“I found myself on Gatsby’s side, and alone”*


I found out yesterday that this is my last week with Gatsby.  Of course he was going to move down to Florida at some point, but I thought it would be later.  Ben was going to take him when he flew back for my graduation but Spirit has informed us that there is no room on the plane for him.  That seems ridiculous to me – there are already 4 animals on a flight in May?!  I’ve only seen pets on a flight once in my entire life.  But Ben talked to multiple people and that was what everyone said.  Since we don’t have any other plane tickets bought right now and I don’t want to bring Gatsby on the 20-hour drive, we decided that I will bring him to Florida on Sunday when I go down for spring break.  I know that I’ve had my fair share of custody this year, but I’m so sad to not have him live with me.  He keeps me sane.  He makes it ok when I talk out loud because I’m only talking to him, not myself.  He makes me laugh when he does stupid cat things.  Maybe this is punishment for me running out of cat food yesterday…but I think he made out pretty well living on cat treats, potato chips, and chicken noodle soup for a day.  At least Ben will be happy.  And now I can un-Gatsby-proof my apartment.  Maybe I’ll buy some flowers…

* Quote is from The Great Gastby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald

2 thoughts on ““I found myself on Gatsby’s side, and alone”*

  1. Jennifer February 17, 2008 / 9:45 am

    Awww, that's sad. I would hate to have Toby away from me. Atleast, Ben will have company.


  2. Kristie February 17, 2008 / 12:18 pm

    Awe, that is sad. It's too bad he has to leave you sooner than expected, but now you have even more to look forward to when you go to Florida after school


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