I was thinking about a friend who moved and left his kitty behind with his roomate who would probably not take quite as good care of the kitty. not that kitty would be neglected, but perhaps not spoiled or paid attention to as much. and I was thinking, if kitty could talk what would he have said?
"so, kitty, tell us, would you like to move away from your home of 10 years and the fields that you know to an apartment where you probably won't be able to go out?"
and kitty would look at the person who had taken such good care of him all these years, rescued him, in fact, from abandonment, and then look at the person who would be taking care of him if he stayed. someone who would probably remember to feed him but might not always remember to clean the litter box in a timely fashion. someone who wouldn't think to give him anything but dry food (good-bye fancy feast...). someone who might not notice if he was there or not. kitty would look outside to the porch and the trees beyond, and then at his person and say,
"thanks, I think I'll stay here."
because cats hate moving (like me), even if it means saying good-bye to their favorite person.