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Old 01-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As an adopter of old cats, this really touched my heart. I found this on the internet somewhere for dogs so adapted it to cats:

I adopted your cat today...
The one you left at the pound;
The one you had for ten years
And no longer wanted around.

I adopted your cat today...
Did you know that he's lost weight?
Did you know he's scared and depressed
And seems to have lost all faith?

I adopted your cat today...
He had fleas and a little cold;
Guess you don't care what shape he's in
- You abandoned him I am told.

I adopted your cat today...
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies,
Or was there NO reason he couldn't stay?

I adopted your cat today...
He doesn't play or eat very much;
I guess he's very sad inside and
It'll take him some time to trust.

I adopted your cat today...
And here he is going to stay;
He's found his FOREVER home
And a warm bed in which to lay.

I adopted your cat today...
And shall give him all that he needs:
Patience, love and security
So he can forget your selfish deed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wonderful - is this your own work or copied from elsewhere?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Copied - was originally for dogs, but there is no author.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Beautiful, and so true. I can't help but wonder what it is in a
person who could love something and then so easily throw it
out the door to whatever fate might find it.

There is one fellow from the pound who haunts me some 25 years
later. A golden tabby with golden eyes, name of Clancy. His card
said "surrendered, girlfriend allergic." His eyes said "Touch me.
Please, just touch me one more time." His paw reached out and rested
on my hand for a moment, just as I saw the big E on his card, dated
the next day. I couldn't take him home, just stand there and cuddle
him and cry. He knew what was coming, I'm sure of it, and I wanted
so badly to save him, but landlords and lack of green frog skins prevented.
I still cry over Clancy, and hope quite vindictively that there is some ring
in **** reserved for people who can betray such a loving fellow for that
transient girlfriend.
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Oh, that is such a sad, sad story Desert Hippie. I have a similiar story in my thread yesterday called "Taking in a Stray". I know EXACTLY how you feel almost 20 years later.
Taking in a stray
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oh, sure ..... make me cry!
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Thanks, Antigone, for making me bawl my eyes out at work. I wish I were at home so I could squeeze my little Moosey and give her "all the lovins in the world".

I have unfortunately seen too many older cats that have been abandoned.
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I cried - such a cat would be in a better place but I hope and pray they wouldn't waste energy waiting for such a scum-bag. There's people of mine who've gone over who I am sure are surrounded by animals that were unwanted in this world.
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[QUOTE=grrawritsjordi;929306]Thanks, Antigone, for making me bawl my eyes out at work. I wish I were at home so I could squeeze my little Moosey and give her "all the lovins in the world".

Ooops..Sorry, didn't think of the time difference;It's almost midnight here
I do not wish to judge those pet owners who choose to do such a thing, even though to me it sounds heartless.
It bothers me that they actually kill these animals. Wouldn't it be better to give them a chance to survive on their own?They have probably never set foot outside, but at least better a hard life than no life at all. Who are we to put animals down just because no one wants to take them home..
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