4 Sept 2004
could not bring Zorro with us when my contract ends
14 Oct and I have to leave Taiwan. Ferrets are not
in the country I had to go back to.
had thoughts of taking Halftail with us. But the
news that cats can carry the avian flu virus
she cannot come.
is an ache in my heart. I am also happy too. I
felt sorry for those two that I cannot give
the attention and time that I wanted to because
the jealousy of Tinkerbell.
have known the Shi family and Wu family through Yu
have become good friends.
I have quite a bit of leave outstanding and I
to travel about Taiwan with Tinkerbell, I
it will be time to let those two go on to
respective family. By doing so earlier, I will
be around in case of initial problems. And if
did not go on well, I can intervene on their
1 Sept 2004, was when we took Zorro to the
family with his cage and everything that Zorro
Zorro was the first to be with me and spend
3 years providing me much happiness. I had
initial anxiety. But the warm welcome of Shi and
family drove any doubts of their suitability away.
son and girlfriend were so delighted with Zorro.
went through with them on the characteristics of
and the handling of him and his needs. As the
went on, it was clearer and clearer to me that
will be happy there and the Shi family will love
Friday 3 Sept, Halftail the Bimbo was introduced to
Wu family. After an initial hiding under sofa, Bim
persuaded to come out. She was gentle with them
allowing herself to be handled. That was aided by
bribing of her with her favourite treats.
Wu was just delighted with Bim. Their daughter
sons took turns in holding Bim. It was clear to
that Bim will also be loved and well looked after
her new home.
am sad, but again very happy that this ended off in
way. That Zorro and Halftail are with others
love them too.
will not be the last I see them. I have so much
to come to Taiwan for holidays in future.
have seen enough from my photos how beautiful it
here. But in addition to the beauty, I also have
friends here and the creatures I left behind to
and to hold again.
are happy moments folks. If you have sad
that they are no longer with me, they are
people who love them and respect them as much as
do. It was clear to me on those two evenings that
and Bimbo were very happy with those folks. As
and Shi are very good friends, it is likely that
and Bim will get to see each other from time to
to resume their playing and wrestling from where
last time with us can be seen in
not be sad. Life is too short as it is without
more sadness to it.
happy and give your fids a scritch for Zorro and
think well of all of them and wish them all the
- lackey to all below
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
- ferret which loves parrot pellets
and Zor are with other loving families now
will remember them for the happy times they gave me
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