A pregnant woman wants to secretly rehome her cat behind her partner’s back, in the hope it will make the pet-obsessed man a better father.
The woman, who is 39 weeks pregnant, put her male cat, which she described as a ‘beautiful mix’, up for adoption on Facebook by other NSW families.
She explained she was concerned she will not be able to care for him once the baby arrives – and is fed up with how much attention the feline gets from her husband.
‘I know someone who can take him during my [post birth] recovery and with a newborn after. All I want is to focus on my baby and me,’ she wrote.
A heavily pregnant woman, from New South Wales, is trying to give away her cat behind her husband’s back before the baby arrives amid fears he will prioritise the feline over their child (stock image)
‘The most exhausting thing is my partner wouldn’t let our cat go. He thinks our cat is his first child, then our baby, and he’s literally obsessed with the cat, like a cat daddy.
‘I feel sorry for our baby already. I know he will change and take care of our baby when he arrives, but it would be much easier [if we] let the cat go.’
The woman said she did not want to be ‘mean’ by just throwing the cat away, and it would be given for free to a ‘good home’.
‘I’m looking for someone genuine who can take care of our pet as their own,’ she said.
But Facebook users were not impressed by the absurd request, especially considering how much her husband loved the pet.
‘If I was her partner and she did this to me, I’d leave. Pets are a part of our family too and not to be thrown away,’ one person wrote.
‘She’s giving away the cat without her partner knowing?’ another wrote.
The woman said she ‘feels sorry’ for her baby already because of how much attention her partner gives their pet
Others were baffled as to why she would feel overburdened looking after the cat once the baby arrives.
‘It’s a cat. What is there to “take care of?” They’re very low maintenance compared to dogs and babies. I don’t see what the problem is.’
But the woman doubled-down on her stance, responding that she had no other choice but to pack it off to a new home.
‘Please be kind and positive with my situation instead of telling me to keep the cat and try something else,’ she wrote.
‘I’ve tried my best and I’m frustrated as there’s no other option but rehoming our pet.’