once looked out my kitchen window and saw my mom and neighbor burying my neighbor's dead cat in my garden. The cat was wearing a sweater to "keep him warm in that big catnip plant in the sky."
That's why I relate to this story so much in that it also involves parents and a dead cat — kind of.
At any rate, Eric Schmidt's family went on a rollercoaster of emotion.
They'd been unable to find Kitty the Cat, their beloved 7-year-old pastel Calico, since the prior day. Eventually Dad had to text the sad news that their worst fears were true.
Obviously people consider pets as family, so naturally everyone was pretty broken up about it.
Rest in peace Kitty, the least creatively named cat ever. Oh but wait, there's more...?
I don’t know about you, but it would be right around that point when I’d be locking all the doors and having traumatic Pet Sematary flashbacks, but this turn of events doesn’t seem to phase Dad one bit.
He just calmly assess the situation and wraps it up in a neat bow by declaring “All is better now.”
"I came home about 30-45 minutes after the burial, so I was still pretty emotional and trying to start dinner," said Eric's mom Cheryl Schmidt, "and my husband goes, 'I don't know how to tell you this, but we buried the wrong cat.'"
“She walks in and I’m crying and scoop her up in my arms,” she continued. “Then we fed her and she promptly puked on the wood floor.”
That’s not all! Oh, no…there’s more.
Here's a dramatic twist that you didn't see coming.
So, to recap, they dug up the other cat to see if it was chipped (nice gesture, to be honest) only to find out it wasn’t a cat and was, in fact, a rabbit.
And even though she requested he not tell anyone, naturally he tweeted it out to the delight of the Internet.
But after all that burying and digging up of carcasses, all’s well that ends well.
Unless you’re the rabbit.