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I live in the 290 and highway 6 area in Houston, Texas. I have a 2 year old silver tail short hair cat and an 11 year old black short hair. They both get along well with no problems. I have to give them away since i am having a baby.
 
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Are you afraid that your cats won't get along with the baby, or accept the baby? Sorry, I am trying to understand exactly why you would get rid of the cats...
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well i am moving to my parents home and they dont want any cats
 
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From your initial posts I thought your true reason was this (not you're moving to your parents home) : Yes, I have tried to have my parents take care of them. They do not want any pets in their home. I have no option for my cats other then give them away. I need a room for my 1 year old and newborn baby in Aug. My husband does not like cat hair on the carpet and furniture.
And I replied : Sounds like you are the only one in the family who cares about fur-babes while many others care about fur-nitures ...
Another member Zhazie Meow replied : its a shame even when none furry babies come along space should be made or pets shouldnt be had at all if u think its more then likely going to end in them having to leave its best to seek a friend who might have them or a rescue if you HAVE to give them away

Poor cats ... since nobody in your family cares for their fate, I think I have to agree with Zhazie, the last option would be best if you can find a true "cat lover" among your friend (someone you can trust) to have them. And I hope it will be a permanent home for them, coz it will cause stress for cats to change home, that will trigger serious illnesses, like kidney problem, etc.

And I think you mentioned about they're very nice, and I replied : there's no way for very nice cats to harm your very nice baby. You know, kids with pets are usually smarter and tend to grow to be more compasionate, loving, generous and responsible.
I know lots and lots of people who have cats with babies altogether, and never heard any accident, as long as you're sure your pet is a cat, not a tiger !
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And this is an article for you and your pets' future owner, so maybe you all will think twice before giving away their pets (to anyone or to a rescue shelter) - and I ( and many other members) cried bitterly myself when I read this :


How Could You?

Copyright Jim Willis 2001, all rights reserved

When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a bellyrub.

My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs," you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.

Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.

She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love."

As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch - because your touch was now so infrequent - and I would have defended them with my life if need be.

I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams. Together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.

Now you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family.

I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog or cat, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a goodbye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too.

After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"

They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you - that you had changed your mind - that this was all a bad dream...or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me. When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited.

I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table, rubbed my ears and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood.

She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured "How could you?"

Perhaps because she understood my dogspeak, she said "I'm so sorry." She hugged me and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself - a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. With my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not meant for her. It was you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of. I will think of you and wait for you forever.

May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.

The End
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Oh my, that is very sad! I cried as I read that..I used to volunteer at a shelter, I had to stop going there since it broke my heart. It's amazing how many animals were given up for the simple reason of "I'm moving and can't take them with". When I moved, I made sure the new place accepted animals, no way was I moving without my babies.
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Irene,
First of all you do not know my whole situation, how dare you write something about me when it is not the current situation. Daily life changes and in my case it has so I would appreciate you not to but into my situation. I post that I need to give away my 2 cats to a good home like everyone else that needs to do the same thing does. I don't need you to ask any questions or comments unless you are interested in giving these cats a good home. I do not hate my cats. I love them and I am trying to find them a good home. So if you are not interested in my cats there is no need for you to reply.
 
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Lisa : Please don't take it personaly. Did I ever say you hate your cats ? Please read my post carefully, word by word.
I never said you hate your cats ! What I said is : It seems you are the only one in the family who cares about fur-babes while many others care about fur-nitures ...

Secondly, I only gave you my personal advice on kids growing up with pets, and what I personally think would be better for your cats if you can find a true "cat lover" among your friends (someone you can trust) , coz it is true that changes can cause depression for cats.

Last but not least : The article was given for ALL of us including prospects/candidates (future pet owners). Hopefully by reading that article you can find both your cats a permanent home.

Good luck and God bless.
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This is not a valid reason to give a pet. I cannot believe!
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[QUOTE=krzekmaya;85277]This is not a valid reason to give a pet. I cannot believe! [/QUO

Well to me this is a valid reason because of my situation!
 
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