Fear of the Unknown? Hiding Under the Bed Won't Make It Go Away.
Last night the Cleland house experienced a bit of drama. Our oldest male cat, Rudy, seemed to have an eye injury/condition that was worsening by the hour. His eye had been tearing all day, then producing puss and apparently getting so uncomfortable that he couldn't keep it open by midnight. So, with the regular vet closed and his dear Real Estate Agent Mom (yours truly) having a full day on the calendar for Tuesday, I decided it was best to take him to the emergency vet and get it looked at then.
We left the vet in short order with some eye drops and orders to adorn my poor sweet Rudy in an e-collar. The vet didn't want him making the eye worse by pawing at it.
Late morning, as I was leaving for an agency class, I realized that I hadn't seen two of our cats. And those were usually the first ones in line for breakfast. I frantically rattled a treat bag around the house. Nothing. Then it was on to ooking behind closed doors and under furniture. That's where I found them. Cowering under a bed, apparently terrified by the new, blue satellite dish headed kitty in the house.
By the time I arrived back home, the cowering cats were out and about, facing their fears. They didn't understand what Rudy was wearing, or why, but they got out at some point, investigated him and decided it was safe to be out and socializing with him.
Home owners in financial distress can go through some mental hiding of the bed of their own. They may not understand the options available to them, like Short Sale, but hiding from the problem isn't helping. If you want to investigate a Short Sale, I'd be happy to help educate you about the process and get you familiar with it. May be just the ticket to help you out from under the bed and out of financial distress.