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Another kitty finds a home :) - Sad Update

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    Another kitty finds a home :) - Sad Update

    Had to share, because I'm happy about this outcome!

    Monday, I had to go to Wichita to pick up some items I'd won in an online estate auction. At the location - a house - there was this ultra-skinny, extremely sweet, long-haired black cat with mats. The estate sale organizers said that when the homeowners sold the house and moved, they didn't want their two cats and left them there. Someone had taken in the other one, but this poor baby was still there after more than a month, on his own. A friend of the homeowner was bringing him water and food - and there were like 10 bowls of water sitting there! - but no one had offered him a home. So I drove to the nearest Walmart, got a crate, and took him home with me. He got neutered this week, and his shots.

    But the idea was to hopefully rehome him (I can't have any more inside cats, and he was not happy being a barn cat), and today I was talking with my department secretary about him, and she said, "We'll take him!"

    So I delivered him to their house tonight. Her daughter absolutely adores him - she had his named picked out already, Alex (I swear, I had NOTHING to do with that!) - and immediately took him out of the crate and snuggled him tight. He just loved it. So sweet, so chill! I think he's found his family.
    Last edited by Alex and Bodie's Mom; Sep. 27, 2020, 11:11 AM.

    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


      Awesome. I don't know how people can move and just leave their animals.
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        Thank you for taking him home to safety and then finding Alex a geat home.
        Last edited by Joanne; Aug. 1, 2020, 12:35 AM.


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          Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
          Awesome. I don't know how people can move and just leave their animals.
          Me, either. To me, it's the same as leaving your kids. Which some people do, I guess.

          My secretary sent a photo of the kitty in his new digs, with her little girl sitting next to him, reading him a book. I hope it works out!


            Fantastic! And I too don't get how people can move and abandon their pets.


              Oh thank you, OP, for going out of your way to offer this little throwaway some grace. Blessings will be coming back to you.
              "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                Cats love kids that love them. My cat trusted 7 yo me and let me watch her give birth and handle her newborns. It can be an incredible relationship.


                  With all that is wrong this year, reading the story of your kind heart and good deed warms my heart so much. Thank you for sharing and saving this kitty.


                    Bless you and the woman who gave him a new loving home. That brought a smile to my heart.
                    "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
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                      Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
                      Awesome. I don't know how people can move and just leave their animals.
                      We got our great cat Oliver that way. Family moved and left him outside. He is the sweetest cat!
                      "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope


                        That's wonderful! I hope this family makes up for the asshats that left him.i don't get people, I just really don't.


                          Recently, I bought socks with print on them, and this company where I purchased it, helps shelters. So I will ask you to purchase gifts for family and friends or girlfriend/boyfriend here and help kittens and doggies)


                            Thank you for having such a heart for this cat. The idea of leaving an animal behind breaks my heart. I specifically do orphaned kittens but a former adopter called me crying saying they were house shopping and found a cat who had been left behind. This home was a foreclosure on a ton of acreage and apparently this rail-thin guy sprinted out from the home's crawl space and ran into her arms. He is now a spoiled couch cat with DH's coworker.

                            I feel like the ones who get left behind have an even deeper appreciation for affection and security. Thank you for giving him a future and a loving home.


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                              I'm so sorry that there's a sad update to this story - Alex died last night. He became ill on Thursday with what seems to have been some kind of respiratory infection, and they lost him last night. The vet just called them a bit ago with the news. My friend's little girl is devastated. So is my friend. Please keep them in your thoughts today. They loved him and had him to the vet the second he became ill. But as we all well know, sometimes there is just nothing you can do for them, and I think this may have been - for whatever reason - one of those times.


                                So sorry the little girl lost the cat but what a lucky cat it was, being loved so much during his last months.

                                Losing beloved pets hurts but hopefully she'll be comforted by her memories of Alex once the initial pain eases.

                                Thanks for finding him such a good home!


                                  I am so sorry for Alex's family. I've given the book "Forever Friend" by Susan Weaver several times. It's so difficult for children to cope with the possibly unfamiliar emotion of grief.


                                    Oh no!! I'm so very sorry for them. My heart breaks for his little girl. Jingles for her and the rest of the family.


                                      You, your friend and her daughter provided comfort, companionship and love before he passed, he was not alone or abandoned at his time of need.

                                      RIP Alex.
                                      Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women


                                        RIP Alex. You were a good kitty. Glad to know he was loved and cared for in his last bit of life. Hugs to all who provided this for him. It's never easy.
                                        "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                                        - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                                        Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.