Gentle Közi

This post may be a tad graphic, I also want to express I am in no way a dog hater. In fact – my dude and I were talking about getting a german shepherd but after what happened earlier this week….we may be rethinking that idea! Again I am not a dog hater.

Okay Monday night….or rather Tuesday morning was traumatic. It is 1am and I get a phone call from my sister Kim. She is crying. Absolutely bawling with fear in her voice. She tells me: “Közi was attacked…its really bad.” After moments of explanation and tears I notice my dude is calling emergency pet hospitals. My family is from a small town called Lake Jackson – thankfully I live in Houston so there are places open 24hrs to help pets. But what happened to our sweet Közi? He was pinned down and attacked by 2 adult boxers. They tore off his tail and ripped his tummy. I tell her to get him ready, we are coming to get him.

The thing about Közi is that – he is one of the most gentle cats you will ever meet. He is submissive, lovable and seriously my dad’s best friend. To think of him (or really any innocent animal) being mauled is heartbreaking. I got Közi when he was only a few months old, and after my dad grew attached to him I gave him to my family to keep and raise – he is now 6 yrs old and the family favorite. The weird thing about Közi is that he is a mute – so while he was being torn apart no one could hear him in pain. We are lucky that my dad DID hear 2 dogs fighting over something and after investigation he noticed it was Közi who was trapped between the 2 large aggressive dogs!!

After we arrived my dad put Közi in my carrier and I saw that his tummy was torn open – I knew this was going to be more serious than I thought. We rushed to the clinic signed him in and we were told he needed surgery asap. That he would recover and he wouldn’t die. A sigh of relief until we paid for the vet bills -_-;;;

It has been a few days and Közi is pretty depressed in the hospital – I hope we can take him home soon. He isn’t eating or reacting to our voices so I am worried that he is traumatized. Now I expressed alot of anger towards the owners of the 2 large boxers. If you have a huge dog, especially 2 of them – lock them up!!! We live in a community with a leash law, and with children. What if they hurt a child next? I just want them fined – to pay for our bills and to get rid of the dogs. My dad called the cops and animal control and they confirmed it is a house of college kids renting a house near my parents. My dad is really angry – he is going to fight them for hurting his buddy!!


Taken the morning before the incident. He lost more than half his tail in the mauling.

If you want to see pictures (not bloody ones) or get a more fuller story: my sister Kim has written her side over here. I am just disgusted by the whole thing – what is worse when I told people about our cat some have scoffed – “why spend so much money on a cat?” or “you can get a free one anywhere”. Seriously? They must not be animal lovers.

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  1. Cat Said:

    on August 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

    omg, poor kitty! That’s so awful. I’m sorry to hear that happened to him 🙁 I’m glad he survived the attack at least. The owners of those dogs definitely need to take responsibility and pay for your bills. I hope Kozi gets better soon! I wish the best for him!

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  2. Kimmy Said:

    on August 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I just want him to recover. My poor Közi!!! T-T

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  3. nyuu Said:

    on August 25, 2012 at 5:49 am

    oh my 🙁 I didn’t wanna continue reading your post, to be honest because it’s too much to handle. I think if that ever happened to my cat (I don’t have a cat, yet), I would cry my eyes out and go attack the dogs. I know people will say it’s not the dog’s fault because it’s their natural instinct…fine, I’ll go attack the owners! 🙁

    I hope the owners get fined and learn how to take better control of their dogs.

    I hope Közi gets better and know he’s safe now 🙁

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  4. momo Said:

    on August 27, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I started tearing up while reading this, I’m so sorry! I hope he makes a full recovery, poor baby 🙁 I’m a big animal lover (particularly cats), I can’t stand it when people say things like “it’s just a cat, get another one”. I hope the owners take responsibility for their dogs! I hope Közi doesn’t loose his spirit and recovers well.

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  5. alex Said:

    on August 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    that’s so sad and horrible1 T_T
    i hope your cat is doing okay and i’m glad he’s still alive. i agree, when outdoors dogs (esp the larger oens!) should definitely be leashed.

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  6. Yui Said:

    on August 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    ;___; Irresponsible people shouldn’t be allowed to have pets– especially big dogs that could hurt others if they aren’t trained properly. I hope Kozi is recovering well and on his way home <3 All the best.

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  7. Pam Said:

    on September 2, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Aww, poor Közi! I hope he recovers soon! I really hate stories like this… it’s like a horror story to me. I feel so helpless after reading your post…. poor little kitty. 🙁 I love dogs so much and reading this is just so heartbreaking. The owners of the boxers should be responsible dog owners and train the dogs or something like kept an eye on them because who knows who’ll they attack next.

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  8. Robin Said:

    on September 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

    As I wrote in my comment on Kim’s post, I am sorry about what happened with your cat. I hope your view of all dogs won’t be damaged forever, but if is then it is. I am not a “kid person” at all and I know I dislike it when people force their children on me, so I would not want to force any feelings on someone who is not a “dog person”. My dog has a very quiet, shy personality so I hate it when other dog-owners have no respect for another person’s pets.

    In my opinion, anyone who is willing to invest money in a cat is probably going to be more enthusiastic about his/her care than someone who is just looking for a quick free pet.

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