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help me convince my dad to get a cat
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hi!!!
after i moved out my sister is home alone pretty much every day for at least 3 hours and she feels pretty lonely as a result
shes always wanted a pet (so have i) but we've never had one, shes recently spent the past half a year pestering my parents to get a snake, which was denied for obvious reasons
only real problem is that my mum is allergic to cats and so we have to get one of those special breeds that are more allergy friendly (research hasnt fully been done here yet but in theory this works) which increases the price significantly
both my parents had cats growing up, both lived on farms for a while so they just kinda had some around for mice and stuff so its pretty hard for my dad to come around to the idea of having to spend a decent sum of money on a cat
but i really think it will do all three of them good and i wouldnt particularly mind them getting one either (plan is to get one myself when im not a poor uni student)
i am in desperate need of epic arguments to convince my dad that he will also love a cat
thank you so much

hi!!!
after i moved out my sister is home alone pretty much every day for at least 3 hours and she feels pretty lonely as a result
shes always wanted a pet (so have i) but we've never had one, shes recently spent the past half a year pestering my parents to get a snake, which was denied for obvious reasons
only real problem is that my mum is allergic to cats and so we have to get one of those special breeds that are more allergy friendly (research hasnt fully been done here yet but in theory this works) which increases the price significantly
both my parents had cats growing up, both lived on farms for a while so they just kinda had some around for mice and stuff so its pretty hard for my dad to come around to the idea of having to spend a decent sum of money on a cat
but i really think it will do all three of them good and i wouldnt particularly mind them getting one either (plan is to get one myself when im not a poor uni student)
i am in desperate need of epic arguments to convince my dad that he will also love a cat
thank you so much
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When he dies his cat will eat his face, never waste a good face

When he dies his cat will eat his face, never waste a good face
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#3
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why not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)

why not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)
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gibuswhy not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)

my mum is allergic to everything including dogs and both of my parents prefer cats over dogs

[quote=gibus]why not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)[/quote]
my mum is allergic to everything including dogs and both of my parents prefer cats over dogs
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Wandumgibuswhy not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)my mum is allergic to everything including dogs and both of my parents prefer cats over dogs

some other ideas: fish, turtle, lizard, bird

[quote=Wandum][quote=gibus]why not get an animal that she isn't allergic to (dog?)[/quote]
my mum is allergic to everything including dogs and both of my parents prefer cats over dogs[/quote]
some other ideas: fish, turtle, lizard, bird
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#6
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get a naked cat

get a naked cat
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#7
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Infect your dad with toxoplasmosis

Infect your dad with toxoplasmosis
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#8
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friends are like cats but don't scratch you

friends are like cats but don't scratch you
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my parents didn’t let us get a cat for years
me n my sister got a cat this year while my parents were on holiday.
we still have the cat ;))

my parents didn’t let us get a cat for years
me n my sister got a cat this year while my parents were on holiday.
we still have the cat ;))
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get a dog

get a dog
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when I moved out, I got a cat like two months later. my parents really aren't into the idea of getting a dog, a cat much less. my mom has visited a few times and she really loves my cat and i send her photos and videos all the time. honestly all people have a soft spot for animals they just need to spend time with them lol. she's really opened up and hopefully i will sell the idea of her getting a cat too lmao

some really good talking points is that they're (mostly) inexpensive, and older cats tend to not be as needy as kittens. my cat i adopted is 4 years old and most of her urges to get into stuff or break things don't happen as often as some younger kittens i've seen. they have their own personalities and if you spend enough time with them you can build a really strong bond with them. they're sweet, and not a lot of responsibility at all! if they're concerned with having to spend a lot of time with the cat, most older cats do love to play but will also be content sleeping in a warm comfortable spot, or finding other ways to be a cat. also, there are plenty of ways to make your cat to feel happy and content, and they will show you that love in return :) cats have also been proven to help with depression - sometimes just having a pet around really helps with those feeling alone

also, there are a lot of hypoallergenic cats out there! you never know where you can find them, but a good place to start would maybe be checking your local shelters or maybe facebook to see if anyone knows a cat who needs a home. it might not be similar in your area, but some shelters where I live waive adoption fees if the cat has some sort of illness, FeLV to name one. medication is usually pretty inexpensive, and the cats will still go on to live long, happy lives. adopting a cat is way less expensive than buying a purebred cat from a breeder, and you'd be providing a home to one who really needs it :) heres a link to some hypoallergenic cats btw

