I have had a cat for 7 years, her name is Evie and she is my little baby... And next week we are re-homing her. I am so sad and heartbroken. DH's uncle is moving in with us: he was recently diagnosed with dementia and needs constant care. And he is HIGHLY allergic to cats. I am so sad about the decision we have had to make. I have been talking to the woman we are giving her to (who actually works at the shelter Evie came from) for about 2 weeks and everytime I see her email pop-up, I start shaking and crying. I am just so sad that this is happening. I know it is the right decision- there is no one else that can take care of DH's uncle and we do not want him in a nursing home or hospital.
DH doesn't understand how grieved I am... He loves our cat, too, but he sees pets as just "animals" and didn't grow up with any. Plus I have had Evie for 2 years longer than DH and I have been married- so I am much closer to her than he is. And my grandmother gave her to me as a gift.. and my grandmother passed away in December, so I feel like Evie is my closest line to her.
She is also very skittish and I am worried about what being in a new environment will do to her. I can tell by the way she talks that the woman who is taking her really cares about her and will take good care of her (Evie used to follow her around the shelter and would even get to go home with her sometimes). I know she will be in good hands, just not MY hands. I feel like I am being selfish. I am also worried that Evie won't understand why she had to leave her Mommy and Daddy. She has been such a good girl the entire time I have had her. Sylvie (the woman taking her) said I could keep in touch with them if I wanted to, but I am not sure if that is a good idea or not.. I feel like it would just upset me, and then I would not be mentally present to take good care of DH's uncle.
Thank you all for reading, I just needed a place to let my feelings out, since no one IRL really understands what is going on in my head...