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25+ Cat Loss Quotes: Grieving & Coping with Pet Loss

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on February 14, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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25+ Cat Loss Quotes: Grieving & Coping with Pet Loss

Losing a pet is not an easy experience. If you have recently gone through this, or someone near and dear to you has, finding the right words to express how you are feeling can be difficult. Although this may be an overwhelming time for you, may you find some light and inspiration during your time of grieving.

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The Top Cat Loss Quotes for Grieving & Coping with Pet Loss

You may have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.Unknown

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Suess

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran

No amount of time will ever erase the memory of a good cat. Unknown

Some angels don’t have wings, sometimes they have whiskers. Unknown

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

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. Pastor Joel Morgan

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.An Irish Saying

Heaven will not ever Heaven be, unless my cats are there to welcome me.Unknown

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

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.Winnie the Pooh

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Reflective Cat Loss Quotes

Remembering when your cat was just a kitten, cherishing every moment you spent watching them grow, and, reflecting on the impact they’ve had on your life can be incredibly therapeutic. Their memory will forever live on in your heart—and that in itself is beautiful.

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

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

If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it. To get a cat is to open yourself u[p to profound joy and prospectively, to equally profound sadness. Unknown

A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat — may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?Mark Twain

The people who say “it’s just a cat” do not understand, and it is I who feels bad. Unknown

To anyone who has ever been owned by a cat, it will come as no surprise that there are all sorts of things about your cat you will never, as long as you live, forget. Not the least of these is your first sight of him or her.Cleveland Amory

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

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

It’s funny how…cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?Eleanor H. Porter

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.Anges Repplier

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If you are in need of some insightful and positive words, this set of sayings may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.W.S. Merwin

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

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.Robert Brault

One day all of the cats we ever loved will come running towards us and that day will be a good day. Unknown

I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.Neil Geiman

To make heaven the perfect resting place for the loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door. Unknown

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Saying Farewell to Our Cats

Our hearts go out to those who have lost a dear pet—there are no real words that can truly express how much our fur babies will be missed. We hope that you were able to find a bit of comfort in these cat loss quotes, and are ultimately able to push forward through your grief.

If you are finding the grievance of your pet difficult to navigate on your own, you may turn to other resources for additional support. 

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