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New Kitty - Lucky # 7!!!

Meet Lemon Pepper...  One of my real estate clients was moving and couldn't take Lemon Pepper along, so she moved in with me.  She's getting along famously with the other six ladies, and is going to the vet to be spayed next week.  My DH (obviously!) named her.

A Japanese friend of mine calls calico cats "money cats"--I guess there's a folk belief that if you have a calico you'll always have enough to get by on.
Forgot to say...she's really lovely. Looks sweet natured even in a foreshortened pic!

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She's beautiful!

I just have to say (and I don't know your client or her reason...this this is generally speaking), I never get in when someone says they can't take their pet with them. Unless they are moving over seas, moving to another planet, or going to prison .....why can't they take them?! I hear it all the time at shelters I have volunteered in...."I'm moving to a new place and they don't allow pets"....well...find a place that does!!!!!!
disposable life....just a disposable life....(I guess it's always better to take the animal from the person...desperate people do desperate things...like leave them behind, or dump them in the street)

Glad she had you to take her in! Lucky her!

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I'm glad you're able to give Lemon Pepper a new home.  It also pisses me off no end for people "not to  be able" to take their pets with them when they move.   :(  The fab five and our rabbit are as much members of my family as my husband is.  When we moved from Lubbock to Uvalde in August of 2004, the biggest secondary cost was boarding them until we got into our house.  But we never once for even a millisecond considered not taking them with us.  Back when I was single and living in apartments, I refused to live anywhere my cat couldn't.  I only had one until I bought my first house.  Then I adopted two more. 

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I never get in when someone says they can't take their pet with them. Unless they are moving over seas, moving to another planet, or going to prison .....why can't they take them?! I hear it all the time at shelters I have volunteered in...."I'm moving to a new place and they don't allow pets"....well...find a place that does!!!!!!

Dave you are so right. Here people actually say that "cats are so territorial, they care more about their house than they do about the people." This is an excuse to just leave Kitty behind when they move...and does not explain cats who have traveled great distances following their owners who moved across the country! (Can cats read traffic signs? Maybe, but how did they know WHERE to navigate to?)

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I never get in when someone says they can't take their pet with them. Unless they are moving over seas, moving to another planet, or going to prison .....why can't they take them?! I hear it all the time at shelters I have volunteered in...."I'm moving to a new place and they don't allow pets"....well...find a place that does!!!!!!

Dave you are so right. Here people actually say that "cats are so territorial, they care more about their house than they do about the people." This is an excuse to just leave Kitty behind when they move...and does not explain cats who have traveled great distances following their owners who moved across the country! (Can cats read traffic signs? Maybe, but how did they know WHERE to navigate to?)

That excuse is so full of sh*t and it stinks big time!  Anybody who says that hasn't taken the time to bond with their cat!  My senior cat who has passed over the Rainbow Bridge lived in many places and it was always me that she wanted to be with not the linoleum on the floor or even the shrubbery in the yard! 

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I agree; it's a bunch of sh*t.  We've moved back and forth across the US and always took our kitties. 

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I agree; it's a bunch of sh*t.  We've moved back and forth across the US and always took our kitties. 

Same here, try moving from Woodstock NY, to North Georgia....1000 miles...with 10 dogs and a cat (the size of my family at the time).....my ex and I somehow did it....there was NEVER a question of not being able to do it.....I just wish I video taped some of it.... :D

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She's beu-ti-ful!

I got my cat when I was living in apartments because he was left behind.  According to the neighbors, a woman had two cats and was moving.  She said she couldn't take both cats (!!!) and set a one-year old indoor cat outside and left.  The neighbors put enough food out for him so he stuck around the apartment complex.  A year later I moved in he decided to move in with me.  The woman came back about six months after he had moved in with me to see how he was doing (!!!).  The neighbors directed her to me and I found a post-it on my door with her phone number on it.  I didn't call because 1) I didn't see that it was my job to make her feel better and 2) I was enraged and didn't trust that I could have a constructive conversation.  I tried to call a couple of years later when I was more calm, but the phone number was disconnected.

