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What To Do When Your Kid Asks The Tough Questions



“Why does kitty have to get fixed?”

“Because it’s better for the cats health Brian and an un-spayed female cat can give birth to three litters a year, with up to six kittens in the litter … we don’t want her going through that.  Let alone how difficult it is to give up kittens.  I know you – you’ll want to keep them.”

“No, I’d help find homes for all of them …”

“She’s getting fixed – P E R I O D.”


“Brian, we went through this a few years ago with Boonie the dog and she is fine.”

“Well, she was never in heat.”

“How do you know, and why is that an issue?”

“If kitty was in heat, and those stray male cats did what you explained … then she could be pregnant already?”


“If she is pregnant the Doctors will still “fix” her?”


“Then, the cat is having an A B O R T I O N tomorrow???”


“Mom, we don’t believe in that do we??”


Please write down the date and time.  This is the first time in history the redhead was speechless.


The kitty was still “fixed.”

Until next time-



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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

3 Responses to What To Do When Your Kid Asks The Tough Questions

  1. Dennis May 23, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    everyone likes having smart kids with great memories…until they start showing off how smart they are and what wonderful memories they actually have…LOL

  2. Catherine, the redhead blogger May 26, 2008 at 1:13 am #

    EXACTLY Dennis. This is what I get for being open about the facts of life…

    Amm- Kitty has been too young to fix and I just came off working 26 days in a row – getting home late at night. A great deal goes under my radar when I am that busy. I’m surprised that the pets didn’t die, because I was sure that I was the only person who noticed when their food bowls are empty…

    Thanks for your posts!

  3. Dorothy Stahlnecker June 8, 2008 at 8:02 am #

    Is it just me or are kids getting smarter younger? Where do they learn this stuff..scary..

    Dorothy from grammology
    remember to call gram

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