Should I keep my kitten?

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    Amanda
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    Hi, I’m 21 and currently working full-time. A few days ago, my boyfriend brought me a 3 month old kitten. His younger sister and her friend picked two kittens at a shelter and brought them home without their parents knowing. My boyfriend’s family allowed the sister to keep her kitten, but the friend’s family refused. My boyfriend told them he would give the cat to me. I have mentioned getting a pet later when I have the time and money to care for it, but now isn’t the best of times. I am a dog person and I’ve never cared for a cat, let alone a kitten. This little kitten is adorable and can be very sweet, but I’m getting stressed and frustrated. I’m not used to kittens so I don’t know how to train her or keep her from scratching and biting me. Also, my job requires me to be out of town for 3 days (2 nights). I’m worried about leaving her alone for that period of time. She can be very destructive when alone. She is already very clingy to me as well. I feel guilty sending her back to a shelter, but I also don’t want her to have a bad life with me. Giving her up may also cause problems with my boyfriend, who is a total cat lover and experienced with kittens. Any advice for my situation? Thank you!

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    pussigato
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    As you said, you’ve been through this already and are stressed. I appreciate your BFs love of kits but I still don’t believe this is time for a kitten.

    For the benefit of the kittens, they should be kept together. When the kits are a bit older then you and your BF can address this again. I say keep them together because it’s not fair to the one that wasn’t taken in by the other family to be returned and/or abandoned.

    PG

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    pussigato
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    I understand my advice was difficult but I hope you and your BF have worked out a good situation for all.

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