Gabi, you go girl!! Oh Boy, I'd want you on my side on a debate
. I agree with you whole heartedly!! My husband and I are blessed with a big ole house and he is a wonderful provider and I am a stay at home wife
! So in are situation, no kids, 5 indoor and 3 barn cats all extremely well taken care of.
Oh yah, nobody yell about the barn cats now
, I can see everyone was ready
Our Barn cats live in a heated part of the barn(with a cat door) which is also my husbands workshop. They were here when we bought the farm. There were originally more but they all disappeared one by one and only ones we could catch was Raul, Yuli and Pookey. I originally tried them all in the house(they were my first cats and I was so excited
), they DID NOT want to be there
. They would hide, you open the door they would bolt out and disappear for days, catch them again out they would go again. They did the same thing in the barn until we added a cat door. So I got them fixed and because the 3 dears are kinda freaky and feral, I felt them not even adoptable. I love them to pieces and they me, the best that they can (when they're hungry,they love me the most
but you can't tame a wild boar. They have actually lived on this farm longer than us
To worm and Frontline them each month is a task well dreaded. And I do all their boosters, with the strong arms of my husband holding them. I personally feel cats definitely belong inside but I can't judge anyone because these cats didn't warrant any other choice, in my opinion.
But Gabi when it comes down to it, this just goes so along with the mentality of more is better. People having lots of children when they have all to do to even take care of themselves, or buying many cars, jewelry, designer clothes,electronics and they can't even afford to pay this months rent. Nothing sinful about any of those items mentioned but something is really messed up when purchases are made and no ability to provide or pay for. The cat/dog care in our home are a minute part of our monthly costs but if we couldn't continue to do our charitable giving as we do, I would have to re-evaluate our situation because I also realize that God has blessed us financially to also bless others, not just our pets.
The best advice I have in my humble opinion is:Temperance and wisdom and to prayerfully consider ALL things!