i have to move about a block away. Quicksilver walked into my life about a year ago. the bond was fast & hard. an animal bond i hadn’t shared with any other cat since Walter. Hobbes loved me, but his life before us, made him different. i had an immediate bond, within days, of meeting & naming Quicksilver.
But he came from one of the two churches near by. his family is still there. I don’t know why he left his colony for me. Sometimes he does go back to visit, but he runs to me when i come home. he runs in with the dogs. he is part of our family. he has a nest i made for him in the garage. He slept inside on cold nights & rainy days. sometimes i think the neighborhood fox shows up & he will sleep inside the garage then too. I have tried to see if he liked to come inside the house but he yowls.
the problem is i am moving into an apartment. i have two dogs & ivy & i think my heart will be torn in two if i leave him behind. but then i think i am selfish, knowing he would not like to live with us there. i do know one of my dogs, who has at least five different hunting breeds in his body, will go insane in this apartment. If i gave him to someone who needed & wanted a hunting dog, give him a life far better than i could, then my son would never forgive me. will he? I have no bond with Cole, he is my 12 year old son’s dog. yet , Cole knows it is me who takes care of him. Cole deserves a better life than what we could give him. My husky has cancer, she is starting to feel more pain. Just as i think she will not make it another day, she turns into a pup again.i don’t understand that. But i am pleased she has good days. When she no longer wishes to eat or drink & and cannot make it up the stairs, i will let her go be with Blue.
when i have a strong bond with an animal, i feel as though we are somehow linked, perhaps Quicksilver branded me in some unknown cat way. and i have no idea if i am making sense at all because i keep crying
Do i leave him & find him at the church to feed & love him when i can or do i try to take him with me? he could live on our balcony. i would make it his room. and i can let him out the door. our apartment is at the very, very end of a million buildings, i look over the parking lot to the woods, it seems to be the most private section of this place. i am taking three animals with me & i only want two. Cole will be so sad stuck at the apartment.
what is the right thing to do? please don’t answer if you hate cats or dogs.