My dad and his family live in North Carolina. My little sister Katie turned eight on Wednesday, so I called to wish her a happy birthday. When I saw her last, she was trying to convince my step-mom to get her a kitten, so I asked her if she was getting one. "No" she said "mom says they're too expensive". So I asked her if they went to the shelter "Oh, yeah, we went there" she told me "but they're used." USED, like a book or a piece of furniture!!! She's only eight, so I know where she got this idea, and it makes me mad (I said the book thing). Not only that, but they went to a pet store, not a responsible breeder. She's so young, I didn't say anything to her, but I want to talk to my step mother about how most pet stores are just breeding factories, and don't treat the animals well. The thing is, my parents don't feel the same way I do about animals (you know...It's just an animal attitude). I don't know if she'll even listen to what I have to say. It's probably better they didn't get one with that attitude. Anyways, I was just frustrated and had to vent!
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4/25/03 at 10:48am