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My wonderful nephew... and his cat-hating mother

post #1 of 21
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My seven-year-old nephew is an almighty little bundle of energy -- he comes bounding into Grandma's house at top speed and top volume, and woe betide anybody who gets caught in his path!

But the moment he sees the cats, he goes instantly still and quiet. He gets down on the floor and holds out his hand, and he talks very softly to the kitties. When they come closer, he pets them ever so gently, and he never grabs or tries to hold them against their will. Of all the things I've tried to teach him, this is the one he has taken most to heart -- he's GREAT with cats.

His mother is a different story. She and my brother are separated, but we still see her sometimes, and she was with us for Thanksgiving. When one of the cats rubbed against her boots, she pulled back and snapped, "Go away!"

My nephew said, "Mom! He just likes you!"

She replied, "Well, I don't like HIM."

And my wonderful nephew went over to his mom and put his hand on her shoulder and said, "You don't not like him, Mom. You just don't KNOW him."

Is this a great kid or what? :-)
post #2 of 21
awww whata sweetie
post #3 of 21
Sounds like a great kid!
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Sounds like a great kid!
Absolutely! ... ....good Boy!
post #5 of 21
Awww, what a sweetie!! Next time you see him give him an extra hug for me!!
post #6 of 21
Awesome! Neat kid. Can't say the same for the mum. Do you suppose she'll learn from him?
post #7 of 21
Yes, indeed, he's one wonderful, special boy! And his auntie is teaching him well :big thumb: Sounds like he's an up & coming TCSer!
post #8 of 21
Oh wow - he's got his heart in the right place!!! What a sweet boy...
post #9 of 21
What a doll! Not many kids I know would treat the kittes so gently and with the respect they deserve. Too bad his Mom couldn't take lessons from him..
post #10 of 21
Bless his cotton socks, that's adorable!
post #11 of 21
Yes, he is a great kid. And very lucky to have such a good auntie, who will teach him respect for animals.

You should have seen my 6 y/o ds the other day. I was walking past him in the hall while holding one of the feral kittens, and reminded him not to make direct eye contact. I thought he was going to run into the wall! He turned his head, and rolled his eyes around-trying so hard not to make eye contact, but not realizing he could look right next to the kitty! LOL!
post #12 of 21
He sounds like a sweet little boy and you've obviously set a wonderful example for him!
post #13 of 21
What a sweet boy! Maybe he can teach his Mom something.
post #14 of 21
What a fantastic young man with a big heart. His mum must've been a mouse in a previous life.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jenni
What a fantastic young man with a big heart. His mum must've been a mouse in a previous life.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenni
What a fantastic young man with a big heart. His mum must've been a mouse in a previous life.

Maybe so -- but she's a female dog in this one...



OOPS! Did I say that out loud?


post #17 of 21
Well, your first post made me "awwwww...ohhhhh"
:

and this last one made me
post #18 of 21
Wow I think he going to grow into a wonderful man...
post #19 of 21
how wonderful and sensitive for a child of that age! I can't believe how wonderful that is! He's such a fine kiddie!
post #20 of 21
Great kid!!!!!!!!!!
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
Maybe so -- but she's a female dog in this one...



OOPS! Did I say that out loud?


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