Hmmm, this makes things a little complicated…
As you know, Jillian and I will be adding a kitten to the Thorp family any day now. Luna is about twice the size she was before getting knocked up, and we are anxiously awaiting the call from our friends saying, “Luna exploded and there are kittens everywhere! Hoorah!!!”
It’s something that we’ve put a lot of thought into. After looking at our family budget and figuring out if a new kitten was even economically viable for us, we weren’t really given a choice in the matter as we were party to Luna getting pregnant. It’s therefore our responsibility as the irresponsible temporary parents of this cat to take one of her bastard children in an effort to alleviate the responsibility from her (semi)responsible permanent parents.
Well, we thought we were going to have our hands full already until Jillian got a non-kitten-explosion related phone call. Jillian’s old co-worker, JeanBa, has thrown a kink in our spokes, and it’s is in the form of a cute ball of puppy goodness!
“Awwwww” is right! JeanBa’s dog just had 6 puppies that are waiting to be snuggled and posted on youtube for all our family and friends! Their mother is a mild-mannered Rottweiler mix, and the father is whatever mutt that got lucky with her about 3 months ago.
But now the debate begins, a dog is clearly more responsibility than a cat who could care less if you are home or not. Transporting a dog also creates it’s own roadblocks as Jillian and I only have our trusted Pinotage at the moment.
You also can’t leave a puppy at home for an extended period of time, and add that to the work of having a kitten, you have a full time job. It’s almost as if you would need a husband who works freelance and is home most of the time to be able to handle all of this…….WAIT A SECOND!!!
The puppies need to grow for another three weeks before they can be harvested, but we’ve already put a hold on the spotted one above in the event that we decide to convert our house into a baby animal farm. It doesn’t help that Jillian’s parents have just purchased the cutest little puppy in the world, named Jack. You can see a picture of him, and more of the puppies if you click the “Continue Reading” link below.
I think we have made a decision, which I will not post here in a brash attempt at creating suspense. We are definitely still getting one of the kittens, so that’s a lock. But we would love to hear what you think, and I found this cool button on our blog’s website that allows you to create polls, so vote (OR DIE!) Just kidding….
The puppies are kept in a little hut behind a World Food Program warehouse, and inside is nothing short of a puppy party! Actually they don’t really move around that much, they are still super young, and just kind of crawl around pitifully.
Jillian held this one for a couple minutes and then handed him to me, after which he pissed all over my shirt. No joke. We like him.