Been there, done it! I also watched as a couple I lived with abused and neglected their cat Molly. But my situation was a different, I was the one moving out, and I just couldnt leave Molly there with them. She came to love me, waited in my room for me, and slept with me every night. It took racking my brain to come up with an idea on how I was going to take her with me...because they would rather kill her than give her up...They would have known I took her if she disappeared around the time I was leaving, and I had no safe place to keep until then. So, when they were at work on the day I was to leave, I took one of my heavy work boots, secured a towel around it with rubber bands, and put it in a garbage bag, and tied a tight knot in the top. When they got home that night, I was crying my eyes out and apologizing profusely(even though Molly was allowed to go outside whenever she wanted) because Molly had been "hit by a car" that morning, and she was in the garbage bag in the gargage. I said I didnt know what else to do with her...the husband went right out, picked up the bag, stood there a minute, and tossed it in the garbage can, came back inside and said laughing, "Well, that's one headache easily thrown away" It took me a few minutes before I could stand up because I was shaking so bad, afraid I was going to get caught, but the wife thought it was because I was still upset over Molly...and kept saying dont worry about it, I hated that cat! Well, I drove down the street, got out, opened up the U-Haul and got the box Molly was in and put her in the car with me, and drove from Denver to Iowa with her where she lived with me until she died at age 16, happily!
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8/12/05 at 3:15am