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A New Home for Scout

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Yesterday our friend was able to catch our cat Scout and put her in her crate. Then he took her and a big bag of her food to his friend's farm where he opened the crate door inside the barn and watched her scamper up into the hay mow. The farmer there has other cats and he agreed to take care of Scout as she adjusts to her new life as a semi-feral farm cat/mouser. She will be a good hunter on the farm because she proved that to us when she brought mice to her kittens showing them how to eat from nature's bounty.

We miss her, but we know she will be happy at the farm and will help control the rodent population there in the barn and the surrounding area. This farmer likes cats and feeds them to make sure they don't go hungry. Scout never allowed us to domesticate her completely. She would barely allow us to touch her. She liked our dog Milo though, and we can tell that he misses her because he looked for her last night and again this morning. We're giving him some extra attention which makes all of us all feel better about giving Scout away, but with our inability to manage her care as an inside cat we found the best home for her that we could.

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    You do the best you can with your situation. The hardest part is letting it be enough. I don't think it ever FEELS like it is, but like I've spent years learning, the way things ARE and the way they FEEL aren't necessarily the same!

    Milo will adjust and Scout is most likely happier being able to do her own thing. emoticon
    1863 days ago
    You did good finding that home for Scout. Hugs!
    1876 days ago
    Good for you for looking at what was best for Scout instead of looking at what you really wanted. It's a difficult decision, but better for her in the long run - it sounds like she already loves her new spot!
    1877 days ago
    Sounds like Scout got the best end of the deal. At least you have Milo left to help ease the separation.
    1877 days ago
    I agree, hard to do, but you did what was best for Scout. The farm sounds great, scout will love it.
    Extra emoticon to you. Glad you are pampering Milo too. Maybe as one of your other friends said you can all visit.
    1877 days ago
    You did good.
    1877 days ago
    Awwww it's difficult indeed, but it sure sounds like you've done the best thing for Scout.

    HUGS to you AND Milo . . . it will be an adjustment.
    1877 days ago
    Awww...that's a tough decision. But you did what was best. And you know where she is. Visits maybe? :)
    1877 days ago
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