Should I get a cat?

Title says it all really – should I get a cat/kitten?

Reasons for getting cat:

  • Richard is travelling loads and the evenings are long and lonely.
  • Even when he is home, the kids are at school from 7.30 til 4.30 (5.30 Mondays and Fridays) so I spend a lot of alone time.
  • I miss our pets from back home (Funny I didn’t in Singapore at all, but I do here.)

Reasons for not getting a cat:

  • We would have to find someone to look after it when we go away.
  • Finding a vet that we can understand (if we managed in Azerbaijan then I’m sure we can here).
  • Katrine has a hamster and there is aways a chance that the cat will eat him.
  • We already have 2 cats in the UK, being looked after by Richard’s sister (they were too old to travel this far, plus we were doing a double move that was just too complicated)
  • It costs a whole heap of money to take the cat back to the UK – no more quarantine though, which is good news.
  • There is chance that cats make me sneeze (but I am  the one sneezing and I want the cat).

From this the sensible thing is to not get a cat. But still…

So, should I get a cat?

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Birthday girl and hamster

Katrine is 8! It was a very early start to open presents (before hair could be brushed).

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Unfortunately the pet shop (which is inside the big supermarket Emart) did not open for another 4 hours so it was a long wait. We brought the cage on Friday so it was all ready to go, as you can see, katrine is very excited.

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But the wait was worth it. Introducing Hamlet the hamster.

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He is a very active wee fella and seems very friendly and happy to be held.

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And enjoys exploring.

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I had brought a cake mix in Singapore but got the oven settings wrong. Which pleased Katrine enormously as we got to go to Baskin Robins for an ice cream cake.

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I was going to make pizza but couldn’t find all the ingredients so we were going to make do with bagel pizza. Except I brought chilli purée rather than tomato! So a quick trip to Pizza Hut ended a very good birthday.

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