Feb 23, 2010

Clearing The Air

I wanted to clarify my post on Lilo, she is not a stray, she lives with my ex room mate who is taking care of her. If for any reason she cannot afford the food for Lilo, I would be the first to step forward and help her out. I couldn't control the circumstances that found me without my kitties, by the choice of one individual who brought in a level 2 sex offender into the home where my children and I were living, I made the decision to remove myself from the situation. I gave my kitties to someone that promised me he would care for them and he let us all down.

I am sadder and wiser now. I'm sorry there were those of you who may have thought I just let them go without a care but it tore my heart out to the point that I'm not sure if I will be able to have another cat in my life for quite some time. When they are lost or pass away or even given up, it takes a part of your soul and it hurts like no other pain that you can imagine. I won't be posting about my cats anymore, it is too painful.








10 comments:

Fire Lyte said...

...WHAT?! You mean you thought about yourself and your children before your pet?!

You horrible, terrible, disgusting person! How dare you value human life. How dare you have business that is yours and not divulge every intimate detail of every decision you make for all the world to read.

How awful.

Internet trolls are just that. Trolls.

FL

Rue said...

Fire Lyte said it. Absolutely never apologize or think you have to explain yourself. Those of us who have followed your blog long enough remember the posts you did about the situation, and how hurt you were to give up the kitties. I know how much you love them.

I'm just glad you get to snuggle Lilo again. And I have to believe that the others found good homes.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Anyone who has taken the time to read your thoughts and feelings on your blog could easily see how much you love your cats and would know that you could never do anything careless or thoughtless to harm them.

Jacqueline said...

I'm sorry if people were rude to you about Lilo...You obviously love Lilo and did the best you could=no one has the right to judge you and you should not feel like you have to explain yourself...The people that follow your blog know you have a kind and loving heart...I hope you will feel like posting about her again=she is part of your heart and it's always good to be free to express your feelings about things that matter to you...I understand losing animal babies; the sorrow never really leaves you, but neither does the love you shared...I also hope you will be able to bring an animal baby into your home again soon=they are just so good for your heart and soul...Blessings to you and Lilo.

Liz said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words, I really appreciate them!

Laila and Minchie said...

It so warms my heart that Lilo has found you again. I have been there with you in spirit from way back and so feel everything you are feeling. (((HUGS))) to my little girl!

mxtodis123 said...

Lizzie, I am so sorry that a troll put you in this position. For the life of me, I just don't understand someone who gets kicks out of hurting someone they don't know. I recently dealt with one and now have to monitor my messages. I've gone through something similar. When I left my abusive hubby I did so with my two boys and the clothes on my back. I couldn't take my cats, but it was a survival thing. It hurtswhen you have to make those decisions. Find comfort in the knowledge that you have friends who care and understand.
Mary

Angie said...

Yeah, never give it a second thought. I've had pets a good chunk of my life, and they are like your children. You love them, you know them and their personalities. I remember hearing about a government study that spent $10,000 to learn that yes, dogs do have personality. Anyone that has had a pet says DUH to this one.

But on the other hand, we all know that our kids are the #1 priority. It was actually very big of you to leave the situation, because I'm pretty sure you could have turned that person in just for being in YOUR home (as I understand it was yours as well).

Look at me go on, I'm only trying to say you did it all right and you need not listen to anyone else criticizing you.

D.Suplicki said...

What sort of callous person not only assumes someone would make a decision like that lightly but then goes and hurts their feelings with it? Don't pay them any mind. I'm glad Lilo is back in your life and I hope to see more updates about her. *hugs*

Anastasia said...

There are no worries here. I know that you are doing what you need to and that Lilo was well taken care of.