Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In which Primo is very concerned about what will happen with Sly and Doris' cats and he is right to be concerned because old cats who bite people do not tend to find good homes

Primo is super concerned about Sly and Doris' cats and so am I. Those cats are not coming to our house - the one bites and scratches and the other has litter box problems - but it makes me angry that Sly did not have a plan.

Primo asked Sly years ago what would happen to the cats if Sly and Doris died first and Sly told Primo that he thought that Primo would take the cats.

Primo informed Sly this was not the case.

Sly did not make a plan.

When Primo and I did our will, after we got married (those of you with minor children, you do have a will, right? ALL of you need a will. All of you.), we wrote instructions to my sister, the executor, to send the cats back to the Siamese cat rescue place and give them a $3,000 donation.

Sly has abandoned his cats. Unforgivable.

A friend just posted something on facebook about kittens who need to be adopted or it's death for them. If people will not adopt cute little kittens, why would they adopt old cats who have problems?

Shaking my head at Sly's irresponsibility.

8 comments:

  1. I am worried about these cats too. I wonder if they could be improved if they were in a better living situation? Or if they could be taken by someone, who was given a large amount of cash.

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    1. Rehabilitating older cats with bad habits is a long, arduous, and sometimes futile process. If it was easy, Jackson Galaxy wouldn't have his own TV show.

      Even if none of the choices are ideal, at least you and Primo are the best people to figure it out, GD. Just think about the alternatives.

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  2. Maybe one of Jack's saintly grandchildren has taken a shine to the cats? Can the trust disperse funds to one of them to look after the Dearly Beloved Cats?

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  3. Honestly, it's better to humanely euthanise them than send them to a bad home (if that's the only type that will take them). Our vet always said to take that hard decision "while they still have a twinkle in their eye". OK he was referring to horses, but I think the point transfers! J x

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  4. I keep thinking that there is nothing more that can surprise me or anger me about Sly and Doris, but they are the gift that keeps on giving. What kind of person does not make sure his pets are taken care of?

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    1. a person who really didn't care all that much about the pet. sorry.

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    2. The same kind of person who doesn't male legitimate end-of-life plans, who tells two of his three kids what the will says, and who spends a decade saying he's going to uplate the will and doesn't.

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  5. This is so sad. Years ago, a dear friend set up a trust for the person who would take care of his pets (that would be me). And they were lovely, sweet animals.

    Of course, we also emphatically told each other what we wanted if we were in comas (he: don't pull the plug no matter what; me: pull the plug if I don't respond to chocolate, Dr. Who, or cats). This conversation gets renewed every few years.

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