Lorrie gives you very good advice. And many rescues, and even shelters will let an older cat go on a trial basis. They will sometimes go a bit farther for an older cat, knowing there are few options. Most potential adopters want kittens. If you are very strong, consider a senior cat. They have often been loved all their lives, and when their own person dies or goes into care, for some reason there is no longer a place for them. Many have 6-8 good years left, but that is a tough choice knowing time is limited.
Whatever your choice, thank you for giving another cat a soft, safe place to fall... :) Margo -----Original Message----- >From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> >Sent: Jun 9, 2016 10:47 AM >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker > >Rachel, > >You will never forget Tucker, and a new cat will not replace Tucker, >but it will soon make it's own place in your heart. >- > >I cannot imagine not having a cat to love, when I lose one. There are >so many wonderful, loving cats who desperately need a home, and if I >may offer a bit of advise from an old lady........ If you want to be >sure of a very affectionate, loving cat I'd suggest you pick a cat, >not a kitten. Kittens are adorable, but their personalities are not >yet formed, and you could be disappointed when the kitten grows up. >With an older cat who reaches out to you with paws extended, purring >and ready for love, you'll get the kind of cat you need and want - >Go for it! > > >Lorrie > > > > >On 06-09, Rachel Dagner wrote: >> I picked up Tucker's ashes yesterday. I was really worried as I didn't >> know if it would make me feel better or worse. I haven't eaten since >> Sunday my appetite is nonexistent, I have managed to choke down a >> couple protein shakes. My eyes are so swollen, I feel bad for anyone >> who has the misfortune of looking at me, or being around me for that >> matter. Well, I of course cried all of the way to the vets, and all the >> way home. But then I curled up in bed with my little box of Tucker, and >> I actually did feel a little more at peace. I laid there with him and >> went through my pictures again and talked to him about all of my >> feelings and my love for him, about our memories and how much I miss >> him. >> >> >> I have actually been in touch with a rescue group I found on pet >> finder, they test every cat for FELV/FIV while many others don't. I >> know that there is no sure thing with testing, and I wouldn't trade my >> time with Tucker for anything in the world. I just know that >> emotionally and financially I am not ready for FELV again right now. If >> it happens, just like with any illness, then I deal with it, because >> that is what you do. I am going to Petsmart over in Tampa on Sunday to >> meet their kitties, I have no idea if I will be ready, or if this is >> what I desperately need to do to help me heal, but it won't hurt to go >> meet them and see how my heart feels. One of the greatest gifts Tucker >> gave me is that "no cats" Harry, when I showed him a pictures of a >> kitty on Pet finder he said "Is that the one you want to get?" So I >> know now that I will never again have to live without the feel of that >> soft fur on my face or the heart melting sound of purring in my ear. It >> is so hard because I am scared to get one, and I am scared not to. I >> guess we will see what happens... >> >> > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org