Mimi should be allowed to return home, right?

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
March 5, 2008 2:09pm CST
I keep wondering if it's possible for a cat to miss its home. For example, I'm going to have my third cat, Mimi, for a year in June/July. She was given up reluctantly by her master, who owned her for five years, because his little boy was deemed allergic to cats. The master's wife insisted that Mimi be either taken to a shelter or someone else's home. The heartless woman even threw Mimi out right of the house and into the garage before the master had a chance to bring her to her new home. Even now, Mimi's master claims that he and his wife and son still miss Mimi very much. Hate to say it but I think that the wife's claim that she misses Mimi is so much bulldonkey. I love and take good care of Mimi, but am heartbroken in seeing the cat just stare out of the window in the sunporch. She doesn't play, rarely lets me pet her, and bites me if I try to. She also chases Waffles, my other calico cat, and growls menacingly at my sweet Columbus. (Columbus is 11 years old, going on 12 this year.) Clearly, Mimi isn't happy. I think that she's depressed. In the meantime, I send monthly email updates to Mimi's original owner with subtle hints that the cat truly misses her home. His wife is a real b---- for doing that. My vet is also allergic to cats and owns NINE of them and my hairdresser's son is allergic to dogs, but owns two dogs. What's wrong with this picture? Anyway, would you agree that Mimi deserves a shot at being allowed to return to her original home?
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@kel1131 (39)
• United States
5 Mar 08
No way. She deserves a good home with someone who actually wants her and takes good care of her. It sounds like you're very good with animals. She may just need more time to adjust to her new home. If you give her back to those people, who knows what they'll do to her. They definitely won't keep her if their kid is allergic to her. I think you should definitely keep her.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
5 Mar 08
Absolutly NOT. The reason is because of that so called woman and what she might do to her if you return her. That woman may hurt her or take her to the pound and I'm sure you don't want that to happen. Most likely the reason she doesn't play is because she's an older cat. Some older cats play but most don't. Have you considered letting her go outside? Don't force her but let her go outside if she wants to. That might make her a happier cat. Then again it may not but it's surely worth a try.