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Too Quiet

This morning I delivered Hoover to Pismo BEach. Met Carolyn outside her vet's office, and went in with her, stayed for the brief exam, told them what I know. Then said goodby to the little munchkin. He was purring on the exam table, and when the vet called Carolyn a couple of hours later he had gone through the surgery fine. I am sure he will be very happy in his new home and I am glad that I was with him at first, so he met Carolyn while I was still there, kind of transitioning him.

But man, I do miss the guy. He has such presence! I am happy he's in his new home, of course, and Stretch, who is lying on my lap right now, is undoubtedly not missing the nuisance cat. It will be good to get back to focusing on this sweetie more of the time.


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Apr. 3rd, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
I understand how you are feeling. It's hard to want to keep a new pet that makes an existing pet uncomfortable.

Apr. 3rd, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
In this case, that wasn't why I gave him away. In my experience, cats always adjust to each other. Some take a lot more time. And this time Hoover made it pretty easy for the other two. Still, I like having Stretch back, uninterrupted by the busybody. He comes over to sit on me all the time, like before.

I never intended to keep Hoover, though, not unless I couldn't find a home. In my small house three cats is a lot, along with a roommate. Beyond that, I felt that the little guy should be with children if possible, children who would delight in his kitteny ways. I delighted in them, that's for sure, and I felt I was being selfish in that way. Oh yeah, there was also the purely selfish notion that, in being in a new home, he would convert the residents to the ways of the Cat. That is, he might make lifelong catpeople of them. Always a goal of mine.
Apr. 3rd, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
Why did you think of him as the nuisance cat? It just seemed to me that if Stretch stopped sitting on you all the time the "nuisance cat" must have been making it uncomfortable for him. I must be missing something here, I see a contradiction. Oh well.
Apr. 3rd, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Well sure, I did call him a nuisance, and I know the other cats were more tolerating than loving him, but it was also clear that they were working their way toward a closer relationship. All would have worked out eventually. But at this point, Stretch likes having my lap back. And I admit it is too quiet.

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