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S-I-L has started a poll on twitter about "who to disappoint at Christmas"

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KatyMac Mon 07-Dec-20 17:42:58

Well DD's boyfriend actually

Who should they disappoint at Christmas me, who wants needs a cat or DH who doesn't!

Yes I know you shouldn't buy a cat at Christmas - we want a rescue and it would have to be after now! & we are experienced (Siamese) cat owners, I am just bereft that we lost our boy at the end of the summer and DH thinks he isn't ready to love another cat yet

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NerrSnerr Mon 07-Dec-20 17:49:00

Are they supposed to be buying you a cat? Is that why he put up the poll? I do think it really needs to be a joint decision between you and your husband though.

KatyMac Mon 07-Dec-20 17:55:56

I have been mumbling/whinging about wanting a cat from soon after we lost him

DH is not quite ready (which I understand but resent)

The christmas present thing is just a joke really; I've asked him who he is more scared of!

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Beamur Mon 07-Dec-20 18:00:22

I know the feeling. Once you have had an oriental in your heart you can't be without.
We lost our boy last spring and I wanted to look for a cat straightaway. We got a pair of sisters just before Christmas last year. But it was too soon for DH. The girls are perfectly at home and loved, but he is still grieving for the previous cat. But he would rather have cats in the house than not even if he doesn't feel quite the same about these ones just yet..

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 07-Dec-20 21:17:31

I’m with your dh. It would be too soon for me too.

KatyMac Mon 07-Dec-20 21:23:58

I'm just so unbelievably lonely

My mum died, we are still pretty much shielding

DD and her bf are busy working online

I'm depressed and it's hard right now

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Beamur Mon 07-Dec-20 22:06:02

Could you do fostering for a cat rescue? You get the cuddles you need a cat gets the environment it needs.
Sometimes fosters fail wink

KatyMac Tue 08-Dec-20 22:45:33

Thats a really good idea, thanks

Currently I am winning the poll - I think I am scarier than DH

I was browsing pets4homes there are so many new cats on their everyday sad

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JaceLancs Tue 08-Dec-20 23:30:04

Go for it!
DD is getting first Dcat or kitten soon - her DP has given in!
I have offered to pay for cat tunnel and will provide cat sitting services for holidays etc
I’m so excited lol

JaceLancs Tue 08-Dec-20 23:30:58

Meanwhile Reuben gives me so much comfort

KatyMac Tue 08-Dec-20 23:34:56

There is something so comforting when you know a cat will be there when you wake up

It's 52% to 48% so close.....

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Beamur Wed 09-Dec-20 07:09:31

I woke up to one of my cats curled up under my chin, purring away.
Good luck with the poll!!

KatyMac Wed 09-Dec-20 20:46:44

I want that! sad

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KatyMac Tue 29-Dec-20 02:20:59

I did not get a cat sad

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MaryLeeOnHigh Tue 29-Dec-20 02:47:10

But didn't you accept you couldn't have one for Christmas anyway?

KatyMac Tue 29-Dec-20 13:12:29

Yes but that didn't stop me hoping...

Qe have had a discussion about it not being tye right tone for us, but sadly that doesn't fill the optional hole i have

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KatyMac Tue 29-Dec-20 13:13:53


Wrhave had a discussion about it not being the right time for us, but sadly that doesn't fill the emotional hole i have

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