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So my kids asked for a dog.

And I said, well, I like dogs except when we had one she needed a personal trainer to run her five miles a day, she was on antidepressants, she was training to be a super model or something because she refused to eat and she once attacked a one armed jogger which was extremely unfortunate.

So my kids asked for a fish.

But I told them that it makes me sad to watch them swim around in circles.

So they asked for a bunny.

But we have four zillion bunnies (or at least 3) living in our yard and that seems like enough bunnies for one residence.

So they asked for a cat.

Mostly because Marinka wrote that very clever book about cats. And because they are furry.  And having cat litter is like having a sandbox in your very own house.

But I said no because I knew I would end up with the only cat that needed a personal trainer.

But if you already own a cat, you might want to check out Animal Planet’s TV show “My Cat From Hell.” These are some seriously feisty cats.  Check out this video…

In the show, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy will apparently transform these spirited pets into nice docile animals.

But I’m still not getting one.

Please tell my kids.


This post has been sponsored by Animal Planet but all thoughts are my own.

20 Responses to cats from hell (and a sponsored video)

  • MelB says:

    ha ha ha.. We currently have two dogs and two cats.. love them to death, but they each have their own “issues”…. I never thought I could live without pets, then I had kids. Now I am slowly weeding them out (meaning as they get older and pass on, we are not replacing them). Still love them dearly (my furry babies), but life with little humans is a zoo in and of itself… so I hear ya…

  • Bitsy says:

    The begging for pets never ends, even when you already have pets. The oldest who is about to leave home is STILL asking. I’ve got us down to one pretty good dog and I’m standing firm.

  • Karin M says:

    Your (very) funny blog reminds me of an awesome kids’ book: The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle. Spoiler alert: It’s a dragon. It won a bunch of cool awards. And Reese Witherspoon says it’s her kids’ fave book. 🙂

  • Mexmom says:

    I am like you I really like dogs until I have them and have to take care of them, my son can tell you how he is begging for a dog and I just can’t bring myself to do it.

  • Daryl says:

    I already asked you if you wanted a pirahna. He swims up and down AND in circles. And he grows really fast and for sure would keep the kiddos entertained.

  • Alex says:

    oh my god, i think i just peed in my pants. that video is hilarious! kelce, you are more than welcome to take one of our cats. well, actually you are welcome to the feisty tabby, not the lazy old calico. the feisty tabby comes with a disclaimer, though: she could kick the ass of any of those cats in the video, which i realize makes her a not-so-attractive option. good thing i bought that electric kitty collar with remote control! jk

  • Pets suck. They’re so cure and fluffy and innocent. And then they worm their way into your heart so you’re forced to deal with their upkeep.

    We have a cat on antidepressants. With a glade plug-in that diffuses calming cat pheremones. On special (expensive) cat food. Who has to stay isolated in our master bedroom because the chaos from the rest of the house is just too much for him.

    The cat is only 8. We have a long road ahead of us.

    Stay strong, Kelcey. The best excuse is an allergy. You have four kids. One of them HAS to have an allergy to all things furry.

  • Mary says:

    Isn’t that always the case with pets. You give in to getting one and they end up costing you a fortune. I fell for the cat thing. I have one kid and I made her promise to clean the litter, etc. She does all that but I had decided this cat was never going to get wet food. Only dry food. I just wasn’t going there. The damn cat ended up with severe gingivitis and can only eat wet food. There’s a chance she may have some disease an antibiotic can cure and then the gingivitis will be gone but wet food just so sucks. It’s bad enough to have a cat litter box in the house. We can’t let her out because of coyotes, etc. The worst part is that I let her sleep with me and sometimes I won’t get up off the couch if she’s curled in my lap. So good for you for not getting a cat. Oh and the shedding hair and furniture destruction is no fun either. My husband hates the cat, by the way. Sometimes I find him chasing her around the house. I don’t think he realizes the cat likes that kind of thing.

  • Abby says:

    I feel like everyone I know is on some kind of antidepressant but ANIMALS TOO? I had no idea! I can’t stand cats. Just tell the kids it’s a crazy cat or their college funds, cause animals cost a LOT of money from what I’m told.

  • kate says:

    Stay strong! We just got an Aussie puppy and he has chewed my Tory Burch flats, the oriental carpet and the baseboards. Now he is out of that phase but still requires massive amounts of exercise and attention. He goes to Doggy Day care, a grooomer, etc. He lives better than I do.

  • Steph says:

    IMO, you have enough on your hands with four beautiful babies. I am going to get a dog when my last child moves out (presumably 10 years from now) Don’t tell my children. Is that bad?

  • Loukia says:

    My children are animal enough for me to never ever need another animal living in our house, and also, I’m scared of most animals and thankfully, my boys haven’t asked for anything else to live in our house with us!

  • anymommy says:

    My hatred of cats has been affirmed forever. A vet once told me that he doesn’t understand cat people and how they are always talking about what their cats are thinking because all they are thinking is: If I were bigger, I would eat you.

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