Pearl Thusi on losing her cat: ‘I cried for 24 hours’

Pearl Thusi (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)
Pearl Thusi (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)

Johannesburg - Actress and TV personality Pearl Thusi recently lost her cat – and all she wants is to be able to mourn him without judgement.

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you might understand the bond that is formed between you and the animal. One such bond was the one between Pearl and her cat, Sarah.

So naturally, when her beloved cat died recently, Pearl was very heart broken and shared with her social media followers how she cried for over 24 hours.

“Been crying about my cat for a full 24 hours. And I couldn’t tell ya’ll ‘cause ya’ll gon’judge me. Why ya’ll so trash doe…”


Some of her followers didn’t understand why she was mourning the loss of a cat, with one follower even tweeting her, “It’s just a cat, Pearl.”

Pearl didn’t take that lying down. The King Scorpion actress playfully clapped back at everyone who criticized her mourning writing,

“I’m gonna mute anyone who talk mess about me mourning my cat,”


According to Psychology Today, “The death of a pet can be a truly traumatic experience and create a large void in our hearts and lives—comparable to losing a close family member or friend.”

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