I have been preoccupied and I am sure you will understand… especially if you read this post and offered support.
I got him! I got him back!!!
My patience and gentle persistence paid off.
Just before I left for NYC (side note; wow), my sister posted a picture on Facey of the head of a rat and said she had enough and that I could take the cat. I was cautious… Oh so cautious- and I know, actually everyone knew, she was holding him over me ever since I moved out. I said I would take him in a heartbeat if I thought she was serious… She continued to dangle him in front of me, but I couldn’t seem too eager. I had to play it cool.
The next time I visited them, she asked if I was taking him with me… *eek*… my heart was bursting with excitement.
I couldn’t take him.
Not yet. I was about to go to New York and couldn’t leave him to adjust without me… and I also couldn’t put that on my Mum.
I thought I had ruined my chance of having him back…It felt as though there was a slim window and I had to jump when I had to chance… But it was just my luck that my sister asked me to feed and walk the dog every day while they all went to QLD for a holiday. No problem, I thought… Now’s my chance!
As I dropped them off at the airport, I mentioned nonchalantly that I would probably take Bender while they were away… You know? At some stage. Well, I got him that very next day!!!!!
There has been some adjusting. He knows he is safe with me, but he wasn’t so sure about my mum. Haha. Smokey wasn’t impressed at all. He threw a hissy fit to be precise… and even didn’t come home on the first night. Eek. He’s okay now and we’re all nice and settled. It’s been nearly 3 weeks now and I am sometimes still in shock that I got him back. I am so so SO happy I have my little family back together.
My sister and co ended up being away for nearly 3 weeks (they got back last night)… and I spoke to her a few nights ago (talking about the puppy) and I mentioned that Bender was settling in and was right next to me on the couch… She seemed shocked. Oops, but too bad. Don’t tell me to take him then be shocked when I do?! Haha. Weird.
And anyway, I have already gotten him a new collar and tag with my home number on it. He’s mine!!!
Oh and also, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!