TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Is this mean?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is this mean?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Is this considered cruel and unusual punishment?
We are BBQing chicken and tuna, the house is full of smoke from the BBQ. Karma is locked in the bed room so she does not run out and escape. Its for her own good. It does smell good in the bed room, where she is confined.

We need to eat, I can not help that it is fish and chicken. Is it mean to force her to smell the food while cooking or is it okay because meowmie and dad need to eat.
post #2 of 17
lol i dont think its mean, but why do you lock Karma up?
does she try to get into the human food how your cooking?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
lol i dont think its mean, but why do you lock Karma up?
does she try to get into the human food how your cooking?
We lock her up because we live in a small one bedroom apartment. She was born and grew up in the alley behind us. One of her main goals in life is to get back in the alley. We love her too much too allow her to run free. She has become an inside kitty now. I don't mind if she gets involved while I am cooking but to let her have access to the outside again is a no no. She is happy here, I am afraid if she were to get out we may never see har again. She could be up and over the wall of our patio before we could stop her. We live on a busy street. She must stay protected. She is more than welcome to help me cook in the kitchen but while the doors are open she must be confined. Its for her own good. Is that heplfull?
post #4 of 17
like i said its not mean.if you are worried she will get out,
then i would put her in the bedroom also
post #5 of 17
Can she have some of the chicken?
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Can she have some of the chicken?


I don't think it's mean. But I'd share some leftover chicken bits when done. But then my cats are totally spoiled rotten and I feel guilty not sharing a bit of chicken.
post #7 of 17
I sat Pickle on a chair in the kitchen and taught her how to the meal I was cooking. She never really bothered me again.
I do share a little bit of my food with her though.
post #8 of 17


All the above. It's not mean, but don't forget to give her a treat. Besides she probably doesn't know what BBQ smells like vs. raw meat.
post #9 of 17
I concur, it's not mean if you give her a little piece of chicken or fish at the end.
post #10 of 17
It's ok to keep her in, just let her sample your BBQ....
post #11 of 17
No its not mean for the animals to smell cooking. But I sure hope you save some "treats" to give them after you eat. Our guys know they get something from our supper with their supper.
post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
No its not mean for the animals to smell cooking. But I sure hope you save some "treats" to give them after you eat. Our guys know they get something from our supper with their supper.

Our kitties too. Last night we had steak and John cut up some lovely pieces into small bite sized bits for Bijou and Mika.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post


I don't think it's mean. But I'd share some leftover chicken bits when done. But then my cats are totally spoiled rotten and I feel guilty not sharing a bit of chicken.
Same goes for me!!
post #14 of 17
Of coarse you are not being mean, you have her safety in mind. However if she is anything like my guys she will pout unless she gets some sort of treat for her inconvenience.

A piece of chicken or a sliver of tuna should be sufficient.
post #15 of 17
I don't think it's mean but hopefully she gets some treats or chicken afterwards.
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys for reasuring me that I was not mean to lock her up. We did not share any of the food because we use alot of garlic and other spices that she should not eat. I did though give her soe wet food. When she first came out she looked at us like we were the devil but as soon as she realized she had wet food she was happy again.
post #17 of 17
It's not mean as long as you share
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Is this mean?