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Old 01-15-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Actually, I'm the same. It was really difficult for me to live with my sister. I've been alone for many years & I like it like tat.

Oh well, it's the thought that counts.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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My dear friend who is 87 is going to be moving into 55plus/HUD/Section 8 apartment complex and I'm very worried for her. She's always lived in "luxury" places, when her husband died things changed and now she qualifies to live there and needs to move. I want to be positive about this but I'm afraid she's not prepared for this big change.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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That is going to be tough for her at her age. BUT-it may be a positive. There may be card groups or seniors doing things together.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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My dear friend who is 87 is going to be moving into 55plus/HUD/Section 8 apartment complex and I'm very worried for her. She's always lived in "luxury" places, when her husband died things changed and now she qualifies to live there and needs to move. I want to be positive about this but I'm afraid she's not prepared for this big change.
It might depend on the state she lives in. I've seen some horrible ones here in Mass. Four hundred square ft or less, tiny bathroom, combo kitchen and living room. And rules, rules, rules.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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400 sq feet would feel like a mansion to me. My tiny studio apt is 115 square feet!

It's amazing, though, how you can adapt. When I move this next time, though, I won't accept a studio. I'm going to hold out for a 1 bedroom.

I function pretty well in this small space, but I am now doing crafts and it's just frustrating. I put stuff on my bed when I'm working on projects, but then have to move them to get into bed LOL. You just can barely turn around in here.

For those who are lonely, having a pet really helps. I can't do roommates - unless I can put them in a crate when they misbehave :-)
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Wherever I move I am going to make sure I can have a cat. The one that caused all the problems was so sweet. There are so many people here who just want a cat, so I feel I've done some good.

I think I'll always miss that cat though. She was so sweet. And smart.

There was one cat I had that I'll never forget. He was an older cat & when I went to the shelter, he wouldn't let any other cat near me in the viewing room. But he did not want me to pet him. I chose him because he seemed determined to come with me.

He wouldn't even come out of hiding for a few days when I got him home, but, in the end that cat was devoted to me. I remember once when I was sick, that cat laid next to me until I was well.

I did not feel bad about his passing as I knew he'd had a good life with me.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I don't know if you have any type of disability, but if you do, it may be possible for you to have your doctor put in writing that you would benefit by having a pet for your therapy, etc. Then, you can have a cat based on a need due to your disability, which landlords can't deny you for having.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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NoMoreSnow is right about you're having a cat, Meo. My local center for Independence for those with disabilities gave me a form letter that I showed to my doctor. I'd even filled in the blanks for him already with my personal information and such. All he had to do was sign it which he was nice enough to go ahead and do. If you're ever interested now or later, DM me and I can send you a blank copy of the form authorizing a companion animal for a disabled person. My GP was the one who signed for me.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I realize I got the ball rolling but it has left such

a bad taste in my mouth that I will be moving. Somewhere warmer, Tennessee or Florida.

I cannot get that sweet kitten back & I would rather get a shelter cat once I've moved. That sweet kitten would have had a hard time traveling.

I plan on buying a mobile home or if I need to rent an apartment it will be one that allows cats.

But I thank you for the information Colorado Rambler.

I miss that kitten so much.

And yes, I have depression & have medication to handle it so it comes under the heading of disabilities, as well as my injuries from the car accident.

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Old 01-17-2017, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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meo92953: Something I learned very sadly is that the cat I loved so dearly did not travel well and died about a month or two following the trip. She did have some medical issues, was not a kitten, so hopefully any cat you adopt will be much healthier and more adaptable to riding in the car.

One thing I would advise is to teach your new kitty to walk on a leash and take her/him out for rides in the car to acclimate him to it.

They are just not like dogs.
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