Monday, February 18, 2013
To Kitten or Not To Kitten?
Here's the deal: I want a kitten. There are a few concerns with this idea,and they are coming mainly from Hubby...he is concerned that the baby will start to crawl and will 1) Play in the litter box 2)Bother or try to eat the kitten's tail and the kitten will scratch her 3) the kitten will try to sleep with the baby and leave hair in the crib.
I grew up with cats, and I would love to have one in the house. I miss the purring and lounging, plus I think she would benefit from having a pet around. I also do have the concern of it scratching her though. I tried to do some research and as far as I can tell the internet is pretty divided on this one. One half is convinced a kitten will turn your baby into a Harvard grad, the other half is convinced that it will smother your baby in it's sleep while clawing it to death.
So, I am asking you...real mommas with real kittens who I trust. I trust you...not the kittens, obviously. Does it work out well? Do you have to watch them both like a hawk? Have your kittens ever scratched your babies? Did you corral the litter box? I want a kitten...not a cat. I have nothing against a cat, but I think a kitten would be better because it would grow with her and tolerate her a little more. So...if you have any help or opinions on this matter PLEASE, PLEASE let me hear it!!