Re homing cats :(
I had an 8yr old cat-step mom and 1,5yr old cat-step daughter-2girls who went to a divorce' with a 15yr son,not living with her she tells me they are fine but only by email says her phone is not working! I am worried because they had their own set ways and only liked me!
Then there's My Dad cat-6yrs old went to a divorce' he has F.U.T.D,H Blood pressure,and his heart beats too fast and stress makes him sick but the lady has money to take care of him and a big house,I just worry about his health and him being away from his wife and son,daughter(above),my sm shih tzu and me!
Then the mother 6yr old will go to some one alone? She is very friendly not worried about her! Just a little!
The son 5yrs old has Hip dysplasia in his knees I was very attached to him from birth,he kept coming to me and not his mother! He is going to a home with a few other cat's! He will go with a volunteer from the rescue ladies house where she volunteers!
I am just grieving so bad and regret re homing them and would like to know will they eventually be O.K emotionally?
I took the best care of them and even had health records for each of them! I get to go see the mother and son soon! but I don't know if it will just upset them more or and me!? Is it worth risking it! the first lady who took my 2 girls at the top won't talk to me on the phone! Says her phone is not working,she is even just a few blocks from me-where I moved! Don't know exact address! But she says they are fine but my gut says they are not fine! She emailed me saying oh they are fine they cuddle with her and her
son,but my cat's have attitudes,they only liked me! Also it's only been a month she said this 2 wks in!
Maybe my anxiety is in over drive and just thinking the worst!
Long story short will my cat's adventualy be O.K?
I had to move due to health/financial reasons and could only take my dog!
It hurts sooooooooooo bad! Now my dog is really sick! I think I'm just jinxed!
Sad,Lonely and wondering how my cat's are really doing! Cany you help me by being honest with me Thanks so very much Vicky :(
Answer from Kate
Oh Vicky I am sorry to hear of your situation and I can imagine how hard it must be for you at this time. However look at it this way. cats are very smart animals and although they don't like change too much they can adapt to new situations well. they have a strong survival instinct and will make the most of what they have got.
Also if your circumstances changed and it would have been difficult for you to financially care for all there needs especially when they became sick then it is much better for them that they are with people who can provide this care. It was the kindest thing you could have done for them.
Lastly, your anxiety is just that, anxiety and is not founded in anything more than feelings of missing your cats and perhaps your change in circumstances. take heart and comfort in the knowledge that you did the right thing for your cats and found them new homes. there is no reason on earth that the new owners will not care for them.
Let it go now and focus your attention on yourself and your little dog. Life is too short to worry about things we cannot change. enjoy what you have and know that your cats are being cared for.
best wishes Kate