Was reading an article just there about the most common things said on a death bed - number one being "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."
Have you ever been held back, or not done something, because you were too afraid of what people might think? Do you have any regrets?
The cat scratched and bit the sh*t out of him, damaging one of his eyes and messing up his face. One of the cuts on his legs got infected with some nasty sh*t but he was too ashamed to go to the doctor about it. When he finally did, it was too late, and he had to have part of his leg amputated.
I'd say he'll probably regret that more than the dreams he never pursued or the songs he never sang.
He didn't even manage to hurt the cat that much, let alone kill it.