I HATE kids and animals!!!

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I HATE kids and animals!!!
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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 12:08pm

Ok, maybe just MY kids and the strays they bring here! GEEZ! Never let your kids know if you know how to "birth" things or feed babies. I'm on my 3rd day with a *maybe* 3 week old obviously UNweaned kitten. At least it pooped by itself last night without me having to rub its little "stuff" with a warm rag (like mommy cat's tongue ya know), but it's no where near eating instead of sucking and DD can't get the hang of not choking it while deep throating the medicine syringe. This used to be sort of common when she was at home all day (homeschool till Middle School), but THEN I had the equipment, the cans of kitten formula that can be used for all sorts of tiny critters and the bottles and nipples. Naturally the person that said he wants it is stalling on coming to get it. At least it slept through the first 2 nights, I know I should be getting up every 2 or 3 hours with it but stairs are a problem for me, so once I go up I'm NOT coming down unless I need the bathroom! Oldest DD brought it here because her DH's hunting dogs would kill it. Someone had left a box with 4 at the end of their lane and a neighbor had picked them up out of the road. She hadn't known that when she found this one staggering around in her yard crying and the dogs having fits. She thought it had a feral mama somewhere close (though why she'd think a feral cat would have kittens so near the dogs, I don't know) OR someone had dumped it there because it's sort of remote.



Sorry, just a rant. Actually I already have 2 adult former strays and a water turtle that some people couldn't handle any more because it was too aggressive with their other turtles (they said) so I don't need, can't afford care for another. I just fed it for the

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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 3:53pm

Sorry, couldn't resist.



funny dog pictures-Kan I keeps him?

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 5:44pm

OOOOOOOO- CRUEL! You are SOOOO CRUEL! :)



The guy that wanted it FINALLY came about an hour ago and I made sure he understood the feeding process and all that. Really there's not much to it except TIME, and I just don't want to do it anymore. BAH! He's had unweaned puppies before, it's just the kitten is so much tinier in his big man hands. He's disabled/retired so definately has the time and wants the thing, but couldn't come to get it fast enough to keep me from ranting.



Your pic is pretty cute, nobody brought me a lamb yet- DON'T CURSE ME!!!

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:06pm
ROTFLOL... I had to do it, or I'd join your rant in a huge way... except what MY kid brought home (when he moved back in almost a year ago) was an 85 lb, poorly trained, hyperactive black lab! I love that dog, but he's a whole lot more energy and work than I want to deal with. All signs are pointing to the possibility that he just might be moving on sooner rather than later - I just pity the next people that are taken advantage of.