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.