Wow. What an ordeal for Jasper and Nicole. She must be so relieved to know he's okay and being cared for. You did a wonderful thing for both of them!
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1/21/08 at 4:34am
Nicole already gave me the address for her new apartment...it's just down the block from our kids school.
I told her I plan on visiting then often
She said I could come everyday if I wanted
Here we go again!!
Earlier this evening I was in the kitchen and I could hear a cat crying and crying.
Since the sun porch is the room right next to the kitchen I thought it was Jasper.
I went out there and Jasper was sitting and just staring out the window.
At first I couldn't see what he was looking at and then I heard the crying again...it wasn't Jasper, it was Jack...the cat that belongs to Nicole's ex.
I guess he must have done something wrong because now he's outside...or he was...he's on the sun porch with Jasper now.
It's 7 freakin' degrees outside...why oh why would anyone with a brain let a cat outside in this kind of weather?
Jack and Jasper were thrilled to see each other, they were rubbing up againest each other and grooming each other...and the first thing Jack did was gobble up all the food his little tummy could hold..poor little guy
Nicole worked yesterday, so she was off today...she just left.
She told me that she'll just take Jack with her when she takes Jasper.
They get along great and like Nicole said being that she works so much Jack and Jasper will keep each other company.
I don't look at this as "stealing" Jack....I don't know how long he's been outside and they haven't come looking for him...so I look at it as abuseand neglect and don't feel one bit bad that I put him on the porch with Jasper or letting Nicole take him with her.
Like I said it's 7 degrees outside...the sun porch has heater that's set at 50 so at least Jack will be nice and warm and with his buddy Jasper.
The only bad thing is that Jack is not neutered and as all of you know un-neutered cat pee smells AWFUL...oh well, at least he's safe and warm.
I haven't told Mason yet, but I think I might call our Vet and see if I can get Jack in to be neutered before he leaves.
The last thing I want is for Nicole's new neighbors to complain about smelling cat pee and then have her new landlord change his mind about allowing her to have cats, plus I won't have to hold my breath when I scoop out his litter box
Mason has started to call me Dr. Dolittle
He said he thinks the strays must have a hotline and they tell each other "Go to that house, they'll feed you and keep you warm"
Dr. Dolittle!? That's funny!!
Not such a bad thing to be known in the cat underground as a safe haven!
I know you're right, Eileen.
I keep remembering how Nicole started to cry when she found out that Jasper was safe there was no doubt in my mind that she loved him very much.
Then her willingness to take in Jack also...speaking of Jack, Nicole's ex has never looked for him...so I know I did the right thing for Jack too.
I'm not so sure that Nicole will come and get them today...we woke up to an awful mess....sleet, freezing rain and snow.
Schools all over Western, PA are closed because of it.
So I'm not really sure if Nicole will drive in this weather or not...if she can't we get an extra day with the boys
Maybe the name Gracie means Princess in cat language...it sure sounds like we both have little divas on our hands.
My Gracie does not like the boys being on HER sun porch...frankly she be happy if Annabelle and Elliott didn't live here either