Not pit worthy - I just need to
I’m in the process of looking for a new apartment, in another state. Yes, this means I got a job, for all of those who have followed the adventures of finding a job after finishing a master’s degree. Only 3 months - not too bad, really. And I’m excited about the job.
The apartment hunt, however, is not going to well. The problem is that I have two cats. Apparently, this is a problem in the Youngstown, OH area. Lots of places will accept one cat, more still refuse to take any pets at all. Those that will take more than one cat, however, are rare.
“Hi, I’m moving to the Youngstown area, and I saw your apartments on (name an apartment site).”
“Sure, what size were you interested in?”
“The two bedroom, if possible. Oh, and what’s your pet policy? I currently have two cats, both are declawed and both are fixed.”
“I’m sorry, our policy is one cat only. The deposit for that is (range from $200-$250) with no exceptions to the one cat policy.”
“Ok, thank you.” (sometimes, if they haven’t specifically said there are no exceptions, I’ll ask if it’s possible to pay double the fee for two cats. So far…the answer has been no).
Hang up, sigh, look at cats, get teary-eyed and wonder what I’ll do if I don’t find a place that will take two cats. The other day, I did have a good cry about it, what with the frustration.
That said, what do I do if I can’t find a place that will take them. It hurts to even think of it, but I have to have a place to live - part of me says that I could find someone to take them, and then move into a place that allows one, and get another one once I’m settled and such. And part of me wants to hit me for even thinking of such a thing - because what if I don’t find anyone to take them and then I have to take them to the shelter - and what if they don’t get adopted? I can’t even imagine dropping them off there. I’d be in tears before I was out the door.
I’m still hopeful that I’ll find a place that will let me keep both of them. I’m trying to dig through the classified ads in the online edition of their paper - without a clue what any neighborhoods are like there. Yeah, it’s fun.