major upset

santa azzy, xmas '09

well what i thought would be a post of some exciting news down the road has turned out to be not so great news….ummm…pretty bad news actually, and i’m very sad and unhappy about it, but unfortunately it’s beyond my control.  after many phone calls today and talking to both a forclosure specialist and my lender, ok most of the information came from the forclosure specialist as lender wasn’t really helpful :-S, it has been determined that there’s nothing i can do to head off the forclosure, and not only is there nothing i can do-no programs i qualify for, etc- but it has been recommended that i be out by the selling date if not shortly after.  apparently, colorado doesn’t have any requirements as to how much time a person is given after they forclose on the property and so they could literally give me 24 hours to get completely packed up and out, or they change the locks and i’m stuck loosing everything; everything locked inside including all the kitties and pups here at Planet Kitty!

and so completely out of ideas, i called my big sister for a shoulder to cry on, and she helped me come up with a plan.  unfortunately, i’m going to have to rehome 3 of my kitties and this i’m not happy about AT ALL.  those 3 are Pannda, Aslan, and Murphy.  i’ll get to the details on that in a few minutes.

the plan is this:  in a month approximately, i will be relocating to the big city up the road and will be moving into a fairly good sized motorhome with my critters.  i’ve talked about this before, and it looks like it’s going to become a reality.  so now the search for a motorhome is on, and not just any motorhome, but a big one.  after talking to some RV yards, i was given the advice to go to a certain website, and that motorhomes for sale just over the stateline in utah, would be a might cheaper for me and i’d be more likely to find what i want at the price i need.  they were right.  i’ve found 2 possibilities, and will be making a long one day road trip to check them out very soon. 

and so this means alot of packing, downsizing, and all if it in about a month.  ugh….i say UGH!  *heavy sigh*

i’ve been wanting to change my locale for sometime now, but not like this.  i guess that’s the great thing about a recession/depression is that it drastically relocates people like crazy; not to mention create alot of homeless, poor, destitute, etc. 

the good thing is, that this move will place me closer to family who are helpful.  it also means i’ll still have a decent roof over my head, get to keep the majority of the critters here at Planet Kitty, and will be relocating to a town with alot more employment potential.  i will be able to find something to to tie me over until something more professional in my field comes along.  so for the most part, aside from loosing the only home i’ve ever owned; a home that i used my inheritance to buy; a home that i have spent almost 13 years in to the day when it forcloses; i’m lucky.   well that’s what they say.  but we must include here that i’ll be loosing 3 of my own family members and that’s just as difficult as well. 

 

i don’t think i’ve blogged yet about Pannda and Aslan.  they are 2 special needs kitties.  Aslan came to me developmentally delayed.  i saw him in a petstore window and new he was farr too small to be there, and got  him out of there for a nominal fee, and took him home.  for about the first 5 years with him, life would be a challenge.  he not only was develop mentally delayed but had litterbox issues, was prone to bladder infections, and would stalk the hallways at night howling his head off.  it was thru the change of a vet that we started making some progress with Aslan about 3 years after i got him.  via behavior modification, he eventually gained confidence, used the litter box, and finally began catching up with other kittens that i was fostering at the time.  he’s been very special to me, but in 2009 he developed some pretty severe bladder infections and it was recommended that he be placed in a home with less pets.  ironically, he decided to proove the vet wrong, and has done wonderful this last year.  he is on a special diet for his bladder infections, and will be for the rest of his life.

Pannda, is another kitty who is very close to Aslan and also is special needs.  in the summer of ’09, Pannda came down with a severe bladder infection on a weekend and had to be rushed to the ER Vet.  the following day he was moved to my regular vet, but everytime they would take out his catheter, he would plug up, so the dr has to go into his bladder and clean it out.  Pannda was literally full of crystals and they had to scoop out what was like sand in his bladder.  the vet said he was just full of it and she’d never seen anything like it before.  Pannda is also on the same diet as Aslan, and will be for the rest of his life.  i got Pannda, about 6 months after Aslan, and he came from a friend who’s semi feral kitty had kittens.  when i first got him, it was actually believed-even by the vet-that Pannda was a she not a he, but as HE got older, it became apparent that Pannda was all boy! lol

handsome Pannda

as i mentioned previously, Pannda and Aslan are extremely close.  they play together, sleep together, and when Aslan, or Azzy as i call him, was being secluded to one room for behavior modification, Pannda lay outside the door of the room Azzy was in. 

neither of these boys will do well at all trying to transition over to life in an RV in such close proximity to all the other critters.  the priority here, is to do what is best for them, and a local rescue i have worked with many times, ARF is going to help me with finding them a good, adequate, loving home that meets all these 2 boys needs.

needless to say, i’m still really bummed. 

pannda "laugh" (yawn really but looks more like laugh)

Pannda puts up with Azzy’s crazy antics of playing; the yowling and his unique game of attack the other kitty (other kitty being Pannda).  Pannda is a very good brother and so i couldn’t bare taking him away from Azzy.  Pannda on the other hand, is quite entertaining with his “hefty” weight, which the vet would like to see reduced (another reason for rehoming).  he will lie on his back on the floor, bearing a slight resemblance to a tootsie roll.  he also loves giving the dogs a run for their money, and well never pass up the opportunity to chase a jingle ball.  (it’s pretty cute!)  the 2 together will make someone a loving kitty family. (but it’s still hard.  i had hoped to keep us all together)

Murphy, who i just blogged about not too long ago, has been chosen for rehoming because she is the one who will do best at adjusting to a new home of all the kitties here at PK.  she’s very loving and attentive-one of the reasons why she did so well as a therapy kitty-and takes changes in life on the chin.  she came from a local rescue.  i believe they found her @ around 4 weeks old or so, and she is what i call a superkitty.  nothing really ever phases her, and she just rolls with the punches.  of all the critters here at PK, Murphy never really felt like she was “my kitty” and maybe that’s the way it was s’posed to be, as she was never meant to stay forever.  once again, ARF is stepping in with her also, and is helping to find her a home, or foster until a permanent home comes along.  altho not as hard as rehoming Pannda and Azzy, I still can’t help but feel like that I have somehow failed these 3 kitties.  i suppose it could be worse, and i could be loosing everyone, and i’m fortunate that that’s not going to happen, but i still can’t help but be heartbroken.

beautiful Murphy

sigh…well i’m off.  it probably wouldn’t hurt for me to start doing some packing tnight.  the days will be busy ahead of me until 2/2.  i’ll be selling things and taking stuff to auction before then, and “downsizing” as much as I can, not to mention dealing with school and searching for a motorhome along with work now, strictly in the big city. 

i will continue to blog and keep u all appraised of things as they develop.  please keep Planet Kitty in your prayers.  the next few weeks are going to be very challenging to say the least.

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