I don't abuse them I just don't like them and get really annoyed with them. We got a dog who is a lovely dog. We got her when my kids were 3 and almost 2. Then I got pregnant and she was great with the baby, really she is an awesome dog. My older kids who had been asking since before we got the dog if they could have a cat finally got their kittens. I had heard that if you get kittens in pairs they won't drive you insane because they can play together. So we got 2 kittens and all was fine till the one had to be put down at 5 months because it was very sick. We got another kitten. Then I had another baby (I was on birth control) and I'm so very annoyed that they seem to have fleas again. Argh!!!! Between everything else I have to do I'm really annoyed to be sweeping litter (one of these cat's is a little thrower!!), vacuming hair (they are brushed but apparently they should be brushed every day!) and being the one to put the dog out (she won't go out for dh) I'm just arghhhhhhh.
My dog, Samali, is a sweet girl and my 3 yo loves her to pieces!! The cats, Moses and Pretzel are sweet too, crazy at times but sweet too. My kids love when they sleep with them.
I knew the responsibility of having pet's and accept it and I'm taking care of these animals but sometimes it's just too much! Dh came from a home where he had every pet he wanted and a ton of them. I can't do it so I've put my foot down about the hampsters, bunnies, birds and fish the kids and dh want.
I would appreciate knowing I'm not the only one who feels overwhelmed and sometimes doesn't enjoy her pet's.
I realize that posting this in pets will likely get me the comments like, you shouldn't own pet's or I'm an awful person. But I'm not just frustrated. Know that in my frustration my pet's are still cared for, fed, walked and so on. They just don't get the affection from me that I would normally give them.
Answer by emmyandlisa at 5:43 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 5:50 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
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Answer by Rosehawk at 6:24 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by tasches at 7:10 PM on Jun. 8, 2011