cat update

September 26, 2011 at 22:47 4 comments

confession 1:  i hate cats.

confession 2: i hate it when people post pictures of cats on their blogs.

confession 3:  i was a little sad to see this guy go today:

as i said in the last post, this cat thinks that we’re his family.   he’s been outside our house for 4 days and whenever we leave (on foot), he follows.  when we return home he comes running to greet us and then tries to squeeze past the open door into what he’s positive must be his house.  we haven’t given him food, water, or shelter, and yet he lies about letting the kids yammer on at him and build him piles of “cat nip” (which is really just leaves they’ve collected from underneath the trees).

this afternoon we took him for a little van ride (which you can see from the picture– he HATED!) down to the animal shelter where the kids had a chance to say goodbye to him.  i didn’t really like doing it.  the kids love him and he’s not a bad cat, he’s just not our cat.    so hopefully the real owners will be looking for their pet and will find him and he’ll only have to endure one more vehicle transport before his life is back to whatever normal for a cat is.

as for us, we’ll return to our “normal” without a cat welcoming us home or calling us outside with his incessant meows.   so for those of you who were asking about the cat– there’s your update!

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Entry filed under: goings-on.

the cat came back, the very next day another reason to love the internet

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie  |  September 27, 2011 at 13:50

    Heartless, Joan. Heartless…!

    Reply
  • 2. Jen Heemskerk  |  September 30, 2011 at 21:40

    On the bright side at least it wasn’t a fisher cat!=)

    Reply
  • 3. mom  |  October 1, 2011 at 17:26

    sweetest cat ever

    Reply
  • 4. becky (she is my aunt sister!)  |  October 9, 2011 at 17:17

    i love how u did the right thing joan!

    Reply

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beautiful day for playing with guns 🔫 i know that i'm not easy to love: i can't be baked for, cooked for, or touched. i'm independent to a fault, and yet, you all keep finding ways to cover me with love and encouragement. big public thank you to my family and friends for persistently showering me with blessings, encouraging texts, and for continually bringing my family to God in prayer. we took family night to derek tonight, and filled that room with laughter!

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