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pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:27:01

4 cats 1 dog and a baby - in a 1 bed apartment?

Farandole Wed 16-Mar-16 21:27:46


ChemistryHunt Wed 16-Mar-16 21:28:41

YABU. It sounds stressful for all involved, human and not.

grannytomine Wed 16-Mar-16 21:30:05

I did have a toddler, a baby, two dogs and 3 cats but I was in a 4 bedroomed detached house. I think I was mad never mind unreasonable. Do you find it hard to cope with them all? If you do then maybe rehome some of them?

EverySongbirdSays Wed 16-Mar-16 21:30:24

Depends on how big the rest of the apartment is - how spacious the main living space if it's tiny but would be fine fr you and DC alone then it's unfair on the animals who don't like being cooped up, if the main living area fits all 5 of you comfily then no problem.

pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:31:07

Well the cats are already here. Others are hypothetical.

Fanfeck Wed 16-Mar-16 21:32:01


RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Wed 16-Mar-16 21:32:26

Don't get a dog if you're planning a baby.

ChemistryHunt Wed 16-Mar-16 21:32:47

I would definitely think about moving to a larger place before expanding.

Do you have a garden with easy access where you are?

In my experience dogs and babies take up a lot more room than cats!

BYOSnowman Wed 16-Mar-16 21:33:00

I assume there will be two adults as well!!

I think it is too much. And why get a dog and a baby at the same time? Sounds unnecessarily stressful for you and the cats

Thisisnotausername Wed 16-Mar-16 21:33:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:33:14

No, no garden smile

TrappedInAWitchesCurse Wed 16-Mar-16 21:33:45

So you don't have a dog or a baby? I'd pick one or the other tbh it'd be the baby.

pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:33:47

Lol I'm not 'getting' a baby! I just miss having a dog but am also planning a baby in the near future.

BYOSnowman Wed 16-Mar-16 21:38:55

You won't miss having a dog when you have a young baby. I would wait for the dog. One bed would prob be ok with baby and the cats though. Do you have a longer term plan for a bigger property?

ChemistryHunt Wed 16-Mar-16 21:39:11

I would definitely hold off on the dog. Space wise it is not the best. Especially once you have a baby and will not be as available to drop everything to take the dog out when they need to excel use or use the loo!

pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:39:27

Yes, hopefully when the baby is about 2.

Crispbutty Wed 16-Mar-16 21:39:59

You might miss it, but it wouldnt be fair on the dog, or the cats to have one in a flat with no garden. YABU.

pinkflowerbluesky Wed 16-Mar-16 21:40:09

Hehe that's some smart dig who mastered excel, I still struggle grin (I know it was autocorrect!)

AliceInUnderpants Wed 16-Mar-16 21:41:29

Unfair. Animals need a safe space they can retreat to. They wouldn't have that.

ChemistryHunt Wed 16-Mar-16 21:41:58

grin If only I could train a dog to do my spreadsheets. Would make work a lot less dull!

Artandco Wed 16-Mar-16 21:42:22

We have two adults and two children in a one bed apartment. Works great. No pets though.

( although Ds bought a snail in recently and tried to let him live in the bath - until Dh threw it out the window in disgust!)

flanjabelle Wed 16-Mar-16 21:42:32

Well there is me, dd, dcat, ddog and some of the time dp here in a two bed flat. It feels cramped sometimes. There are a lot of times that I feel like I am falling over animals or a toddler and bumping into dp and it's a large flat. The dog follows me everywhere and is the biggest problem. I think because cats are at all levels they aren't such an issue for floor space. Dogs are and toddlers are. Think about all the stuff that comes along with a baby too, that takes up so much room.

VoldysGoneMouldy Wed 16-Mar-16 21:45:10

Very unreasonable.

lorelei9 Wed 16-Mar-16 21:48:05

Sounds grim for all concerned

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