Going to be a "Mama" Again...

  1. As some of you may already know, I lost my Baby Cat a little over 3 weeks ago to Feline Megacolon ("Baby Cat Needs a Colectomy"). Anyway, I went to my son's Community Church Group Meeting last night. I found out from one of the members and his wife that they have a litter of 6-week-old tabby kittens..and I am going to adopt one of them this weekend. While adopting another cat is a gratifying one, it is also very scary, for I am afraid that I will become attached to it, and it will become sick and have to be put to sleep, too. I'm trying to be positive, for what happened to Baby Cat was one of those things that you cannot foresee...and there's been a void in my life since she died, that I am hoping that the adoption of another Furbaby will help to fill.

    I will keep you posted. Wish me luck!
  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   jnette

    I think you're doing the right thing... for yourself AND the new little adoptee.

    I hate it about your BabyCat... so sad. Although you will treasure BabyCat's memory forever, a new little furball will most definately fill that void.

    And even IF they happen to get sick and worse... know that regardless, you are giving these little creature the best life they could possibly know and enjoy.

    Kudos and hugs to you.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Mazel Tov!

    You will need to post pictures, can't wait to see your little fur ball.
  5. by   CseMgr1
    I definitely will. I am waiting for the litter's "parents" to call me back and and set up a time this afternoon to come and see them. My daughter-in-law has already called and asked me to bring him/her by my son's house, to show to the grandbabies.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm so glad to hear this! Not only are you saving a kitten from what could be a life of misery if it ended up in the wrong hands, you're demonstrating the principle that life does go on, and that the best way to honor Baby Cat is by welcoming a new kitty into your home and heart.

    God bless you and your new "baby". Please let us know how it goes once you bring her/him home.
  7. by   dianah
    Ditto to all the above, and you'll surely find one that bonds with you immediately, so you know it's yours and was "meant to be!" Bless you! -- D
  8. by   CseMgr1
    I've been making plans to adopt a kitten from this family since last night, when they told me to call them today. OK, so I call and leave a message at 10:00 AM. No callback. I call again at 1:00 and finally get the wife, who tells me she will call me back. 2-1/2 more hours go by. I leave her another message. Has she called me back? No! In the meantime, I have planned my ENTIRE day around getting that kitten, washing and cleaning...and wind up empty-handed.

    I know I'm venting, but is it too MUCH trouble, for someone to punch out a ten-digit phone # and say: "Sorry, but this is not a good day", and hang up? Some people are just so damn rude. :angryfire
    Last edit by CseMgr1 on Jun 5, '04
  9. by   Tweety
    I'm happy for you getting the kitty, but what is their proble? Best wishes for a happy ending!
  10. by   barefootlady
    Congrats on getting the new kitten. Look on the bright side, once you have this kitten, you can ignore these people.
  11. by   nurseygrrl
    I wish you the best of luck with your new kitty...and post pics of the new little bundle when you can!
  12. by   Rapheal
    You deserve a new kitty and you will be an awesome mama to the lucky baby. I'm sorry you feel frustrated by the owners' lack of courtesy. But the sound of kitty purring will make up for it. On the AOL welcome screen today they have a link about adopting pets. One of the sites brought will help you find a low cost spay/neuter program in your area. Good luck and congrats on your new kitty.
  13. by   CseMgr1
    It is with GREAT pleasure that I announce the addition of "Bobbie June", a six-week-old gray-and-yellow tabby to my famly...almost one month to the date of the loss of PeeWee. I adopted her from the local animal shelter this morning, and the bond was instantaneous! I named her after my late mother, who I think would be pleased, as she was an animal lover, too.
    Will get pictures as soon as I get access to a digital camera. Just couldn't wait to share the news! :hatparty:
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    CONGRATULATIONS!! May you and Bobbie June (cute name BTW) have many, many happy and healthy years together.