The hardest decisions I've had to make in my life have all involved pets. Lately we've been struggling over what to do with our cat Hope, and it was time to make a decision so things could move forward with the other aspects of our life. Hope was never going to win "cat of the year" in anyones eyes, she just wasn't cat-like enough. As far as showing affection, snuggling, being playful or fun, what little she did supply was almost always reserved for me alone.
Regardless, she shared almost all of the past four years of our adventurous, tumultuous, and many times ridiculous life.
People that have pets and love them know how hard it would be to give them up, and people with kids and pets know how heartbreaking it is if the two can not easily coexist.
Unfortunately Hope continued to be borderline hostile towards Madeline and showed no signs of improving, and keeping the two of them separated meant Hope was not getting the attention she needed. The best option we could find was to give her up for adoption and count on her next owners supplying her with a better environment and the attention she needs.
I am flooded with emotions and none of them are good. My heart breaks once again and there is nothing that can help but time, and right now that moves far too slowly.
Goodbye my friend and I truly wish you the best.