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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 23:44:27 -0800 from Bill Graham (Email Removed):
(quoted text muted) Oh isn't that such concern for the ... like to make some comments so I can forward them?

Why be so harsh? She is trying to do her best for the cat..A lot of people (I have known a few) would just put the cat down and be done with it.

Exactly or they would just abandon it somewhere. Seems to me like this person is making the best of a bad situation.

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com
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at how cruel people can be. Here's a posting from ... like to make some comments so I can forward them?

Yes: "Thanks for trying to find a better home for your cat. I hope you have success." Like it or ... best option for the cat. Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com Shikata ga nai...

Even though it is difficult for an older cat to make an adjustment to a new home, it can be done, and cats are far more adaptable than people give them credit for. My mother passed away several years ago and she had three cats. My father could only keep one, so that left two, one of which, a one-person cat who missed my mother terribly, with no home. Even though they were older, I ended up taking the leftover two, flying each one across the country (in the cabin with me - one at a time). It was tough for them, but they did adjust and are both very happy and healthy. And the one-person cat? He is now my baby - one of the sweetest cats I've ever had.

It CAN be done if the new home is the right one with lots of love and patience. The right home is worth the adjustment, especially when coming from an awful one or no home at all.
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:11:34 -0600 from starcat (Email Removed):
Even though it is difficult for an older cat to make an adjustment to a new home, it can be done, and cats are far more adaptable than people give them credit for.

Agreed it takes time and patience, and many people are deficient in one or both.
Milo (a/k/a Destructo the Visigoth) has been with me for a year and a half now, and I'm still noticing his personality change. To me that says it just takes him a really long time to adjust to a new home.

In just the past couple of weeks, for example, he's started draping himself on my shoulder almost every time I watch TV.

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com
Shikata ga nai...
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:11:34 -0600 from starcat (Email Removed):
Even though it is difficult for an older cat to make an adjustment to a new home, it can be done, and cats are far more adaptable than people give them credit for.

Agreed it takes time and patience, and many people are deficient in one or both.
Milo (a/k/a Destructo the Visigoth) has been with me for a year and a half now, and I'm still noticing his personality change. To me that says it just takes him a really long time to adjust to a new home.

In just the past couple of weeks, for example, he's started draping himself on my shoulder almost every time I watch TV.

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com
Shikata ga nai...
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:11:34 -0600 from starcat (Email Removed):
Even though it is difficult for an older cat to make an adjustment to a new home, it can be done, and cats are far more adaptable than people give them credit for.

Agreed it takes time and patience, and many people are deficient in one or both.
Milo (a/k/a Destructo the Visigoth) has been with me for a year and a half now, and I'm still noticing his personality change. To me that says it just takes him a really long time to adjust to a new home.

In just the past couple of weeks, for example, he's started draping himself on my shoulder almost every time I watch TV.

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA http://oakroadsystems.com
Shikata ga nai...