Behold my new life motto
I have the very best most supportive friends and I feel so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. If only I could actually meet them all in person and just love on them ;^; you know who you are!
Austin and I went up to the agency to speak with two of the realtors we signed with. I basically explained what my animals are to us and why we cannot just give them away. They told us the house is owned by the owner of the company, so they would be hard pressed to get him to change his mind. They asked why we didn’t mention we had pets when we signed the lease and I explained that we had nowhere to go, no one accepted pets in the area, and at the time we desperately needed to get out of the house we were currently in. I begged and pleaded to them, I said I would do absolutely ANYTHING to keep them, would pay anything etc. and I just broke down and started bawling my eyes out and Austin started crying, as well.
Apparently they were so moved by what we had to say and the fact that we were this emotional, they spoke with the owner and he actually made an exception for us. They said they’ve never let anyone have pets when they weren’t allowed before. The only catch is we must pay a pet fee of $400 and maintenance will check each month to make sure the animals aren’t tearing up the house (which of course I wouldn’t let happen in the first place).
While the $400 would initially be steep right now, we are also fortunate to have the good friends that we do. We’ve had several friends offer to help donate to either getting them registered as support or with a deposit. (The $400 is now covered with many thanks to my amazingly supportive friends here, Seriously guys we would have been lost without you<3) We seriously dodged a bullet here and I’m entirely grateful that they’ve given us this chance.
Thank you all so much for being here for me when things like this go down, you cannot fathom how much it truly means to me. I really love the few friends I’ve met here that have stuck with me all these months and even years.
We had no other option, otherwise I wouldn’t have lied about them. It was either lie or be homeless because they had nowhere else to go and no where in this city had a rental home that allowed pets. I cannot agree with a landlord wanting no pets or even come to an agreement about a pet deposit. A pet is part of our family like any other person would be. A deposit for them would cover any and all damages if there were any, which there wouldn’t be since all of my animals are caged. So I don’t see eye to eye with a landlord that stubborn.
We’re renting under his grandmother’s name, so in fact it would mess up her renting history and she owns a house. Regardless, we aren’t doing anything foolish, we simply want to have our animals here. I will do what I can to make it happen.
Makes me sick to my stomach that anyone would tell someone “you have to get rid of your animals”. To many (myself included), that’s like being forced to give away your children. They’re a major part of my life and one of the few things holding my sorry ass together. I don’t have any friends or family where I live, so taking away my animals would be a death sentence for me. I won’t do it.
*goes to bed at 11pm and doesnt fall asleep til 4am*
So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D
I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink.
I bet this poor person has gotten plenty of hate filled messages from people that didn’t read the caption and think she used real hair dye.
COTTON CANDY KITTY
OMG SO FLUFFY
Austin got a call from our realtor and apparently the fucking maintenance guy who didn’t even have any business being inside our house just to get the keys told them we had animals. So Austin explained clearly that they are not pets, they’re service animals which in a very real sense they are. By Louisiana state law, we must be allowed to keep them if they are our service animals. Then the higher up (or owner of the duplex) called and said that he absolutely will not allow pets. Tough shit, you can’t go against what the law states. Even if we can legally prove they must allow it, we also have to provide them documentation and the licenses for all three at this point. I have to take money that I do not have to get them registered now. This is absolute bullshit, I shouldn’t have to prove that I have animals for my mental disabilities. I shouldn’t even have to fight to keep something that is mine, but you better believe I’ll fight if I must.
Danny + Ross