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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
As some of you know July the first I rescued a very young mama cat she gave me four beautiful babies. I have a appointment to have her spayed but i cannot let go of the babies so i plan on keeping all of them am I crazy
post #2 of 19
They are all so cute and fluffy.
post #3 of 19
Nope, kittens are soo cute, I know I couldn't let go of them either.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you I have people that want a cute kitten but i worry if they want a cat that can live too be twenty +
I have four other cats and six dogs and I know they will be here forever so I just need for my cat friends to tell me he!! yes keep them .
post #5 of 19
If you have the room, and can financially take care of them go for it!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
If you have the room, and can financially take care of them go for it!
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
can do and will do thanks
How many of you has kept all your babies to make sure they will never end up homeless
post #8 of 19
I think we all just have different viewpoints. My goal is to foster more cats, not keep them all. And if I get one or two that might be impaired, I want to be sure to have room for them. Since Festie's litter was born, 4-6-04, I have adopted out 5 kittens, lost 4 kittens, and adopted out 4 cats, counting Sugartoes. (She is promised to someone after she recovers from her spay.) One kitten (Smartie) is with another foster mom, so she can have kittens to play with. I'm sure she will be adopted soon.

I have kept 2 kittens (grown up now) for in my house. Adopted some ferals for outside, one feral adopted me, and one nice barn cat adopted me.

I think of adopting them out as sharing the love. And it gives me room to foster another litter. But if you can't or won't or choose not to give up your babies, go for it. As long as you can afford their care, and don't mind scooping all those litterboxes...do it! But if you do find someone who is committed to a lifetime of care for these precious babies, it does feel good to let them have a much needed kitty to love!

Rusty's new Meowmie is thrilled with him, and he loves her. He fell asleep on her chest the first time they met. Her husband had suddenly died recently, and she really needed someone at home to take care of. I have known her for 6 years, and she is a great person.

But I know where you are coming from. As I picked each kitten up and kissed their little faces, I could have easily kept them all. Momma cats, too. But I know I am too lazy to do litterboxes for 12 housecats!

Good luck with your new crowd. Enjoy every minute of it!
post #9 of 19
As long as you spay mom and spay and neuter the kittens, you are not crazy. But be aware that more cats cause problems because after they grow up, they will not be so close, they tend to develop their own personalities and those personalities clash at times. So just be prepared for future surprise vet bills if that happens-
post #10 of 19
You're definitly not crazy if you get them all fixed and keep them. More power to you
post #11 of 19
Hmmmm. I would be careful and not let your heart rule your head over this. After all, what happens if you find/are given another cat/litter? It is very easy for us to think we are the only ones who can look after our fur babies properly, but as evidenced on TCS, there are thousands and thousands of people out there waiting with love and sense who can do it. SO I am not saying don't do it, just be aware of the huge commitment and expense, and the probable need to limit other activities and commitments in the future. Whatever you decide, good luck.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
If you have the room, and can financially take care of them go for it!

They're adorable!!!
post #13 of 19
Nah good for you. Never can have enough cats in a RESPONSIBLE household!! Very glad to see that you are going to keep your babies - what a great life they're going to have!!
post #14 of 19
Awww, the kittens are just so adorable!

I think everyone has given very valid points, so I won't add anything else!

You're not crazy!
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
If I find someone that will love them forever yes I will be glad to place them.I'm a stay at home critter mom so I have plenty of time to clean and care for them My living room has two of the largest cat play tree's that petsmart sells with tunnals shelves and hanging toys so I try to make it fun for everyone.

I have many people that try to give me cats and dogs but I do know my limits and tell them no, and after this I'm deffently at my limit

The neuterscooter comes to our town quite often so spay,neuters and vacc.is no problem also I have a great vet that is not real exspenive.

Thanks SOOOO much for everyones advice.
post #16 of 19
Everybody "wants" a kitten. When you say you have kittens, lots of people say how cute they are, etc. But I foster for an agency, and our kittens are $100 for 1, $150 for 2. Once it comes down to a commitment and some money, they lose interest. And these are kittens who have had their initial shots, and have a free speuter certificate.

So I do understand that you don't want to give them away to people who don't really want them. Keeping 4 kittens may be a challenge. However, they are lucky to have someone who is putting their needs first.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
If you have the room, and can financially take care of them go for it!
Absolutely!
post #18 of 19
Since you have obviously fallen in love with the little cuties and you have the means to take good care of them, you'd be crazy not to keep them.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by consumercity
Since you have obviously fallen in love with the little cuties and you have the means to take good care of them, you'd be crazy not to keep them.
thank you they will stay here and i will post more pictures soon
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