Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Do Cats Have 9 Lives?

My sister and her hubby went away for a vacation to South Australia. She flew over to attend her good friend's birthday bash, whom she met when she was studying at the Norwood High School in Adelaide, South Australia. I don't think the stingy me, could ever fork out air tickets just to attend my Korean & Japanese room mates' birthday parties. Ha ha!

Anyway, my sister deserved a complete change of environment, to get over her recent loss, sadness and depression that was killing her brains.



My wife and I went over to babysit the English cat like how I had always done. Look!! There is just one cat left sadly. The other cat had died a tragic death unexpectedly! My sister and hubby were devastated to mourn that the other English cat had gone to Rainbow Bridge. I really do not think that cats have 9 lives. Do you??




This is how it happened exactly. I am sharing the actual photo from the kitchen's balcony where the English cat named Misty was believed to have sneaked out and tip toed over to neighbour's unit, but plunged down below instead! My head was reeling some nonsense whether this cat had committed suicide but Misty was a happy and pampered pet. She had only 1 life and will be greatly missed.




Squish!! The cat fell flat onto the ground one Friday and the blood splashed all over the walls below. The gardeners quickly removed the carcass but not the blood stains. My sister only learnt about it 3 days later after the frantic search, and heard from the gardeners who threw away her precious pet into the huge DBKL container dustbins. Bye bye!...




May Misty the English cat rest in Eternal Peace at the Rainbow Bridge.
Born: Reading, England - United Kingdom.
Departed March 2018: Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.




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22 comments:

  1. I can relate to her sadness.... till we meet them (the cats) again at the Rainbow gate.

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    1. You have been a good guardian and mama to many cats and dogs. You know clearly how one grieves when their pets leave them.

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  2. Oh no, the grey coloured one passed on. So tragic T_T I had to re-read your house-sitting post just to have a look at the dearly departed cat. When I first read that post, I was wondering to myself how come your sister allows the cats onto the balcony without the fear that they'll jump out...and then this story broke...heart wrenching! :( That's why it's rather dangerous to give a cat total freedom in a condo unless all the doors and windows are always closed. Not only your sis will miss her (I thought this was the male cat?), the other cat will miss her too. Hmmm, so the notion that cats always land on their feet doesn't ring true, at least not from a place that's too high.

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    1. I have cautioned them before about the possibility of their cats leaping off from the main huge balcony but they were confident that it would not happen. It really did not happen there, but instead through the tiny gap of the kitchen's side balcony that got the curiosity of that cat who loved to tip-toe along the horrifying concrete short kerb and jump next door. It must have lost its balance or missed a step to fall.

      I think cats are just like humans and do break their legs easily. So many handicapped & limbless cats and dogs are hooked to special wheels nowadays.

      Both the cats are females and took me a long time to realise that. They were stray kittens which wandered into their 400 foot long backyard and made it their own home! Now this surviving cat has been traumatized and depressed too, not knowing what happened to its mate from Reading. Sobs!

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  3. Oh dear.. so high.. trauma for your sis and her hubby, good to get away for awhile.

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  4. Yes, I read about cats falling to their death from high balconies before. So sad and tragic.

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  5. That is so so sad. I feel so geli looking at your second photo. This Ah Hong Chee is fearful of heights! That is too high for the poor cat to land safely. I hope the remaining kitty will stay safe.

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  6. sorry to hear about the loss~~No, cats doesn't have 9 lives, that's just a myth.

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  7. I love cats but I daren't keep one any more. Once I had a pet cat when I was in primary school. I was so sad when it died .

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  8. Sorry for that English cat and I could understand how shattered it should be for your sister and couldn’t see her at last. Really terrific to look down from there... hope the vacation let them work better. I believe life is ones and missed that’s all.

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  9. That's sad for a cat owner who loves her cat so much.

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  10. I just told Sam (my daughter if you don't know, LOL)about this cats have 9 lives thing the other days :P

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  11. This is so sad. I have 3 cats at home, all adopted. I have installed wire mesh at my balcony and I will always supervise them especially the youngest one whenever they are hanging out at the balcony. So far they have not attempt to climb on the wire mesh to go to the other side of the metal fence yet. Like the saying, curiosity killed the cat. So I will never leave the balcony door opened when I'm not around. May Misty rest in peace!

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  12. Oh dear. Kesian the cat. That sure is a high place to fall to even survive.

    We had a stray cat that we semi-adopted, and one of the neighbour's kid threw her down from 2nd floor. Another neighbour rushed her to the vet but the cat didn't survive. :(

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  13. It is always sad when your beloved pets passed on. Curiosity kills the cat.

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  14. ... The poor thing. Rest in peace, little kitty. I can't imagine losing a pet this way. It's tragic and so tough on the heart.

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  15. Poor cat. Last time adults used to bluff us that cats have nine lives and will not die if they were to fall from high floor as they have a soft body and can land safely on ground

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  16. truly sorry for your sister's loss. rip misty.

    p.s. what app did you use for the red photo?

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  17. What a tragedy! My heart also aches to imagine the heartrending experience of your sister. Misty died a mysterious death like her name. I'm not sure about the nine lives myth. Incidentally there is a Japanese children’s book “The Cat that lived Million Times.” Maybe Misty is somewhere through her transmigration of the soul.

    Yoko

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  18. Oh goodness. Such a tragedy. My heart drops at the sight of how high it is. This is the reason why we don't stay in high rise buildings too as I have two young kids with me. I can't risk accidents happening from home. I get scared reading the countless tragedies out there :(

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