One of our cats passed away last night😐 it was so unexpected and very sad. I will miss her.
I noticed today my cat in particular has been sleeping and laying down all day. He never just lays there he's very mischievous. I think he ate once today. He's being very clingy and hasn't left my side.
He was very close to the cat who passed away they were tic and tac. Always together. So its like he lost his best friend.
I'm being extra loveable to him. Extra kisses and hugs💖
Most Helpful Guy
Primates are thought to. There have been instances of primates other than humans carrying dead babies around like they were still alive. Some people think they're grieving; other people think they just don't realize they're dead.
I've had a few dogs die, but I don't remember the effect on my other dogs. Nothing I consciously recognized. Actually, my pit bull died last year. At the age of fucking 8. Best dog I ever had. Also the gentlest. She was scared of fireworks. Anyway, my other dog knew her for around 2 years. He didn't seem to be any worse for wear when she disappeared. Although I didn't exactly pay attention to his behavior, I'm sad to say. I had to ignore that she was dead, for myself.
However. Watch some Ceaser Milan. People tend to project human identities onto their pets. Pets become members of the family. Instead of being perceived as they are, they are perceived as babies or children. As Milan says, dogs, for instance, are not humans first. Dogs are animals first, type of animal second: dog, then breed: pit bull; then their name, their human identity.
So. I wouldn't be surprised if you were projecting your human emotions on to the animal. Cats are not humans. And really, cats are assholes in the first place.1
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Yes, they do. Our dogs grieved when one of the others passed away. They do tend to go lethargic and go off their food. It helped our dogs to be around things that smelled of the other dog so they didn't lose them completely. I know you can't exactly do this, but generally they mourn faster if they actually see the body of the other pet and can totally understand what happened because it can be confusing if one day they're there and the next they're not, y'know? But I think your cat probably understands. Just show him a lot of affection, he must be really upset <31