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XanaDUer2's Journal
XanaDUer2's Journal
July 16, 2020

Anyone here love Harry & Tonto?

I catch it on TCM late at night. I'm a big Art Carney fan, and H&T makes me cry. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

July 9, 2020

I'm so glad this group is still up and running!

Great to see you all

July 6, 2020

Hello, all (again)

The admins said to head on over to The Lounge and introduce yourself once you sign up, so I am here to say hello!

This is a homecoming of sorts for me, since I was a long-term member, but fell away for some years.

I decided to return because of the great people, and I needed a community of like-minded people again to give me hope and light at the end of the tunnel with Trump's Presidency, and all of the ongoing horror that entails.

I am happy to see a lot of usernames I remember. I see DU is still the same great place, and I look forward to moving through Trump, his loss in November, and everyone moving forward with President Biden. I want to be here for that sweet, sweet moment.

So, hello again, missed you, and am glad to be back. Cheers!

July 6, 2020

Update on Jocelyn the cat

The shelter emailed me back-Jocelyn is doing great in her new home and they're sending me her picture. This makes me feel better. I will continue to sponsor cats. When you sponsor, you send $25 per cat and your name goes on her enclosure. I'm so happy for her!

July 5, 2020

Me, anxiety & depression, and the cat

Hi all: I am new to this forum. I was on DU for years, years ago, but fell away. I am glad to be back, and glad there is a safe space like this.

I suffer from bipolar, depression, and anxiety. I am under the care of a psychiatrist and psychologist, who are both very good. I take medications as prescribed and try very hard to function. My job is very stressful, and I am considering going on SSDI soon. I have worked full time many years, and my doctors think it may be best for my health to be on disability.

I really have no one else to talk to about this. I love animals, and support cat-charities. This entails sponsoring a cat at my usual cat charity. I regularly visit the website to view the cats, and if I see one that "speaks to me", I sponsor them. If I win a lotto, I will donate enough to have them build a new wing!

I saw this cat a few weeks ago, and I really wanted to adopt her. This wonderful, no-kill shelter is about two hours away from me, in the same state, but I would have happily traveled to adopt this older cat, abandoned, with trauma issues from being discarded by a previous owner. I just fell in love with her! I have one cat I love who is FIV+ , and our vet made us promise to not get a second cat. So, we promised.

My sponsored cat was adopted a few days ago. I am so happy she found a home at age 8- she has a funny little face with her tongue hanging out all the time. But I just am heartbroken. I really wanted to adopt her. I keep thinking about this, and it is making me sad.

So, while I am happy for her that she has a forever home, I am so sad that it is not with me, and I keep thinking about this. I also have OCD. I am trying to take my mind off this, and am glad a terrible situation (abandonment of cat, being rescued and taken to this great cat shelter, being sponsored, and finally finding a home) turned out great for the cat.

This has never happened before. I told my psychologist about this, and he was very sympathetic to me.

Thanks for listening. I feel really sad and empty tonight, and also feel like a crazy person for feeling like this.

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Hometown: Miami
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Member since: Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:14 PM
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About XanaDUer2

I was a member since the beginning of DU, but drifted away. During Trump, I decided to come back to the community of like-minded people for support and hope. In my last iteration here, I hit 10,000 posts, but will start again!
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