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post #31 of 58
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Originally Posted by ShopCat View Post
It's interesting how many of us don't want skin kids..
I've never been interested in having any, & at 40, still feel the same. Thank Goodness Mike shares my feelings, or we probably wouldn't be together. He doesn't have any by anyone else, which is also a huge blessing.
But we have our fur kids & they bring us love & smiles, & that's ok by me!

Our fur kids elicit the same feelings in H and I as well! Every day, he tells me how much he loves our cats (oh, and me, too!) They bring us even closer together; they really are our "kids". I wouldn't have even dated him, if he disliked cats/animals. No way would I spend my life with pets!

MargeCat
post #32 of 58
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Right now i only have furbabies- but someday (hopefully very soon!) i want to have children. I have PCOS and my chances of having children are not great, but eithor way we will at least try. My doctor said that time is on my side since i'm younger and not to wait much longer so hopefully we will try soon after we're married for kids. If we're unable to have our own and fertility treatments do not work- there is no doubt about it- we will be opening up our home and our hearts and adopting Eithor way, I will make sure we have children and hopefully,even if we are able to have our own naturally, i would still love to adopt at some point as well-perhaps from Vietnam or Russia (Colin's mom is from Vietnam and i'm part Russian so that would be neat

I worked in several day cares and also as a private nanny for quite a while. I have 8 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces- i LOVE children and can't wait until the day i'm a mom- till then i just "borrow" my sisters kids
I wish all the best! I've thought about adoption, too (never discussed it with H). That way, the physical problems wouldn't be there, and I'd be giving some poor baby a loving home--this sounds weird, but I think of adoption like I think about taking in stray cats. I love to take in cats who nobody wants nor loves, or can take care of, and giving them a happy life. I've also considered being a foster parent for kids.

MargeCat
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by MargeCat View Post
I wish all the best! I've thought about adoption, too (never discussed it with H). That way, the physical problems wouldn't be there, and I'd be giving some poor baby a loving home--this sounds weird, but I think of adoption like I think about taking in stray cats. I love to take in cats who nobody wants nor loves, or can take care of, and giving them a happy life. I've also considered being a foster parent for kids.

MargeCat
That is lovely And i agreee- if we do adopt- i would rather adopt an older child (the ones nobody seems to want) and give them all the love/help in the world that i could. It's just Colin that may take a little conviencing on that but i'm sure he would be ok with that idea.
post #34 of 58
I have one skinkid and one furkid. I call them siblings.
post #35 of 58
God, in His infinite wisdom, gave me cats.....for a reason.

I grew up thinking that I'd have children someday, but things don't always work out the way we plan. I'm content in my life, and I love my cats because they are my children. I can't imagine a life without cats.
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
You don't have a "I only have furkids, and plan on skin kids in the future"
Thats my option! No skin kids for us- YET! For now, its just Harley & Bayley
post #37 of 58
I have Ari who is 3 months old and dont want any more skin kids. I love her but I dont want any more.
post #38 of 58
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
I have ALWAYS wanted children but after a miscarriage and fertility drugs I was unable to have any, so my fur kids are my kids.
Awww Helen You can be my mom You would make a wonderful mom

I don't want skin kids...just fur kids
post #39 of 58
No kids for me, unless they've got 4 legs & fur!
post #40 of 58
I would like skin kids one day...but not right now (maybe in the next 5 years).

So for right now I have 4 furkids and no stretch marks to show
post #41 of 58
The other option i choose is i do not yet have skinkids, but i will after im married and i LOOOVE my furkids a billion times over
post #42 of 58
My daughter Annie is 26 years old so she's not a kid anymore... and I have 3 furr babies...
post #43 of 58
We don't have kids yet, but probably will...and we'll continue to have cats.
post #44 of 58
I have both!!

