22:38, Tue 12 Jun
Don't want any fekking animals in my house but the kids are angling for a cat or a rabbit. Any advice? Which is less crap to own?
22:49, Tue 12 Jun
Cats are shit.
22:50, Tue 12 Jun
Tandy
Cats are shit.

Because...?
22:51, Tue 12 Jun
Tandy
Cats are shit.

They are. Ours is a prick, but I don’t have to do anything with it. Even the wife just has to leave some biscuits and water out every night for it.

It’s like a shit Santa Claus.
Dictated but not read.

Louie Donowa
22:52, Tue 12 Jun
You give them unconditional love, food, shelter, protection, and all they do to repay you is hatred, scratched up furniture, the stink of piss everywhere, and a clawed face.
22:57, Tue 12 Jun
This. proper pr*cks. don't have one.

Have the rabbit it can stay outside in a kennel.
23:03, Tue 12 Jun
Tandy
You give them unconditional love, food, shelter, protection, and all they do to repay you is hatred, scratched up furniture, the stink of piss everywhere, and a clawed face.

I think the woman is just using you, mate. You need to ditch her & find a new girlfriend. Get yourself a cat while you’re at it. And certainly not a rabbit.
23:03, Tue 12 Jun
Louie Donowa is right, our cat is the same, right anti social bar steward, it treats our house like a hotel, only advantage is it's hardly ever in, and goes and does it business away from the house, so no cat smells.
23:12, Tue 12 Jun
Having a cat is like being married to an abusive alcoholic. They cause havoc, leave a trail of destruction, come and go at all hours and then try to worm their way back into your affections and if you have a go at them they sulk.

Tell them if they want pets they can move out.
23:23, Tue 12 Jun
fish or a dog. anything else dont bother
23:33, Tue 12 Jun
Rabbit, if you get bored rabbit stew is delicious !!
00:28, Wed 13 Jun
QBBC2
Having a cat is like being married to an abusive alcoholic. They cause havoc, leave a trail of destruction, come and go at all hours and then try to worm their way back into your affections and if you have a go at them they sulk.

Tell them if they want pets they can move out.

Good call. Snag is, they're only 12. I'd have social services round if I did that.
00:32, Wed 13 Jun
Get a small dog, if you have a garden you won’t need to walk it as much, cause little mess especially if they’re a non malting breed. Westies are ideal really, very affectionate, quiet, easily trainable and great with kids.
00:33, Wed 13 Jun
Tandy
You give them unconditional love, food, shelter, protection, and all they do to repay you is hatred, scratched up furniture, the stink of piss everywhere, and a clawed face.

I think the woman is just using you, mate. You need to ditch her & find a new girlfriend. Get yourself a cat while you’re at it. And certainly not a rabbit.

When I reread it I realised it sounded like I was on about a woman :D

Cats are still shit.
01:14, Wed 13 Jun
Cats are the best. No bother. Come in get fed, then feck off out
Steve Cotterill 2005 'I don't want to give Robbie Blake any praise, but he was superb.'

@1981marc
02:14, Wed 13 Jun
Bluemarc81
Cats are the best. No bother. Come in get fed, then feck off out
Will never be ur pal though.
Get a dog (tu)
02:42, Wed 13 Jun
We have a brother and sister cats of the Main Coon variety.
They are known as the dog of the cat world. Intelligent as cats go. They copy the behaviour of our very well behaved Springer Spaniel dog.

Greet us when we arrive home, come for short walks with us. Love being fussed and bring us little presents in on a regular basis.
They also look pretty amazing.

Only draw back has been they have clawed at some of the furniture and ruined it's look.

The trade off is worthwhile.
"People are so complex you should know by now"
03:25, Wed 13 Jun
QBBC2
Having a cat is like being married to an abusive alcoholic. They cause havoc, leave a trail of destruction,

My God , we're talking domestic cats here, not a bloody full grown Bengal Tiger....LOL....as for havoc and trails of destruction, we're likely never to own a Jack Russell or Golden Retriever again


Tell them if they want pets they can move out.

