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Kids really are Monsters at times!!

post #1 of 15
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Today one of my mom's friend had come to visit us. Unfortunately she also got her two boys along, both of them were in 3rd-4rth grade. Innitially they didnt create any problem but the moment they saw my kitty they went berzerk!! They were not scared but they started screaming at her, stamping their feet loudly and then started hitting her with her toys. Pablo-my kitty was reallly scared, she started hissing and hiding under the beds. But they just wouldnt leave, they would stoop under the bed and scream at her and hit her just to gain some kind of sadistic pleasure. I tried to make them understand very calmly at first, but still they continued harrasing pablo, finally I gave up on them and after incessant attempts lost my temper, I warned them in a very stern tone and all hell broke lose, they started crying and wailing and screaming at me!! I had had enough, I allowed their mother to handle the whining kids and locked myself with Pablo in my room. Oh and then you know what, they started banging on my door!! Oh lord, I will never ever have kids!!
post #2 of 15
Poor Pablo! That mother needs to teach her kids some manners.
post #3 of 15
Awwwww poor baby Kena make your home child free after that!.

The little gremlins!. They would have been doing more than wailing if they'd done that to Rosie and Sophie!
post #4 of 15
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I know, I was just so furious I felt like treating them the way they treated my kitty but I controlled myself. I dont know I have often noticed that kids take some kind of vicious joy in hurting animals. I have seen kids hitting stray animals with pebbles here for no reason. I make a point to shout at them and give them a lecture right there on the street. I just dont understand them, some kids are just simply cruel and evil. I still need to pacify myelf and Pablo.
post #5 of 15
It is the parents who are at fault - they never teach the children respect for all life. I have Americal friends whose daughters teased the h*** out of my cats on a visit, and became hyper and hysterical. They could not see that the cats were not just animated toys and that they had feelings too. It was amazing that they were not scratched or bitten but if they had been I am sure the parents would have blamed me!
post #6 of 15
Oh My!!!!!!! I am soooo glad that my kids are not like that when we go to my friends houses that have pets my kids will always ask VERY POLIETLY can we please pet you cat/dog or whatever animal my friend has. then they will sit very calmly on the floor and call the animal or hold the animal and are very gentle with it. when the animal has had enough they simply let go but will continue to sit on the floor and try to coax it to come back its really cute. i guess its because we have had animals since before they were born and always taught them to respect and be gentle witht he animals. or maybe its just cause i have super kids!! yeah thats it my kids are just great lol. (no im not proud lol)
post #7 of 15
I have two friends with three year old daughters, and whilst they are told to be gentle I don't think they have any understanding of how fragile a cat is compared to a soft toy. If the cats stay in the room then they obviously aren't too stressed, but if the cats leave the room the children DO NOT follow them. I have made it very clear to both girls that if they sit down, and stay still then the cats will come to them. If they can't sit still then the cats will go under the bed and stay there!
post #8 of 15
It sounds like you must live at your Mom`s house....or I`m sure you`d have handled that lady and her kids differently. I know that you have to respect your Mom`s home and her friends....but I`m afraid if they came over again I`d put my kitty in my room and LOCK the door to keep the kids out....and in the meantime I`d talk to Mom and hope that she is sympathetic and will have a talk with her friend about controlling her children.
It would be different if it was your house and your friend.....you could tell her to get a grip her kids or take them and leave!
Linda
post #9 of 15
Don't let them discourage you from having a family -- unlike this appalling woman, you'll teach YOUR children to be considerate of others and kind to animals.

If they come over again, I'd step out onto the porch with them, close the door behind me, and say, "Let's talk out here." If the woman is so dense that she has to ask why, just nod at the kids and tell her with a smile, "My cat still hasn't recovered from their LAST visit." It will sound lighthearted and shouldn't offend her, but with any luck, she'll get the point.

By the way, I really admire your restraint. If it had been me, I'd have escorted those kids right out the door!
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
Don't let them discourage you from having a family -- unlike this appalling woman, you'll teach YOUR children to be considerate of others and kind to animals.

If they come over again, I'd step out onto the porch with them, close the door behind me, and say, "Let's talk out here." If the woman is so dense that she has to ask why, just nod at the kids and tell her with a smile, "My cat still hasn't recovered from their LAST visit." It will sound lighthearted and shouldn't offend her, but with any luck, she'll get the point.

By the way, I really admire your restraint. If it had been me, I'd have escorted those kids right out the door!
I couldn't have said it better myself!
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Oh am sure you guys would be having lovely kids, afterall they have such lovely mommies and daddies!!

And I agree, its the parents' fault and not the kids, but here even their mom was helpless. The kids' mom and my mom had gone out leaving me all alone with the boys. When they came back I handed over the whining gremlins to her and I could see they were not even under her control. Their momma definitely didnt support such cruelty towards animals but she was just helpess, she had no control over her own kids. I kinda sypahtize her now, but at that time I was just way too furious to notice anything. Next time if they ever come am gonna lock myself with Pablo in a room thats for sure.
post #12 of 15
How HORRIBLE for you and your kitties! Here is the thought going through my head... "Why were you the one who had to correct them? Was there mother there? Is she blind? Deaf? A parent?" for goodness sakes my daughter is not even 2 (but will be on the thirtieth) and knows not to treat animals that way... that is ridiculus. And what if one of those kids got bit or scratched? Then would she have taken a stand? or ignored that too? I must say that it's not the children that I'm angry with in this ... it's the parenting, or lack thereof
post #13 of 15
3rd and 4th graders should know better!!!! Grrr. this post has my hackles up... Are those kids autistic? If not they then have no excuse... that behavior is unspeakable! My neighbors daughter is a fourth grader and sat very nice and quietly through my cats labor and delivery and never once tried to touch the cat or the kittens, but kept me updated if I was in the other room, if she thought anything might not be "normal" (it was so very cute)... I just don't understand how these kids were so out of control. at 8 or 9 years old especially. I might expect that from a 3 year old who had never been around animals.... but this ugh grr unh, I'm done I'll rant in the shower, where no one can hear me..
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
^ I know it was a horrible experience. But I think I have just replied to your questions in the msg I sent above yours...
post #15 of 15
When my neighbor's children come over-they are fascinated with the cats. They lost their dog due to old age and due them being in sports they don't have the time for pets now. But they love petting the cats-their daughter always wants to come in and see them sleeping!! I'm lucky that they are really good around animals (2nd/4th grade).
OTH we had friends that never had pets and their daughter would do this awful high pitch squeal when she saw the cats. I would have freaked out over that I can't image what the cats thought!!
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