I love my cat too much
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:06 AM
When I move back to Oz next year I will have to leave him behind because I don't think he would ever recover from 24 hours on a plane, and even now, I am dreading it. All my friends over there can call me or email, or visit, but the thought that I only have one more year of his soggy puddy cat love is devastating.
Am I mad??
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:17 AM
I'm dreading leaving my little kitten for the month of my honeymoon - so I can't imagine how you are feeling!
Also, if you do leave your cat behind - allow yourself some time to grieve, and don't feel bad about it!
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:26 AM
I think it is fairly expensive to bring a pet into Australia, as it is a rabies-free country - they have to spend a long time in quarantine.
Good luck, hope you take comfort from the fact that if you leave you cat behind, he will be living with a great bunch of people and will be happy
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:58 AM
8 years on, and I did survive. It was so sad to leave him - my housemates me up an album of all the pictures of him in silly categories which we have looked through regularly since leaving. I still remember the day I left, sitting out on my front fence waiting for the cab to take me to the airport, and he was just being his smoochy self and of course had no idea that I would leave for ever in a few minutes
I have been back to the UK 5 times since moving back, once for work and a few for weddings! Barney put on a lot of weight after I left (our friends were a bit more lenient than me with serving sizes!) but remained as squishy and loveable as ever. We stayed in their flat several years ago for a few weeks, at the same time as our new furbaby here in Oz decided to get sick and wind up terribly ill in animal hospital (great to do it when your 'parents' are on the other side of the world!), and Barney was our comfort and joy while we were frantic with concern for Ollie.
His health started getting worse in the last year - we were over there last year and spent a few evenings with him, but he was a bit nervy of his human baby half-brother and only let us have a few minutes of smooches at a time. He was having breathing difficulties and had to have a vaporiser session every night before bed! Thankfully with skype we spoke to him (and of course our friends!) quite regularly.
Late last year we got word that he had a faulty valve in his heart and the end was only a matter of time, and his big squishy heart gave out late on New Years Eve last year Many tears were shed by people in all continents and I'm so glad for all the photographs we have of him.
He's in my avatar - forever keeping my keyboard warm for me
Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:58 AM
I've wondered who the cat in your sig is!
Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:41 AM
While I'm not a cat person, I am still very much an animal lover & understand the big spot they hold in our hearts
Everytime I look at your Avatar now I will think of your little Barney & how loved he was
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:54 PM
Though it's great you got to see him over the years and it sounds like he led a great, comfortable, over indulgent life .
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