Returning home from work this week, Sonoras spotted something that made his heart sink.
"I saw this black thing in the road up ahead as I was driving. I thought it was a sweatshirt or something at first. But I got closer and saw it was a black cat," he said. "My greatest fear of having an outdoor cat had been suddenly realized."
Sonoras stopped and approached the lifeless cat, in tears. After calling his girlfriend to come to the spot, he examined the cat's body and found markings that confirmed to him it was dear Loki. It appeared that he had been hit by a car.
"I was incredibly emotional. I was crying, saying, ‘My cat’s dead — I can’t believe this,’" Sonoras said. "It was pretty traumatizing."
Loki was no longer. Or so it seemed.