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6 yr old wants a kitten

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Twang Sat 17-Aug-13 00:05:30

As above...and has been asking for probably a year. I havent really had much experience with kittens, and have said that she will have to be hands on to some extent, any advice on what to do? Many thanks in advance

JumpingJackSprat Sat 17-Aug-13 00:18:29

unless you are 100% certain you want a cat and are prepared to do all of the care for its whole life - dont do it. the novelty will wear off eventually and unless youre dedicated to taking care of it it wouldnt be fair on the cat. kittens are lovely but can be very hard work.

Monty27 Sat 17-Aug-13 00:30:33

You will look after it, feed it, pay for it (including clawed carpets, sofas, flea repellants, cleaning products to clean where they leave their paw prints and generally making your house unkempt) (and I am talking up and down walls, not just in the kitchen sink when they decide they want a drink; even though they have a bowl of fresh water, but all around it, you will throw food in the bin they get at when you're not looking including even, loaves of bread. confused

fleeeas last cost me 70 gbp in products last summer and now I have them again. angry

And don't start me on vacuuming their hair even though they are not allowed anywhere other than the kitchen/diner grin

Whoever said cats are easy?

Oh and dispensing of the dead animals (birds, mice, frogs and yes, even goldfish) that they bring into the house.

Oh and the fighting with other cats in the garden ffs.

PM me if you need any more info grin

I have at least another 10 years of it.

Serious post.

On the good side, no more mice and.... that's about the only upside I can think of really.

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