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She is so pretty! And I love the name...it's suits her purrfectly ;)

I agree with what everyone has said. I can't imagine leaving behind either my dog or my cat. You might as well tell me I can't bring my kid either....because that's how I feel about them. They're my four-legged kids.
humboldt_honey, what that woman did was horrible. Good for you for not calling her back & easing her conscience.

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I got my kitty, Twister, from the SPCA. She was an abused cat. She was emasciated (sp?) when we got her and very very scared. It took her two weeks to come out from under the bed. Now she's a very loving cat. I always wondered how someone could want an animal if they didn't feel like part of the family to them. Most of the time, I prefer animals to other people (my family and friends excluded, of course).

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Tofuttibreak, there's a big difference between "unadopting"  a cat and sending one to live with other family members.  It sounds like your Dad has become a Cat Dad and the cat is now your furry sibling!  :D 

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what a pretty kitty! one of mine is a dilute calico....love love LOVE the calicos....very sweet cats.

i think about how much of a pain it will be to move my two fur babies (if only they loved to cuddle together so i could get a HUGE crate for them!) but i can't imagine not taking them with me. they are my babies!! anyways, the way i spoil them they would prob die from lack of attention in another household. i always get sad when i go to the adoption place and the cat has a sad story about why it is there--- like "my owner was moved to a nursing home" or (seriously saw this once..) "my owner was murdered"  :'(

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Baypuppy, love your new pic! Who's the "furry extension" on your lap?
BTW...have you ever noticed that when making a lap for a cat, all you have to do is think about getting up, and the cat suddenly gets a LOT heavier? I swear they can read your mind, and they're saying, "No way, you're not moving!"

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Lemon Pepper is a lucky, lovely lady.  Congrats on the new addition!  :)

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i love calicos! my grandmother had one (named calico, creative, eh?) when i was a kid. she was the smartest cat ever!

i'll admit that i'm one of those people who "couldn't" take my cat with me when i moved. it's really just that i thought it would be better for her if i didn't. so, she stayed with my dad who has 1/2 an acre and a house 3 times the size of our apartment--and who doesn't have two dogs that annoy the hell out of her. to be honest, it hurts my feelings a little to see how much happier she is living with him! my dad was one of those people who didn't think he liked cats, but now he can't stand to leave her at home when he goes over to my grandmother's house. she hops in the truck and goes with him. so, i guess he's converted! and i feel pretty good about my decision--that's not to say that i don't wish i could have her here. i miss her like crazy, but i think that she's much happier there than she would have been here.

Hey tofuttibreak,
I agree.... your situation is not the one I'm referring to at all. There are plenty of family members that end up taking care of other family member's pets. Years ago, my oldest brother gave me his beautiful rescued golden retriever "CJ" to watch "for a few years" while his was doing one of his residencies at a hospital in NYC. I lived in NYC at the time as well, playing music and going to school (barely), but my brother just knew that he would be putting in up to 80 hours per week and that it would not be fair to CJ. He and his wife realized when he finished his residency that "CJ" had become mine......I know they wanted him back, and loved him, but they also saw that he had become my dog and saw the bond that we had. They actually said to me...."it's obvious he belongs with you now"....in reality he was a pet that was part of my whole extended family. Looking back, it was the last time that all of us (meaning my parents and 2 older brothers)lived in the New York City area at the same time, and CJ was lucky because once I started doing extensive touring he had lots and lots of babysitters to take care of him....I miss him, he was really a gentle giant....I'll have to find a pic of him to post in my gallery. Funny...I'm here visiting my Mom in Florida as I type this and just looked up and she has a picture of CJ in with a whole bunch of family pictures on one of her bookcases here....I guess he was the "family" pet. :)
Toffuti, I think the same is true with your cat. If he lives with your dad, and you still visit, it's more of a family pet....just living under his roof  ;)

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We just moved from Maryland to Massachusetts 10 days ago. Some people actually asked us if we were taking our two cats :o Why on earth wouldn't we? Every time we moved we take our animal buddies with us. Even when we moved from Germany to the US we took our dog Pepper with us. When I volunteered at an SPCA in Maryland we would get people dropping off their animals all the time because "moving, can't take with me". It used to make me so furious!

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