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    Default :( Why Did She Get Rid of the Cat That Was There First?


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    I hope she keeps to her word and never gets a cat again- no kitty deserves an owner like that

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    Exactly. I can't believe she feels sorry for herself! She kept the cat with someone who verbally abused it, protected the *precious puppies* but not the cat, and moved home! All without a gentle cuddle and comfort. I wish I could fly to America and hold that precious furrbum.

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    Sometimes I think you have to look at the bigger picture.

    For example: I have a crabby old maltese who was really getting the irrates with the Pei. I thought it was just old age until one day I took him to the groomer (who also has a Maltese) and by the time I picked him up he was his bouncy playful old self.

    I came away knowing I would have to something for Charlie Brown to keep him happy as he obviously wasn't happy any more within his enviroment at home with me/us. We went to the vet for a health check and my vet told me CB was having issues because the pei were bigger than he was and he wanted to be top dog. Made perfect sense, but little I could do short of rehoming a dog I have had for 11 yrs.

    So I seriously thought about rehoming him for his sake to try to make him happier, but then CB started going for kids!!! So rehoming was definately out of the question (saved by the bell really). I have since been working with him one on one rather than as a member of the pack. I have also changed a few of the things he took for granted throughout his life and would have the effect of reducing his priority within the pack, like not allowing him on the lounge or the bed unless he was invited (see even I with all I know about dog behaviour make bad judgement calls to the detrement of my own furkids out of emotion rather than logic).

    I am pleased to say that CB has adjusted well to his new place within the pack and although I do have to shut him in a room when kids come over (every blue moon), he won't need to find a new home to make him happy. I even catch him playing with the pei from time to time now.

    So in my world, it all worked out (thank dog- because I really don't know if I could have gone through with rehoming one of my own). However, had it not worked out, I truly think that CB would have been happier in a home where he didn't have that complex of being the little dog amongst the biggens.

    Given the attitude of these people toward their cat, I hazzard to say I think the cat is in a better place now where he can be happy.

    One last thought though.....if it were me, I would have got rid of the boyfriend rather than the cat! SERIOUSLY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    .if it were me, I would have got rid of the boyfriend rather than the cat! SERIOUSLY
    EXACTLY my thoughts!

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