- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Okay, so I wasn’t going to write about this, but it’s been bothering me a bit, so I thought I’d see what you bees might think.
Tuesday, while my husband was taking out the trash, down the drive from our back yard wandered about a 4 month old black and white kitten. Big ears, green eyes.. so cute. So not knowing whos it was, we didn’t feed it the first day, thinking it would just go home. Well it didn’t. It slept under our grill the whole night and was waiting at the door for us in the morning. Very friendly, obviously not ferrel, and most likely dumped after someone didn’t want it anymore.
So at first we thought our neighbors would take it. Even though I wasn’t totally comfortable with it, I was okay with it. However the kitten and their new puppy did not mesh well, so he let it back out of the house instantly, and it came right back to our house.
Now my dad is divorced and lives alone, and we have been telling him forever that he needs to get a cat (he does love cats). Well in passing he said, you could always bring it down here. And I thought, awesome, an open door to give him a pet! But it brings two issues to light, here 4 days later.
1. I sort of think he thinks of himself as a last resort. If no one else wants it, he’ll take it, so I almost feel like I’m forcing it on him. Even though he says that this isn’t the case.
2. Although my husband is allergic to cats, and we really don’t want a pet right now, we have fallen in love with this kitten. Probably because it follows us everywhere, and it’s so tiny and cute.
So this is our dilemma, we have until tomorrow to decide whether we want to keep it. The only negatives in giving it to my dad are that we will miss him & that I sort of feel like I’m dumping it on him. The negatives to keeping him are far more numerous (allergies, I dispise cat hair, litter boxes, a responsibility..)
My dad is going to come down and meet the kitten tomorrow morning, and if they mesh, he will take him home. And I don’t know what to do. My head says that it’s important for my dad to have a companion, and it’s the most logical thing to do, but my heart will hurt to give him away. Even though I know in my head I will see the cat every other weekend, forever. I know that this kitten could bring a positive thing to my dad’s slightly depressed world, and could make him happy.
I’m confused and could use some clairity.. anyone?