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I've adopted another kitty.....bittersweet.

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well, my best friend's kitty is now in my care after she told me she was going to be too much for her.
I found out this morning that she was planning on taking her to our local animal shelter.....That's when I got very angry with her and told her to bring the poor thing to me.
The cutie is due to have her kittens approx Feb-27th to Mar-5th, and I will be taking care of her and her new additions.
I am happy, and sad at the same time....that someone I knew so well would just let her go, and possibly be put to death "because she'll be too much work" I made sure she knew that she will not be getting her back after the kittens are born, she is now my cat, in my care full time.
She's fitting in quite well, and she loves her choice of food....She was in heaven when I put out dinner LOL
She had, Catmilk, Water, Lunchmeat, Canned Food, and a 50/50 mix of kitten and adult food. LOL.....I know, sounds like too much, but they were all small portions.
I hope I did the right thing by adopting her..........
post #2 of 22
Yeah for you! Double yah for the new one!!
post #3 of 22
You've not only saved one life, you've saved multiple lives in doing this. They couldn't ask for a better place to be born, and momma-cat is in very good hands too.

Has she been to the vet with your friend? Probably not a bad idea to take her to yours for a general checkup, but more so your vet will be familiar with your situation if there is an emergency with the birth.
post #4 of 22
OF COURSE YOU DID!!
im so proud of you taking her in, I too know how bad it is when someone leaves their kittys its so unfair.
You hve to show us pics soon though
post #5 of 22
Of course you did the right thing.

You gave her and her babies a chance at a great life, something they may not have had. Bless you for taking her in.
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
valanb...LOL...I already had her to the vet today. I am a regular, and been with them for a very long time...so they squeezed me in for a quickie appointment earlier.
He said she, and the new babies are doing very well.
post #7 of 22
So happy to hear that you were able to step in when this kitty needed you the most!! Pictures are a must when you get the chance!!
post #8 of 22
It's a shame that there are so many people like your friend who dump their animals at shelters or on the streets when things are a little inconvenient.

Thank God for people like you who come to the rescue and offer a warm and loving home. I'm sure you won't regret your decision and you'll have a good feeling knowing that you saved the lives of this kitty and her babies.
post #9 of 22
That is so great! Thank God you stepped in when you did. You should feel very good for doing such an amazing thing for the poor little hunny!
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb
You've not only saved one life, you've saved multiple lives in doing this. They couldn't ask for a better place to be born, and momma-cat is in very good hands too.

Has she been to the vet with your friend? Probably not a bad idea to take her to yours for a general checkup, but more so your vet will be familiar with your situation if there is an emergency with the birth.
I´ll second this!!!! good for you!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by consumercity
It's a shame that there are so many people like your friend who dump their animals at shelters or on the streets when things are a little inconvenient.

Thank God for people like you who come to the rescue and offer a warm and loving home. I'm sure you won't regret your decision and you'll have a good feeling knowing that you saved the lives of this kitty and her babies.
I couldn't have said it better,,you are an angel. Your friend annoys me,,,grrr.
post #12 of 22
Matt,

I know this is something you didn't plan on. Bless you for taking this on and saving the lives of Mama and her babies. How fun it's going to be to have kitties!! I'm sorry about your friend and her viewpoint on animals. Try not to be too harsh, especially if she's a good friend. It has a lot to do with how you were raised IMHO. All you can do at this point is tell her how you feel in a nice way. Politely (sp?) state your views and try to sway her to our way of thinking Maybe when or if you let her see those cute kitties....

I just had to tell you how much I admire you for doing this.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kat_Boy
valanb...LOL...I already had her to the vet today. I am a regular, and been with them for a very long time...so they squeezed me in for a quickie appointment earlier.
He said she, and the new babies are doing very well.
See? I knew they were in the best possible hands!
post #14 of 22
Awww, this is such wonderful news! Your such a sweet and kind loving person to give this precious kitty a chance at a happy life she so much deserves. Bless you!
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kat_Boy
The cutie is due to have her kittens approx Feb-27th to Mar-5th, and I will be taking care of her and her new additions.
Congratulations! Thank you for taking her in. Momma cat's almost due. You are an angel.
post #16 of 22
". . .Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." - Matthew 25:40
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
I do feel like I have done the right thing. She's been here all day now and I have already fallen in love with her!
I am not sure how to curb my anger with my friend. I have been her best friend for 15 years. We were raised together, we've lived together, we talk like each other, everything. She is like my sister, one that obviously does not share my love and respect for animals.
Lucky me though, I get a new kitty, and my first ever experience of having kittens!
Being that it is the first, I'll have tonnes of questions I am sure. The websites just don't offer enough.
post #18 of 22
I'm so proud of you taking in your friend's kitty. Shame on her for just going to dump her at the shelter!
post #19 of 22
Oh Matt, you did a fine thing; you have a warm and loving heart!
post #20 of 22
I echo what everyone has already said Matt - you did a wonderful thing - just shows what a wonderful person you are

looking forward to hearing about the birth of the new kitties - and you know that we will all be right behind you for support or advise
post #21 of 22
If it doesn't work out you can always said you tried. If she was taken to the shelter she most likly would have been put down simply b/c she was expecting. I get all teary just thinking of it
post #22 of 22
It really ticks me off when people decide to get rid of an animal like that
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