|Purred: Sat May 10, '08 9:07pm PST |
|I'm sorry, sweetie, but there might not be anything you can do at this time. If your mom has her mind made up - and genuinely is very scared of animals - it might not be the best thing to bring in a kitten right now (especially with your dad's allergies).
Maybe you could start with a smaller animal, which would allow you to show your mom how responsible you are, but also let her get used to having a non-human creature in the house.
Sometimes, moms have to build up to saying "yes". Especially to adding an animal to the family, who could potentially be with you for 20-or-so years.
Of course, I (Binks' mom) can't imagine living without a kitty. But,believe it or not, my own mom isn't a cat person. I had a kitty when I was little because of my dad. But my mom was never very happy about it.
My advice, as a cat lover AND a mom, is to start slow, don't beg, do some research, present the facts to your mom, along with a plan on how you will take care of the kitty, and don't try to get your dad to convince your mom (that always backfires). Like I mentioned, maybe these kittens aren't the ones for you. Maybe you could tell your mom that you know she is hesitant to adopt a pet, so you'd like to start with a smaller pet to show her you can do it, but that if it works out, you'd like for her to reconsider the cat issue. I think she'll be very proud of how responsible you are and how much thought you put into it.
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