Hold the presses, hold the presses, there is an update on the saga of Dog versus Cat.
So we were having a grand discussion on the qualities of cats and dogs and whether our decision should be moved in one direction or the other.
You know I believe in fate stepping in when the need really arises. We were on the cusp of going to the pound just yesterday, when a friend of ours called with a big Favor to ask!
Now anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a softy at heart (others would call me a sucker). I prefer to be a “softy”. Having said that, there are times when I think I am being taken advantage of, but, then again, I am a willing participant.
So what happened, get to the point!
We have decided to help our friend out of her quandry. This young lady had the opportunity to move to the west coast. Her dream job of working with horses full time was right there, just waiting for her to say yes!
It didn’t take her too long to figure out that this was the opportunity of a lifetime and she jumped on the bandwagon.
She sub-let her apartment, got a plane ticket, herded both of her dogs onto the plane and off she went.
Now here is the wrinkle in the whole story. She also has two cats. The airlines would not let her bring four animals with her in one trip.
So this young lady, made arrangements for a girlfriend to look after the cats until she could come back to retrieve them. So far, so good, everything seems to be working out well.
That was the plan until the girlfriend had a fight with her employer, lost her job, and now could not afford the apartment that she had sub-let along with the two cats.
This is where everything begins to unravel. This girlfriend got in touch with another friend who was looking for an apartment, and sub-sub-let it to her. Trouble is this new tenant in the apartment is allergic to cats.
This is where I step in. Yes I have my big red cape on, no spandex tights though. I cannot see these two cats, who I know have been looked after very well, put out of their home so unceremoniously.
Yes, I came to the rescue. We now are boarding two cats for a few months somewhere between 2 and 4 months.
It’s a good time for us to see what it means to be held down by our furry family again. Maybe it’s just the thing we need to finalize in our own minds whether we want to be beholden to the four legged creatures that have been dancing in our minds.
We will see. Right now, George and Russy are hiding out in the darkest corners of the house. I can hear footsteps moving behind me, but I will let them come to me.
For the time being, we are fostering these two cats, so maybe by springtime we will know which of the animal types we will actually go and rescue for ourselves. Right now Foster parenting two Cats fits the bill perfectly! Thank God.