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Old 01-11-2007, 04:02 PM   #436
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BD maybe one of us cat-loving Interference'ers lives close by and can give him a good home.
I hate hearing that he might have to go back to the shelter.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:19 PM   #437
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Cool, Mandy! Don't you just love it? (Picasa)

I like the saturation on the middle photo.

A tip for the black & whites, to create more of a contrast (less of the gray), increase the shadow and do one or a few of the glow options. IMO it tends to make the lighting look more professional than simply removing the color from the photo.
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Bad news. Actually, worse than bad news. Our cutie kitty's owner (my roommate) is going to be moving next semester to live with her boyfriend in a different state. And her bf "hates cats."

And, our landlord has decided that no more pets next year. So where does that leave our baby? Back to the shelter he came from. The same shelter that said he's not good with humans. The same shelter that said he'd be put to sleep if no one adopted him.

Watching him scamper around our living room chasing his toys right now.... and jumping up on the couch every few minutes to snuggle with me.... it breaks my heart. The sweetest little thing ever.
Do NOT let her dump him at the shelter. She adopted him, so at the very least, it's HER responsibility to re-home him (and by home I mean HOME, not shelter or rescue).

Otherwise, talk to the landlord and ask why the rules have changed. Maybe ask if you can pay a pet deposit, or just plain pay. When I wanted Beckham, I had to pay $300 (non-refundable) and the landlord said she would accept that for us to have pets. Or, threaten to move elsewhere.

That's a really, really bad idea adopting pets into long term relationships when the other person doesn't like them. Phil and I pick out our pets together (well except for Posh b/c she was a birthday present from myself). We've talked more about our current and future pets than possibly having children!

If he goes back to the shelter, he'll be put down. Most shelters have a three day turn around on cats that have no home (more like five days if they are not sure where the cat is from). Since he's not a kitten, it's extremely unlikely he'll get picked, unless they happen to be having an adoption open house or something. It doesn't matter if he's healthy and litter trained. He's not a kitten anymore, and most people adopt kittens or cats with some sob story (like the cat was on the local news for being saved from a storm drain).

Or she can just admit she's a lousy person and drive the cat over to me
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:37 PM   #439
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Do NOT let her dump him at the shelter. She adopted him, so at the very least, it's HER responsibility to re-home him (and by home I mean HOME, not shelter or rescue).

Otherwise, talk to the landlord and ask why the rules have changed. Maybe ask if you can pay a pet deposit, or just plain pay. When I wanted Beckham, I had to pay $300 (non-refundable) and the landlord said she would accept that for us to have pets. Or, threaten to move elsewhere.

That's a really, really bad idea adopting pets into long term relationships when the other person doesn't like them. Phil and I pick out our pets together (well except for Posh b/c she was a birthday present from myself). We've talked more about our current and future pets than possibly having children!

If he goes back to the shelter, he'll be put down. Most shelters have a three day turn around on cats that have no home (more like five days if they are not sure where the cat is from). Since he's not a kitten, it's extremely unlikely he'll get picked, unless they happen to be having an adoption open house or something. It doesn't matter if he's healthy and litter trained. He's not a kitten anymore, and most people adopt kittens or cats with some sob story (like the cat was on the local news for being saved from a storm drain).

Or she can just admit she's a lousy person and drive the cat over to me


A freaking MEN! Nothing makes me angrier than people who adopt animals and them dump them back at the shelter when the animal no longer 'fits into their life schedule'. I would totally move for my cats if I had to. I would not even DATE a guy that hates cats or that would not allow me to bring a cat into our home. There is just no way I could ever give up any of my cats, ever. I'd live in a freaking cardboard box with them if I had to. I know I might sound a little extreme, but I know I am not the only person that feels this way.

I dont know what part of Minnesota you are in Babydoll but here is a list of tons of shelters in MN. AS A LAST RESULT, at least have your friend pick one that says NO KILL next to it.

http://www.geocities.com/mnspayneuter/Resources.pdf

If she gives a crap at all about the cat she will drive if she has to, to take him to a no kill shelter rather than the convenient down the street shelter that will euthanize him.
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It really irks me that people are so caviler about getting rid of their pets as soon as they are a nuisance or are no longer in fashion any more or are too old...

