Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Dad Gets Stern
If you remember my post in May about our cat having five kittens, here's a little follow up.
I wrote, "Dad worries about whether he can convince Mom and Son to keep just one of the kittens."
There seemed to be a consensus from my dear blogging buddies in the comments: "Dad, you're screwed."
Well, sometimes a dad just has to put his foot down, however unpopular that might be for the rest of the family. Sometimes, a dad has to stand his ground for the greater good. Sometimes, a dad has to be tough, even in the face of tearful protest.
So, yep, when those kittens got old enough to leave the mama cat, I put my foot down.
We no longer have five kittens. Nope, now we only have four kittens. They sure want to eat a lot.
Okay, so apparently Rhonda and Dylan misunderstood my intentions: they thought I meant that we were only giving away one kitten, not keeping only one of 'em. But hey, sometimes, in the interest of family harmony, a dad has to show a little flexibility.
The one that got adopted lives close by, and Dylan has regular visitation rights.
Heh. Showed y'all, didn't I?