It just occured to me that I was one of those kids.....

Canada
April 20, 2009 4:47pm CST
....that found a stray and tried to sneak it into my house, and when caught, I asked my mother if I could keep it. I also realize this has happened quite a few times. Did you do this as a child? Or has your children? Or grandchildren? Niece? Nephew? Hrrrrrrrrrm? On a different note, I totally got to keep a kitten for 3 days before my mom found out!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I never had to, strays seemed to find us! There was never a time when we didn't have a few cats or dogs because someone was forever dropping them off at our house when I was a kid and even now that I'm married and on my own. So far I've taken in three stray cats and will continue to do so because I can't turn any of them away. I would hope someone would feed me if I were one to show up at their door. I just can't turn a hungry animal away.
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• Canada
21 Apr 09
People take them to YOU? Are you a type of animal Shelter?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Apr 09
No I'm not but having pets here already these people seem to think I can or will take another one and drop theirs off in front of my house. It was done at my parents old place too A LOT and we took them in knowing we have enough as it is or too many but we can't turn them away because after all, the animals didn't ask to be born any more than they asked to be put in the position these idiots put them in.
• Canada
21 Apr 09
Too true! Here here! You just got yourself a "Best Response"!
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• United States
20 Apr 09
I only brought a lost dog home once... and we didn't get to keep him. Mom's allergic to dogs so she told me that she would let us take care of him for a day and if we hadn't found the owner by then she would take it over to a friend's house and the friend would look for the owner. I'm not much of a dog person these days, and I wasn't much of one back then, so I can't for the life of me figure out why I wanted to keep that dog. Maybe it was just so cute it broke through my dog-fearing exterior or something.
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• Canada
21 Apr 09
Yeah I have to say I'm not much of a dog person either, but they are OH so much more active than cats...Well, not more active than MY baby cat hehe. My dad was kind of scared of dogs, I guess he had a bad experience, but NOW, he's just a sucker for my sisters' Cocker Spaniel lol.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I couldn't get an animal past my Mother, so I never tried to sneak in a stray. However, I did try & adopt some less fortunate child!!! I was bad about bringing home kids from school whose parents treated them like crap. Especially girlfriends...telling Mom that I needed a sister real bad & I could swap my mean brother for the sweet little girl I had brought home!!! Of course Mom never fell for it. I kept one sister for a whole weekend before Mom sent her home. Her parents had NO idea where she was & had called looking for her. I cried when she left!!!
• Canada
21 Apr 09
Oh GOOD lord! lol, wow, well I certainly hope this little habit didn't stick with you as you grew lol. But at least you were a good friend to those girls. Whenever my parents fought, I would ask my friend if I could go have a sleepover at her place, and she always said yes, and said, "If you have to talk about it, you can." Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Oh yes, I sure tried this more than once. Some would have said I would be like Elle May and take in all of them if I could have! I have not seen my grandson do that yet but it will nto surprise me when he does!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Apr 09
No way I didnt and my kids didnt best to let it in the open and then keep what ever is brought home!
• Canada
21 Apr 09
Aw cute! Thanks for responding and happy myLotting
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Apr 09
your welocme
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I always asked my mom, but I was always trying to adopt a cat. GOtta say my mom actually let me have the snakes....
• Canada
21 Apr 09
KOOL! I'm only now getting comfortable with snakes.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Yeah, Elic was ALWAYS bring in baby snakes that the cats caught. She had an annoying way of dropping her hand right in front of you with the poor little things. Scared me once that way! Then she wanted to drive some place far away to let them go in hopes they wouldn't get caught again!
• United States
22 Apr 09
yep i was one of them.. i wanted to keep any stray i saw lol.. i still am but less likely to do it since its so expensive to keep pets now
• Canada
22 Apr 09
yeah, it IS rather expensive to keep pets, but manageable. Thanks for responding! Happy myLotting!
• United States
21 Apr 09
I brought home strays as a child and was allow to keep most of them. Now my daughter, grand children and great grandchildren and all following in my footsteps.
• Canada
21 Apr 09
Good for you AND them! Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I did this all the time and still do. i have a terrible reputation for taking in strays. My family has given up trying to reform me and just teases me.
• Canada
21 Apr 09
hehe, aw! Yeah, I got SICK of looking at strays back home in Nova Scotia, especially where the main university is. People see a kitty, or a puppy, want it, so they get it. But then this person is out constantly, partying, always different reason, doesn't have a job, so the poor animal doesn't have food, and is also becoming love-deprived. I rescued at LEAST 3 cats from the apartment building a boyfriend of mine was staying at. What's worse is that these were all kittens! I told off at least 1 of the people who was doing this, and oddly enough it was my ex boyfriend lol. Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
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