So I find myself in a bit of a quandary.
I brought my cats home from Rockford this weekend. They’ve been here 36 hours, and already Gypsy’s had an accident. Some would say, yes, they’ve made a big transition, she’s just getting settled, she might be confused. But no, this cat’s been doing this for four years. A number of times over the last four years we’ve broken down, considered getting rid of her, considered taking her back to the farm from whence she came – and each time we broke down further and couldn’t do it.
Now I’m wondering if this is the time. She is the cutest, sweetest, softest, funniest babykat I’ve ever seen or spent time with. She is very affectionate and funny and has a soft white belly. She is happy most of the time, and loves attention.
She has also ruined two futons and a couch through accidents, and another couch through scratching. I’ve thrown away blankets and clothes due to the same. Before that was – if not OK at least manageable most of the time. Now I’m broke and simply don’t have the resources to repair, launder, or replace the things she will ruin (because I know it’ll happen).
So it seems like I have a couple of choices:
1. Keep her and deal with it.
2. See if Nate wants her back.
3. See if someone else wants to take her.
4. Take her to the Humane Society.
The reason I think this is the time to do it is that I haven’t had her for several months and I’m not so emotionally attached right now that I couldn’t do it. I would cry, yes, and feel terrible – but I’m strong enough to do it. Friends, what should I do?