Originally Posted by eilcon
Wish I could stop obsessing about this, but now that I know there's a good chance Fr. Grad will take Claire, I'm having second thoughts. Keep thinking about how much I'll miss her and that maybe I should just keep her. I've even thought about convincing him to adopt one of the other young adult cats we have available.
Then, I realize that this is pretty selfish and remember how long he's grieved for his old cat and what it's taken for him to reach out to this little one who needs a home. She'll be better off with him where she can be the center of attention and treated like a princess.
Although the rescue group doesn't have any formal agreement that we have adopters sign, I'm thinking about drafting something for both of us to sign that if anything happens to Fr. Grad, Claire will come back to me. I think he'll be agreeable and be reassured to know she'll be cared for.
Sorry for obsessing guys, but I've become way too attached to this little cat.
I love all of the ones we have in foster care, but she's really gotten to me. I've been through many other adoptions, but none have been this hard.
Besides continued good vibes for Claire, please send some my way too that I can be strong and do what's best for her and Fr. Grad.
Thanks for your patience and for listening.
Eilcon- I think you are a lot like me!
I tend to obsess with things like this and having second thoughts about decisions. I know how frustrating it is..
I often WISH that we could see the future then we'd KNOW what the best decision would be!
If you do decide to have the priest adopt her, then I think idea of drafting out an agreement where if something happens to the priest that Claire will be returned to you is a GREAT idea. I think that will give both you and the priest PEACE of MIND.
I know how difficult it is to let go of some cats- Some cats worm their way into our hearts more than others..
I KNOW you will do the best thing for Claire, yourself and others. You really care about her and that's a sign that you will do the right thing whether to keep Claire or not.
If u need to talk more about this, feel free to pm me anytime!
I will be cking this thread often for updates also.