28 Quotes about Losing A Cat: Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted

When I lost my silly furball, Bear, I was utterly devastated. He was a lazy, cuddly Blue Russian cat that you couldn’t help but love to the infinity. After days and days of crying my heart out, I started looking for words that would help me cope with the pain.

I needed words that would comfort me and honor the memory of my goofball cat. I found so many cat loss quotes online, and they hit the spot just right.

Reading and compiling these quotes didn’t fill up the hole that Bear’s passing has created in my heart. They probably won’t erase your pain either, but maybe coping with it will be a bit easier. In any case, I believe these cat loss quotes are a wonderful way to honor our feline friends.

28 Saddest Cat Loss Quotes

Cat Loss Quotes About the Gripping Sadness After They’re Gone

#1. “If you have a cat, you will most likely outlive it. To get a cat is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”

#2. “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

Cat Loss Quotes About Feline Life After Death

#3. “If you have ever been lucky enough to have a special cat in your life, then you know there is a place called Cat Heaven.”

#4. “Angels don’t always have wings. Sometimes they have whiskers.”

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

#6. “You lived your nine lives here with me my loyal, loving friend. Then God took you to paradise to live life number ten. I’ll bet you’re peacefully lying upon an angel’s lap, purring there, without a care, having a heavenly nap. I’ll miss you for a little while, but our friendship will not end. Time will pass, and then at last you’ll be on my lap again.” – Ron Tranmer

#7. “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

#8. “One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running towards us and that day will be a good day.”

#9. “Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.”

Cat Loss Quotes That Show Gratitude for Having Known Them

#10. “The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.”

#11. “Sometimes a very special cat enters our lives… their presence changes our hearts forever. And we can call ourselves blessed for having known them.”

#12. “Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected, and love us more than we could have hoped… that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.”

#13. “Cats come into our lives for a reason. They teach us about love and joy while they’re with us. They teach us about loss, acceptance and eternal love after they’re gone.”

#14. “Every time I lose a cat, they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new cat who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of the pieces of my heart will be a cat, and I will become as loving and generous as they are.”

Cat Loss Quotes About The Love That Will Keep on Living

#15. “Cats never die, they just fall asleep in your heart.”

#16. “No matter how and when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.”

#17. “The love of a cat is a symphony. It is a waste of time trying to explain its depths to those who don’t cherish it.”

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

#19. “They will not go quietly,

the cats who’ve shared our lives.

In subtle ways they let us know

their spirit still survives.” – Linda Barnes, The Cat Poem

#20. “Our pets lead us from patience to love and then to loss… but it is always a journey worth taking.”

#21. “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens

Cat Quotes About the Memories We Have to Keep

#22. “It’s impossible to forget a cat that gave you so much to remember.”

#23. “When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

#24. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

#25. “No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” – Leo Dworkin

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

#27. “Dogs own space and cats own time.” – Nicola Griffith

#28. “Cats can sometimes be weird, quirky and mysterious. Sometimes their mysterious ways can only be deciphered in hindsight… when you sit back and think about life… and suddenly you realize ‘oh now I know why he did that’ and burst into a giggle. Yes, life may have stripped you of your best companion, but the memories will continue putting a smile on your face now and forever.”

Final Thoughts

A cat is indeed an exquisite companion — anyone who has ever had one knows that. That’s why it’s so difficult to get over losing them. Grieving is a process, so give yourself time to heal.

Who knows, maybe you’ll be ready for a new feline friend someday. And when that day comes, don’t be afraid to let another fuzzball into your life. Aside from reading cat loss quotes, it will be the best way to honor the cat that was a part of your life.