Letting Go


Sprucing up

There seems to be some kind of bug that is making it impossible to comment. I have notified the Blog Doctor and he is on the case.

And now back to our irregularly scheduled program…

As I mentioned earlier, the jobette is moving. It’s only about three blocks, but as everyone who has ever moved knows, it’s as much hassle to move three blocks as it is three hundred miles. So I’ve been packing like mad over the past week in preparation for Thursday’s move.

The new office is a much better and bigger space, but it is in a much busier location. Right now, in the days about to become the old days, Digit hangs out in the yard most of the day, chasing butterflies and playing in the sun, but in the new place, there is just a sidewalk and a very busy intersection.

We are also expecting a lot more foot traffic and are even going to have a retail (t-shirts, mugs, etc.) area, presided over by Me.

You can probably tell where I’m going with this. We have had to find a new home for the lovely Digit.

Fortunately, we have located a family which has recently lost their oldest cat at 22 years old. The daughter is devastated and would like to have another cat, even though the family has two neutered males, a 10 year old who is polydactl, like Digit, and a 3 year old Siamese who is disabled due to a head injury but who is much loved and carefully cared for.

These people clearly know a lot about cats and love them. Digit adores children and is super affectionate, which will be great for the little girl. I have to admit that I have felt a little guilty about Digit being alone at night and most of the weekend, and I know she would be happier with a full-time family and that she would not be safe at the new office. I would never forgive myself if something happened to her.

But I have always kind of despised people who move somewhere which doesn’t allow cats or isn’t good for their cats and then give them away, and now I’m One of Them. I think this is kind of a hot button issue with me, since when John and I broke up, he kept the cats. I knew it was the best thing for them to stay together in their familiar environment and one of their people, but it was one of the most painful things I have ever gone through and it still makes me sad.

Still, Digit will be much happier with her new family, who are picking her up this week. I think it’s a good omen that their polydactl is named Clydesdale (for the horses with the huge hoofs/feet), but is called Clyde!

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4 Comments


  1. You guys used the move to find Digit a better home – that’s great! It’s the folks that dump them on shelter doorsteps and shrug and say “we’re moving” and walk away, clearly not caring – those are the terrible ones! Sounds like you found an incredibly cat-loving home for her.


  2. I agree with LisaB, not the same at all, you found a good home, Digit will be well taken care of. There’s good in the move also, much bigger space to work and possibilities for more customers.


  3. Thanks, guys. I still feel guilty (and a little sad), but I know Digit will be much happier with her new family. The little girl wants her “own” cat and I know Digit’s affectionate cuddliness will help mend the little girl’s heart.

    I would *not* have brought her back to the shelter, but I would have had to be super careful of her in the new place and with all the people coming in and out I’m afraid an accident would happen. I considered taking her home, but I know Audrey would make Digit’s life hell.

    I’m glad Digit will be happy and loved, even though I’ll miss her.


  4. It really sounds like Digit is going to be well loved ….you shouldn’t feel badly at all. It seems like fate has stepped in to smooth the way….
    Hope you enjoy your new location

    jx

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