Then I hear the words I was dreading: "I want to return him." I hate those words for a variety of reasons:
- Taking a cat back means I can't rescue someone else on death row.
- It means I made a bad decision about this adopter and the cat wasn't really in a "forever home."
- Where can we put this new cat? Is there foster space available?
Returning a cat after 3 years isn't like returning a blouse to Sears, for God's sake. He's going to be depressed and feel abandoned yet AGAIN. She's returning him because she has allergies. I hate that excuse. (that's another blog rant).
I hope he's OK. We're going to make him feel welcomed and loved. When I see him I'm going to tell him that I'm sorry I let him down and I'll do better next time to find him a REAL "forever home".