Thursday, November 13, 2008

Not Good

Where to start? We had an unfortunate incident here last night. Molly slipped past us last night after dinner and got to Fred the Cat. Fred the Cat will be okay but it was ugly. Sadly we have determined that this isn’t going to work with Molly. We can’t take a chance on this happening again. This was Fred’s home first and it will be his last home. If there is any good news to come from this it is that an employee at the veterinarian’s office wants to give Molly a home and this employee has no other animals in her home. My heart is broken, but I have to do what I believe is right. That’s about all I want to say right now.

20 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

I tell ya, my old German Shepherd (who hated cats) and my mom's cat had some knock-down, drag-outs but they finally got it together. Maybe you might want to give it a few more days? Just a suggestion, you know what's best for your house but I hate to see you so heartbroken. Good luck with whatever you decide.

November 13, 2008 2:42 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Can't be good if the Vet was involved. Fixer's suggestion might be worth trying but you know best. Sorry it isn't working out.

November 13, 2008 4:35 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Get well soon, Fred!

November 13, 2008 4:59 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

hugs to you- and fred.

November 13, 2008 5:05 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Yikes! Hope all goes well.

November 13, 2008 6:07 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

Sorry, PoP. I know you had your heart set on a new puppy.

November 13, 2008 6:16 AM  
Blogger RebelliousRenee said...

PoP....
yes.... I still lurk here occasionally....

sorry about what happened..... but your mistake is in not knowing about what breeds are or aren't good with cats......

Westies are terriers..... terriers and cats do NOT mix well.....

a google search on what small breeds do well with cats might be a good thing to do before you find another little buddy..... many small dogs were originally bred to go after rodents and other pests.... it's too bad they don't understand that a cat is another household pet.....

I wish you much luck in your search....

November 13, 2008 6:26 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Oh no! That's very sad news. Hope Fred is okay and certainly well enough to write his post tomorrow.

November 13, 2008 7:01 AM  
Blogger roger said...

i guess molly self-selected her future. get well fred.

November 13, 2008 7:13 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear this.

November 13, 2008 7:50 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Based on what I know about rescue groups, you might want to let them know that you passed the dog along to a vet tech. They may want the dog back since you aren't keeping it.

Luf, Us

November 13, 2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

poor fred...hope things level out soon for all of you.

November 13, 2008 9:53 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

sending love and hugs...

November 13, 2008 10:19 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Awww, so sorry things didn't work out.

November 13, 2008 11:21 AM  
Blogger Cujo359 said...

Sorry things didn't work out. Sometimes they don't, particularly if you have other animals in the house. Better luck next time.

November 13, 2008 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Via said...

I hope Fred is better today and can at least send us a message tomorrow. I'm sorry for all of you, but glad Molly has found another home. If you decide to try this again, maybe a puppy would be a better fit for Fred, who can have the upper paw safely until the puppy learns his place? I know you tried your best to keep them apart until Molly learned that Fred was part of the pack and not to be the prey.

November 13, 2008 12:25 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

so sorry it didn't work out.
get better quickly, Fred.

I'm glad Molly landed safely, but, you're right, Fred was there first and he deserves to know his home is safe.

November 13, 2008 1:40 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I'm so soryy! Bad situation! for sure, poor Fred & Molly. guess it wasnt a match made in heaven!

November 13, 2008 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Purple In Tampa said...

POP
I am sorry to hear what happen. Most of my life, I am 65, I have had both dogs and cats at the same time in the house. Most of the time the cats were kittens and the dogs were puppies. Yes we went through the destruction of young animals. The dogs were all big except our Cairn Terrier. The big dogs included Standard Schnauzer, Greyhound/Other Mix, 2 Black Labrador/Doberman Pinscher Mix (current dogs), Rottweiler/Pit Bull Mix (son's dog). We even had a white deaf cat that was leader of the pack with the Rottweiler/Pit Bull Mix and the Greyhound/Other Mix.

I recommend checking the "pet board" at your vet's office and ask your vet to be on the lookout for a lovable dog that will get along with Fred. You might be surprised. We got the white deaf cat and the Greyhound/Other Mix with the help of our vet.

November 13, 2008 2:56 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Oh, PoP. Big hugs to you and to Fred, and here's hoping you'll find the right pup for all of you.

November 14, 2008 6:47 AM  

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