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One thing that left me sad was the story that ....

Sorry to all...
Unfortunelly, this part of my last post didn't get through, probabilly due to a mistake of mine.
I'll try to reproduce it by memory and post it here, now.

One thing that left me sad was the story that Melanie told us about the cat she brought home from the vet.
I'm sure that the cat needs a home and love and affection of someone that trully loves him.

Personally I think that the whole event doen't prove a damn thing that she isn't a good mom... By the contrary!
If she wasn't a good mom (and I'm sure Tina can prove it better than anybody!) she would't be sensible to the fact that Tina misses a company that once she had and the fact that she thought that she could try to make them go along.
But is a hard fact that a grown up cat that grew up without the close contact with a dog and vice-versa are very dificult to get used to each other...
To start with there are a number of elements on their gestual part of their language that are enough diferent and even sometimes contradictory to make misunderstandigs more than probable if they didn't grew acostumed to each other when they were 4 to 12 weeks.

But does that mean tha Melanie can consider herself a bad mom because she was not succeded in her atempt?
I don't think so.
And I don't think I'm wrong... Although my main experience is with cats and have a very little experience with dogs, I think that I've read enough about it that together with my own personal experience, make me certain of it, until I'm proved to be wrong....

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I thought about you and Bill a lot over the last 2 days because you are such a good Daddy to you cats and Bill takes such good care of Jimmy ...

Thank you for your lovely post, Antonio. You made me feel a lot better and a little less guilty. Please rest assured that I haven't given up on this cat though ... looked for another home for him all weekend and the search continues.

{{{{{MORE HUGS}}}}} for you!!!!!

justg one more thing though ...

I did make a really big mistake and let an impulse to help the cat override common sense which, given the chance, would have made me realize it would probably not work out to bring an old male cat into a home ruled by an old female dog.

Anyway, thanks for letting me feel a little better abotu this whole thing, Antonio.


Re: justg one more thing though ... (impulses....)

One of the rare times I remeber of acting under an impulse was when I bought Nero Wolf on a pet's shop...

You see, our cat (Charlie Brown - a yellow/light brown tabby male cat) had jumped from our 1st flour window to go into the world searching for female cats, I believe....
He was very gentle but took advantage of a high van parked on the street, under the window, to risk the jump.
And we never saw him again.

And then we were at the shop and I went to see the cats. One of them, a black 2 months old european cat, got me almost "hypnotised"....
He camed to me and "grabbed" me and I think that I "grabbed" him also.
Well some time latter I came out from the shop with the cat and a big, big problem to solve as the decision was only mine...

But, beeing a small little guy, he soon was named and start to catch and win our hearts.
And did.
I only remember this now as some time ago he also went out and never came back....

Looking it now, of course it was an impulse. But I think that even if he isn't with us no longer, it was worth to have known him and had been (at least as long we lived together) his friend...

I think that our heart many times sees farther than our eyes or our mind. It doesn't mean that everything might become possible nor that will;
But, firmlly believing that everything has it's reason -- even when we don't understand it -- I think that such impulses do have their place as well.
It's our task, I think, to try to understand what they mean and their reason and that we might become more and more capable of having just the ones that can be used to improve ours and the lives of those arrond us in this spaceship here known as Earth....

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