Originally Posted by Sparkie
I wonder how many people here who have cats don't have kids (and don't really want to?) It's an amazing coincidence.
Whenever someone tells me they don't like cats, I invariably respond with, "Well, I'm sorry you feel that way. Thanks for sharing". I don't want to be mean about it. I'm not a "dog person" (too allergic to really get close to them) but I don't go around spouting about it.
I just feel sorry for people who don't like cats. They've never experienced the kind of
we have! They're missing an incredible part of life!
I don't have kids but really want at least one. I've experienced cat and dog love but the love between a mother and child is so special. Now that three of my brothers have had or are having kids, I go nuts over them. I've always been an animal lover but really didn't realize how much until I got my dog. But I guess part of the reason I got a dog was to fill the void because I didn't have a child. And now that I have 3 pets, I still feel that void. I love my pets, don't get me wrong. But I know I have a special connection to children and would like to have one with my own child. I had that with my nephew when I wasn't working but now that I'm working, I don't see him as much so that connection is weakened. And it's not the same as having your own child. It's kind of paradoxical because I love spending time with my nephew but at the same time, it painfully reminds me that I don't have a child of my own.
I don't feel sorry for people who don't like cats, dogs, rats or kids. It's their own opinion and they're entitled to it. I feel bad for those who really want a cat, dog, rat or child but for some reason or another, can't have one.