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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:45 PM

KC, wondering "What shall I do with the rest of my life right now?"

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Reply KC, wondering "What shall I do with the rest of my life right now?" (Original post)
George McGovern Apr 2021 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #1
George McGovern Apr 2021 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #3
George McGovern Apr 2021 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #5
George McGovern Apr 2021 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #9
George McGovern Apr 2021 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #11
Polly Hennessey Apr 2021 #7
George McGovern Apr 2021 #8
Bayard Apr 2021 #12
George McGovern Apr 2021 #13

Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:47 PM

1. Come live with me?

Gorgeous cat.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:51 PM

2. Ha Ha - Thanks for the offer PoindexterOglethorpe, but we're really rather he stays here.

We're sure you understand . . .
Thanks for your comment!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:56 PM

3. Darn!

Actually, I already have a cat I adopted last summer. I would love to take in another one, but I'm not sure if first cat would be entirely amenable. A dog, yes. She loves dogs. My main problem is that my current home is really much too small to separate a new cat the way I know it should be done. Oh, well.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:59 PM

4. Sounds like already cat might not like to share the atttention with a new cat.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:05 PM

5. I know. With dogs, it's reasonably easy.

You have one dog, want to adopt another, take dog number one with you to the animal shelter to meet potential new canine roommates. Cats are entirely different.

I've already (some years in the past) been through bringing a new cat into a household when I had no idea what I was doing. My current cat came into the shelter as a stray, and in the time I've had her I've figured out several things about her. One is that her previous human home had men, not women (me, I'm a woman) in it. She adores it when men stop by for any reason. She has a number of dog-like behaviors, making me think her previous home had dogs. Large dogs, because she can act sometimes like a large dog. Not too long ago a man knocked on my front door looking for someone, and he had his four small dogs with him. Well. Tatiana (my cat) was totally entranced and I suspect she would have gone home with them in a flash.

Sometimes when a stray cat shows up in my back yard or at my front door, she gets very interested and friendly, so I suspect she would do very well with another cat in the household. I do keep on looking at the cat listings at my local animal shelter in case one shows up that I think would work.

Aren't our furry four legged friends wonderful?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:16 PM

6. Oh they surely are! Evidently you know your Tatiana well.

KC stands for KittyCat. We couldn't think of any other name when we adopted him. Your plan to check your local animal shelter is a wonderful one. Too many strays live without love. Tatiana is lucky to have you. Men with four small dogs notwithstanding.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:29 PM

9. Last year, after everything closed, I decided it was

time to take in a new cat. I'd had cats in the past, and then went without for a number of years, in no small part because I was doing a lot of traveling. But who knew when I'd hit the road again?

So I found a 17 year old cat at my local shelter. The vet who talked with me about her was brutally honest about her health issues, and the fact that she'd been turned in to them because the previous owner was no longer able to care for her. She could last two months or two years, but I needed to understand her time was limited. Well, I'd seen earlier cats through old age and so I was just fine. Alas, she was only with me three and a half weeks, but I have absolutely no regrets. I'm so glad I took her home. She was sweet, affectionate, and loving, and settled in as if she'd lived here forever.

I waited a bit for a new cat, and then Tatiana showed up on the website. She was looked at by two people who turned her down, then two others who never kept their appointments. Perhaps this was meant to be. I could tell by her restless behavior when I met her that it was mainly that a shelter, no matter how good, is simply not an ideal place for any domestic animal. I am so glad I took her. I'm sorry she's not a lap cat, which I would really love, but over time she gets more affectionate.

I understand that during this pandemic many, many people are adopting cats and dogs. Which is wonderful. My only concern is that some of the less committed people will turn them back when this is over. I hope not. Our furry friends all deserve forever homes.

Oh, as for KC. Many years back my mother had a cat that was simply called Kitty. And a dog that was just The Dog. No real names were given.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:49 PM

10. Many years back - perhaps those were simpler times . . .

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:01 PM

11. Oh, boy was it ever simpler times

many years back!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:17 PM

7. Take a nap. 😊

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:23 PM

8. Ha Ha - ALWAYS a good plan Polly Hennessey! Thanks!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:07 AM

12. Plotting the overthrow of house management....

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Response to Bayard (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:19 AM

13. Ha Ha And he would do it if he could Bayard! Thanks!

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