Posted at 10:00 AM Apr 20, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
Who better to ask about matters of feline import than our own Kitty Correspondent, Sake Grimes? She had a few moments to spare between licking her butt and watching the bird in the big tree out the window.
Here's Asshat McPissypants's original letter:
"I moved in with my girlfriend in September. It's been nice having a space of our own. We both really like cats and have talked about getting a cat from the beginning, and last week we finally did. Now that we have her, though, I don't want her. I feel sincerely miserable. It was the first time I haven't had pets and I enjoyed having a clean, quiet space that was our own. It's not the cat's fault at all; she's an extremely nice cat and has been fairly unobtrusive.
I feel trapped. My girlfriend knows how I feel but really wants a cat, and now that we have one, I'm afraid of making her unhappy and resentful by giving it back. I'm not sure if I'd deeply regret it or not, either. I think I'd feel horribly guilty giving this animal a home and then rejecting it. (We got it from a shelter.) I also fear judgment from friends and family who have already heard about the cat. I have mild allergies and also miss getting to sleep without being woken up. It's a small apartment, so locking her out of the bedroom does nothing. I appreciate any advice."
Any advice at all, sir? Well please, allow Sake:
There you have it, folks.