My 17 year old cat was hit by a car and died. We've had him for over 6 years and he never went near the road before. He was terrified of cars. He usually stayed on the porch or in the yard.

I tried keeping him in the house when we first got him. He was dumped off at my house and he never acclimated to being an inside cat (peed all over everything, scratched up door posts and terrorized the other cat) so I had to move him back outside!

It's possible he was getting old and sick and ready to die. I wonder if he was going off to die. He was losing his teeth and just generally was looking old and tired.

He will be missed!