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How do I explain getting rid of our cat? susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
15th Nov '12

To make a long story short, we need to get rid of our cat. I'm trying to find a better home for her, but I'm concerned with how to explain it to my 2 yr old. She loves the kitty, and I feel so guilty, but the cat really has to go.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21591 posts
status 15th Nov '12

Explain to her the cat will go to a new home and s/he will be taken care. Tell her the cat is causing problems and needs to go

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65254 posts
15th Nov '12

My mom always told us the cat was going on vacation. Yeah... it was lying. but after a while we stopped asking about it.

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
15th Nov '12

Tell her that the car is a house hopper. Lol he gets passed from family to family to make other kids happy. Idk

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
15th Nov '12

My mom said it went to live on a farm.

Sammie Abel hardman 2 kids; United Kingdom 206 posts
15th Nov '12

I've got the same problem with my daughter she has a cat and me and my husband are trying to get rid of it it's hard with her being so attached to it where trying to keep it in the family though so she can still see it is there anyone you know that would want a cat so it wouldn't be as bad :)

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
15th Nov '12

We need to do the same thing. :cry: Neither of us want to get rid of our cats, but we simply can't keep them. I just don't know how to break it to DS.

Naturally Alternative 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 5640 posts
15th Nov '12

My daughter was almost three when we had to give ours away. She totally forgot about it and she is a huge animal lover. Maybe your lo won't notice either since they are only two.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
15th Nov '12

lol. I dunno why she even likes the thing - she tells random strangers about her "mean kitty". I thought of just telling her kitty was outside somewhere (she lived outside for a few months but had to come back in b/c she kept getting into the neighbor's house), but she'd be constantly asking where the cat was. I guess I'll try the whole "the kitty went to stay with ________" .... or the vacation thing. I think she'd be satisfied with that.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting Sammie Abel hardman:" I've got the same problem with my daughter she has a cat and me and my husband are trying to get rid ... [snip!] ... keep it in the family though so she can still see it is there anyone you know that would want a cat so it wouldn't be as bad :)"



not yet. :( I'm hoping my friend's sister will want her, she is next on my list of people to ask.

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" My mom said it went to live on a farm."

My parents did this with a rottweiler we had for a few years. He just came up the driveway one day while I was playing in the yard and I ran inside screaming, "WOLF!!!" :lol:



He ended up becoming a family pet but we moved to a house that was next to a busy road and he needed a lot of room to run. I think he actually did get taken to a farm though. I'll have to ask about it now that I'm old enough to know the truth... lol.

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1706 posts
15th Nov '12

My sister came to stay with us for a while and she brought 2 cats with her and Reise was 17 months when she left and I thought he was going to be really upset because he LOVED those cats but he didn't even seem to notice. Although sometimes he still tries to play the game with our cat he used to play with one of her cats but our cat is scared of him haha.