Yesterday, after NotHideousGirl's ass finally got off work, I took her to buy a doghouse for her dog, Harry.
The place we went is this SuperPet Warehouse, or something like that, on State Street in New Albany. I used to go there to buy canned food for my own cats, but I haven't been there in a couple of years because they started having actual cats for sale and I couldn't stand the temptation.
So we went in yesterday, and of course I went straight to the big cage at the front of the store to look at and pet the kitties. There were three of them, and they were all adult cats. Not kittens. As in not so cute anymore. As in nobody will ever love them and take them home.
The poor things.
Well I somehow managed to leave the store sans three new kitties. All I bought was a foam bed thing for my own cats. I bought it mostly for its comedic potential - there's no way that any of my cats could ever fit into that thing. Maybe just their ass. When I set it out on the floor, Happy and Buddy spent about an hour smelling it. Once they'd decided that it wasn't edible, they left it alone.
Nugget, of course, was immediately terrified of that scary white thing so he hauled ass into the basement as soon as he saw it.
But I digress.
I wish I could honestly say that I don't have room for any more cats. But I can't. My house has plenty of room.
I wish I could honestly say that I can't afford any more cats. But I can't. I make good money, and I could afford it fairly easily.
So why didn't I buy those three cats yesterday, especially when it became clear that they were too old, and that, if I didn't take them home, then nobody ever would?
I don't have a good reason, so it must just be because I'm an asshole.