Like Haircut mentioned, kind of harsh on them when they're only 12

I like both dogs and cats TBH but dogs are a lot more messy, they tend to stink up the house far more and larger breeds are far more expensive to feed....although I'll accept dogs do tend to have more of a personality

The cat we own has been in the family for 16 years and is very affectionate, my daughters love her to bits, they help to relieve stress too ....self maintaining/self cleaning animals as well and can easily be left alone for up to three days as long as they have plenty of food and litter ....eazee peezee

Rabbits are cute (hamsters make cute pets too but like rabbits are virtually always caged for the most part) …. but just remember to never invite Glenn Close around
05:41, Wed 13 Jun
Of those two a cat.

Independent and look after themselves pretty much. Just need some food, water and litter.

Rabbits stink and when the kids are bored of them or the novelty wears off just think on who will be cleaning the cage out.

Best option is buy them a dog....
06:48, Wed 13 Jun
Easy, get one of each and have a little family sweepstake so the kids can cheer on their favourite. Get the popcorn out and put the cat and rabbit in the hutch, put the hutch in the living room and let em fight it out. Winner gets to stay.
Bonus being, if the cat wins, dinner is sorted too. (tu)




if your kids are Chinese, it's sorted if the rabbit wins too
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
07:38, Wed 13 Jun
Cats live forever. Mine has just turned 18. She's a proper bitch, always has been. If your kids are 12 when they've flew the nest, the Cat will only be about half way through its life.

P.s I love my Cat
07:46, Wed 13 Jun
If you buy a rabbit you are buying a pet for you and you family that will live in your house/garden. It will eat, play and poop in your house/garden

If you buy a cat you are unleashing a malevolent force on your neighbourhood. It will destroy everything for miles, eat all the local wildlife and poop in everyone else’s gardens

Cats should be banned as pets
We still believe
07:56, Wed 13 Jun
I've had a rabbit it was a fecking nause, thankfully it died on bonfire night from shock or being scared of the fireworks i think. I felt a bit bad for the kids when it died but it was a blessing. I warned my mate not to get one, he ignored me and loved his to bits for about a month then realised what a pain in the arse they are and gave it away.

I've got a cat and thats shit too although i barely see it so doesn't really bother me that much. Its 13 now so hopefully not long left.
08:13, Wed 13 Jun
I had a pet monkey when I was a kid. Some geezer owed my old man money, didn’t have it so he payed him with a monkey.
08:17, Wed 13 Jun
I refuse to believe that a rabbit smells more than cat shit.

Although if you own a cat, chances are it ain't your garden it leaves it's effluent in.
Old MacDonald had a farm. EU, EU... Oh.
08:39, Wed 13 Jun
carrsrighthand
Bluemarc81
Cats are the best. No bother. Come in get fed, then feck off out
Will never be ur pal though.
Get a dog (tu)

I have humans for pals.
Steve Cotterill 2005 'I don't want to give Robbie Blake any praise, but he was superb.'

@1981marc
08:45, Wed 13 Jun
Never liked cats, miserable little buggers. Only time I ever saw the wife's cat with a smile on its face was when I found it dead in the garage. Had to have a full burial service in the garden and everything, at least the rose we planted above it is doing well
08:45, Wed 13 Jun
Had a cat and a rabbit previously, the rabbit ate through every electrical wirte in the house and we had to give it up, it was a vicious little bugger as well.

Currently have 2 cats, one is an outdoor type, comes in for dinner but generally not interested in being friendly, the other one follows me and the wife around all the time and just wants to give affection and receive affection. They both do however come and welcome me home when they hear me coming down the drive.

I've always wanted a dog but wouldn't give up the cats for anything now, someone said they don't have personalities, mine definitely do!