ollie

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Our cat, Ollie, was killed yesterday evening. He was hit by a car in front of our house. Kris heard it and rushed him to an emergency vet, but she said that there wasn’t anything to be done about it. Kris took him home, to let the other pets see, then buried him in his favorite place.

I try to not get too emotional when pets pass. I think that we take pretty good care of our pets/friends. And it is sometimes a choice between quality of life and quantity of life. We all try to balance it as well as we can. But, life is harsh sometimes.

Ollie was a great cat. He was a very good boy. We still have two of his siblings, Fran and Kukla. I’m sure they will miss him too. The closest I get to religion is when a pet dies. I’d like to think that there is a heaven for all pets. And if there is a heaven, then I think all pets go there. There can’t be a hell for pets. Their souls are too pure.

I’m sad.

Anyway, I wasn’t in Topeka when it happened. I was driving out to Colorado for Cross Nationals. I have a few “important” things to do out here. First and foremost is watching Sunday’s racing. This morning I’m going to drive over to Boulder with Vincent to pre-ride the course. He’s racing tomorrow. I’m going to meet my friend, Andy Hampsten, on Pearl St., for a cup of coffee first. He told me that he is bar tending tonight at the Rocky Mount Party*. That should be fun.

Okay, kind of a yin-yang post, but that is how I feel today.

Ollie.

Ollie.

This is a photo from right before I left.  He liked to sleep in weird positions.

This is a photo from right before I left. He liked to sleep in weird positions.

*JANUARY 10th – Rocky Mounts Valmont Bike Park Fundraiser
Where: Rocky Mounts, 2055 26th St, 6:30pm
What; Rocky Mounts official product launch and Valmont Bike Park fundraiser party with special guest bartenders including Andy Hampsten Winner of the 1988 Giro d’Italia
See more at: http://www.bouldercyclesport.com/2014-cyclocross-nationals-social-event-calendar/#sthash.QuMgF7NF.dpuf

12 thoughts on “ollie

  1. mike crum

    that sucks about your cat. sorry to hear the bad news..lost a few dogs over the years.. it sucks..

     
  2. RGT

    If there is a heaven, our animal companions deserve it more than we ever would. Sorry about Ollie.

     
  3. SalRuibal

    Since I work at home, my cat, Little Bear Cat, sits next to me on her carpeted tower. She has a big window to see the world outside and I’m just a foot or two away. The human-animal connection is complicated, but there are true emotions on both sides, human and feline. I would feel lost without her.

     
  4. Oldster

    we have a male cat that was raised by our rescue Lab. He is quite a piece of work and unlike just about any cat I have ever had. I let him out as it is what he wants, so far so good. Weird how dogs and cats grow on you, they are definitely more innocent and trusting than just about anything other than a small child

    what about the motor in the van, the suspense is killing me

     
  5. Karen

    : ( Sorry about your Ollie. I hope they all get to go to heaven when they leave us. One thing is certain, life would be so much less without them.

     
  6. Christine

    I’m so sorry. I’m glad Ollie was allowed to enjoy the great outdoors. I realize cats adapt, but being stuck inside would be like a prison sentence.

     
  7. Paul in VA

    Oh kitty…… At least he died doing what he loved….being the badass of the neighborhood.

     
  8. Ramona

    “The closest I get to religion is when a pet dies. I’d like to think that there is a heaven for all pets. And if there is a heaven, then I think all pets go there. There can’t be a hell for pets. Their souls are too pure.”

    Amen brother.

    So sorry to hear about your buddy. RIP.

     
  9. jp

    Sorry to hear about Ollie. We had a feral we had been looking after for about 5+ years recently get hit and died. He had to have been around 7yrs old, we were so baffled on how he could make it so far and then slip up. He had an adventurous life and un-nuetered he unfortunately had offspring. Another neighbor who also helped keep him going believes she has a daughter of his, which kind of makes me happy. We lost one of of our own as well to the road, and have mixed feelings of guilt since he did not reach his 5th birthday. I think we have to remind ourselves of the free life of a cat he had, even though it wasn’t long enough. I don’t think he ever lived a day of being in a bad mood. They are special.

     

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