Do you think everybody who likes cats have ability to raise them?

August 15, 2008 12:51pm CST
I have a girl friend who loves cats very much. Whennever she meets a cat, she stops whatever she is doing and plays with the cat, of course, she will never leave the cat until she has to. Unfortunately, the baby cat she raised died because of illness, she was so sad that she cried when telling me the news of the cat's death. I thought she would never raise any cat again, but yesterday, she told me she took 2 cats home.... She was so happy that i can only say you have to be a good mother of them. But I can't understand. If she can't take care of them, why taking them home? We should respect all lives. We should leave the cats the rights to choose a good keeper. Do you think so?
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@callyw (191)
15 Aug 08
I agree that cats deserve to be respected and cared for properly, but maybe your girlfriend will be able to do this. From what you say she loves cats very much - what makes you think she will not be able to look after these 2 cats?
@deem1977 (242)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I don't think that everybody who loves cats has the ability to raise them. There are a lot of issues involved such as having sufficient resources to house and feed them as well as get them adequate medical care. Also, you have to be able to spend time with them. Even though cats do not need as much attention as dogs on a daily basis -- such as being let out to use the bathroom, etc. -- because cats can use a litter box, and even though they can be left alone with extra food and water if you go on vacation for a few days, they still need love and attention so you can not have a job where you have to travel for weeks on end and leave the cat alone. However, from your post, I don't see any reason to think that your friend will not be able to take good care of her two cats.
@jsmith12 (438)
• Canada
15 Aug 08
I don't think just because a person loves a certain type of animal, whether it be cat, bird, hamster, fish, whatever, they are suited to raising one. Some people don't have the maturity, knowledge, or money to do so properly. I've heard of people who have next to no money take in a dog, convinced they could look after it, and just not have the money to feed it.