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Leaving My Pets


So I'm due to move interstate next week. I'll need to leave my 2 dogs and 1 cat behind until I find a job and a suitable place to live. My animals are my babies and I never go far without them, I even hate leaving them to go to work! It could be a month or more before I'm set up enough to ship them over to me and I don't think I can do that. I can't be away from them for that long. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety and they are my lifeline. 

Any advice? 

Maybe I'm not emotionally ready to make the move?

Re: Leaving My Pets

Hi @Batwoman this sounds like an incredibly painful situation. It is never easy to leave behind the ones we love, even if it is only temporary. Is anyone staying with your pets while your gone? You mentioned in your other post that you're moving to see your best friend, do you think having her nearby might help ease some of the pain? 

Re: Leaving My Pets

My parents will have my pets until I find a job and a suitable house for us. Having my best friend there will definitely help and she does have a little doggy that I love very much. It doesn't seem to make it any easier though


Re: Leaving My Pets

Hey @Batwoman (love your username btw!), leaving pets behind can be so hard, right? You've mentioned that your parents will look after your pets until you find a job and house. Perhaps you could video chat (FaceTime/Skype/Facebook messenger/insert other video chat service I've forgotten to mention) them every once in a while to keep in touch with your pets?
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