- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
I am so stressed right now and my roommate is not helping. If you read my prior posts about getting a kitten, you might as well disregard that because Boyfriend or Best Friend and I had to take the kitten back for unexpected financial reasons.
So I no longer have a kitten. Anyway. Yesterday Boyfriend or Best Friend and I were getting ready to leave to go to a family cookout. We walked out of my apartment and lo and behold, there is a stray kitten right outside our door.
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I stood there for 15 minutes, debating what to do with this kitten. None of my roommates were home so I couldn’t leave her there. We couldn’t take her to the shelter because we stupidly thought it was closed on Sundays. Turns out, it was open. Grrr.
We didn’t know of anyone that could take it immediately, at least for a few hours. But it didn’t matter because during our discussion, the kitten spotted something interesting and ran off.
We sighed and figured that oh well, there was nothing more we could do since it ran off. Just in case though, I texted both roommates and told them about the kitten so that they could be on the lookout for it in case it came back. Then Boyfriend or Best Friend and I went to the cookout.
Fast forward to six hours later. One of my roommates call me and tell me that the kitten came back and she managed to get it in the house.
As soon as I came back, said roommate pretty much pawns the kitten off onto me then escapes into her bedroom.
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I watch the kitten for an hour and a half until my other roommate comes home. This roommate and I talk about what to do with the kitten. It can’t stay because we are not allowed to have pets unless we pay the $300 pet fee. And neither of us has the money and/or wants to buy food and supplies for the kitten.
So we decide to take the kitten to the local humane society during my lunch break today. But this morning, I research the humane society’s website and see that they don’t take in strays. Okay, no problem. Plan “B”. But this doesn’t work either because the two closest animal shelters are CLOSED on Mondays!
Grrr! We cannot keep this kitten another night! And my roommate keeps texting me saying “LadyBlackheart, I can’t keep this kitten all day, that’s not fair to me. I can’t keep her.”
Fair enough. But she’s acting like this is all my responsiblity. Um no. This is your responsiblity too. Taking care of this kitten falls on both of our shoulders.
When we first found the kitten yesterday, I called this particular roommate and asked her what she wanted to do. Her response? “Keep it and bring it in the apartment. We’ll find a home for it.”
But now she keeps bugging me saying that she can’t keep her all day until I get off work at 5:00. And it’s almost noon now. She is pissing me off! It wasn’t just MY idea to take her in, it was hers too! Grrr.
I’m scrambling, trying to find relatives and friends that can take her ASAP and no one can!
What do I do?? And I don’t even know if I can find someone to take her for tonight!
ETA: And the reason we can’t keep her tonight is that maintenance unexpectedly came in this morning. And we don’t want to get in trouble with the leasing office for having a pet when we’re not supposed to have one.