Friday, March 16, 2007

Gutted...........

With the baby due in a few short weeks we (OH and I) have had to have a long talk about the future of Bluebelle - our beloved Ragdoll cat. Being the cat that she is she is very sociable and hates being kept out of a room when someone is in there (especially me) and will scratch at the door, pull up the carpet and miaow loudly. We know this'll just get worse when the baby is born and I'm up feeding etc in the middle of the night and will lead to the entire house being woken up and also there is no way I could put the baby down to sleep in either a bedroom or the lounge and get on with other stuff leaving Bluebelle in the same vicinity as I would be paranoid that she'd try jumping in to the Moses basket/cot with the baby (I know a baby who was almost smothered by a cat jumping on top of them when they were tiny). Because of all this we've decided that we need to try and find her a house where she'll be loved as much as she is here, but will not be shut out of rooms and can get more of the attention she deserves. I spoke to my neighbour about it a couple of days ago and she has a workmate whose brother is looking for a house-cat like Bluebelle. He is disabled due to arthritis and so at home nearly all day and has had loads of cats previously. After speaking to him and his sister this morning on the phone they are both coming over on Sunday afternoon to see Bluebelle. I'm gutted but I know that in the end it'll be best for all of us if she finds another home. I juts know how strange I'll find it if she's not here as she follows me everywhere all day to the point where I can't shut the bathroom door when I'm in there. We'll just see what happens on Sunday.

6 comments:

trish said...

awwww hunny :(, I know how you feel as I had to let my darling mog go when we moved up here 4 years ago {{{hugs}}}

Mellie said...

(((((((((((((hugs)))))))) Jo if I did not live so far away I would come and get him and give him a grand home. I am sure ti will alll work out for his best interest and that you will find a loving home for him were he can be pampered and adored.

Shirley said...

Awwww hunny, but you made the right decision.

Jenga said...

(((hugs))) Jo. You were right to go with your instincts - I always try to xxx

Jenga said...

You were right to go with your instints hun - I always try to (((hugs)))

Jenga said...

whoops think I left you a duplicate comment :) no more beer for me :)