Question about my passed cat

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Did I do the right thing?

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  1. Clippy

    Clippy Losenges choke ya out brah

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    When my old lady cat died - we didn't know for sure she was dying - the plan was to take her to vet next day but she died in my wife's arms at 2 am

    All day we locked the two male cats in the hallway and they had access to the rest of the house and upstairs. The male cats and her never got along ... I didn't want them to disturb her

    When she passed I took her out of the house and then later let the male cats back in

    My coworker told me this is terrible and I should have had the male cats see the dead body - all they know is she is gone and there is a new kitten now.

    I feel bad about this

    did I do the wrong thing?

    The next day when I took her to the vet to get cremated I felt compelled to open the box and be sure she never came back to life ... her eyes are still open

    I think this whole experience bothers me but what my coworker said really bothers me.
     
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  2. JabToucher

    JabToucher Yellow Card

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    Your co-workers sound like asses
     
  3. Drain Bamage

    Drain Bamage Silver Belt

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    There's an old phrase:

    "Cat's don't care"

    I'm sure you did a great job taking care of your cat bro! TBH they don't care about much other than what's immediately going on around them. They don't think about things like death, loss, etc... they do not experience grief over "loved ones" their brains literally aren't wired that way.
     
  4. Clippy

    Clippy Losenges choke ya out brah

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    I never put any thought into this aspect of the scenario and now I feel bad about it
     
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  5. Clippy

    Clippy Losenges choke ya out brah

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    They seem to have been looking for her - wondering if they should have at least know what happened
     
  6. michal001

    michal001 Brown Belt

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    Cats have feelings? I thought they were spawns of hell.
     
  7. JabToucher

    JabToucher Yellow Card

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    Everyone deals with grief in different ways. Who are they to tell you whats right/wrong.
     
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  8. thomnasty

    thomnasty Purple Belt

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    Should have slapped your co-worker and told then to mind his own business.
     
  9. SamSchmidt

    SamSchmidt I crossed time for you belt Platinum Member

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    You didn't just drop that thing off on the side of the highway somewhere?

    Only dogs and humans get proper burials.

    Waste of money
     
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  10. Noveltymortar

    Noveltymortar Blue Belt

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    I'm a cat fanatic but I think these co-workers are being overly dramatic. You did nothing wrong.
     
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  11. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    These are old cats they've probably chewed up a bunch of birds and chipmunks and stuff. They know about death.
     
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  12. FrontNakedChoke

    FrontNakedChoke ____________________

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    Douche thing to say to you.

    You didn't do anything wrong.
     
  13. SamSchmidt

    SamSchmidt I crossed time for you belt Platinum Member

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    Hopefully soon

    Edit: pissed on and shit on is kinda my thing

    Rule 34
     
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  14. JOE QUEEF

    JOE QUEEF Amply Insensate Platinum Member

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    Better yet...

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  15. HulkOnViagra

    HulkOnViagra Soldier Of Sinister

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    "Y'all want to see a dead body?"
     
  16. VulcanNervPinch

    VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    Your coworker's full of shit.

    I've never seen our cats look around when one doesn't come back.

    Either they didn't get along and consequently don't care
    Or, in the other cases, I assume they were well aware it was coming and are completely unsurprised. Remember the story about the nursing home cat that smelled death? They know.
     
  17. sleepwalk

    sleepwalk pork roll, egg and cheese belt Platinum Member

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    Go full on Logan's Run and tell the male cats that the old lady cat has been "renewed."
     
  18. D Train

    D Train Gold Belt

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    You did fine.
     
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  19. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

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    your co-workers are idiots, really dumb thing of them to say.

    No you did nothing wrong.
     
  20. You did right. Those cats would have just ate the body.
     

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