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post #151 of 179
I'm so glad that at least Tinker is out exploring and both of them are eating. Sending lots and lots of vibes to Tinker, Wilbur, and of course to you. You are definitely one of the most dedicated pet owners I've heard of! Vibes that everything goes well and that you are reunited with your precious babies
post #152 of 179
Thread Starter 
Thanks for those vibes Yeah I'm definitely dedicated to them, but I don't think any more than anyone else that loves their cats. I know nobody loves their pets more, but lots of people love them as much as I do

can't wait to see them!
post #153 of 179
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
I have income now but it's slow to get going. I'll catch up in a few months, but in the meantime, me, a 42 year old man, has to go back to my stinkin mother's house because I'm a loser.
Dude! You are so not a loser! Do not think like that!! You hear me? I am sorry to hear you have fallen into some hard times. is there no way you can take your babies with you? You have already gone as far down as you can. Nowhere to go from here but up. We all wish you the very best of luck. many prayers coming your way
post #154 of 179
As I said, we've had the wheels come off our finances several times. Moved in with my mother once, Dottie's folks once. It happens. That's why there is marriage and families in the first place, to provide a stable social support system.
post #155 of 179
Thread Starter 
well, as I've said before, everyone's current situation is a direct result of the deicisions we've made up until now.

I have definitely changed my thought process. I really didn't think i'd be here. I was paying the IRS monthly but the lay off just killed it. I survived 8 months without a job, but the money started running out. Then the IRS stepped in, levied me, took EVERYTHING, including my IRA money and left me absolutely broke. It was just a bad cycle.

I'll recover. it'll just take awhile. the post quoted above is from the first post in the thread, LONG time ago
post #156 of 179
Sounds like Tinker is the bolder one. When I first got Lena and Larry (Lena has since passed on... ), Lena was the first to come out, she was the first to "boldly go where no cat has gone before", and Larry eventually followed her. He would wait and see what happened to her with everything. It was really interesting how he calculated his moves according to what she did first....I could almost see his little brain working.

I'm sure for the next few days, (just think.....few days!!) Wilbur will keep an eye on Tinker and see she's fine, and then...YAY...they'll hear your voice and they'll feel safe again!

So glad you're getting them back!

post #157 of 179
Thread Starter 
man, me too. you have no idea how excited i am to get my hands on them again.
post #158 of 179
I am so HAPPY for you!

Not nearly as happy as you will be when you see your babies again though!
post #159 of 179
Thread Starter 
yeah it's been rough, but I'm excited to see them. I'm concerned. Actually REALLY concerned about the transfer.

I have to take them out of a crate, and put them into my car. I THINK i will buy two carriers but they're going to be pooping scared. They're going to sedate them before the trip, but I can't ask the driver to stop 30 minutes before arriving to meet me and sedate them again. Plus they stand a good chance of escaping if he did try. So I'm pretty worried.
post #160 of 179
The transfer would bother me too. Will you be able to sit in the vehicle they travel in with all the doors closed and transfer them to your crate that way? At least then, if they do escape during the transfer, you will only have to find them in the vehicle.

It will be so good for you to see them again.
post #161 of 179
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
yeah it's been rough, but I'm excited to see them. I'm concerned. Actually REALLY concerned about the transfer.

I have to take them out of a crate, and put them into my car. I THINK i will buy two carriers but they're going to be pooping scared. They're going to sedate them before the trip, but I can't ask the driver to stop 30 minutes before arriving to meet me and sedate them again. Plus they stand a good chance of escaping if he did try. So I'm pretty worried.
Instead of you buying and bringing two carriers to transfer them into, could you ask the driver to pick up two carriers at his end, and transport them in them? You could pay him when you get the cats off of him. Walmart, for example, has pretty reasonable ones.
post #162 of 179
One other thing you might consider. My two cats go nuts when I put them in separate carriers, even when they can see each other. If I put them together in one large carrier, they just curl up and sleep the whole way. The longest trip I've ever taken with them is 3.5 hours, though, not half way across the country.
post #163 of 179
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One other thing you might consider. My two cats go nuts when I put them in separate carriers, even when they can see each other. If I put them together in one large carrier, they just curl up and sleep the whole way. The longest trip I've ever taken with them is 3.5 hours, though, not half way across the country.
Yes I was thinking the same thing - would it be better for your two babies to be in the same carrier where they have each other for comfort?
post #164 of 179
Thread Starter 
I got a message from the driver. he offered to put them in carriers and just let me take them. They'll be in separate ones, but it's still much better this way. They're going to sedate them before the trip and I'll sedate them again once I take them. so it should be ok this way. I hope
post #165 of 179
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I got a message from the driver. he offered to put them in carriers and just let me take them. They'll be in separate ones, but it's still much better this way. They're going to sedate them before the trip and I'll sedate them again once I take them. so it should be ok this way. I hope
That's nice of the driver When will you be taking them? I can't wait for you all to be reunited, all three of you will be so much happier
post #166 of 179
Any updates on how your kitties are doing in foster care? Do you have an exact date when you're going to get them back?
post #167 of 179
Thread Starter 
Hi there!

