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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 07:57 AM

There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Cat

>"You remember Tubby and Stupid, right?

The long haired Idiot Brothers were ‘free’ kittens. A neighbor gave them to us when we lived in California.

Free cats. One gray, one white. Cute little kittens.

Free.

Evil little bastards.

Of course, there’s nothing free about pets, especially cats. Right from the first moment they start costing you money. They need shots, and deworming, and ‘fixing.’ Cats need litter boxes. Yep you get to spend money on dirt for the cat to crap in so you can throw it out and go buy more – I tell you, it would be a whole lot more efficient if the cat just learned to wipe its ass on my wallet. Cats need special scratchin’ posts where they sharpen their claws so that they may more easily shred your furniture. Cats need special cat food, specially formulated to permanently stain your carpet when they yak all over the floor for no apparent reason."<

So much more here: --> http://www.stonekettle.com/2009/01/there-aint-no-such-thing-as-free-cat.html

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 09:53 AM

1. This is hysterical!

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 11:47 AM

2. Great writing! Very funny. Alas 8 years ago. Wonder if Tubby and Stupid are still with them. nt

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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:15 PM

3. My kids could never understand this concept!!!

Yes, every animal we got was "free", but the supplies and the work involved was not! They only could see the cute kitten or puppy, not mom dragging bags of food home or all the effort i put into cleaning the cat box!!!

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 10:50 PM

4. True, although my cat didn't cost much until this year.

Shots and vet visits were a couple hundred a year at most. He ate whatever food I put in front of him.

But now he has hyperthyroidism, so is on medication, which costs $75 every three months or so, but he has been to the vet 6 times in the last 6 months, to have his blood tested. Now he has kidney issues so is on some expensive food. I guess the total us a couple grand a year now. But he is 16 and is otherwise in good shape. A bit skinny, but playful and affectionate.

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