A little over a year ago, my husband was adopted by a young stray black cat. He was one of those exceptional cats that are just loaded with personality. Never aloof like many cats, a very rough and tumble kind of character who ALWAYS wanted to be right beside us. About three hours ago, he was on my legs as I was lying in bed and he fell off. He falls off things frequently because he is just one of those very active types - only about two and a half years old. Anyway, he fell off the bed and he hit the bed stepstool, had a few convulsions, and died right there. I have never even heard of such a thing. We rushed his body to the emergency clinic to see if they could offer any theories as to what might have killed him but they wouldn't without a necropsy. He will be cremated and we will get his ashes.
I can't even believe this has happened. I have never heard of anything like this. We have 10 animals - including two other cats and two dogs. We got him accidentally - he got us actually. Far and away he was my favorite even though he was our newest pet. There was just such a joy about him and he loved us so much. I can't believe this. Has anyone ever even heard of anything similar? I think I am in shock. I am sobbing as I type this but it still has this surreal, "it can't really have happened" thing to it.
He was my husband's cat since he chose my husband late at night at the stadium after a high school soccer game. Just followed him out to his car and sat waiting for him to open the car door and invite him in. My husband is an absolute wreck.