Powerful 50+ Death of a Cat Quotes

Looking for the perfect words to honor the memory of your beloved feline friend? Our collection of death of cat quotes offers heartfelt messages of comfort and solace during this difficult time. Browse our selection of rest-in-peace cat quotes, goodbye messages to my cat, and more to find the words that truly express your love and gratitude for your furry companion.

Powerful 50+ Death of a Cat Quotes

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When a beloved pet dies, it can be hard to find the right words to express our sadness. Here are some quotes about the death of a cat that may help you express your grief.

Death of a Cat Quotes

"He was my little shadow, always following me around. I'm going to miss him so much."

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"She was such a sweet kitty. I can't believe she's gone."

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"I keep expecting her to come running up to me, but she's gone forever now."

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"I feel like a part of me has died along with her."

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"The death of a cat is, I think, the most heartbreaking of all animal deaths. A dog, or even a horse, we expect to die sooner than ourselves; but a cat seems so much a part of our daily lives and routines that her death leaves an emptiness that nothing else can fill." - Ruth Brown

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"There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten." - Jules Champfleury

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"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud

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"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function." - Unknown

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"If animals could speak, the dog would be man's best friend. Cats would be women's best friends." - Doris Day

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"It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a king's." -Proverb

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"The death of a cat is, I think, particularly poignant because cats are our link to the natural world and to wildness." - Andre Norton

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"The death of one cat just seemed so much more tragic than the death of 10,000 rats." - Robin Hobb

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"There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Remembering Dead Cat Quotes

Talking to someone who has gone through the same experience can be very helpful. They will be able to understand what you are going through and offer advice on how to cope. Read the quotes below to remember your cat.

There is no such thing as “Just a cat.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal – or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be. ― Elizabeth Peters

Ignorant people think it is the noise that fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use. ― Mark Twain

My cat is not insane, she’s just a really good actress. ― P.C. Cast, Untamed

A cat understands how to be pleasant in the morning. He doesn’t talk. ― Tamora Pierce, Mastiff

The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax murderer. ― Paula Poundstone

There are no ordinary cats. ― Colette

Dogs have their day but cats have 365. ― Lilian Jackson Braun

Dogs like everyone. Cats choose who to like. — Lauren Myracle, Shine

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ― Mark Twain

I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human. ― L.M. Montgomery

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. ― Mary Bly

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. ― James Herriot

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. ― Jules Renard

As my cat would say, all hours are good for sleeping. ― José Saramago, Seeing

The amazing activity of the cat is delicately balanced by his capacity for relaxation. Every household should contain a cat, not only for decorative and domestic values but because the cat in quiescence is medicinal to irritable, tense, tortured men and women. ― William Lyon Phelps

Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it. ― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. ― Rod McKuen

Sleeping, it’s what cats do best. It’s why they are my heroes. ― Jarod Kintz

Prowling in his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. ― Jean Burden

I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats. ― Eckhart Tolle

Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of the company, yet still possessing secret lives. ― Pam Brown

Quotes on Cat Behavior

Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can. ― Ilona Andrews

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see. ― Eleanor Farjeon

Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat? ― Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

Of all the things God created, from sunrises and rainbows to black holes and humor, cats are the most fascinating to me. ― Jarod Kintz

It is a curious truth that many cats enjoy warmer, more convivial, even affectionate relationships with humans than they could ever do with fellow felines. ― Bruce Fogle

If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats. ― Eugen Weber

I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason. ― Jarod Kintz

I’ve always wanted to be a cat. Warm and domesticated when you want to be, wild when you don’t. ― Jenny Downham, Before I Die

God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger. ― Francois Joseph Mery

Loss of a Cat Quotes

Your favorite chair is empty now, where you would lie and sleep. But the memory of our happy times is mine to always keep.

Death of a Cat Quotes

May memories of love, and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.

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When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.

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Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever.

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And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend.

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If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it.

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To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

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One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running toward us and that day will be a good day.

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No one can truly understand the bond that we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.

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The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.

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When people say “It's just a cat” they just don’t understand.

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“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

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“Many beautiful angels are leaping through heaven with a meow.” – Unknown

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ”  – Mark Twain

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“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

Cat's Death Sympathy Quotes

The loss of a cat is a difficult thing to go through. You may feel like you are alone and that no one understands what you are going through. Here are some tips to help you cope with the death of your cat.

Your cat chooses you forever. Even when they are gone, their memory lives on. -- dying.lovetoknow

Though your beloved cat is gone, remember them with a smile. That ring you hear in your ear is a gentle purr to remind you your souls are forever connected. -- dying.lovetoknow

Even in death, your cat and you will never part. Their purrs are forever reverberating in your heart.

Goodbye is not forever, even though your heart is sore. Your cat will always be carried in your memories forevermore. -- dying.lovetoknow

A good cat never goes far. When they leave this earth, they become a star. -- dying.lovetoknow

Cats knead their way right into the center of your soul, so they are always near and dear to you.

Grief Quotes for Your Cat's Death

If you find yourself struggling with grief, there are many resources available to help you through this difficult time. Talk to your doctor or a mental health professional, reach out to friends and family members who can offer support, or join a bereavement group. Remember, you are not alone in this – there are others who understand what you’re going through and can offer guidance and assistance. Read grief quotes for your cat below.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ”  – Anatole France

“No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.”  – Anonymous  

“If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.” – James Thurber

“…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kabil Gibran

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”  – Saint Francis of Assisi

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.”  – Anonymous

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”  – Isaac Asimov

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack Lemmon

“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.”  – Lacie Petitto

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  – Will Rogers

“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.”  – Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”   – Hilary Stanton Zunin

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you..I loved you so- ’twas Heaven here with you.”  – Isla Paschal Richardson

Loss of a Pet Cat Quotes

Doing something special in memory of your cat can help you to remember them in a positive way. This could be anything from planting a tree in their memory to making a photo album or collage. We have prepared for you some loss of pet quotes below.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because, in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown

“Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating.” – Rev. Joel L. Morgan.

