today Mo-kitty woke up in a large spot of blood. his wound had been bleeding all night. i took him to the vet, who said that this was not abnormal, did some blood tests, and sent him home with me. since he's not allowed to groom himself, he had quite a bit of blood on him, which i was going to clean up later.
i dropped of Mo upstairs, as usual, and headed down to let the dogs out of their crates.
for some reason i'll never know, Mo followed me downstairs. he never does this. and i didn't hear him coming. however, the dogs did. they ran to investigate, and found a strange smelling, bloody cat in their house. needless to say, they attacked him. poor Mo had that stupid cone on his head and couldn't see to escape. he was weak and sick and didn't have a chance. he didn't survive the trip back to the vets. he died in my lap on the way there.
i'm in shock right now. everyone is telling me to get the dogs out of the house to deal with my grief, but how can i deal without them? they didn't understand that what they did is wrong, they're not people. they smelled blood and instinct took over. i thought about getting rid of them for about two seconds. but i can't. i love them too much. and i need them more than ever right now. poor dogs, they know something is wrong, and they're all cuddled up to me. they don't even know that they caused my suffering. i'm not angry at them. just sad at Mo's passing. after all that work to make him well, for him to die in this way... it's like a cosmic joke. like a bad movie.
i'm emotionally torn. i'm numb. and i'm so very tired.

-kelly
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oh kelly - how awful for you. The dogs didn't cause your suffering, at least not in the big picture and certainly not in any premeditated way.

Mo's passing is very sad, but let the dogs help you heal instead of be filled with anger.
Janet Boss
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oh kelly - how awful for you. The dogs didn't cause your suffering, atleast not in the big picture and certainly not in any premeditated way. Mo's passing is very sad, but let the dogs help you heal instead of befilled with anger.

this is exactly how i feel. i need the pups to help me heal.

thanks for the kind words. it's so hard to explain to my cat friends how i can hug my dogs right now. it's not that i can, it's that i have to,

-kelly
i'm in shock right now.

they don't even know that they caused my suffering. i'm
not angry at them. just sad at Mo's passing. i'm emotionally torn. i'm numb. and i'm so very tired.

Oh, damn, Kelly.
You're in shock, sad, numb and very tired. This has got to pretty darned close to hell on earth for right now.
And just in case you start to listen to those people who want your dogs gone, know that this is no time to make any emotional decisions. Getting rid of the dogs will change nothing for MoKitty.
Sleep. Cry. Let the dogs cuddle. You know they have no idea what happened and why.
Remember all that you did for MoKitty and know that he appreciated your efforts.
And if you start to beat up on yourself, remind yourself that you were probably already pretty darned tired. You've been through a lot in the past few days and eventually that wears you down.
It was all just a horrible mistake all the way around.
~~Judy
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i'm in shock right now. everyone is telling me to get the dogs out of the house to deal with my grief, but how can i deal without them?

I'm sorry Kelly, that sucks. And you are right, keep your pups with you and let them help you through.
Mary
I'm sorry for your loss it's an awful thing to have happen.

But I'm a bit in shock that anyone would keep dogs that would attack a helpless cat just due to the smell of blood. I've had injured animals in my house before other than dogs and neither of my dogs took an aggressive stance or attacked. I can tell you if they ever did it would completely undermine my trust in them and in a heart beat they would make an one way trip to the vets. I will never have a dog that I can not control or trust completely.
What scares me is to think what these two would do if it was a human who had a major injury and was bleeding.
Celeste
I'm sorry for your loss it's an awful thing to have happen. But I'm a bit in shock that anyone ... think what these two would do if it was a human who had a major injury and was bleeding. Celeste

They are Pit Bulls. We will find out. What else would one expect?
i'm so very very sorry kelly. what a horrible thing to happen.

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i'm in shock right now. everyone is telling me to get the dogs out of the house to deal with ... make him well, for him to die in this way... it's like a cosmic joke. like a bad movie.

What amazingly, horrible luck, Kelly. I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that to get such a crappy ending.
I agree with you - getting rid of the dogs isn't going to help you deal with the death of Mo-Kitty. How could you get over it without them? I am thinking of you.
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