…to not get the other kitty home.
Last night before going to bed, I wrote down the amount of money I spend on the cats. And while day-to-day stuff like food and flea treatments or even a yearly vet visit for a vaccination are not that much, it is the unknown illnesses that could take a toll. I still wasn’t convinced and was oscillating between yes and no all night. There were times I was imagining having the third cat and all being well. There were other times I was seeing numbers [bills] in my head.
While I got mixed responses from you my dear readers, two people in my life [my friend, N and my sister] both thought I shouldn’t go ahead with a third cat. My sis because she knows my finances. My friend because she thinks there might be something else underlying the need to get the third cat [Damn psychologists!]
In the end, it was Pebbles and Buttons who helped me make the decision.
Buttons came into the toilet with me this morning and decided to sit on my lap and play. Yes, they do that. Although Buttons has never sat on my lap when on the toilet. [Unlike Pebbles]. And then later, Pebbles was her cheeky loveable self sitting on my laptop. And I thought I couldn’t put them through any stress even if it was temporary. Pebbles particularly has had a stressful year with the introduction of Buttons and the break up of the relationship. And more importantly, I thought about finances as far as vet bills were concerned. As much love as I have and want to give the kitties, if there are medical issues that are unexpected [remember Pebbles’ sore paw and ringworm infection earlier this year and Buttons’ possible cat flu?], I thought it would be unfair to all the three cats if I’m unable to afford proper vet care.
So I texted the rescue lady and informed her. She is sure the little girl will find a home. All I hope is that it’s a loving one.
And maybe another 7 to 10 years down the track when I’m hopefully a little better off financially, I can get a couple more cats.
But as of now, it’s just the three of us.
Thank you all for your patience and your comments! I truly appreciate it all!
Until next time,