I am in complete shock!
Yesterday she went outside to go potty and do her daily lounging on the front walkway. I called her in in the afternoon, but she didn't come. This is typical for her..she loves exploring outside and just being free(her previous owners kept her inside and wouldn't let her out). So since she has been with us, about 2 months, she has gone out a few times a day and comes back usually in the evenings or if we have gone for a drive, she will come running to us when she hears the car. Anyway, she was always around us if we were outside or if she was inside. Loved being with us.
So, this morning I called her a few times, and nothing. Then I thought, well, maybe she is out back in the bushes(there are tall trees and overgrown bushes at the back of our property. So as I am walking to the kitchen door that leads to our backyard, I'm thinking, "ya know she probably is dead and laying in the backyard. Why do I always have to be the one to find dead animals?" And guess what? I open the door, and about halfway to the back I see Sophie laying on the grass. She looks like she is just lounging, but it has rained and I doubt she would lounge on wet grass. I still can't believe it. And now I am feeling super guilty. What if she were alive yesterday or evening last night, but was just injured?
I'm going to wrap her in some pretty fabric and bury her in the front under our trr that she liked to hang out under. I don't see any obvious fight or attack wounds. Her eyes are open though.
UGH!! I bet she was hearing me and couldn't respond. DAMN IT!!!
Sorry..it just hit me...she was such a sweet kitty. DANG DANG DANG!