Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This doesn't help my case...

As most of you know, Aaron is an animal lover...yes, ALL animals. We have been down the pet road twice before. Once with a golden lab named Sammie who was just too big for our tiny place. Plus, we were both working and in school so she didn't get enough attention. Now she lives with Aaron's mom and gets lots of love from his younger siblings.

Next we had Kevin (best pet name EVER because it is so human-sounding :) our siamese cat that we rescued from PetSmart. Kevin was a feisty fellow, and was Aaron's bro till the end when he died of kidney failure. His ailment sounds kind of funny when you say it out loud, but it was pretty sad for both of us. He was only a couple years old. Since then, Aaron doesn't let a month go by without asking for another pet. I really like animals...but I've decided to put my foot down and will not get another one until we live in a house with a yard. I do not want to clean up pet hair/pet smell in such a tiny place on the THIRD floor. Well, a few days ago, this happened: (Just ignore me in the video, I am briefing the babysitter)

video

An unusually nice stray cat (we're sure it just wondered away from home for a while because it was well-groomed) followed our babysitter for the night into our house. To say Finn loved it is an understatement. After we finally put the cat out, Aaron looked at me with big eyes and said, "See Ash? Finn just NEEDS a pet so bad. Look how happy it makes him!" Oh man, I should have known it would only be a matter of time before our son's potential bliss supported Aaron's argument.

18 comments:

Nichole said...

HAMSTER!

They are great pets, easy to take care of.

Only downside is they only live about 2 years.

Zane and Lexi said...

I love it! I'm with Aaron - I try every day to convince Zane our baby needs a pet (he's obsessed with BIG dogs, who would have thought!) Zane's idea....a fish!

tara said...

oh boy...you're in for it buddy. that kid is in love with that four-legged creature. good luck with your cause. andy is the one that opposes the furry friends in this household. we'll see how long he holds out. so cute by the way.

Charlotta-love said...

ice cream and wheat thins...dinner of champions. :o)

The Parks Family said...

Oh man! You are in so much trouble, it's so hard when they pull the "our kid needs one so much!" The video was definitely cute though and Finn really would have so much fun with a cat.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

You know Aaron totally set that up, right? :)

Bailey said...

I have to say we are pet fans. Pico is Scouts best friend, and he is so good with her. Even when she throws her toys at him. I'm supporting Aaron on this. Finn needs a buddy.

davis and quinton said...

Im so sad to hear about Kevin. I always tell everyone about my friend who named her cat Kevin!

RIP Kevin.

Charlotta-love said...

long story short, we dated 3 years ago. Been there, done that, got the shirt. We are much better friends than a couple.

Kathleen said...

I love pets. I was always the instigator of having a pet.

BUT...you are right - pets are SO much easier to care for in a house with a ground floor and a yard. And some room for pet smell.

Good luck...

Kathleen said...

On another note - what a great arm that kid has! He will follow in his Dad's footsteps as a superstar on the Harker softball team!

maryirene said...

i love his laugh! so adorable. we have entertained the idea of having a cat, but i just don't know. if you give in, you'll have to let me know how it goes with kids.

KSK said...

I remember Kevin. He was so great. I loved to hear about him at work. We have a kitty, and our little girl loves her. Oh, and I love your blog layout. It is so cute. Your little guy is so cute!

Allyson said...

I think you just might be fighting a loosing battle against your two guys Ash.

Heidi Allred said...

This is so sweet!!! I've never seen a kid that age gets so excited over a cat! Too bad you'll be a horrible mom if you don't cave in! Hahah jj

Jared said...

Dude Ashley, what's wrong with you? Just let those kids have a cat!!!! Life without pets is a life not worth living!!!!

Jared and Stacy said...

Totally cute video! Finn has a great laugh.

lauren said...

I just had a flashback to all of my babysitting days.
"Eat whatever food you can find. I just bought some ice cream!"
Seriously. I feel a little sentimental.
I can't believe you're hiring babysitters now!