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Expanding Fur Family

September 6th, 2021 at 04:17 pm

A recent post in an online neighborhood app touched me and as a result we have three more felines. Making a total of five plus a dog. It’s not a frugal move!


The woman who needed to rehome them is terminally ill and nearing the end. She doesn’t have a husband, children, or siblings. It’s very sad for her – having to let go of her pets but knowing that it needs to be done. It’s traumatic for the cats too – I’m being very patient with them as they get accustomed to their new home. So far they are living in the master suite only.


DH says that I’m now an official crazy cat lady. I’m okay with that.


8 Responses to “Expanding Fur Family”

  1. Wink Says:

    Adorable! What an incredibly kind thing to do. I'm sure as hard as it was for her to rehome them, she can rest a bit easier knowing they went to a wonderful new home!

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That is such a lovely thing to do! Iā€™m sure you have given your local neighbour a sense of peace knowing that her fur babies are at a good home. Hoping they adjust very soon!

  3. Dido Says:

    That is a kind and generous thing to do--bless you! My last two kitties were also from someone who passed away, but she did not have the peace of knowing which home they would go to, only the peace of having our mutual veterinarian promise that he would find her two cats a home. As a single pet-owner myself, the cats (currently just one cat; one of the two I adopted in 2014 passed away in April), the fate of my pets after my passing will be my #1 concern.

    I hope your new pets adjust to their home and your other felines soon.

  4. Turtle Lover Says:

    blessings for you! I, too, am a crazy cat lady! I hope you can share more photos as time goes on šŸ˜»šŸ˜»šŸ˜»

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Just adding my kudos to the others. You have done a wonderful thing. Your neighbor will rest much more easily now.

  6. Dido Says:

    LB, thanks for the reference. Creating an estate plan is one of my to-dos for the year!

  7. Dido Says:

    When I adopted my two back in 2014, they definitely had different schedules for adapting. Buffy let me pet her pretty much right away, while Buffy took over a month before I could touch her. Both cats hid upstairs in the bedroom/bath area for the first 5-6 weeks before they started coming downstairs regularly to inhabit the rest of the house.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    What a lovely thing you have done. I'm sure the terminally ill woman hated to see them go, but was pleased they were going to a great home!

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