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    Prolific Poster quonsetmom's Avatar
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    Unhappy over emotional?

    I am giving my cat to a new home today. I have had her for over 5 years. I was fine with it up till this point when I actually found someone to take her. she is a cat that needs lots of attention, which i just cant give her anymore. She was acting out a lot lately and started going after my daughter. she bit her a total of 6 times, only made a scratch once but El was pretty upset the last time. i know i need to give her the home she deserves. I just am crying a lot now. And everything can start the waterworks. reading posts even. She is a good cat just not for us anymore.

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    (((Hugs))) we had to rehome a cat about a year ago and it was so hard and sad. We adopted a cat from a shelter shortly after and he has been a wonderful addition minus the aggression issues that the cat we rehomed had.
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    Aweeeee, *hugs* girl. Losing a pet one way or another is never easy...especially with the hormonal cocktail we have right now. When I was about 6 months pg with DD we had to put my dog to sleep. She was 14 and I had her since she was a puppy. She was my buddy for all of my adult life thus far (I got her at 19). Her health was very seriously deteriorating. It was SO upsetting but I knew it was the right thing to do.

    It sounds to me like you have put a lot of thought into this situation and know in your heart that she needs a new home. The truth is that some pets just do better in an adult only family. It sounds like you have found a great home for your little sweetie. Please try to be at peace with your decision. *hugs*

    DH and I have made a conscious decision to not have any pets in our home right now while we're in baby mode. Babies and small kids just take up so much time and energy. Pets will normally be the ones who lose out in a household focused on babies. Once DD is older (and this baby too) we will likely get another dog. We both love dogs, but at this time in our life we are taking another direction...and that's ok too! I'm a peace knowing there are more pets in our future.

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    I understand! We have two indoor cats. One has been through both babies, he is getting older and has diabetes. He is probably on his last life. The other cat we got when DD was almost a year old. She can be fiesty, so I am not totally sure how she will react to a baby. The older cat will completely ignore baby, and hide from it, so I know he will be good. DH wants to gy another inside dog, bit I don't want to deal with that, we had a big indoor dog when DD was a baby and I jut don't want to deal with that again. It is hard to know what to do with pets after kids sometimes. If we have to give up our cat, I will have a hard time with it!
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    we are waiting to get a dog until the kids are older and we are done with babies. I don't want to be in the situation where it doesn't work out. Hugs to you!
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    Oh - that has to be a hard decision. Hugs to you; it takes a strong person to think of the best interest of the pet over their own emotions. Hang in there.
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    thanks ladies. The lady seemed really nice and already told me kuma is settling in well. I cried after she turned away with her and put her in her car. But held it in till then. I know its for the best, just glad i didn't have to put her down. i dont know what im going to do if i ever have to do that.
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