March 18th 2011 1:12 pm
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We are loving on mommy.
Mommy and Daddy didn't want to do this. But Big Vet had another talk with them. She said that she believes that Smokie, who has not 'acted out' since scratching mommy on Tuesday could 'go off' again, and feels that 5 cats in a two room apartment may be the reason. Smokie is FIV+. I am not. Natcat is Not. When she and I tangle, we are old tabbies (well, not really, but we're more matched in age and ability than he)we have a more equal footing. With Smokie, who's bigger and younger, well, lets face it, he could hurt us. That he hut Nat is not in dispute.
The decision to place Princess, who did not fight was not an easy one, but Big Vet states we must all look at the 'Big Picture'. Mommy and Daddy love Princess. We don't. It has gotten better-the boys seem to tolerate her. But Big Vet is serious. She told Mommy that if Nat tests FIV+ it could mean that it makes it harder for her with chemo. Mommy is hurting. She blames herself, but I love on her. She must not.. She is a person who has kindness in her..and who loves cats and all creatures.
I know that this bothers her...because she gets sad when she looks at Princess. I know she and Daddy are planning on Princess seeing Big Vet for a last shot and an exam. Mommy wants to make sure she is 'ok'. Mommy watches her sleep on the cat tree and cries.
Mommy told me 'Bella, I've never rehomed anyone-you were all brought in to stay. You're our family.'
But Mommy, you did not know that this would happen, and you are not giving Princess to anyone..you are carefully selecting, along with the rescue, people who would be able to offer Priness perhaps a little more than what she has here besides love....Princess is younger than us...and at probably only a year or so old, would like a playmate near her own age, or maybe a person of her own without other cats. She rubs our people alot, and gives them tiny little painless love bites. She is respectful of me. But she tries to chase Ruffy.
Mommy and Daddy also plan on a physical for the RB. They are concerned about him and his behavior.
We love our Mommy...and we know it will be alright. And mommy is trying everything she can to make things better...but she feels so guilty over what has happened.
I am licking her and purring at her now...and looking at daddy who has just come in with chicken.
For us cats, we live in the moment, and for us, the moment means chicken.
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My mom says she knows just how your mom feels. She brought home a little one-eyed kitty from the shelter, and I hated that thing. We live in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, so it was very hard to keep us separated. And even though the kitty was a third my size, I was terrified of it. I started throwing up and acting nervous and just was not my happy self. Mom thought if we had a bigger place, eventually we might get along, but she just couldn't stand to see me so unhappy, and found the one-eyed kitty a new home.
Dis is so furry hard fur yer mommy. Jen unnerstands an would feel soooo sad if she hadda gives any one of us 'way. She LUFF us LOTS. Jen 'cided long time 'go no MORE kitties here. She say she don' wanna stress us kitties or herself out. She won' efun looks at kitties cuz she 'fraid she want to take 'em all.
Yer mom will make sure Princess gets a purrfec' home fur her.
Sending purrs for your mommy - it sounds like a hard decision. Meanwhile, enjoy that chicken!
I am a dustmop! (well, my sisfur actually calls me a "wookie")
Two years ago I came to this family because my Tennessee family had circumstances that caused some of us to be re-homed. I'm sure it was a furry hard decision to make. Some of my other Tennessee brofurs and sisfurs went home to other Catster families too.
At the same time my Pennsylvania family only had an "opening" in their fur family because one of their kitty girls had traveled to the Bridge the month before.
I've heard my Pennsylvania family say that "They are so sorry that I needed to be re-homed and they are sorry too that they had a vacancy in their family. But ! That they will never be sorry that they opened their home and their hearts to me."
I think Princess will find a family like that and they will all live happily ever after.
(She is a Princess after all, there must be a happy ending to all of this)