This is a living, breathing little creature who has thoughts and perceptions and a soul as far as I'm concerned and they should not just be treated as garbage if they become difficult to deal with. ARGGHH!!!

What if your roommate had a baby and her new boyfriend hated kids? Would she give it up for adoption? Why is a cat any different really?
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Even the no kill shelters can be terrible. Like the one where we got Eden. They had 225 cats in just a few rooms. There were so many (because of the no kill policy), they were all sick and had other health problems, they didn't get enough food or clean litter and were fighting for space. It was so unhealthy I contacted the local police. I realize they have good intentions, but those conditions are not healthy for ANY cat or person and if the cat is not getting any attention or proper care, it will just become feral and unadaptable anyway.

I would take this cat and find it a real home, but she would have to bring it or ship it to me. Considering how unfair she's being, that's not really asking a whole lot.
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Oh I totally agree about finding the cat a real home. Though my local no kill shelter is nothing like that at all. I got Saki there and there was plenty of space for the cats, it wasnt over crowded and he was perfectly healthy, so I'm sure they are not all like you describe (which sounds horrible). I am just offering that as a last resort. She shouldnt be giving him up in the first place, but if she absolutely has to she should advertise to find it a home, I mean come on, there are tons of free websites you can advertise. You can put up signs at your local vets, ads in the paper, even a foster home or a friend, friend of a friend. Dumping the cat back at the shelter is the 'easy' way out
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Yeah. I would definitely visit the shelter before signing the cat over. Had we known how bad our local no-kill shelter was, we would have done something a lot sooner, before it got out of control. We don't regret adopting Eden. She was fatally ill, though we didn't know it at the time, so it was good we gave her a calm, stress-free home while she was sick.
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I might try that Picasa programme sounds good and easy to use.

I can't believe your friend when you adopt a pet you take that responsibility on. At least try re-home it and don't leave it at a shelter you know where they will put it down. I'd have the cat but i'm on the wrong continent, in UK.

Hope she finds it a good home BD.

Regarding the cat that you and your other roomies will still have. Try what the others said. Pay a bit extra or see if you can move. My Mum paid extra money to stay in a not so good flat ( it was the only 1 that would take children and pets) so we could keep our cats and dog when i was younger. There was no way she'd be parted from them.

I love all the Cat pics in this thread. Some beautiful cats.

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How can your landlord just decide 'no more pets' after allowing pets??? This just doesnt sound right to me.
Me too. What does it say on the last lease agreement that you signed? I can see a landlord saying no new pets or no pets for new people who move in, but can they make you get rid of the pet that you already have?
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I was basically gonna say what kelly said. If the pet is already in the home, how can the landlord make you get rid of him/her? Seems quite unfair. Check the rental agreement - maybe there's rental laws too to check I hope the kitty finds a good home
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #447
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thanks for the tips on the photos I'm very excited - i've just ordered a new camera - 12x optical zoom, image stabilisation and all the rest!!! No doubt there will be a flurry of photo taking here next week when the camera arrives!!!


As for people treating animals like a toy you can take back to the store Don't even get me started!!!!!
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The landlord said no more pets next semester - after the little incident where poor Max got locked out of the house and was stuck down in the basement. He was stuck down there for 2 days after his owner (my roomate) was careless enough to let him get of our apartment and run downstairs, and then she went home for (I think) New years Eve and he was left down there. The landlord discovered him and also the fact that he had peed there too... and wasn't too happy about it and told my roomate to clean up the basement and deoderize it, etc. A couple days back, he came to us and said no more pets. He said, what if Max had been locked out for a longer period of time? He had a point though. He's pretty adamant about not allowing any more pets, - owners pets, guest pets, visiting pets in our apartment next academic year, which is from August 2007. And my roomate is moving to a different state like I said, and since her new bf doesn't like kitties, she figures the easiest thing would be to give him back to where he came from.

However, I am the only other roomate out of the 4 of us besides Katie who loves cats, and I'm trying hard to find him a home.... So far nothing has worked out.
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have you put up notices yet? contacted grooming salons and boarding kennels to see if they can help seek a safe new home?

the cat doesn't have to go back to the shelter, and really, this shouldn't become an issue even. there's countless other avenues for you to pursue.

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Babydoll, PM me and let me know what city you live in or near, if you don't mind.
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