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The ILs hate our Cats

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Here's the thing, we are stuck living with my ILs for God knows how long and they hate cats....and Pandora took off outside the back porch which is high up off the ground and my MIL said "I hope it runs away and doesn't come back".

We've had to keep them locked up in the washroom and we'll end up having to put them in the basement. We have no choice in our living arrangements cause otherwise we'd be out on the streets..

I may be forced to find them new homes

I have no idea how long we'll have to stay here.....and my sweet baby kitties and then the kids.....and I've reached a breaking point too.
post #2 of 14
Awe

I'm so sorry for you!!!

I've had to live with IL's before and I know how hard it is when they don't like your pets.


I hope Pandora comes back and you guys can work something out!

i'm going to keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers!
post #3 of 14
That's awful....I'm so sorry your inlaws don't like your kitties, but if they were decent people who knew how much those kitties mean to you, they should be able to deal with it.....I know if I were in their shoes, I'd try my hardest to come up with a solution that would make everyone happy.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
I got Pandora back, she just went out on the deck and I grabbed her. I think my MIL is upset cause she has all these plants out and the kitties don't know that they aren't for eating and I am trying to keep them out of the plants...but they are building rooms in the basement for us....and once those are built we'll move down there and take the kitties with us downstairs and that way they won't be a problem. I'm just venting.

My MIL has Lyme disease and anxiety and depression problems and lately she's had a temper at times but that is in part due to her frustration with lack of mobility (she's in her late 50s), and they didn't catch the Lyme in time for her to be freed from it...so it wreaks havoc with her body.

I can understand all this plus having to live with another set of adults it can be frustrating especially with a 2.5 year old that's hit his terrible twos and a 6.5 year old with Asperger's.

I think the kitties will be fine I was just frustrated and angry and upset with her comment about Pandora.

They don't mean to get into things, they are trying to adjust to the changes too.
post #5 of 14
Don't get rid of the cats under any circumstances.

Trust me, I have never gotten over Chester.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
We aren't. They are just as much a part of my family as the kids...once DH and FIL are done with the basement rooms, that's where I'll keep them till we can get our own stuff situated and moved out of here.
post #7 of 14
Aww hun!! Im just catching up on this thread. I sure wish I could be more of help to you, but all I can do is offer some HUGS and my ears to listen. I am thinking of you!!
post #8 of 14
Hon I am in a similar situation to you (see my Thank you Tania thread!) and trust me I know how devastating it is. Pets are not disposable and people just don't seem to understand that. Our dogs ate the floor in our new house (we've been there three days) and my Dad heard and was furious, and just doesn't get how we don't give them up. AS IF!!!! They are your children and your life and if people don't get it you'll never change them unfortunately. Good luck to you with your babies, my heart is with you.
post #9 of 14
Grasses are essential to cats. Sometimes I go out the backyard and pull random weeds so the cats can chew on them.
post #10 of 14
I don't know what your situation is but i'd be doing everything i could to find my own place instead of living with the in laws

If the mother in law is griping on about the cats thats going to add added stress with all of you
post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by shengmei
Grasses are essential to cats. Sometimes I go out the backyard and pull random weeds so the cats can chew on them.

Tapeworms lay eggs on grass and vegetation. Fleas are not the only way for cats to get them.
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
Tapeworms lay eggs on grass and vegetation. Fleas are not the only way for cats to get them.
Sorry I forgot to mention that. You need to wash them well first.

I use bamboo leaves nowadays because of the tapeworm problems mentioned. I wonder if you have bamboo in your area.

Of course, you can just buy pet grass at Petsmart.

http://www.mypets.org/modules/news/a....php?storyid=6
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
The cats are fine now....We've worked things out, we are stuck where we are right now so there is no other option.

We've had alot of bad luck here lately and financially we are pretty much bankrupt...along with the rest of everything else that has been going on.

Life in general is pretty crappy right now.


I'd rather not keep this thread going.....got too much on my mind.....actually I'm not even sure what is on my mind first and foremost....I'm sorta kinda just winging it.
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
Life in general is pretty crappy right now.

I'd rather not keep this thread going.....got too much on my mind.....actually I'm not even sure what is on my mind first and foremost....I'm sorta kinda just winging it.
{ButterflyDream}
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