Teaching my son about cats and pets in general is an important factor for me.
I’m a cat person and an Adopt-Dont-Shop advocate. I have a total of 8 adopted cats all of them are spayed/neutered, while my husband has 3 shitzu dogs at his family house. My husband has stopped me ever since from picking up stray cats and gave me a loooooooong lecture of why I just can’t pick and adopt all of them. He even gave me the old saying, “It’s the law of the jungle. Only the strong survives”. Well, okay.
I try to expose Lowe to pets as early as I can, making sure he isn’t allergic to their fur first. Once I was able to make sure he wasn’t, only then I started showing him his cats.
First step was to introduce him to the only indoor housecat: Missy. It went on very well as Lowe was very curious about her, then when he tried to grab her by the tail. She ran and hid herself.
I guess, I have to try again next time.
It makes my heart swell a bit to know he isn’t adamant in meeting and touching cats, all of them would be his in the future anyway. They will be his inheritance 😂.
I just hope it’s okay with him when he’s older. 🐱