Monday, February 18, 2008

Bring a cat into my house?

For those of you well-meaning folks who suggest I have a cat in the house to take care of the mouse problem:  I like my husband.  If a cat comes to live in this house, my husband leaves.  Makes for an easy choice from where I sit.

Sadie does enough shedding to keep us well supplied with flying hair all over the place.  But she doesn't hold a candle to the way cats shed.

Litter boxes stink.

And cats jump on the table, and on counters, and curl up on my clothes.

Given the choice, I'll take the mice climbing over my food; they don't eat as much.

I like cats, in their place.  Around here, their place is in the barn.

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10 comments:

breakaway1968 said...

Your so funny...Isn't it funny how different people are?  I would take 15 cats in my house over ONE mouse! lol  That is how much I am scared of them!   We had ONE cat but then as you may know we got another addition with the stray kitten.  We can't give him away now...he's to darn sweet!  Our dogs shed WAY more then our cats tho.  We got lucky there with the cats not shedding.  

madcobug said...

LOL this is so funny. I don't like cats in the house either and have never had but one and that was when my daughter was small we got her one. Dogs are plenty to have here. Helen

fowfies said...

Yes, I have had my last cat...and will never have another...and totally understand Cliff and your position on cats. Dont need cats, just traps...or chickens ;). They LOVE mice.

helmswondermom said...

I can't have my cat in the house, either.  Thomas is allergic.  Although one year when we had mice Thomas told me to let her in while he was gone, and over the course of a week or two she caught 4 mice that I know of!!
Lori

ickivic said...

I should have remembered how you feel about cats, just the thought must have made you shudder, sorry bout that.  You did get some great suggestions though.  Vicki

robinngabster said...

Dog lover here.  I think cats are cute when they are kittens..if they can find a way to keep them small like that then I might have one.  We are all awfully allergic too.

geocachelinda66 said...

Good luck in the mouse war!  Linda

mutualaide said...

I'm a dog lover first, a cat lover second.  

siennastarr said...

Completely a dog lover!  Would never hurt a cat, but I would never want to own one, either!

Jackie

lanurseprn said...

I'm very allergic to cats. Any cat I have would have to be an outdoor cat. No choice.
Pam