Post # 107
im typing this as my cat is meowing at me … some breeds of cats take more time to train than others and at the moment u have a small kitten who just wants to play and be loved he will mellow out as he grows up … but he will always want love and hugs … mine do
Post # 108
@MrsKnox: Our cats too! If we don’t tire them out before bed we are just asking to be woken up!
Post # 109
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Why on earth would you EVER pay for a cat when thousands and thousands are euthanized every day because of shelter overcrowding???????? I’m sorry but that is terribly irresponsible.
Post # 110
@araneidae: I am with you!
You’re all so nasty! Like any of you have not ever complained about ur pet(s) once.
Give her a break!
Post # 111
@notestasiskis: You seem most pissed off about the fact that you paid for a healthy cat and you did not receive one. You qualm is with the breeder. I would have taken it back IMMEDIATELY, asked them to treat it on THEIR dime, and returned it to you when it was healthy as specified. No wonder you are carrying so much anger about it.
Post # 112
@lealorali: Your opinion is as noxious as those that say “why buy a car worth $3 million, think of all the starving Africans you could feed!”. People are entitled to do as they please with their own money. Adopting a shelter cat makes you a good person but consequently NOT adopting a shelter cat does not make you a shit person. This idea is most tiresome.
Post # 113
@notestasiskis: I totally feel your pain! My mom jus adopted a kitten and won’t to over there cause the kitten is annoying as hell. Apparently they grow out of it……
Post # 114
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
There are too many comments here. I had my first cat ever a year ago. He was a rescued cat and adorable, he still is. My husband has grown up with cats, so he knew from the first moment had to handle them. I would ask him questions on how to raise the cat. We got him as a kitten, so full of energy and yes, he would jump on us, scrath us, and all the not so good stuff. I began to do research a lot of it, and even my husband said that I had learned so much about cats just from researching. We did a few things with our cat, now 1 year and 5 months that I thought I would share.
1) Give him love lots of it, kisses, hugs, pet him everyday
2) Cut/trim his nails often
3) we place our cat in the bedroom when he was mis-behaving
4) Take him out for walks
5) Don’t close your bedroom door
6) Clean his litter box often
7) Talk to him
8) Play with him
9) Give him treats
10) Assure him that you love him
We brought home a male companion for him the same age, and they are best friends. They run and play with each other until they run out of energy. I love my cats and take them everywhere.
Post # 115
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@JellyFeet: Didn’t say she was a shit person. And what’s tiresome is hearing how 4-5 cats per day in my local shelter are killed because they are overpopulated and the shelters are overcrowded.
Post # 116
I think the OP only wanted to vent a little.
I know sometimes my cats irritate me. Doesn’t mean that I’m ready to drive them out to the middle of the country and let them free.
Oh, and they’re purebred Ragdolls too. I am so over the condescending “you should have adopted a shelter cat, blah blah blah.” To those people I like to ask this question….”when it comes time for you to have children, are you going to adopt an unwanted child or are you going to BREED your own child? You DO know that there are like 200 million unwanted children in this world, right??”
That always stops them dead in their tracks.
Post # 117
@lealorali: that’s the fault of people who don’t spay / neuter their pets, not the fault of people who don’t adopt shelter cats. Yeesh.
Post # 118
@lealorali: You certainly called her irresponsible. The martyr-like comment is really uncalled for when she is asking for help on a different topic.
Post # 119
Time to go to the vet and buy Frontline Plus and then hit up Walmart/Target and buy: “Lamisil” to treat the ringworm. This poor kitty could be all well and treated for $50 or less. In addition, buy lots of toys to keep kitty occupied at 3 am.
Post # 120
As a former shelter worker, I completely understand the plight of shelter animals. For companion animals, I won’t pay for an animal. Working animals are completely different and I would absolutely pay to aquire an animal specifically bred and raised for the task I would be purchasing it for.
But there are tons of good reasons to not adopt from shelters. And, although I know the statistics and have worked and cared for and euthanized these very shelter animals, I won’t adopt from a shelter. I’m compeltely jaded by it – simply because of the people who work and the shelters in my area. They’re simply a product of their environment, but they just suck – they actively work against those looking to adopt, then lament when their adoption rates are so low. If we move out of the area, I would of course reconsider at a different shelter, but for now – no way. I hate the idea of having a pet that is never really mine. The shelter here is constantly reposessing animals for all the wrong reasons. Smh.
Yikes, way off topic 😡
Moral of the story: shaming those who pay for animals isn’t the way to get them on your side. There’s also a huuge difference in buying from a respectable breeder vs. kittens in the pet store.
Post # 121
The humane society where we got our kitties wouldn’t even adopt them out unless you either had one at home or you were adopting two at a time for companionship.