We Are Cat People

Last night's discussion went something like this:

 

Him: I was thinking once we get moved and settled we could get a dog.  I think the boys would really like that.

 

I was reading and I didn't even bother to look up from my book...and I thought it was cute how he threw the boys in there.  As if...

 

Me: No, that's not happening.  No dogs. Uh-uh.

 

Him: What? This is a discussion, you can't just shut it down like that. Be serious.

 

Me: Im serious, no dogs, we're cat people.  Incase you forgot, we have two, and not only that, they're 7 yrs old, I'm not exposing them to a stupid dog in their golden years.

 

Him: That's why we'd get a puppy, he'd grow used to them and he'd learn fast that they rule the house. I'm thinking like a lab, and I really think the boys would enjoy having a pet.

 

Me: They have pets, two cats, and might I remind you neither boy helps in their care.

 

Him: Sara, cats take care of themselves, nobody does anything for them.  You know that.

 

Hmm, he must think the cats are so brilliant that they open the cabinet and empty their food pouches into their dishes...I do that, twice daily and I change the water too.  I was the one changing the litter as well, but now that I'm pregnant it's become Richard's chore, and he gripes while doing so.

 

Me: I'm sorry, still no. Don't forget, we're having a baby too, a baby, two boys, two cats, that's enough for this family.

 

Of course that isn't the end of it.  He continues with all the pros of having a dog.  Omg.  Right then Matty who I guess heard most of this talk chimes in with his opinion. He's five, of course he'd like a dog.

 

I begin a sort of lecture about pets being forever.  If you adopt a pet, you have to be commited to it.  It's a serious commitment.  You can't get rid of it if it becomes inconvenient. Blah, blah, blah.

 

I gave in.  With one stipulation.....we are not buying a dog.  We must adopt it from a pound.  Richard set he had his heart set on a lab.....and he went on about how labs are good with kids, easy to train, blah, blah, blah.  I told him there had to be at least 15 animal shelters in like a 10-15 mile radius.  Even more if we expand the search parameter.  It's either a shelter dog or none at all.  Surely there are labs at shelters, right?? 

 

So I guess a dog is in our future.

 

But we are cat people.

 

 

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=auLyfd49-UE

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4XoZvPPXcxM

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg

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Comments (16)

  1. depressedgirl

    I love dogs, but we are cat people!!!!!! I love cat people!!!!!!

    June 14, 2017
    1. sara4ever

      They say cat people are more intelligent than dog people, lol.

      June 14, 2017
      1. depressedgirl

        Tee hee hee, just tell hubby cat people are smarter than dog people. lol!!

        June 14, 2017
  2. Bettymom

    We’ve had both (and gerbils) and we both prefer cats. And by the way, your cats are not quite in their golden years yet. Our last two cats lived to be 19 years old.

    June 14, 2017
    1. sara4ever

      MsBetty!! lol I know cats’ golden years are 10+. I knew HE didn’t know that. Frankly I’m still not wanting a dog around, I think my cats will be inconvenienced as it is with a baby, though they experienced the boys as babies…..I just think we have cats, let’s just stick with that. Gerbils….now there’s an idea.

      June 14, 2017
      1. Bettymom

        Gerbils worked well to keep certain in-laws away because they looked enough like mice. Heh heh heh!

        June 14, 2017
        1. sara4ever

          I’d actually worry about the evil cat attacking them. Maybe an aquarium.

          June 14, 2017
          1. Bettymom

            You’d have to protect the fish from the cats, too. I had a cat who would actually stick her front paws all the way into the water up to her shoulders, going for the fish!

            June 14, 2017
            1. sara4ever

              Before Richard moved in I wanted a small aquarium (small enough for me to handle the cleaning myself) and I went into a chatroom to ask if it would be ok with cats around and more than one person told me that indoor cats are like prisoners in the sense that they have all the time in the world to figure how to get to the fish and most likely that would eventually happen, so I shelved the idea. I was envisioning me coming home one night and finding the fatcat drowned in the tank….Im wondering though if one of the very large aquariums would be safe.

              June 14, 2017
          2. Bettymom

            Yes, indeed, the cats would go after the gerbils. We didn’t have any other pets for the three years that the gerbils lived. My daughter stepped on one of them and killed it (not on purpose) and the other one lived another year by itself, just moving slower and slower and slower until it stopped moving one day. Hubby was on travel for work and I had to pick up a dead animal! Yikes!

            June 14, 2017
            1. sara4ever

              Arent gerbils like hamsters? I thought they were caged little rascals.

              June 14, 2017
            2. Bettymom

              Yes, gerbils are in a cage with an exercise wheel and lots of fluffy bedding! But they have short hair and look like mice.

              June 15, 2017
      2. Bettymom

        Remember that the bigger the dog, the bigger the poop. And a large dog with diarrhea … I don’t even want to think about it.

        June 14, 2017
        1. sara4ever

          Well….I did suggest an ankle biting chihuahua or a yorkie, the look I got 😯 I even suggested a ‘manly’ small breed like the ugly pug, but nooo. He wants a lab, and he said he could train it…idk.

          June 14, 2017
          1. Bettymom

            Train it to do what – eat cats?

            June 14, 2017
            1. sara4ever

              Both he and the dog will be gone if my cats are harmed. I think he meant to train it to poop outside.

              June 14, 2017