A friend of hours had some kittens a few months ago and I made a comment to my husband about getting one. He said "no" and I was actually relieved with his answer because he was right. We didn't need one. We have too many animals as it is and live on too small of a budget.
Not too long after this we celebrate 4th of July. SS asks if him, his girlfriend, and their 4 yr old can spend the night so they don't have to drive back home that night. They've been at our home ever since along with their 3 dogs and 1 cat. I already have 1 dog and 2 cats. They found a new home for one dog. Still, that makes 3 dogs at our house and 3 cats. Of course their animals eat all of our pet food. It also doesn't make sense that they buy tattoos, kayak, paddle board, Bengal cat, power wheels quad, other pets, go on constant day trips and overnight trips to the coast. etc., but can't pay rent on their own place.
I'm off track though. This is about a new kitten. SD15 had been calling DH trying to talk him into a kitten. I told him it's a very bad idea and don't say I didn't warn him. He told me he had told SD he has to talk to me about it first which instantly turns me into the bad guy. Don't we have too many pets and problems as it is? Hadn't DH and I recently have a conversation about getting a new kitten? The answer was so obvious that I couldn't believe it was actually being considered. DH feel we should give her a chance, she's never had her own pet, and he will hold her accountable. I told him it's the worst idea but if I outright say no then it will cause a huge blow up.
So two days ago SD walks in with her new kitten. We are on day 2 and SD left yesterday to spend the night somewhere. I was up all night with the kitten. Turns out it's not even barely 5 weeks old. SD had kitten food but it was hard. She said it was litter box trained but it's not. She told me before she left the house to just keep the door closed and check on it every now and then.
I'm so angry I could spit. I didn't want to take care of any more animals. I have to take care of this one because I won't see any animal suffer. Now my DD8 is attached to it and she was so happy that SD was paying attention to her and talking to her when she brought the kitten home. She told her she could kitten sit for her. That kitten should still be with it's mother. It can't be shut up in a room by itself with hard food. I thought SD was going to be responsible for it? A kitten needs round the clock care. I'm so mad at DH and SD.