I adopted our new kitty out.... and I miss him already.

United States
October 6, 2008 1:05pm CST
For those of you who don't know, a beautiful marmalade kitty adopted us when we were at the park a few weeks ago. He was just the most playful, sweetest purr-head you can imagine. Well, we weren't really "in the market" for another kitty since we'll be moving in January, and we're unsure of our living arrangements. So, I decided I would offer him up for adoption. I posted an ad, and in the first day, we had 3 people interested. That day (way too soon for me,) his new family came to pick him up. I believe they're going to be a wonderful and loving family for this sweet kitty. It makes me feel like I did the "responsible" thing, but it doesn't change the fact that I miss this kitty immensely! I've been left wondering if I made the right decision to not keep him. :( Have you ever been faced with a situation that you felt the "responsible" thing may have been the wrong decision? Even though you know it was all for the best?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
23 Oct 08
I'm sure that you did the right thing by not hanging onto puss when you're not sure where you'll be in January. If you had kept him then had to find him a new home when you moved, that would have been far more disruptive and upsetting for everyone. Perhaps once you are settled in your new home after January you'll be able to adopt another cat who will be just as charming. All my cats have been adopted, and I do think it's a better option than encouraging unnecessary kitten breeding in a world where there are so many unwanted pets. A little while ago I turned down some ducks which I really really wanted. It wasn't the right time and we didn't have the space prepared for them. It was certainly the more 'responsible' option at the time, but I'm not sure I'm happy about turning them down! Fingers crossed that some more will become available once I'm better prepared.
• United States
23 Oct 08
I would love to have ducks... and chickens! For some reason, I've always thought that they would be wonderful to wait up to. We had chickens, ducks, and sheep when I was little, so maybe I still have some fond memories about them all.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
6 Oct 08
You did the right thing. It is always hard to say goodbye to a pet you have to adopt out. Did you make arrangements to keep in touch with his new family? Orange cats are very very wonderful. I hope he has a marvelous forever home. You did a very hard, but very good thing.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Thank you mcat. Yes, the family has given me all their contact information and have invited me to come out and visit anytime I want. I'm planning on sending them an email to make sure he's settling into the new family ok.
@marguicha (97513)
• Chile
1 Nov 15
We are all in part rational and in part emotional. You did what your reason told you to do, but here your emotions make you unhappy.