Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
I'm working on lining up potential owners for the kittens, and I'm kind of in a dilemma -- I've got two gray kittens and three people who want them.
The first family expressed interest right after they were first born (a relative of a someone I know) but haven't contacted me since then. I'm really hesitant about this family because they've never owned a cat, it's a gift for a daughter's birthday (I think a little girl), and they told me they gave away a dog because it didn't get along with the children (or they didn't want to work with it).
The second family was through petfinder and first said they wanted a black kitten, but then they came by to see them over the weekend and instantly fell in love with one of the gray ones. So that's one is gone for sure.
The third person also was through petfinder who said she wanted to set up a time to meet the kittens if there were two boys: one gray and one black. I told her I don't know the sex of the cats but would find out this week when we go to the vet. Last night I emailed her about the first gray cat being selected and the other family's interest in the other gray cat, and she emailed back saying she thought I would tell her if someone had an interest since she hasn't come by to see them yet. I was assuming she only wanted to see them if there were two boys, which I don't know yet.
Now I don't know what to do...the first family I don't really know, and I'm kind of scared that this kitten will end up at the humane society (which is what I've been trying to avoid all along!), but I already talked to them about the kitten and said okay. I don't want to go back on my word, but I felt kind of strong armed into the whole thing and what they said about the dog really started getting to me.
I guess the one thing I keep thinking about is if they really wanted this cat, they would've contacted me in the past month about it. I told these people to stop by anytime, but they haven't. I know if I were looking forward to a new animal I'd be checking in and asking for pictures all the time.
Is it okay to say no now?