Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lonely cats?

I just read a Q&A on Cat Channel and I am APPALLED at what this lady wrote in about her boyfriend and his cat. It's not the question she asked, because maybe she really didn't know, but the WAY she phrases it.......

"Q: I have a question about my boyfriend’s 13-year-old cat, Bart. My boyfriend can be a little paranoid and overly protective. He seems to think that he needs to make sure he never leaves his cat alone for any longer than 10 or 12 hours because it is "not nice." He believes the cat gets lonely. This causes a problem for us because we live about half an hour away from each other. It’s hard now for him to stay over, because he feels he has to rush back to be with the cat. It effects what we do, but he doesn’t realize that it’s not necessary. I’ve tried to explain it, but he thinks he is right.

The great thing about cats is that they have no concept of time. So its not like he’s staring at the clock saying, "Man, where is he?” Plus, cats sleep most of the day. I have a Rottweiler that needs more care then a cat, simply because she has to go potty outside. I can’t leave her. But a cat?"

There's a third paragraph, but you get the idea.

I don't normally do this, but what on earth is this woman thinking??? Sure, she may not know that cats have their own sense of time and schedules, but she *should* know that cats need love and companionship!

I just want to say that I APPLAUD Bart's dad for not leaving him alone for more than 10-12 hours at a time, for loving his cat, and for being a good dad to him.

If you'd like to read the answer that was given, you can go here.

Any thoughts? I know that Carmine and Milita don't like it when I'm gone for more than a few hours at a time because I work from home.

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