Over much deliberation, I've decided that I need to find Mugsy a new home. It is breaking my heart and I'm crying as I'm typing this out. As you know, I'm moving in with Ed into his condo. In his building, pets are not allowed, but he does have a cat named Mooby. Needless to say, we are terrified that the building management will find out about the cats and proceed to charge us an extra $300 a month (which neither of us can afford). To keep the peace, Ed has suggested trying to find Mugsy a new home since Mooby has already been living here for 5 years. Even though I've only had Mugsy a very short time, I'm very depressed about having to lose him. He came into my life shortly after Sammy passed away...or perhaps I encouraged him to come into my life because I was feeling lonely without Sammy here. He helped to fill a void and I'm forever grateful to him, but I'm having a really hard time letting go. I'm asking all my friends and family out there to see if there is any interest in taking him in, preferring not to take him to a local animal shelter. There is a no-kill animal shelter nearby that I may check out, and perhaps even offer to volunteer there, especially since I love working with animals (I used to be a Veterinary Technician and a pet sitter). If I have to give up the Mugster, I want him to have the best home possible. He is such a wonderful cat and I'm really going to miss him terribly. I love you Mugsy!
11 hours ago