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July 2nd, 2009, 11:18 AM
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We have a stray kitten who has been stalking our house for a few days. He started coming around Monday, when Tom and Thomas fed it and gave it some milk. Of course he has been back every day since. Tom has been the only one to pet him. (Kitty hissed and snapped when he touched its tail..)

Now Thomas is begging for a cat. Tom has been trying to convince me to let the family get either a cat, small dog or ferret for a few months now. With our dog misfit and the cats booger and betsy we always start out great but then start neglecting them. Neither of us want to take a dog out, change a litter box or clean a cage. And we barely remember to feed the fish, heck ourselves and the kids... To bring another living creature into this house, when we don't even know how long we will be here.. well it would be totally irresponsible..


Yet.. Saturday we will be getting a kitten. Thomas will have to help scoop the little box, since I cannot for now. And have to help feed it and give it water.

I was fortunate to find a woman about an hour away with six 6-week old kittens, 4 all black, and 2 black and white, like the stray in the neighborhood, and like our old doggy Misfit.. Hopefully one of the black and white ones will be male, as I refuse to have a female cat in the house..

Go ahead, call me irresponsible and dumb, and tell me I should know better. But I cannot turn down Thomas' please mommy please
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July 2nd, 2009, 11:37 AM
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When we had the two cats before we had them from before I was pregnant with Thomas until Thomas was 15 months. He always did great with them. I am actually more worried about the cat than Collin when it comes to that. (he is a violent little boy lately....) I can understand the worry, but well, I am just not worried about it. More worried about Collin being abusive and eating cat poop
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July 2nd, 2009, 12:58 PM
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You're not crazy! I want a puppy so super bad but SO just won't go for it. I love his two kitties and I understand that we are about to have our first baby but darn it, I WANT A DOG! Unfortunately I don't think that he's going to go for it.
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July 2nd, 2009, 01:51 PM
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I think it's a bad idea for several reasons (mostly because you said yourself you've neglected animals in the past and thomas is going through a rough and tumble boy stage right now) and I think you should reconsider your decision. With your living situation not being stable, it would do more harm to Thomas to have to get rid of a cat if you have to leave where you're living now.
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July 2nd, 2009, 02:27 PM
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I think it's a bad idea for several reasons (mostly because you said yourself you've neglected animals in the past and thomas is going through a rough and tumble boy stage right now) and I think you should reconsider your decision. With your living situation not being stable, it would do more harm to Thomas to have to get rid of a cat if you have to leave where you're living now.
Ditto. When you, yourself says that you've neglected animals in the past, I just think it's a really bad idea to bring another one into your home. Especially with a baby on the way that will consume a lot of time.
Do the kitty a favor and let someone who has the time to devote to it, adopt it.
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July 3rd, 2009, 09:19 AM
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I think you're nuts ducks, but not only because you want a kitten.

Seriously, cats don't require that much work or attention, it's just the nature of cats. I have two cats and I really don't like them much. I like kittens, and once they've grown up, I lose interest.

Besides, if you don't clean up after the cat, you're the one who has to live in a stinky house.
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July 3rd, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Ditto. When you, yourself says that you've neglected animals in the past, I just think it's a really bad idea to bring another one into your home. Especially with a baby on the way that will consume a lot of time.
Do the kitty a favor and let someone who has the time to devote to it, adopt it.
I agree with Paula and Hayley. Why take in a cat when you already know you've had trouble caring for pets in the past? You're not even sure where you'll be living soon. It might be better to at least wait until you know where you'll be living and whether or not you can have pets there.

Kittens are really cute, sweet, and hard to resist but they grow up and aren't quite as cute. They can pee around the house and shred things with their claws. If you don't want to deal with that then don't get one.
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July 6th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Did you get it? I want to see pics
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