Quotes and Sayings About Losing a Cat

Cats are so fiercely independent, we can sometimes wonder if they even know that we’re in the room! But, that’s what cat-owners love about their felines. The haughtiness and regality of a cat can bring touching moments of laughter and joy, especially when they drop the act to curl up on your lap. Gaining a cat’s affection can be an arduous task, so losing a beloved cat can take an especially distressing toll on a pet-owner. Find solace in these quotes about the kittens we love.

“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Winnie the Pooh

If you’ve ever had to face the death of a cat, you can especially understand this quote. Though they are small and quiet, cats take up huge parts of your heart. They show their love in special ways, like meowing happily when you walk in the door or nuzzling against your leg as you cook dinner. Losing those precious moments can be devastating and truly prove that Winnie the Pooh had a good idea of the love a human can feel for a cat.


“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” -Nan Porter

People who have never loved a cat probably would not understand how a house can seem quieter after their passing. Cats may not have much to say, but when they do, they make it known! Whether it’s contented purrs in your lap or the scratching sound that means “I want to play,” cats are stubborn, but unique. A home can seem much quieter without the shadow-like whispers of paws on carpet, but rest-assured that your kitty will always be with you in your heart.


“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” -Jean Cocteau

The image of a cat curled up by the fireplace is both relaxing and heartwarming. As cats roam your home, you’ll find them making special corners for themselves. Perhaps it’s on a hand-stitched pillow or wound around the pictures on the mantle, but cats always know how to make themselves at home. When a cat passes, it can feel like your home has lost part of itself. You may walk in the door and feel that your home is different somehow. As you move past the grief of losing your kitty, you’ll find that all cats can become part of a home’s soul, if you just give them the chance.