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I'm going to guess the OP is with a woman because A. it's HER son, not hers and her partner B. her partner obviously loves the cat (not many men I know love cats that much) and C. she used the term partner. That being said, as a lesbian and cat lover (which go hand in hand) I find this a fairly reasonable suggestion, I would rather have a cat over a snotty kid any day and cats are better than children. Now I say fairly reasonable because the kid shouldn't sleep outside but maybe he could take allergy medicine, honestly it's like saying "your kid is allergic to my kid, so we have to separate them", now in this case (if children could indeed be allergic to one another) you would not suggest getting rid of one of the children, would you?
Of course not, a nurse from the home for the elderly will. =) And I'd rather prefer a cat to something that would make me completely sick for 9 months, then ruin my pelvic floor, then suck tons of money and effort out of me., and, when I'm old, try to get my house before I'm even dead.
101, my partner is deathly allergic to cats but I have 2 and she just deals with it. It's not easy and the cats are only allowed certain places but she knows that for some people (such as myself) cats are better than children. As 93 said, I don't want to get sick for 9 months just to have a baby that cries all the time, that I have to buy diapers for not to mention the MANY other expenses that come with a child. The other awesome thing is that cats can take care of themselves for the most part, you don't have to be with them so they can eat or sleep, you can actually go out and not have to worry about what they are doing.
#30 - This is NOTHING like saying "your kid is allergic to mine." I really loath idiots that refuse to recognize humans are more important than animals. (Not talking extremes like Hitler is more important than Mr. Fluffikins.) I am talking children are more important than pets period unless said child is an adult who should be providing their own living accommodations.
@120 You're the only on this list who made complete sense! I get some people would rather have a pet than a child, but how could you place a house pet's life as greater than a human beings? Sure, it's okay to dislike children in general, but not one that's already alive and breathing. Would you make a child (a child!) sleep outside? Nonetheless, OP, your partner might've been joking so good luck with that.
@30: A) Could easily be a child from a previous relationship, B) I know plenty of men who love cats, myself included, finally C) a lot of people use the term 'partner' when they're serious about it but aren't going to get married yet - some people take 'boyfriend' to sound like a less serious relationship
It was probably a joke. I can't see anyone saying that seriously.
WTF get rid of the kid. all you'll ever waste on the cat is for food. for a son however you'll waste on food, school, college, and god knows what else like doctors bill. all of this will happen for like the next 20 years but cats won't last you that long. just saying "food for thought"
Get a bag, some rope and some rocks, then find yourself a river.. problem solved..... No, not the cat sillies, I would never advocate violence against animals. The bag etc, were for the Partner... then the cat can stay where your partner used to sleep. ;-)
#16, violence against any animals is wrong. Rabid animals are sick and should be put down, not tortured. As for animals that are hunted, as long as it's not a wasteful trophy hunt and you use the meat, then it's survival not violence. But OP I would guess your partner was just joking. But seriously think of both the well being of the kitty and the son, then decide.