Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Very sad news

Last night our beautiful big boofy Cosmo was hit by a car and died. We are all totally devastated and can't actually believe that he's gone and that we won't ever see him again. It all seems a bit surreal at the moment and I'm feeling extreme guilt for not putting him in the house before I went out late yesterday afternoon, if I had he would still be here.

Cosmo was a very gentle, easy going cat that took a lot from the kids. His favourite position was on the back of the couch on his back with his legs splayed or sitting in a box / pram / basket. We loved him heaps, he was more than just a cat he was truly part of our little family.

We've told the kids (one of the hardest things I've done for a long time) but I don't think they really understand. Hudson keeps asking for Cosmo and wants to cuddle him. Ella understands more, she keeps telling us he's in heaven and has lots of love with him. Cosmo's sister Cleo has been very loving and affectionate so I'm sure she's aware he's not with us anymore.

So I thought I would share some photos of our beautiful boy, it's amazing how much they can make you love them.
We will miss him heaps :(


maxandmimasmummy said...

Oh Sweetpea, those are gorgeous memories of Cossie. I will always remember Max and Cosmo playing together when Max about 12 months old. Cossie would take so much from him and never seemed to mind this crawling child chasing him around the house or coming over for a pat. Even when we were up in July, Cosmo was fabulous with the kids, Max loved that he would sleep on his bed. He really was a beautiful cat.

Don't blame yourself for what happened, it wasn't your fault it was just a tragic accident.

We're sending you lots of love and hugs xxxx

Ruth said...

Big hugs from here too xxxx
I can only imagine the loss. And please don't feel guilty. It really wasn't your fault. I agree, he was a divinely gorgeous cat (and i'm not a cat Beautiful nature and such a rare cat to be so lovely around the children.

Rachel said...

Oh Jan, sorry to hear about your Cosmo :( :( He was just beautiful. I LOVE the bath sweet :)
((HUGS)) to you all.

Rach xx

Em said...

What a beautiful puss, I'm so sorry to hear he's gone Jan :( We lost our gorgeous cat last year and we still miss him. Lots of hugs to you all. Emxxxx