I love kids, and pets!!!
post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Awww Helen You can be my mom You would make a wonderful mom

I don't want skin kids...just fur kids
Awwww, Thanks Nat
post #46 of 58
I'm not a good kid person. Everyone says that'll change if you ever have one of your own, but I don't like them and from what I've seen of my co workers and friends kids, I'll never want any. My cats are my kids and frankly, I like it that way. Heck I spend so much money on the cats, there isn't enough left for me to be able to afford a child also, so no kids here ever!
post #47 of 58
I have both.
Four skin and three fur.
post #48 of 58
I dont want kids, never have, and despite people telling me I will change my mind, I Can't see it happening. But, I dont think of my cats as alternative kids either, they might be my babies, but they aren't replacements for kids. Although I am like jugen, I spend way too mch on my cats to be able to afford anything else!!
post #49 of 58
No skin-kids, ever. When they're little, they're kinda cute, but the second they start crying they go to their mom. I got to play baby-sitter quite a lot over the past few months with my neighbors' young children.. and while sometimes they're fun, I couldn't stand living with them. Thankfully I managed to cure Jaclyn of her crying fits (she did it when she wanted anything) and Justin of hitting other kids (within my sight, anyhow). Teenagers are just one big ball of fun, especially the boys.

People (complete strangers, too) seem to enjoy patronizing me and speaking down to me about how I'll change my mind someday, and how giving birth is the most defining experience of your life, and you are not complete until you've raised a child.. yadda yadda yadda. It annoys me, because what these people don't appear to understand is that while I respect their opinions, what they are basically telling me is that I am incapable of making my own decisions for myself. And they wonder why they get such a mouthful.

My kitties are better babies--and much easier to housebreak--than even the most well-behaved children out there. I'll stick with the shedding instead of the credit-card borrowing, thank you very much! LOL!
post #50 of 58
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Originally Posted by noludoru View Post
It annoys me, because what these people don't appear to understand is that while I respect their opinions, what they are basically telling me is that I am incapable of making my own decisions for myself. And they wonder why they get such a mouthful.
I think this is what drives me the most nuts. I am an intelligent person and capable of making decisions. And being that I don't like children (no, not even when they're little), I feel I am being a responsible adult making an informed decision when I say NO to children.

Not to get down on anyone who has them of course... it's just not for me.

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Originally Posted by noludoru View Post
My kitties are better babies--and much easier to housebreak--than even the most well-behaved children out there. I'll stick with the shedding instead of the credit-card borrowing, thank you very much! LOL!
And no car borrowing... and no education financing...
post #51 of 58
I never really decided not to have children, but as the years have went by the idea of having them became less appealing to the point where now I have no interest in having children at all. I look at myself and my cats, as one little happy family and that's good enough for me...
post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
God, in His infinite wisdom, gave me cats.....for a reason.

I grew up thinking that I'd have children someday, but things don't always work out the way we plan. I'm content in my life, and I love my cats because they are my children. I can't imagine a life without cats.
Couldn't have said it better.

In fact, I do have a stepson, but as he is all grown up, and I didn't get to bring him up, I think he doesn't really count for the purposes of this discussion.
post #53 of 58
NO skins for me .... I wouldnt risk it , as NOW dont jump me ... I shouldnt have been born but a victim of natural selection....

Now I love fur , scale , shelled , finned and evan feathered kids
post #54 of 58
I don't like skinkids, so I'm very happy with my furkids whom I love.
post #55 of 58
well i dont have any skin kids, im only 18 still kind of young lol, but i do love kids (when I can give them back j/k) But I want kids eventually once I finish school and find the right somebody, but my furkids are still and always will be my kids I always tell my mom that all my friends have kids and i techniqually do, I have my furkids
post #56 of 58
Other- I am 22, I want children and more cats eventually, but can only have one cat for now!

I also don't think of Zissou as a child, and certainly not mine!
post #57 of 58
Just furkids all the way for me! I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews, but it's just too much to have kids fulltime, for me anyway. I have plenty of furkids to occupy me. My bf agrees, he's much older than me and already ruled that I'm not having any babies, just puppies. LOL!
post #58 of 58
I'm 49 and never regret not having children. Who can afford them? Not only that, I would be a basket case worrying about them all the time. We live in a crazy world. I have always had cats and been enchanted with them and always will.
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