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Totally off topic, just sad

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Ugh, I'm so sad. We got an 8 month old kitten a month ago. We've always been "no pet" people, but I got this notion that I wanted a cat and got my girls on board (7 and 2). Well, we wore hubby down who really did not want the cat but reluctantly gave in.

The cat stays in our laundry room and we let her in the finished game room when we're home. She's such a sweet kitten. Great with the girls and snuggly. She listens pretty well and hasn't been destroying my furniture with her claws. But, her farts are HORRID. The shelter sent me another dewormer and I've switched her foods and nothing helps.

I scoop her litter box every day, it's the clumping kind, and I dump it and wash the container once a week.

My husband said the whole basement smelled like cat pee last night. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? I didn't notice it and everything is so clean!

I didn't sleep a wink last night, knowing, it's just not working. I'm not going to have this cat for the next 20 years doing everything by myself, having my house stink, and my husband hate her.

I told my 7 year old this morning, who's sad, but she said, "I guess you're right." She'll be sad when she's gone - but doesn't adore her. She's afraid of the cat...I don't know why. The two year old loves her, and is going to constantly ask where she is. They're buddies.

My husband said it's not fair to the kids to give her back, but I'm not going to be alone in this for the rest of the cat's life. The foster mom said she would aways take her back.

Sorry for rambling. I'm just sad.

by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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Basherte
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 11:43 PM

*giggles* I have little experience with dogs. I have a lot more with cats, fish, hamsters.


Quoting mypbandj:

And meatballs. My dog requires meatballs. Wait...she just wishes we have her meatballs. LOL
Quoting Basherte:

I love animals. They are so simple. So uncomplicated. 

Sometimes I would prefer to be around animals than adult humans. 

All an animal requires to be happy is this:

food

water

shelter

love


Quoting Bleacheddecay:

Yes. I certainly am. I believe we are meant to be good stewards to our children, animals and earth.



Quoting Basherte:


Quoting Bleacheddecay:

Kittens often have stinky farts but it usually gets better when their bodies get better digesting solid food. Your husband is giving you a hard time but he doesn't want you to give it back either. There are other things you can do.

If the kitty really is peeing where she shouldn't, get her fixed as soon as possible. Keep her confined unless she is supervised and encourage potty box usage.

To me, a pet is as much a part of the family as anyone else. I don't give up on them. That's just the way I am.

The difference being that you are an animal person. 







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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM

hugs and good luck!

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