It was a very sad time when we lost our cat when I was a youngster.
I was very attached to that cat ever since he was just a kitten.
I would run around the house with something tied to a string and he would chase the string around. I even was able to use the laser pointer with him which was really fun. That cat was crazy because he loved to hang out in front of the HVAC vents. He really appreciated the air conditioning, but he also loved to go outside too. He loved to smell everything out there and feel the breeze. We would always let the cat outside, but he would always come back within the hour. One night when we let him out, he never came back. We put up lost cat signs around the neighborhood, but nobody was able to find the cat. After hearing the howling of coyotes a bunch of times, I realized they must have gotten our cat on that fateful night. I had a hard time worrying about our poor cat. I thought he must be devastated out there without any air conditioning on the hot days. I also thought he could have gotten injured or even hit by a car, I wasn’t really sure what happened to him. Even to this day, I still keep a picture of that old cat in my wallet because I think about him all the time. I have never had another cat since that time. I honestly feel afraid that something bad might happen to another cat and I couldn’t deal with something like that. It’s also kind of nice not having to worry about pet dander that blocks up the air filters.