Pets and babies? Annoying questions from people...
So Dh and I have 3 cats. Since we announced that we are having a baby, the popular question has been "so what are you going to do with your cats now?".... I am so confused by this question. What to you mean what will we do? We will keep them of course.
Seriously? We LOOOVE our kitties beyond words and so far they have been our babies. Of course we are keeping them. Absolutely no question about it. They are a huge part of our family, and not in any way disposable simply because we are having a baby.
I mean yes we will have to change some things (like the fact that the kitties will not be allowed to sleep in our bedroom once the baby comes), but over all I do not see a huge problem. In Europe no one would have asked me this question because almost everyone has cats. My sister had a cat with both her children.
Yes we will be keeping a close eye on them so they don't snuggle too much with the baby (lol they are very loving), yes we will be keeping the kitty toilets far away from the baby (Dh has not allowed me to even touch them since we found out).
I am getting frustrated about the shocked looks we get when we say that the cats are staying. Ugh. Pets are not disposable to us and we do not feel in any way overwhelmed by the idea of cats and a baby.
Is this a common thing to get rid of your cats when having a baby? I never knew that honestly.
Just wondering what you all think about cats and babies coexisting lol...