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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:18 PM

Just learned that we're becoming a blended family...........

my niece is adopting a kitten. We've all have/had dogs in our family. Never a cat before.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:20 PM

1. Be thee ware, for there be dragons. NOTHING is safe anymore. Nothing, I tell you! AAAAARRRRGGHHH!!!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:21 PM

2. LOL..............

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:33 PM

3. I've got two five-month olds in the house (siblings) - NOTHING is safe - NOTHING!!!!

 

They steal the straws out of my water glass at night. The ceiling is in the "where to play" category. They can fly. Lego pieces are transformers or something to them. The dog can't sleep because they do naughty shit to get her to wake up and bark at them so they can then bite her leg feathers. Even the rabbit is terrorized. The bathtub is the "cage fighting" zone. You will NEVER sleep again. NEVER! But they're soooooo cute.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

6. hahahahahahahahahaha

Love it!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:27 PM

7. Ah, me believes ya thinks that I jest! Ye be doomed, I tells ya. DOOMED!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:42 PM

9. Oh, no, doomed only because we're in the same boat!

I have ten. None younger than three years, but ten?! Ten are a handful. (And a scooper-ful.)

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:09 AM

14. Are you one of those crazy cat ladies?

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:43 AM

15. And proud of it.

I fully own my bad decisions and my inability to say "no." "Oh, we'll call this one Rat Face until she's adopted; an ugly name will make us not want to keep her." Littermates O'Malley and Rat Face are the youngest of our menagerie, and the last to join.

Sad attrition is the only way we'll ever have fewer than ten cats. We can't give any of them up, although we've discussed it from time to time.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:07 AM

17. The only pet I've ever given up was my boa constrictor (Lucifer Beelzebub)

 

I got him when he was 20" and the thickness of a pencil. He grew to almost 5' and 3" in diameter and was starting to look at the cat funny. Fortunately, my biology teacher had a daughter who loved snakes. She had a big apartment and said she'd let him have the run of the place. And, being the daughter of a biology teacher, she had good access to food. I had to drive 30 miles to find a place that would sell me rodents.

Other than that, every other creature I've adopted has stayed with me for life. That's how it should be. They're family. In Lucifer's case, it was what was best for him.

And when the kids wake up I have to break the news to them about Clouseau and ask them to dig his burial pit. I'm not looking forward to that.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:59 PM

4. Remember, the cat thinks they are behaviorial scientists

 

Watching the behavior of the human in its natural element...

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. Woo hoo!

I hope you get to spend a little time with this kitten. You'll fall in love.

Will you please let us know what she names it?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:28 PM

8. They're terrorist pin cushions from hell, but aren't they so cutey wootie woo?

 

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:22 PM

11. The cat is named Radley after...........

Boo in "To Kill A Mockingbird". She is a voracious reader (niece not Radley)and has a Masters in Library Science and is Asst. Head Librarian at the Library in an adjacent community. So I knew the name would have literary meaning.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:44 AM

16. Nice.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:49 PM

10. they may live in our houses, but they do not live in the same world as us

strange critters

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:24 PM

12. Just remember that you have dogs,

 

but cats have humans. Treat the cat with the proper deference due your feline overlord and you'll do fine (unless the cat decides to claw you on general principle but you get used to that).

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:04 PM

13. "blended family" sounds like

a tragic wood chipper accident.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:18 AM

18. If it doesn't work out at least she can just flush it down the toilet.

Oh wait, that's a fish!! Oops.

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