May 9, 2013

Moby went to the farm.

No don't worry! He REALLY did go to a farm.. a real farm.. 
Here is the story:

You all know that Moby was staying with a friend of mine until such a time we were in a place we could have him. Well my friend had to go down south to be with her dying mother, and so the next door neighbour was looking after Moby.
Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from her telling me that Moby had gone feral. Ripping up screen doors and windows and annoying the neighbours. Also a man who lived across the road was threatening to kill him. He had already thrown pots and things at him.
It was typical anxiety behaviour. He was used to being inside and suddenly he was outside and he is getting old and the weather is starting to get cold.  He is a very sociable cat so he was also lonely. It wasn't his fault.

We didn't know what to do. None of the refuge centres would take him, and the RSPCA would only take him if he went on the TBE list (to be Euthanized)!! None of our friends would take him either. My son and I pretty much spent the day crying, and I made a few sobbing phone calls to Hubby. 

Then son had a brainstorm.. what about his friends place? they live out on a farm, they have heaps of animals, cats, dogs, mice, turtles, snakes, ponies, sheep...cows.... perfect!

Only trouble was, me and his mother kind of had a little bit of a falling out, and I was hesitant to ask her such a huge favour. But I was desperate and needed a home for my kitty. So I sent her a text and nervously waited for the reply.

"Sure!" she said.."no problem!"

Massive relief.

So today we collected Moby, gave him a flea treatment and took him to his new home. He has his own little section of the house, where he can see outside, look in through the window at the kitchen, and when he feels more settled, wander around the farm. They will have him there until we find a new place to live. Which needs to be in at least three weeks. We are looking at a place tomorrow so fingers crossed for us!

And what's also cool, is that we are all friends again. Which I feel really good about. 

So Moby went to the farm, but it's not because he met with an untimely demise. He is on holiday! a Farmstay holiday!


  1. Good for Moby! He deserves a loving, animal-friendly place to vacation until he can reunite with his family.

    And good luck with the search, Sprite. I hope you find something soon!

  2. I love stories with happy endings, especially one that is good for Moby.

    1. Yes it was a very stressful day but all turned out in the end.

  3. Wow. I am so relieved that it worked out in just one day.
    Saved at the last moment.

    1. Now to just find a place to live... not as easy as it sounds.

  4. Moby brought you back together. Smart cat.


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