Short version is we are cat people. Previous cat been missing for more than a month so not looking good
Friend has a kitten (rescued) ready to rehome and offered it to us.
We've also got a 4 and 1yo who were very good with previous cat but haven't lived with a kitten before. I'm a SAHP, so we're home a lot. We were thinking of using a crate and room divider/stairgates to ensure kitty can be kept separate from kids if necessary (ie, when I need the loo/cooking etc!) If our old cat came back we would keep both.
He's a lovely cat and I would be very happy to give him a home, but I'm not sure if we would be taking on too much right now.
I'd find it a bit much with newborn & young cat, as well as 2 other dc's... You sound like an experienced pet owner & parent so maybe you'd cope better than me. You wouldn't want to offer it a home, then find out its too much & have to rehome. Personally I'd wait til all dc's are older & can help look after the cat.
It is a lot, I wouldn't want to mess the kitten around (although he's currently living with children and other pets and seems happy, so I think he would be okay with us). I know friend has other people who would be interested as well, so it's not us or nothing...
Argh. He is so cute! And I do really miss having a cat.
When I look back to the first 3 months of hell of dd's life, there is no way I could've coped with a kitten as well, but you must know what you're doing with 2 other DC. Fwiw I wouldn't, but obviously it's up to you
Yes. You've said yourself that you are cat people, so as long as you won't want to rehome should there be any issues. I would. How long until your baby is born? Kittens don't stay 'kittens' for very long.
I would go for it, kittens really don't take that much looking after in my experience and as long as it has a place to escape from the children to sleep without being disturbed I would have thought it would be fine? (though I admit I say this as an experienced cat owner but with very little experience of children)
We've an 8yr old, a 1 year old and are due dd2 in august. Dp brought home 2 8 week old kittens earlier this week, the 1 year old is amazing with them - he's used to me saying ''pet mummy nicely'' when he pulls my hair so is well trained for kittys.
I wasn't happy with dp bringing them but his friends neighbour wanted to sell them at a car boot sale dp told him it may be illegal and the guy threw a kitten out the window saying they were worthless then dp immediately took hold of the two closest and said he'd have them -poor wee mites had been getting bullied by the mans 6 year old son trying to stand on them and throwing them about
Dps friend has taken in the other 2 they are going to his mil.
I think you should take the kitty, they are so loving and barely need anything just cuddles food and clean litter