If He Leaves Someone Else for You, He’ll Do It To You as Well!

He’s been with me for about 12 years. He’s been a companion, a playmate; he’s been great with the kids. The only complain I have had over the past 12 years is about his copious bathroom habits.

Anyway, I regret to say that he left another family before he came with me. They really didn’t appreciate him like they should have, I guess. The family even called after he left and tried to get him back. They were just unwilling to meet halfway, so they eventually left us alone.

And we were so happy together for 12 years. He ate all his meals at the house, and greeted me faithfully each time he saw me. I guess I should have seen it coming, though. When we were renting the top half of a house from a female landlord, he spent a substantial amount of time with her. If I didn’t know where he was, all I had to do was look on her level of the house. It did bother me a little, however, she did start to back off when her house started to bear the smell of his “copious bathroom habits.”

So lately he’s been spending more and more time away from the house. He’s skipped meals, and would spend the night out. I just didn’t understand why he was pulling away. After not coming home for about a week, I spotted him in the neighborhood. The kids ran over and tried to greet him, and – you will NOT believe this! – he ran the other way! I was mortified and confused. Hadn’t I been good to him for the last decade?

Needless to say, I believe he is now living with another family nearby, completely ignoring us. Yeah, it hurts a little. But on the other hand, I’m kind of glad I won’t have to spend money on food and medical bills for him. Actually, it’s kind of nice to be free; to be able to pick up and leave for the weekend without worrying about him. At least we know he’s still alive.

I will miss you very much, Tiger. You darn cat.

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  1. too funny! yes, there are those animals who seem to have to move around. and yes, it is easier to get away if you don’t have one around. love your blog.


  2. Sarah@Life in the Parsonage says:

    HA! I LOVE this post 🙂 Sorry ’bout that naughty cat 😉


  3. Jordan (MamaBlogga) says:

    LOL! Wish someone would free us from our cat!


  4. "Just Me - NC Beth" says:

    Hi! Found you at Carolina Mama’s blog!

    Love the post!! Threw me at first…but eventually figured it out!!

    Too funny!



  5. Men!

    I didn’t know your husband’s name was Tiger 😉


  6. aww, the cat who jumped in with your moving truck….It happens with male cats sometimes. I hope the girls are ok! It is hard to figure out for them, he has always been there.


  7. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    LOL Sarah.. I was like WHAT at the beginning.


  8. Very cute, Sarah!


  9. When I was a teenager, we had a cat that did that to us, also. My dad still jokes to this day about how Scooter “divorced” his family. Oh, well. You might be better off with a dog. 🙂


  10. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    LOL! That was too, too funny!! 🙂


  11. Sheryl Loch says:

    Holy cow!
    I was checking out people on twitter & thought I would see your blog. Got here, started reading the story & could not believe you were so calm as you told the story. I could just picture my EX & how I would have been beating him. LOL!

    Now, that I think about it – I would be more upset over the cat.

    Thanks for the giggle.


  12. Sheryl, that makes me laugh! It is kind of mean joke to play on readers, huh?


  13. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    Cats can be so funny! At our old house, we had a cat that sort of adopted us. She was so sweet, but had a collar with a number. We even called so they wouldn’t worry, but they said she came home every night and ate there. We were just her daytime family! 🙂


  14. That was hilarious!


  15. I say good riddens!


  16. Janel@Dandelion Dayz says:

    Oh, I bet he’ll be back. Cats are so nuts! I think they just like to be free to roam.


  17. Shane @ Caffeinated Thoughts says:

    Great post! This would never happen with a dog though 🙂


  18. I’d have to say good riddance… but only because I’m SUPER allergic to cats.

    My kids would be heartbroken if our dog left, though.

    Funny post, but I bet it’s hard, huh?


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