Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kitty to join our family forever?

This is the question that is plaguing me today.  Dave really thinks we should keep the little darling.  I am not so sure.  And it's causing me a great deal of angst.

Yesterday I was determined that we find a new forever home for the fluffball and so I made new signs, stopped people on the street and in the stores to tell them how wonderful this kitten is and to ask them to please pass the word that it needs a new loving home.

Today, I woke up not knowing if I really truly wanted to give him/her up or not.  I think I do.  But what if I don't but I do hand him/her over to a new mom?

We have a lovely family lined up and waiting eagerly for us to make up our minds.  They could give Kitteh a loving, fun, happy, safe home.  I know Kitteh would be happy there.

Dave thinks that the kitten came to us - more specifically, to me.  He, and several of my friends, believe that pets choose their humans and clearly this kitten came to me for a reason.  I believe this, too, in fact.

I'm just not sure that the reason was for ME to be its forever human.  Perhaps it came to me to keep it safe, snuggled and loved until we could find its real forever home. Maybe you don't believe any of that hoo-ha about cats, and think I'm just a little crazy. That's OK, I believe that, too.

There's no denying this PurrMonster is cute, friendly, enganging, playful and just generally exactly what one would want in a cat. There's definitely a bond.

We have a good home, we have the resources & stability to care for it, the other animals have more or less accepted that there may be a new family member with varying degrees of grace.

But should we? Or should we fondly remember the few days we had with this special kitten and pass him/her on to a family who doesn't have any pets yet but has two little girls so they could grow up together and form that special bond you do with your first pet?

How do we decide?

What say you, Internet? Don't be shy - use the comments or drop me a line.

1 comment:

Gilsner said...

What a difficult decision to make! I think the fact you're having such a hard time with it might mean you really and truly want to keep it. Otherwise it would be easy to hand it over to a family who sounds as great as you describe, no?

It would be an easy decision to make if the other animals were picking on it or it was unhappy. But it's clearly (very) happy! I think it comes down to whatever you feel is best for both you and the little furrbaby. It sounds like wherever the kitten ends up it will be well loved and taken care of, so I'm sure whatever decision you make will be the right one! :)