Post # 1
Yes i have a cat and yes he sleeps next to me at night. Yes i undersand that cats have been know to suffocate babies and yes i know some people dont think its hygenic, but seriously im not stupid, i am not going to put my baby when s/he arrives in harms way and yes i know that the cat will have to find somewhere else to sleep but i dont need to constantly hear it from other people.
i will continue to have my loving kitty sleep next to me at night until i choose otherwise.
Post # 4
*stands* Clap! Clap! Clap!
Post # 5
I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s gotten those comments!!! Like that I need to get rid of my cats when the baby comes. The hell I do! I’ve done enough research to know what to do when it comes time. There are crib tents to keep the fur babies out and at night, we simply close the bedroom door. It’s really not that hard.
Good for you for standing up for your kitty! It may have some adjustments when baby comes and be a lil mad, but it will work out 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I always like the idea of responding: “That’s nice. When did you purchase a license to comment on my uterus?”
Post # 7
I had forgotten about this! With my daughter, everyone said “You’ll have to get rid of that cat when the baby comes.” Of course I didn’t, and the biggest issue we’ve had is the cat jumping on the changing table. She stays well away from the baby, and the couple times the baby has gotten hold of her fur, she just pulls away in disgust.
We’re having our second now, and no one has bothered with the cat comments. You’ll be totally fine–my cat is as mean as they come, and while she has been extra clingy to ME, I have never felt she was threatening to the baby.
Post # 8
Seriously? XD People worry about the dumbest things. Just say “Thanks for the vote of confidence in my mothering skills” 😛 I have no worries about my cats with a baby, but we have recently made the bedroom off-limits to them because one peed on our bed!
Post # 9
Oh gosh, it’s the worst! we have a 10 year old lab x and she is the apple of our eye, she sleeps in our room and gets on the bed during the night when she feels like it, she has free run of the home and is EXCELLENT with kids… But people seem to think that they need to tell us that the dog shouldn’t go in the nursey once the baby is born or be left alone with it… Pigs arse! I trust that dog more than I trust most human beings, she will be around our baby as much or as little as she wants, I even joke that she is going to be the surrogate mum! Stand up for your pets ladies, you know what’s best for your little family… No-one else!
Post # 10
I actually can’t wait for the day where I see one of the cats snuggled up with the baby… while I’m there to supervise, of course!!! 🙂 That will be the cutest photo op as far as I’m concerned.
Post # 11
I think it’s the other way around…. don’t you?
Can’t you just feel the fear of this poor kitty? LOL
Post # 12
Right there with you! My dogs sleep in my bed and I don’t plan on them moving once my daughter arrives! My daughter will be sleeping in a pack n play in our room and therefore there is no need for my dogs to move.
Have people also asked what you are going to do about your cat when you arrive? People are constantly asking me what I’m going to do with my dogs, like I’d get rid of them when the baby comes!
Post # 13
@happyface: Oh, I’m dying.
I want to rescue the kitty and hug that baby, and I can’t decide which I want more.
Post # 14
@Gemma83: lol @ Pigs arse!
Post # 15
Wait a second.. why are people worried about the cat sleeping in your bed? Babies should never be sleeping in the bed with their parents, so the cat should be able to sleep there baby or not!
Post # 16
Ugh, yeah, that would be incredibly annoying. I’m sorry. I really don’t understand why non-pet people feel like they’re an expert on all things pet and animal behavior. Unfortunately, it seems like its often the same people who know everything about our animals are also parenting “experts” as well.