nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

The cat, again

A while ago, I posted about a cat I'm having trouble with. I've given up to the point where I'm willing to put him on craigslist. The first thing I see when I look at listing pets is something from Peta about how incredibly careful you have to be giving an animal away. From what I can gather, their worries about animals being used for research are fairly silly--most research is done on standardized animals. Or is that just a self-serving claim from the labs? It still sounds plausible to me.

Anyway, have any of you guys given animals away outside your social circle? How much care did you take? On the one hand, I feel like he needs someone who'll care enough to give him bottled water (quixtar filtered water is ok, too), and on the other, this situation is driving me crazy. I won't put him in a shelter (there are no no-kill shelters in the area) and at age 14, his odds would be extremely bad. This seems like just giving him a few bad days before the end.

The thing is, I'm feeling overwhelmed with convention prep, and in some ways, Ra's behavior is worse--I've been accomodating him so he won't piss in my room, and I think the result is that he's expecting faster service. He's also started waking me up when I sleep.

Is there any way I can tell the truth but make him sound like a cat someone might want? Taking him on would be something of a challenge, but he's still an attractive, affectionate cat, and it's quite possible that a skilled cat handler could have some good years with him.

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