Post # 31
What I don’t get about this situation is, didn’t this crazy person have her own cats to take care of? Why on earth was she getting so obsessed with the cat that wasn’t hers in the first place? Don’t get me wrong – I love my dog to distraction, and am probably guilty of humanizing him a bit myself, but I don’t really get this way over OTHER PEOPLE’s animals! What a wacko – glad you are finally done with this!
Post # 33
I will admit I am very guilty of loving my canine little girl a little much…like a lot…like have a tattoo from my neck to the small of my back with her name – which is totally another story, but to explain she was the only one “there for me” when my sister passed and I was in a rough place. And she totally is just as important to me as most people in my family.
HOWEVER, even I find this lady to be a nut case and that’s saying something.
Post # 34
Wow. Hope she won’t be babysitting any HUMANS anytime soon!
Post # 35
Good riddance to the crazy cat lady. She clearly feels as if she did nothing wrong and there’s nothing you’re going to be able to do or say that will make her change her mind. She’ll just continue to be condescending and act like you don’t understand her strong, spiritual bond with your cat. Wacko.
Post # 37
i don;t think its wrong at all to be attached to your pets or care about them as much as anyone else. in fact, i used to have a dog for 16 years that i loved so much i would tell people i felt like i gave birth to her! and now, my DH and I totally humanize our cats. they are my babies, my true loves, whatever you want to call it!
what is so crazy about this person is that, 1) this was not her cat and 2) no matter how much you “humanize” an animal, she took it to an extreme where she felt she could not handle giving me back my own pet until she had her own personal closure. that was not her right to do that and it makes her a little crazier than the rest of us.
but as others have now pointed out. she will never understand that. I am someone who likes to have the last word and who always has an answer for everything. So i am totally DYING to reply to her. but i know there is absolutely no point. perhaps if i ever see her in person again and she brings up, i will say something like “answer me this, why couldn’t you say bye to the cat before you went out of town and ‘debrief’ us 2 weeks later when we saw you again”.
and i also want to ask her to explain this emotional closure she needs on giving up my cat after only having the cat for 4 months. its something i just can’t wrap my head around or understand.