Sorry, this may end up being a bit of a rant. I have been getting a lot of crap lately from the people I work with and from my family about my animals. My mom gets aggrivated at me because she doesn't understand why I would want to spend as much time at home with them as I do. Maybe I am wierd, but after a day of work, the only thing I really want to do is get home and see my babies! My mom is constantly saying "but they are cats, they can get along fine without you" which may be true, me coming home an hour later then normal would not hurt them. Even so, they know my routine, they know when I am supposed to be home and I want to see them! My parents have always had dogs so I think part of it is purely that she doesn't understand why I have cats. She tells me that dogs are more affectionate and cats are just aloof and they don't care if I am around or not. Obviously, she has never had a cat. Do any of you have problems with your family or friends not understanding? How can I make my mom understand that even though she might not be big on cats, I love them and she just needs to accept that.
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12/14/07 at 10:37am