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Thread: Need to rehome two, I'm afraid..

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    Need to rehome two, I'm afraid..

    All this work is being done in my apartment, recarpeting the floors. The management complained about odors from the cats.

    I'm afraid they're going to be watching me like hawks once this is done, to see if they can catch me in anything they can kick me out for.

    I hate to see them go.. Poppy and Elmer, because Poppy is able-bodied and Elmer is a greatly adept CHer. But if they do go, I'd like it to be to someone I know would love them and give them the best home ever. As I would continue to do assuming it's possible.

    Any potential adopters out there? I'd drive them quite some distance to get there. And give a substantial cash donation.

    Thank you very much for any offers, considerations, ideas, and please, PLEASE pray for us all. I'm really scared.

    Love from Pat and all
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    You will be in our prayers, I hope you all get to stay together!
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    I'm sorry I can't help. But I will send up prayers for a positive solution.
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    OMG! I sincerely wish and pray you can pass about your ordeal.

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    Many many prayers gong out to you. Perhaps if they had replaced the carpets when they should have, there would be no smell.

    After the carpeting is installed, maybe the 4 could be back with you? I guess you can't afford to move?

    Best of luck - I hope a PTr can give these babies a home.

    I'll check with my FB contact in your city and see if she knows anyone (I think she has 3 of her own).
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    My heart absolutely sank when I saw this. I'm praying that you all can stay together. They took care of the carpeting, which was supposed to have been done a long time ago. Your house was just professionally cleaned. So there should be reason for any offensive odors you're not able to control. Big, big prayers that no one will have to be re-homed.
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    If only I lived closer, I would take them in a heartbeat!!! Praying for you Pat.
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    I hope that you can find a way to keep your family together, since most people don't want to take on full grown cats, and the kittens go first. We've been trying since April to find homes for my son's girlfriend's 3 cats that are here. The 2 outside kitties aren't a problem, and they seem to enjoy their new big outdoor residence. But then there is the inside only girl (not spayed and momma of Luke, Leia and Harley), who has had to live in the garage. She was finally spayed just last week, so hopefully this will make her more adoptable - tho I have my doubts. Shelters and rescues are full and not accepting any........... It's pretty darn discouraging.
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    Thank you, dear friends, for the prayers and suggestions and good wishes, and please keep them coming.

    I certainly do plan, once the new carpet is down, to keep it all clean. (Seems it took 12 years for them to notice this time.)

    There's another factor involved here that I don't want to write about on this public Wifi network (see my post in General, http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthre...-It-s-gone-now). PM or e-mail me with a phone number for more.

    Slick, maybe I'll drive them to B.C.! (Wonder if they'd need passports.)

    Love

    P.S., Again, thanks, thanks, thanks, and please, please, please do keep those prayers and suggestions and good wishes coming!
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
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    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    So sorry to hear this. Wish I lived closer, too.
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    Thank you, Anne.

    I'm at the library again. I just visited the kitties at the boarding place (http://www.karnik.us/dog-boarding-da...arbor-michigan). I've been going every day (except they were closed for visitors Labor Day). Bob is out on a cat bed, and the other three spend a lot of time all cuddled up together in the back of the carrier. I sat in their little cubicle, Bob came over, got on my lap. Today he wanted to explore further, so he roamed around outside the cubicle for a while. Meanwhile I was reaching into the carrier petting all the others.

    New carpeting is being put in the bedroom right now. The maintenance guys will put my bed and dresser back in there. Then I'll move as much as I can back to the bedroom from the living room, plus what living room stuff I can. I have professional movers coming tomorrow to move the big things into the bedroom. I hope they will be able to leave some access to the bed for me and not have to tip it up on its side or something.

    Then Friday the livingroom carpet will be torn out and the floor treated.

    Monday morning they put in the new living room carpet.

    Then I move as much stuff from the bedroom back to the living room as I can.

    Tuesday afternoon the movers come to move the rest of the livingroom stuff back.

    Wednesday the cats can come home.

    That's the schedule at this point.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    And then the problem is needing to find a home for two cats. I'm very afraid they'll think I might have more than I should.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    What leads you to think that THEY think you have more than 2?

    Maybe bring 2 home and board the other two for a couple of more weeks?

    I still have to contact my friend on FB. I'll do that right now.
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    I have not kept up with all the news, so lets just start with thoughts and prayers for you, Pat.

    I am assuming you rent and are allowed only 2 cats in your lease??

    This "solution" I am about to suggest is not for everyone. But I did this back when I had a cat sick with intestinal cancer and a bad case of runny diarrhea... I covered the carpet with a plastic painting tarp. Using the furniture to hold it in place. And I also did a wall to wall installation of the tarps in 2 rooms. I also use the clear plastic runners with the tiny nubs on the underside, in front of & under litter boxes. Throw carpets or area rugs can also be used to keep the wear down on the carpeting.

    I was lucking in the fact that I did not need to cover the living room carpet, and all the accidents kept happening in the upstairs bedrooms. But I do use the clear runners in the LV and kitchen. But maybe you could find a nice large area rug for your largest room just to keep the most traveled areas cleaner.

    What ever happens, I wish you the best.
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    Now there is a place for the two to go.. a WONDERFUL place! An amazing woman named Jeanne Spencer started and runs Kat Snips (http://www.katsnips.org/), an organization funding low-cost spays and neuters in Washtenaw (this one), Lenawee, and Jackson counties. They also have a couple of rescue shelters and do adoptions. Since they started in 2010, I have donated a lot of items for their fund-raising events such as rummage sales and silent auctions.

    They will take two of my cats, which means the cats will either be adopted to really good, nice people or else will live their lives out there safe and well loved and cared for.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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