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To Kitten or not to Kitten that is the question!

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charleepeters Sat 30-Jul-05 18:33:31

DP and i wouls like a pet for DS to grow up with as we both did so he learns respect for animals but also becasue we would just like a family pet.
We have narrowed it downto a Kitten but were still umming and arring!

these are the reasons we cant have other animals.

Puppy/Dog - we dont have time or energy to train one and walk it.

fish - im s*it scared of em!

Birds - a bit antisocial and boring unless you get the very young and train them.

Rabbit/guinnipigs - again not suitable for ds as i wouls like a cuddly pet he could hold and stroke.

Hampsters/mice ect - dp had many a hapmster as a child and they all died so he doesnt want another

Snakes/spiders - do i ahve to explain?

So basicly it a kitten, we can out in a cat flap and i grew up with pets galore so i knw how to look after them - what do you think shall we???

charleepeters Sat 30-Jul-05 18:34:02

that was ment to be put in a cat flap!

trefusis Sat 30-Jul-05 18:38:29

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trefusis Sat 30-Jul-05 18:40:54

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charleepeters Sat 30-Jul-05 18:41:03

Yeah my house growing up was like an animal sanctuary we had hundreds of animals! I am in untill about 9.30 in the morning then again at 11.30 so it only a couple of hours but, as i said when its been injected and is old enough it can use the cat flap in the front door. our flats small but i think plenty big enough for a fully grown cat, plus we havea big garden.

charleepeters Sat 30-Jul-05 18:42:03

Ds is only 11 months, he loves animals and is fasinated but doesnt touch, thats why we wanted to get a pet for him to grow up with so by the time hes older he will respect it enough to to harass it to much

trefusis Sat 30-Jul-05 18:45:09

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bubblerock Sat 30-Jul-05 18:48:58

You know you want to!! There is a poor solitary kitten left in my local pet shop and I keep going in and playing with it - it's mental, keeps flying around the shop and trying to paw the chinchilla babies!
Kittens are so easy, I can't see any reasons not to have one (unless you own a b&b of course and can't really have furry things )

dejags Sat 30-Jul-05 19:26:54

Charlee,

We found that getting two kittens was a great way of doing things. They have a playmate and are not lonely if we are out. They have been wonderful companions and they are so gentle with our DS2 (also 11 months), I think they sense he is a baby and doesn't mean to be rough with them.

They really don't make any mess and have been almost no trouble at all.

golds Sat 30-Jul-05 19:34:32

dejags, I was just about to say the same as you, last year I went to get a kitten and ended up with 2 (brother & sister) they have been lovely together, I have also read in books that 2 are better than 1.

If anything ever happended to them, I would definately have two more.

bubbaloo Sat 30-Jul-05 22:08:05

i also agree.if your'e going to get a kitten,then you may aswell get two.they won't be anymore bother than one and will have each other for company.i've also got two.

Janh Sat 30-Jul-05 22:11:29

We got 2 kittens (sisters) when DS1 was about 2 and as they got bigger and he got more affectionate they hated it - they hung around for a couple more years but both ended up moving out and living with neighbours!

They are 15 now and both still living with the neighbours they moved in with

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