Last night I did something very difficult. I took my cat to her new home.
I bought everything a cat needs, a new litter box, litter, food, food and water bowls and toys. I cleaned my litter genie and brought that too. I didn’t want to new owner, Charlotte, to have to get anything to start.
Thank you to my dear friend who went with me for moral support.
So we brought the cat and everything in to Charlotte’s house. We set up the litter box and filled the food and water bowls. We put everything in her bedroom. I took my cat out of the carrier and showed her the litter box and where the food and water was and let her down. Of course she was scared and she went under the bed right away. It happened so fast.
So I went over everything with Charlotte and told her that the cat would probably hide for while and to be patient.
Since I couldn’t reach the cat to give her one last hug, I hugged Charlotte, thanked her for taking her. I told her that I would call to see how it was going and that I would like to come back to visit before I move. She said that would be fine.
Since my cat was too far under the bed, I couldn’t give her a kiss or a hug. I hope when I go back for a visit, she is more relaxed in her new home.
As we walked back to the car, I started to get emotional and once in the car, I broke down…..hold that thought as I go get tissues.
Ok, I am back…
That was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life. But sometimes life is hard. As long as the cat is safe and loved, that’s all that matters.
I will miss you Bebe. Thank you for your companionship. Thank you for the joy that you brought me. Thank you for your comfort and love when I needed it the most, especially during the last 2 and 1/2 years. Thank you for putting up with the 2 dogs and their rough play. You held your own and gave it back to them. Thank you for sleeping next to me every night.
It was so weird going to bed last night with out her, after 11 years. Something I will have to get used to.
Has anyone had to find a new home for a pet?