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Tambolina

No...the magic- is still- here...!!!
 
 
Purred: Sat Oct 17, '09 9:51am PST 
Jan here........I have three cats now (having just lost (august 3rd) the one I loved best).......

I am 62 years old, my husband is 77 years old and we are very poor (living mainly on government handouts)........my husband fell over 2 months ago and nearly died.....when he dies I will be REALLY poor.........

I WANT A KITTEN.....talk about biological clocks etc...!!!! That has NOTHING on the way I feel about my need for a new baby cat...!! BUT I am old, my husband is old(er) and we are POOR......

I KNOW it is not possible for me to have a new babycat........but, OOOhhhh I SO long for one......

I don't know what I am asking for from you all........just a bit of friendly talk, I think........I don't need advice....I know where I stand......but (like ladies who want babies) I am suffering with the longing for a baby-kitten..........

Jan
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Gracie

I'm the baby,- gotta love me!
 
 
Purred: Sat Oct 17, '09 11:25am PST 
Jan,

having raised a baby kitten into a cat this past year, I'd like to remind you how much work baby cats are. They destroy everything they come across, they can be messy and stinky, and they do stuff like bite, nip, and scratch you. Much like women who want a new baby after their are old and going on to having their own lives, you are just blocking out the painful part. Or as my mom says "if women were not capable to forget how much work and sleepless nights babies cause, no woman would ever have a second child" big laugh

I still love Gracie just the same I did before, but I like her more now that she is sweet and cuddly, not a terror on wheels. She's gotten to where it's actually pleasant to be around her, and I have to remind myself of that many times (believe you me, I'd love a new kitten in theory. In practice, no. I never want to raise a kitten that small again).

Hope this helps.
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Rosita

Mom says I'm- bee-yooo-ti-ful!
 
 
Purred: Sat Oct 17, '09 3:21pm PST 
Have you thought about fostering for a local shelter or rescue group? Of course, there are a lot of considerations - whether or not you have room, how your cats would react with new kittens, etc., and of course, the issue of letting them go when it's time to go back to the shelter or rescue.

But you get to have kittens in your life, give them a loving home and get them socialized, and then know they're going to find a fantastic home. And you're not making a commitment to caring for them for life.

You could also volunteer at a shelter or rescue and spend time with the kittens there to get your kitten "fix." big grin

Just a couple of things to think about...
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Miss Tiny- Burr Burr

Love and adore.
 
 
Purred: Tue Oct 20, '09 11:04am PST 
jan, foster a litter of kittens and there antics will probibly douse that fire for wanting a kitten for a little while. at least, it does for me!

we forget that kittens are stinky, annoying, stresfull, and alot of work as well as cute and fun.

i love raising foster kittens but once they go to new homes its like WHEW. i can sleep now. 12 weeks of kittens is enough for me.
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Tambolina

No...the magic- is still- here...!!!
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 21, '09 8:57am PST 
Thank you all for your posts and your kind thoughts........

I will try to spread my love around among my remaining three.....and who knows that might come to pass in the future......

Thank you.....

Jan
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Pete- Fountain

So happy to have- a safe and- loving home!
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 21, '09 9:57am PST 
Jan: You are most welcome. All of us have lost cats, and know what you are going through.

The New Orleans Kitties

P.S. Lord Peter appreciated the lovely kisses from the beautiful Miss Tambolina, and sends her many more in return
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Izadore- (Izzie)

Always make it- look like the- dogs did it
 
 
Purred: Tue Oct 27, '09 6:27am PST 
Hi, Jan--Izzie and the Zoo Gang here. I know exactly how you feel. I miss Mollie so much it hurts. I still can't go up to the vet and get her collar. cry I have 5 other animals here dogdogkittykittykitty and we all know what comedic relief they provide me with. But it's Mollie I miss, just like it's Grandad you miss. If it were up to me, I'd have 50...no, 100 cats and dogs. But, at this point in our lives, my DH and I are getting older also. Although I want another Golden, preferably a pup, I know there's no way. Our finances have taken a nosedive for whatever reason. There is an issue on our ballot this upcoming election day which is promoting the opening of a gambling casino in our city. 90% of my husband's business involves taking Senior Citizens and others out of state to casinos. If the issue passes and they are allowed to build a casino in Cleveland, my husband's business will close for certain and he will be out of a job at the age of 59--too young to retire--too old to get another job, expecially in THIS economy. My point is that we are people who vet our animals and feed them good quality food. We spend a few thousand dollars a year on our animals. If he has no job and no source of income, who knows what will happen to the animals we already have! I don't want to bring any more into this situation. Secondly, Jessie is not a nice dog to other animals. She's scared me a few times when she's come close to catching one of the cats. She's had her nose bloodied once by one of them, but continues to chase them. She's pinned Cady (the Springer) down and I shudder to think of what she might have done had I not interfered (and gotten a bad bite from her in the process). I've already had to put her in the car when we ventured out to our local dog park and she tried to pick a fight with a Rotti mix dog. I would never try to bring a pup or a kitten into this house.

What am I doing to do? I am contacting a local Golden Retriever rescue organization and asking if, instead of just arbitrarily sending money to their organization, if it would be possible to sponsor a specific dog. I would send a monthly donation to be used just for this dog. Ideally, I would be allowed to interact with this dog, but not have to bring it into my home, be responsible for its safety, medical care, etc. This is how I am going to try to heal my heart. I know Mollie would approve.

It's natural, when we lose an animal to want another one. And, there are so many out there who need homes, I'm sure in England as well as here in the USA. I wish you much luck in finding the way to heal your heart. It's a sweet, kind, loving and good heart, and you deserve whatever peace you can find!

Much Love,
Izzie, Joy and the Gang here at "The Zoo" minus one.hug
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Miss Tiny- Burr Burr

Love and adore.
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 28, '09 7:13am PST 
wanna come take care of mymoms animals for me??? we have 2 horses, 2 dogs, 3 barn cats, 3 foster cats, and 4 housecats. and when your done with that, could you come over to my apartment and take care of all 6 of us?

you'll get sick animals real fast lol
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Lillian

I get cuddles- 'on tap'......
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 28, '09 9:00am PST 
Joy and Izzie.....thank you SO MUCH for your post......it HELPED.....!!

Miss Tiny Burr Burr.....yes, I would LOVE to look after all of you...it was my dream when I was young to have many, many animals.....(a smallholding was the ideal)...but, alas, it didn't come to be......and now I have enough to do, worrying about Colin and Tambolina.........

Hope to see you at the Fake Cats Halloween Party.....

ps. Izzie, hope you are all coming too.......

Auntie Miss Lillie......
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Izadore- (Izzie)

Always make it- look like the- dogs did it
 
 
Purred: Thu Oct 29, '09 9:55am PST 
Auntie Miss Lille--I am so glad that my over-long post helped. We just wanted you to know that you are not alone in your grief. Pretty much all of us have experienced this at one time. You know we are all a family here and all of us will do all we can to help each other through these rough time! hug
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