last I saw of him.
He's an indoor cat. We never let him out on purpose. Anyway, I came home that evening and he was gone. He has disappeared in the house before for whatever reason, but always came back out. I've heard cats do that. But we looked all over the house, and found nothing. I looked for him through the streets of our neighborhood, looked at the Humane Society, the APA, anywhere I could think of, and still found nothing. I knew something was wrong, but my closure happened last night.
A neighbor, whom we just met and who lives three doors down, was visiting us at our house. We got to talking about animals/pets. He mentioned that a cat died on their porch shortly after Eddy disappeared. He was still alive but not acting well. They gave him some food, and he took it, but shortly after that, he died. He didn't have on a collar or tag.
We didn't see him get out. They didn't know where he came from. So they called the Humane Society to pick him up. I asked what this cat looked like, and, unfortunately, he described Eddy. I feel so many emotions... sad, heartbroken, devastated, guilty. I've been crying ever since I found out last night.
He was so awesome and sweet and beautiful. I love him, and I miss him more than anything in the world. We have two other cats at home whom I love, but Eddy was so special and I don't think I'll ever get over him or ever feel really happy again. I'd give anything in the world to have him back with us again.
Eddy, I'll always love you!!!