I 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.
Let's start this story with an unfortunate event.
The Schmidt's story starts when the family cat went missing for a day. The family started to get concerned, as their cat (named Kitty) was never gone for that long.
Eventually Dad had to text the sad news that their worst fears were true. Kitty the Cat had passed on.
via: TwitterObviously people consider pets as family, so naturally, everyone was pretty broken up about it. It's just human nature to feel that way.
Kitty was a seven-year-old Calico, by way of background.
Rest in peace Kitty, the least creatively named cat ever. Oh but wait, there's more...?
via: TwitterI 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."
Wait...WHAT? Kitty the Cat LIVES? This is glorious news for the Schmidt family and not-so-great news for some other family.
"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.'"
via: Twitter"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."
via: TwitterBut wait! That's not all! Oh, no...there's more.
Here's a dramatic twist that you didn't see coming.
via: TwitterSo, 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.