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Take My Advice: Here, Kitty. Kitty?
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Recently I took a two-week vacation and asked one of my best friends to catsit for me.¬†One of the last days I was gone, when she walked into my place, kitty ran out and disappeared. I’ve put up signs since I got back, but it’s been a couple weeks now, and I know the chances are my cat is gone for good, probably dead. I know it was an honest mistake, but I can’t help it: I’m super pissed at my friend, to the point where I can’t even look her in the eye. She’s apologized profusely, and she contacted all the local shelters and pet hospitals before I got home to help, but I can’t get over it. What do I do? It feels petty to end the friendship over this, but I can’t even be civil to her. More