Should I Be Irritated That My Fiance Got A Tortoise Without Asking Me First? [VIDEO]
Seriously? You won't let me get a cat, but a tortoise is fine?!
As you may know, I love kitties. I sadly do not have one because after talking with my fiance, he had some concerns about having a cat. Here's the list that he gave me when I would bring up the subject:
- Cat will scratch up the floor.
- Cat litter boxes stink.
- Where would there be room in our little house for a kitty.
- We are really busy and the cat would be lonely. (I tried the 2 cat theory for this one and was met with a wide eyed, "No way")
After the discussion, I put my kitty dreams on hold, but of course I had to send him a few texts to mess with him:
If you are playing at home, I took into consideration his concerns and did not run out and get a cat because I really wanted one. I continued to look at cat memes online and wear cat themed shirts, but I do not have a kitty of my own because I respect my fiance's concerns.
Cut to this weekend. I come home from a roller derby tournament that lasted all weekend, tired and ready to take a bath and go to bed. When I get into the door to my home, I am met with my soon to be stepson all excited about the tortoise that Dad got him.
What? Are you kidding me?! Of course that is what I said in my inside voice. Then the flood of thoughts ran through my head as follows, in no particular order:
- ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
- What do you even do with a tortoise?
- What do you even feed it?
- What happens if it gets sick? Is there a special vet for that?
- How do I know it is sick?
- Why didn't my fiance talk to me about this before he did it?
- What the hell?!?
Here's what I'm really ticked about. He totally didn't even clear this decision with me at all even though I talked with him extensively about getting a cat before going out and collecting a kitty of my own. I'm very upset especially since when I asked him if he did his research on what the tortoise would eat, he told me:
I don't know, they eat green stuff and carrots.
-Amie's Tortoise Lovin' Fiance
Look, I love animals (especially cats), but this is ridiculous! But I refuse to be a tortoise mom. I told my friends and of course they are sending me cat name ideas like: "Cat Benatar" or "Kit Cat". Also sending me memes like this:
What do you think? Should I be upset? And should I turn around and get myself a cat?