Losing a beloved pet is more or less like losing a member of your family. It can be devastating. A man who was grieving over the death of his cat found out that his heart wasn’t the only one touched by kitty paws.
Just last month, Scott Ewels was saddened to discover the body of his cat, whose name was Bear, who had died not far from home after an apparent vehicle strike.
Bear left behind a twin brother named Teddy. The two absolutely loved going on adventures together and were frequently seen dashing out the cat door to go out and play, explore, and hunt.
Scott remembers many times he would slip on his slippers to find a “gift” left by Teddy and Bear, who purred happily when he would discover it.
Little did Scott know that on these many adventures, both Teddy and Bear made a new friend.
Two weeks after Bear passed away, Teddy came strolling in with a note attached to his collar.
“Dear Owner: I’m your neighbor, living in 4. I’m also your cats’ close friends as they (2 cats) are used to coming to my room everyday,” the letter read. “But one of them, a bigger one has disappeared for two weeks. Is he OK? I’m so worried about him. He is so lovely cat and always touched my heart. Wish he is fine.”
Scott discovered the neighbor’s address and sent them a letter in return.
“I posted a letter through their door late last night explaining how we had lost Bear,” Scott noted on reddit.
This morning I woke to a lengthy email from them (I put my email address on the letter), explaining how they loved their time with my cats, especially Bear. They even attached some pictures they had taken of my boys which warmed my heart.”
Here’s a small portion of the email his neighbor shared with him.
“Bear is so important friend for me. We met in Oct. 2015 when Teddy and Bear came to our garden and stood in front of my room(my room is facing the back garden). I remember I was writing my thesis, suddenly, they just came out and were looking at me. They were just like my supervisor at that time. Our friendship began so funny. After that day we met, they came and played in our house everyday. Also my housemates know these cat brothers.
It still remains a question about Bear. I am not sure why he came to my room EVERYDAY after we met for just sleeping on my sofa for a whole afternoon. Sometimes, he slept all the time in afternoon and them went out for a while and then went back again and slept on my sofa until midnight. His snoring always keeping me awake for helping me focused on my work.
Bear is so touching and talkative. He always talked something that I could feel he tried to say. He was just like an angel for me. He was a good listener when I needed a “person” to help me for rehearsing my presentation. He was my best friend even we couldn’t speak in English. But he entirely touched my heart. I miss him so much. I have a lot of stories about him to say. But I’m so sorry at this moment that I cannot keep a clear mind to write properly.”
cott shared that the neighbor even come over and placed flowers on Bear’s grave.
“If anyone with a pet reads this, please do give them a hug. They can be taken so swiftly, and as you say, you may never get time to say goodbye. Never take them for granted.
This story is as touching as they get – isn’t it?
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.