Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
- Community Blog
Having a Baby? It's Actually Been Done Before! (Who knew?)
Okay, so I'm so fed up with little nitwit broads using pregnancy as an excuse to dump their pets that I just posted this rant on Craigslist, where it will be Flagged & Deleted within 15 minutes, guaranteed. I thought that some of the kitty crew here might enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed writing it. :)
This whole having-a-baby-gotta-dump-the-pets phenomenon is a stupid, selfish, irresponsible one that needs to END. Our great grandmothers took care of a half dozen kids, very labor intensive cooking FROM SCRATCH, cleaning, MANUAL laundry, SEWING, gardening, a bunch of farm animals (think feeding, milking, egg collecting, etc.) AND the family pets!
Modern women whine about an easy office job and one kid. You're not the first female human to push out a brat. Biiiiiiiiig deal. Another spoiled rotten little a-hole that thinks he's the center of the universe. Aren't we lucky to have the both of you?
Your furry "babies" don't deserve to be dumped and replaced by your "real" baby. Just because you never really loved them in the first place doesn't mean they don't love YOU. Pets don't discriminate between who deserves their love and who doesn't. They don't know any better. They're not as fickle as you are. They display a characteristic called "loyalty," which humans used to value. Not anymore.
Man up, princesses. Since we can't have YOU spayed or your sperm donor neutered, at least teach your spawn how to respect animals by allowing your pets to remain in THEIR home. It's good for the kid, too. Any psychologist will tell you so. People who grow up without pets turn out weird. And when little Napoleon pulls kitty's tail, scold him. If he does it again, punish him. Better yet, don't bother. Just let the poor cat defend herself and give him a good swat. Like the dumbest puppy in the world, he'll learn. Act like a jerk, get the consequences. A simple life lesson, taught by a cat.
She'd say "you're welcome" if she could. :)