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624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" It's a cat. Cat's sometimes scratch people. If your daughter provokes the cat, she will get scratched. ... [snip!] ... I think that's consequence enough for her to learn, right? As far as punishing the cat... once again, it's a cat. Lol "


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Tavi 1 child; Washington 24408 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Mandy loves Hailey+Boy:" I let Hailey and my cat duke it out. If Hailey's being a jerk, she gets no sympathy. If the cat is being a jerk, she gets shunned for a while. Usually they're ok. Not friends though, lol."


See, this is how it's been too. I mean, Mr. Smoke does take a lot from Kiki, but I'm usually there to remind her that he's an old man...be gentle...and he's ballsy enough to defend himself, but he's always used soft paws. I've heard him thump Kiki's head like a watermelon, and that was that. Never have I yelled at him for it because he was giving her a warning...but yea, these guys are friends and enemies,lol

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Unique Mama:" "the cat slapped" lol THANK YOU"


yea I had a heart attack at first lol

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24408 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Unique Mama:" "the cat slapped" lol THANK YOU"


Lol no problem, I guess I can see how it'd throw people off...My bad :oops:

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Tavi:" She didn't really say anything. I mean, I asked, but her ear was bleeding pretty good so I was quick ... [snip!] ... I mean, me yelling at him and him knowing he hurt Kiki, I feel was punishment enough....but everyone else is super pissed. "



I think you handled it well :)

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Tavi:" She didn't really say anything. I mean, I asked, but her ear was bleeding pretty good so I was quick ... [snip!] ... I mean, me yelling at him and him knowing he hurt Kiki, I feel was punishment enough....but everyone else is super pissed. "


I don't know what they would expect you to do. He's a cat. And an old cat. Animals will defend themselves, and it's not like he clawed her whole face up or something. If he attacked her like my sister's cat attacked her, requiring stitches, yeah, I could see them wanting you to do something, but come on.

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24408 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting kthx.:" I don't think you're awful for doing it. A cat that old is going to get irritated very easily. And the ... [snip!] ... else suggest it). They don't work. The cat will chew them off and you'll find little plastic caps all throughout your house :x"


See, but Mr. Smoke has put up with so much from her. He's very tolerant. He knows she's a baby and not to unleash his fury on her. Hell, whenever we let the chinchilla out, we tell him to leave him alone and he listens. He listens better than the kid and SO actually,lol. I just feel like MIL is getting too carried away. Mr. Smoke isn't going anywhere. He's family. Of course him, and I love LO...If it came down to it, I'd have to get rid of him if it meant LO was in danger..I just feel like this isn't that bad of a situation.

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24408 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" I don't know what they would expect you to do. He's a cat. And an old cat. Animals will defend themselves, ... [snip!] ... her like my sister's cat attacked her, requiring stitches, yeah, I could see them wanting you to do something, but come on."


:shock:
Oh my gosh....Mr. Smoke could never do that to her!



I mean, it looked bad before I got her cleaned up...like her face wasn't all that bad, but her ear was dripping blood pretty good. After cleaning it up I realized it wasn't deep enough for stitches. He just got her in a good spot I guess....I just know MIL is probably talking badly about him now...and how I'm not doing anything about it.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
11th Jan '13

Meh, I'd just call it a lesson learned. She caught the business end and he knows he was bad. It's all good. Jack swatted at Rory one day and growled because he pulled his fur. I just said "See, it's not nice to hurt him," and they've been dandy since. I mean really it's gonna happen and neither can be blamed really... Kids are rough, animals defend themselves. Whatevs lol

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24408 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Meh, I'd just call it a lesson learned. She caught the business end and he knows he was bad. It's all ... [snip!] ... I mean really it's gonna happen and neither can be blamed really... Kids are rough, animals defend themselves. Whatevs lol"


Thank you,lol. I like how you worded that. Maybe I should say it like that to MIL so she'd quit acting like it was such a horrible act of hate against LO,lol.

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Tavi:" :shock: Oh my gosh....Mr. Smoke could never do that to her! I mean, it looked bad before I got her ... [snip!] ... in a good spot I guess....I just know MIL is probably talking badly about him now...and how I'm not doing anything about it. "


My sister's cat had a genetic defect and she walked in the door one day and he pounced on her face and clawed her all the way up her forearm and all over her face. The ones on her face you can't see as well but the one on her arm is BAD.

♥ Letters to Alice 1 child; Medford, Minnesota 3788 posts
11th Jan '13

I knew you meant the cat.. and honestly ..it happens.. I understand you completely. Alice pokes and prods Lucifer all the time and gets scratched. Kids and cats... these things are bound to happen. I don't take sides either usually. Lucifer gets a swat and the kid gets removed and told no. Of course if she's upset I console her.



Your mil can chill in the box. The scratch will be gone in a week.

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2769 posts
11th Jan '13

My cats give a warning swat if DD is being rough with them. One warning, no claws. If she continues after we tell her to be nice and the cats have had enough, it's her fault if she gets a scratch. She's learned over the years, so it's a very rare thing.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
11th Jan '13

What do these people making you feel like shit expect you to do? Put Mr. Smoke on a time-out? lol.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
11th Jan '13
Quoting Tavi:" Thank you,lol. I like how you worded that. Maybe I should say it like that to MIL so she'd quit acting like it was such a horrible act of hate against LO,lol. "


Tell her to suck a wet fart out of your arse lol. It was nothing more than "hey stop that shit!" I mean he didn't attack her, he smacked her. Big whoop. The claws may not have even been intentional.