Apparently 15 years means nothing
I got a pretty upsetting facebook message from the wife of one of my husband's former coworkers. Apparently she, her husband, and her baby are going to be moving. While they are going to take their two large dogs, her husband doesn't like cats and does not want to take their cat, Whiskers, with them. Basically, she asked if I could take her because she doesn't really want to take Miss Whiskers to the pound because she's had her for 15 years.
Yeah, that's right. FIFTEEN YEARS! How can someone have a pet for 15 years and just throw her away like that?! I was only blessed with my angel for 8 years and I would give anything in the world to have had her for 15 + years. I'm in tears just thinking about it.
My fear is that Whiskers won't survive the part. While this woman can easily toss her aside, Whiskers is going to be devastated and so confused. I've seen pets mourn themselves to death over losing their special person.
The thing is, I can't take her. My husband and I are closing on a house and will be moving the first of the year. I don't want to put Whiskers through moving twice. Furthermore, Whiskers is an indoor/outdoor cat. The place we are moving is near a busy highway and there is a Rottweiler next door. Not to mention the fact that my cat, Colonel Mustard, is strictly indoor only so I can't put in cat doors.
I apologize for the long post. I'm just so upset!