Yeah i'm picking them up the day after Christmas . I can't wait
post #168 of 179
Here's hoping the weather is good and the roads are clear!
post #169 of 179
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Hi there!

Yeah i'm picking them up the day after Christmas . I can't wait
Super! What a nice holiday gift!
post #170 of 179
That's got to be the best Christmas present ever. How are you going to handle the long drive? Will you be staying overnight somewhere so you can get some sleep?
post #171 of 179
Thread Starter 
Yeah I'm excited. a LOT of that excitement has been culled though over my last issue.

I found out yesterday They aren't paying my unemployment now. which i JUSt got a week ago. I was so happy thinking that at least I'd be able to afford little things, like this trip. But they didnt' pay me the money this week (240) which i was expecting. now I can't afford the litter box I need, cat food, the gas to get to wichita and back, or the motel room.

They stopped my unemployment because i couldn't attend the 'orientation' for job service in phx. that's hard to do 1400 miles away. I told the lady last week I needed to change this to an interstate claim because I got evicted and can't get anther place in phx. It now has to go through an adjudication board for approval/denial. then IF they approve i'll get the back payments. but it's at least 4 weeks away due to the backup.

I swear to god it's like I can't win for losing.
post #172 of 179
I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems. I sent you a PM.
post #173 of 179
Thread Starter 
Well I did manage to raise the money to go thankfully. I bought a cheap tv when i got back here so I'd have something to watch. I kept the receipt and the box just in case. Well it's in case . I'm taking it back today for a refund. it's kind of a no brainer. the cats are slightly more important than the tv.

Thanks for the PM
post #174 of 179
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Well I did manage to raise the money to go thankfully. I bought a cheap tv when i got back here so I'd have something to watch. I kept the receipt and the box just in case. Well it's in case . I'm taking it back today for a refund. it's kind of a no brainer. the cats are slightly more important than the tv.

Thanks for the PM
Glad to hear there'll be a happy reunion after all.
post #175 of 179
hi..i just read your post and briefly through the thread and i wanted to say never feel like a loser for falling upon hard times. sometimes you just have to accept what it is and take the help you are offered from family and friends....

my whole life i had an excellent job and the stress got too much and i left, i took a lower paying job and was struggling to stay up with everything, then i got promoted to a nice position and things were looking good again...then a few months later i found out that part of the company was closing and again had to take a much lower paying job..where i am now...got evicted from my apartment, i now have to borrow money from mom and dad, BF carries me through alot, and at first i felt like a big loser about it and then i realized i was always there for my family and friends thru hard times wether financially or emotionally so i finally accepted what is. sometimes we are put into situations that we cannot help...but theres a reason for everything, its helped me realize not to take things for granted and really enjoy the small things in life.

im very glad you are getting your cats back...sending lotsa good vibes your way.

stay strong you will make it through all of this!
post #176 of 179
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Well I did manage to raise the money to go thankfully. I bought a cheap tv when i got back here so I'd have something to watch. I kept the receipt and the box just in case. Well it's in case . I'm taking it back today for a refund. it's kind of a no brainer. the cats are slightly more important than the tv.

Thanks for the PM
You're going up to Wichita to get them?

By the way, did you see the message in the kittens section from the guy who's hand-raising a kitten dumped in a box on a dumpster?
post #177 of 179
Thread Starter 
yup i'm driving to wichita. I was going to Oklahoma, but found out he's not going that way. BOOOOO. So it's 350 miles each way. I don't think i'm going to get a motel room though. i REALLY need to save as much money as I can, so i'm going to drive up and get them, then turn around and come back. I think i can do it in 15 hours.

I just went and found that thread from that guy. he sounds just like me lol.
post #178 of 179
Good luck! You're finally gettin your kitties back If you feel tired at the wheel, PLEASE pull over and get some rest or a cup of coffee. I would hate for anything to happen to you and your kitties after you've all fought so hard to be reunited.
post #179 of 179
Wow, what a rough story. But with such a happy ending.

I hope you have a safe trip tommorrow. I can't wait to "meet" your kitties via pics on here
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