Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I think we killed a cat.

Filed under: Strange(r) Encounters — jungzx @ 3:55 pm
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There is a cat, right now, dying in our garage. None of this was intentional. I am NOT sick. None of us wanted this. And I really, truly am soooo sorry. :(

Let me explain:

I. Backstory

The right wall (not to say there’s a wrong wall; It’s the opposite of the left wall, duh.) is half wall, half grills. We used to share this wall with our neighbors. Years later, they expand their house. So the grill is now useless, covered and faces only our neighbors concrete wall.

There is a gap between the neighbors’ wall and ours. It’s about as wide as a pack of Marlboro Lights is tall. There is also a hole at the top from where our roof and the neighbors’ roof overlap. It’s big enough for a cat to get in, apparently.

II. Actual story

For the past week, I’ve been hearing a lot more meows than usual. Now you should know that stray cats have been slowly invading our garage since our last dog died almost a year ago. They stay under our cars and shade, until we shoo them away. I thought this was the case with this incessant meowing.

I went out to the garage a few days ago and searched for this particular meowing kitty, wanting to shoo it away. And I realized the sound was coming from this gap between the walls.

And it was at this point that I went OH NO. OH FUCK. OH SHIT. There is absolutely no way to get that cat out. The single hole it went through is too high, and too small!

Right this moment, there is a cat lying in this gap, waiting for Death to come take it. I can hear it meowing right this moment. (I’m sure the neighbors don’t hear it. We do because of the damn grills!) Shit. I kind of wish it would die already so it wouldn’t have to suffer any longer.

Now, I am aware that it’s not directly my fault. “Curiosity killed the cat” takes on a literal meaning here. But I do feel somewhat responsible.

Once this cat stops meowing (i.e. when it dies *sob*), I will have a talk with our neighbors and see if we can work something out to close that damned hole. I don’t want any more cats to fall to their slow, agonizing death.

I’m sorry, kitty. This is a shitty way to die. :(



  1. Holy shit.

    Comment by Ade — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  2. Poor kitty :( I’m so sorry.

    Comment by toni — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  3. Cant you get someone to try to rescue the cat? </3

    Comment by Helga — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  4. If the cat dies there, that’s not going to smell pretty, too </3

    Comment by Helga — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  5. maybe someone can saw off those grills, make room for kitty to come out?

    Comment by Larry — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  6. Oh fuck. I feel sorry for the cat. :(
    It’s not your fault. That’s it.

    Comment by KC — Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

  7. save it! :( omg, that’s too sad, despite the fact that i am horrified with animals.

    Comment by Nikki — Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  8. Oh no. Slow, painful death.

    Poor cat. It’s okay, we know you’re not a killer. :)

    Which reminds me of the kids in our block, who actually killed a kitten on purpose. I hate kids… but I despise the children in our area…

    Comment by anna o — Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  9. Oh mai gaz. joo are ze cat keelurr.

    But seriously that’s very sad. and oh, cat killing is a serious offence in Singapore (just like how it should be). I wish the cat could still be saved.

    Comment by Cla — Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  10. To save myself from sounding like a psycho animal-killer (or animal-“let-it-just-die”-er, I’d just like to clarify that those grills are the type that need to be welded (or whatever) to get through. Fat, thick, slanted grills with really small spaces in between. And that gap is not just one spot to cradle the kitty; it runs the whole length of the house. The hole is only in the front — really small, and really high up. And last I heard, the cat was somewhere in the middle @_@

    I would love to save the kitty, but it’s just one of those things where there’s just no way around it. :(

    I’m not at home right now, but when I do, I think (and I hope) that the kitty’s found it’s peace in the embrace of the Angel of Death. :(

    Again, I’m sorryyyyy. It fucken breaks my heart this kitty had to experience this.

    Comment by jungzx — Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  11. i’m not wild on animals, but i really feel sorry for the kitty. hope it’s now at peace.

    Comment by undercrisis — Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  12. i think it’s time you put it out of its misery.

    Comment by jaime — Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  13. Well, I don’t really want to say this after this sad story….


    you’ve got to get the corpse out of there! How would you do that? It will smell… Trust me, I’ve buried a lot of dead animals.

    Comment by anna o — Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

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