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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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why get rid of cats due to new baby?

sigh ...

I was just wondering - why do people get rid of their cats due to a new baby?

Surely its not remotely necessary or am I missing something?

Look at this beautiful girl who now needs a new home.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 10:33 AM
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Probably because they viewed the cat as a disposable substitute until the baby arrived. Morons


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They don't love their pet enough.
They know a baby will be a lot of work and decided to get rid of the (kitty) extra "chore".
They erroneously think the pregnant mother will abort if she has a cat litterbox in the house.
The pregnant mother does not know that it is SAFE for her to continue to care for her cat, including cleaning the litterbox!, as long as she doesn't stick her fingers in her mouth aftger cleaning the box and before washing her hands.

Aaarrrggghhh. We need a feline Captain Teague to keep all pet owners following "the code".



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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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I know a lot of people freak out about toxoplasmosis as soon as they get pregnant. Nobody tells them that chances are they've already been exposed to it if they've had their cat for a while. Also, there are some old myths still floating around like cats smother babies and cats can actually suck the breath out of babies. Crazy nonsense.


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I know a lot of people freak out about toxoplasmosis as soon as they get pregnant. Nobody tells them that chances are they've already been exposed to it if they've had their cat for a while. Also, there are some old myths still floating around like cats smother babies and cats can actually suck the breath out of babies. Crazy nonsense.
Oh yeah, people get completely crazy about this... my sister and her boyfriend don't have any pets, yet when she got pregnant she started freaking out about scrubbing and washing veggies and fruits (wanna use bleach, sister?) because she was convinced that she would get toxoplasmosis through a dirty vegetable... seriously
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I'd sell the baby ---- you can get a lot more money for them than for cats.

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I'd sell the baby ---- you can get a lot more money for them than for cats.
LOL - I saw a sign once that said "I got rid of the kids, the cat was allgeric."
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Its utter garbage !!!

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LOL - I saw a sign once that said "I got rid of the kids, the cat was allgeric."
like that one.

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The reason for our "neighborhood" cat is a new baby. Booted out when the baby came.

So many people don't think of cats like we do. When I went to pick up my last cat tree, she had a little dog and I asked about her cat. She said it ran away. It was probably jealous. I get it didn't like our little baby (the dog!).

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It?!! I could never refer to Toby as 'it'. He is my boy! Not an 'it'. Grrrr ...
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