“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” – John Galsworthy

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kabil Gibran

“It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.” – Anonymous

“I felt a grief that I had really not experienced before, even though I had lost relatives.” – John Grogan

“Having a pet is a risk – you always have the grief ahead. But that’s the flip side of love.” – Tania

“We should never underestimate the powerful draw of a bond with a being that loves us unconditionally, asking very little in return. Losing this comfort and source of joy can be incomprehensible.” – Linda Lipshutz

Sad Quotes About Animals Death

It is important to understand that these stages are not linear and that people may move back and forth between them as they process their grief. Additionally, not everyone will experience all five stages. Some may only experience a few, while others may move through all of them quickly or slowly. The important thing is to allow yourself to grieve in whatever way feels most natural to you. Here are sad quotes about animal death especially for cats.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“Heartbreak is life educating us.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot

“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” – Jon Katz

“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Death Quotes to Comfort You

Read the below quotes to comfort you if you are facing the trauma of death of your cat.

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.” – George Bernard Shaw

“No one here gets out alive.” – Jim Morrison

“Death is an ending. Death is closing. Death is idle words in the ebb and flow of life.”- Elizabeth Edwards

“When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity. When your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.” – Stephen Levine

Grif Quotes For the Loss of a Cat

Losing a cat can be devastating, but there are ways to help ease the pain and grief. First, try to stay busy and keep your mind occupied. Secondly, reach out to friends and family for support and conversation. Finally, consider getting another pet to help fill the void left by your lost feline friend. By following these tips, you can begin to heal and move on from the loss of your beloved cat.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." --unknown

"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again." --unknown

"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." --unknown

"Grief is itself a medicine." -- William Cowper

"Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." -- from The Wonder Years

"The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love." -- Hillary Stanton Zunin

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." -- Old Chinese proverb

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." -- From a headstone in Ireland

"No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear." -- C.S Lewis

"Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve." -- Earl Grollman

"Nothing that grieves us can be called little; by the external laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size." -- Mark Twain, 'Which Was The Dream?'

"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -- Lou Reed

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." -- Washington Irving

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." -- Aeschylus

"Tears are the silent language of grief." -- Voltaire

"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." -- Marcel Proust

"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief." -- William Faulkner

"Grief changes shape, but it never ends." -- Keanu Reeves

Loss of a Cat Quotes and Sayings

 The loss of a cat is quoted below to help express the deep sorrow that comes with losing a feline friend. Share the quotes if you like it.

"The death of a cat is a loss that is felt deeply." 

"A cat is not just an animal, but a beloved family member."

"When a pet dies, it leaves a hole in your heart."

"Grief is the price we pay for love." - Queen Elizabeth II

"The death of a beloved pet is one of the most difficult things we have to deal with in our lives. It is natural and right for us to feel anguish and sorrow at their loss. These feelings are an essential part of the healing process." - Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition

"There are no words that can describe how much I'll miss you. You were such a special part of my life and brought me so much joy. I will never forget you." - Unknown

"Although it's painful when they go, cats leave paw prints on our hearts forever." - Unknown

"The pain of losing a pet is sometimes compared to the pain of losing a human family member or close friend. And in some ways, it's true. The loss of a pet can trigger grief that is just as intense, if not more so, than the death of a person." - Margaret Weitekamp, Ph.D., a historian at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

When a cat dies, it leaves behind a void in our lives that is difficult to fill. They become such an important part of our families and their loss is felt deeply. Here are some quotes about the loss of a cat that may help express how you are feeling.

"The death of a beloved pet is one of the most painful losses we can experience." – Theodor H. White

"No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." – Abraham Lincoln

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." – Albert Schweitzer

"Time heals all wounds, but for the loss of a cat, time stands still." – Unknown
"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." - Ernest Hemingway
"I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws gently sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love." - James Herriot

"I'm sorry for your loss."

"It's hard to lose a cat."

"I know how much you loved her."

"She was such a sweet cat."

"She will be missed."

"The death of a beloved cat is one of the most heartbreaking losses we experience." - Allen Klein

"There are no words to describe the loss of a beloved cat. They are truly one of a kind." - Unknown

"Losing a cat is like losing a part of your soul." - Unknown

Quotes for cat lovers about the loss of a cat

The death of a cat is, undoubtedly, one of the most difficult things a pet owner can go through. While the pain of losing a beloved feline companion is often overwhelming, there are some beautifully written quotes about cat death that can help express the deep love and bond we share with our cats, as well as the grief we feel at their loss. Here are just a few of our favorite cat death quotes:

‘When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.'- A.D. Williams

'There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.'- Albert Schweitzer

'No matter how much cats fight... there always seem to be plenty of kittens.'- Abraham Lincoln

'What greater gift than the love of a cat?'- Charles Dickens

"The death of a cat is a tragedy. The death of a man is but an incident." -Mark Twain

"The death of a cat is, perhaps, the most significant of all the losses we suffer. For it is in the loss of a pet that we are first forced to confront the real meaning of death." -Sigmund Freud

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." -Albert Schweitzer

"Time spent with a cat is never wasted." -Colette

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