Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday's thriteen: What I hate about new pets

Thirteen things I hate about having new pets.

*Sigh* Hubby insisted we get two new kitten at the pet store, when all I went in for was bird seed. His reasoning was my old cat was too old to be a good mouser (Pookey turned eighteen last month), and we just lost two cats recently.

Then he brought home a baby bird.

No more pets! We already have two older cats, two new kittens and a pet pigeon, I thought that was enough.

1. The kitten aren’t quite litter box trained, it seems to be hit or miss. They either go in it or where ever they happen to be at the moment.

2. Buying cat litter. That right there is a loosing proposition, they go through litter like no tomorrow. How can two small cats poop that much?

Buying kitten food. We have two kittens, and they eat a bag a week. Don’t they make big bags of kitten chow?

4. Scratching. Their claws are everywhere. I have new scars.

5. Fleas. We got them at a pet store, but apparently there was some hitch-hikers going home with us.

Deworming. Have you ever dewarmed a cat? You have to poke a pill down its gullet past some very sharp teeth.

Vet bills. Here we go again I have to have shots for the new kittens.

Bathing. These two little flea bearing monsters have to be bathed often because they live inside with us, and they stink. I know cats bathe themselves, but kittens . . . not so much. How you ever bathed a cat? Remember the claws and teeth I was complaining about?

Fur. I have cat hair on all my clothes now.

10. The baby bird has to have baby bird formula. Yes, they do sell it and if you want a baby to live that’s what you get. We’re had a lot of success with it too. Well, mostly my daughter she’s the one who takes care of the little baby birds, but I help.

11. Baby birds poop an awful lot, and without warning. Nuff said.

12. Having a stinking bird cage in the house. Yes they smell. Babies poop a lot.

The noise. Meow-meow, I’m hungry. Meow-meow, I want attention. Then the baby bird starts cheep-cheep-cheep, feed me. First thing in the morning, ugh.


Adelle Laudan said...

Oh my! You definitely have your hands full. Have you picked names for the troublesome twosome? Good luck with the litter training
Happy T13!

Ella Drake said...

Wow. It all sounds familiar. Good luck!

Cassandra said...

Sounds like you have a menagerie. LOL
If you like, I could take one of those kittens off your hands. lol.

I miss having my cats and the heartache has finally subsided enough (they passed into shadow a few years ago, both at ripe old ages)that I may be in the market for a kitty companion, well, pending Bear's blessing. lol

Cora's got us covered this Thursday at the MMC with her 13 Favorite Movie Heroines. Stop by if you get a chance and see if you agree.

Paige Tyler said...

But they're so adorable! I love animals!


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Elise Logan said...

What a busy bunch of beasties you have! Good luck.

Christina DeLorenzo said...

The scratching is the worst for me. Our cat has scratched up all of our doorways - even though she has a huge scratch post next to the doors! Little booger. Good luck with the little ones.

Janice said...

Hi Adelle,

The kittens are named Ninja, she's black and like to hide so that's a good name for her. And Baron Von Stinky Bottom.

Hi Ella,

Thank you, I think I will need it.

Hi Cassandra,

Sure, if you lived close enough I let you have both of them.

Hi Paige,

Sure they're cute until they scratch you, or you find poop on the carpet.

Hi Elise,

Yeah, too many.

Hi Christina,

Yeah, cats and scratching. That just what they do, the little brats.

Happy TT everyone.


Lauren Murphy said...

You need a hug. *HUG*

Janice said...

Hi Lauren,

Un-huh, *pout*