A Dozen Good Eggs

Friday, March 19, 2010

a conversation with the kids

tomorrow we have to get up early and get dressed and when the kids get on the bus we have to take Mocha to the vet to get fixed.

FIXED!!! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?? She isnt made of metal!! shes not broken ya know!!!

oh. ok you're right she isnt broken. fixed is what its called when she has her baby making parts removed because we dont want her to have any babies.

WHAT! WE WANT BABIES! WE WANT HER TO HAVE BABIES!!! and anyways she didnt have any babies yesterday. or today.

well there are lots of baby cats and dogs who dont have homes. SO MANY of them that they are often killed because there is no one to care for them. (yes this is sad and seems somewhat cruel but is a fact of life)

WHAT???? THEY KILL THEM??? They just hit them over the head with a SLEDGEHAMMER????!!

no dear. no sledgehammers. they give the animal a shot so she goes to sleep. and then they give him another shot so that his heart stops beating.

and THEN they hit them with a sledgehammer???

no there are no sledgehammers. anyways we have to take mocha to the vet so we have to get up early.

but Mom why do they kill them?

There is no one to take care of them. there are too many dogs and cats in the world. its sad isnt it.

Mom? Why does Mocha have to have her baby bones taken out?

So she wont have any babies.

Why dont we want her to have babies??



  1. Yesterday I remembered what I was doing last year on Jori's B-day. Do you remember?

  2. awwww. was that the day we said goodbye to my bigboy? we miss him so much. every day someone says they miss him.