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Pour one for my fallen comrades...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, May 22, 2003.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I am emmigrating to England, and had to give away my wonderful cats to some complete strangers today. I am so sad. :bawl: They seemed like great people, and have a nice house on several acres for my babies to run around on, once they get used to being allowed outside. They will probably like it alot better than my tiny apartment. Poor guys; they had never even been in a car before, and here I am trying to force them into cat carriers against their will, putting them in a stranger's car, and saying goodbye to them for the last time. I didn't think this would be so hard, yet I can't stop crying.

    Here's some pics of my kids that I will never see again, Enoch and Quark.

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  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
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  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :( I'll hug mine extra for you
     
  4. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    :bawl:


    I could never do that...

    ...like Speddling, I'll hug mine extra for you.
     
  5. I would hug mine extra, but right now she keeps getting up on the desk and stickin her ass in front of the computer screen. So instead of huggin her, I'm just going to throw her off....but with love.
     
  6. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    :bawl:

    That must be hard.


    When are you coming over, basstriaxis?
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Once all my paperwork goes through, I am buying my ticket. Hopefully that will be two weeks, but you know how government agencies can be.:rolleyes:
     
  8. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    that sucks :(
     
  9. darkspec

    darkspec

    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    That sucks man, I gave me cat a healthy super large bowl of catnip in remembrance of yours. Hope you find a new one :)
     
  10. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    :( it seriously is like giving away your own children.....ya shoulda taken em with yas...or something......oh well. will you have more kitties once you're there? Cat + bass = happy.
     
  11. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Maybe I forgot but what are doing over on the other side of the big lake?

    Sorry about the cats. I had to do the same thing not to long ago. It sucks!!
     
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Yeah, I would have brought them with me, but you can't exactly bring animals into foreign countries. Sad sad. I'm doing better today; I've only cried twice.
     
  13. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    My family has had no problems taking cats between the U.S. and Japan. I don't know what the laws in Europe are like though.
     
  14. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    IRRC, the UK has very strict rules regarding the importation of domestic animals, there is a 6 month quarantine (last time I checked). The reason is to keep rabies off the island.

    I may be out of date, but that was the situation a few years ago.

    Still sucks about Enoch & Quark...

    :bawl: