Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
If you are rehoming, I would rehome the pup before anything else, and before you get too attached to it, and before it gets too attached to you.
I absolutely agree with this. You've had the puppy a few days but the cats for months? I am so sorry you have been put in the position where you have to make this decision but I am personally shocked and upset about how easily you seem to be able to say 'we'll just have to rehome the cats'. If I am reading it wrong then correct me, as it's easy to misread something when you can't see a persons face.
If you don't have the time just now to play with the cats then you most certainly won't when you have a baby. I just don't understand why you got 4 cats if this was going to be the case, without even planning on having a baby. Getting an animal is something that needs to be thought through and slept on for a great deal of time and not a rash decision.
Who's going to train and walk the pup when theres a baby around?
I think you are lovely people, don't get me wrong I have enjoyed you being around so far but you shocked me with this.
I said it before but never got an answer, were you planning on having children in the future? What were you going to do about the cats then?
I'm going to stop ranting on because I could be here all day. I think, personally, it's best you do rehome your cats and the sooner the better before they have litters you can't care for, no matter how 'cute' they are.
Also my Mum had 5 cats, a dog and a 2 year old while she was pregnant with me. As long as you keep away from the litter you will be fine.
All the best.
EDIT: Just a thought. You obviously need to get all 4 cats speutered and this can be expensive for so many. Why don't you just get the girls spayed one month and the boys the following month, or vice versa. At least that way you're not shelling out for all of them in one go, it will soften the blow. Jason has money for a digital camera so there must be money for this too.