https://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/collections/hypoallergenic-cats/ all cats will produce allergens but cats that have less hair or dont shed as much might be a better bet for u

gl

when I moved out, I got a cat like two months later. my parents really aren't into the idea of getting a dog, a cat much less. my mom has visited a few times and she really loves my cat and i send her photos and videos all the time. honestly all people have a soft spot for animals they just need to spend time with them lol. she's really opened up and hopefully i will sell the idea of her getting a cat too lmao

some really good talking points is that they're (mostly) inexpensive, and older cats tend to not be as needy as kittens. my cat i adopted is 4 years old and most of her urges to get into stuff or break things don't happen as often as some younger kittens i've seen. they have their own personalities and if you spend enough time with them you can build a really strong bond with them. they're sweet, and not a lot of responsibility at all! if they're concerned with having to spend a lot of time with the cat, most older cats do love to play but will also be content sleeping in a warm comfortable spot, or finding other ways to be a cat. also, there are plenty of ways to make your cat to feel happy and content, and they will show you that love in return :) cats have also been proven to help with depression - sometimes just having a pet around really helps with those feeling alone

also, there are a lot of hypoallergenic cats out there! you never know where you can find them, but a good place to start would maybe be checking your local shelters or maybe facebook to see if anyone knows a cat who needs a home. it might not be similar in your area, but some shelters where I live waive adoption fees if the cat has some sort of illness, FeLV to name one. medication is usually pretty inexpensive, and the cats will still go on to live long, happy lives. adopting a cat is way less expensive than buying a purebred cat from a breeder, and you'd be providing a home to one who really needs it :) heres a link to some hypoallergenic cats btw

https://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/collections/hypoallergenic-cats/ all cats will produce allergens but cats that have less hair or dont shed as much might be a better bet for u

gl
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#12
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drop her number and she won't need a cat anymore aha ;p

drop her number and she won't need a cat anymore aha ;p
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#13
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Just get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3

Just get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3
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#14
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introduce her to competitive tf2

introduce her to competitive tf2
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LupusJust get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3

this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months

[quote=Lupus]Just get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3[/quote]

this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months
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Air_LupusJust get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3
this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months

>animal shelter
>Bulgaria

Lad, I...

[quote=Air_][quote=Lupus]Just get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3[/quote]

this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months[/quote]
>animal shelter
>Bulgaria

Lad, I...
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#17
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just beat his ass and get the cat

just beat his ass and get the cat
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#18
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sacAir_LupusJust get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3
this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months
>animal shelter
>Bulgaria

Lad, I...

op is from denmark idiot

[quote=sac][quote=Air_][quote=Lupus]Just get the kitten yourself and bring it home. They won't be able to say no to that face :3[/quote]

this is unironically bad advice, this is how animals end up back at shelters in 2 months[/quote]
>animal shelter
>Bulgaria

Lad, I...[/quote]

op is from denmark idiot
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#19
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tell him how he will get rid of the mice of the house, that worked for me

tell him how he will get rid of the mice of the house, that worked for me
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#20
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Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur sis

Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur sis
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#21
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yo 31 why don't u have a seat real quick

yo 31 why don't u have a seat real quick
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#22
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unravyo 31 why don't u have a seat real quick

Making sure its legal so i can flex my low div status https://imgur.com/msP4Vv5

[quote=unrav]yo 31 why don't u have a seat real quick[/quote]
Making sure its legal so i can flex my low div status https://imgur.com/msP4Vv5
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#23
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the age of my sister is irrelevant to this thread
thank you to the 3 people who have posted actual advice
will gladly accept more advice
ty

the age of my sister is irrelevant to this thread
thank you to the 3 people who have posted actual advice
will gladly accept more advice
ty
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#24
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ur dad gay

ur dad gay
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#25
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cats are cunts

cats are cunts
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#26
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Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur dad?

Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur dad?
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#27
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Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur sis

Hey wan, just wondering how old is ur sis
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#28
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Rats make great pets.

Rats make great pets.
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