How To Convince Your Parents To Get A Cat?
You know you want your own cat! Thing is, you have no idea if your parents will allow you to have one; or worse, you know that your parents do not approve of having pets around the house! Not to worry, don’t feel so devastated! Let me show you how to convince your parents to get a cat!
Top 6 Ways To Persuade Your Family To Allow Cats
1. Make sure you are decided
Check yourself! Make sure your decision is final and unshakeable. See to it that you are not simply doing it on impulse. Also, ask yourself if you can handle taking care of another living thing. Make sure that you are ready to face the responsibilities that go with having a pet cat.
2. Do your research
Learn more about cats and how to take care of them! Look up the things you should know before getting a cat. Knowledge is power. The more you know about cats, their behavior and ways to take care of them; the more advantageous the situation will be for you
3. Do some planning and start saving up!
Taking care of cats, or any pet at that can become costly. If you will be convincing your parents to get a cat, treat this as some kind of “show money”; where you back up your arguments and plea with solid and concrete plans, and money to sustain your cat’s needs. You’ll have to save money for cat food, cat litter, cat toys, and vet expenses, among other things.
4. Prepare yourself for the talk, get to an agreement
When you think you have made the necessary preparations (the first few tips above), then it’s time to gradually introduce the idea to your parents. Test the waters! Timing is key. Bring up the topic when they are in a good mood, and say what you want in a very respectful manner. The main goal of this step is to find out what they think about cats and to know the reasons why they wouldn't want one.
5. Be responsible
Now that you know where your parents are coming from, address these concerns accordingly. If they brought up concerns you haven’t made plans for, find ways to resolve these concerns. Make sure your cat is potty-trained, or look for automatic cat feeders so that they won't have to feed your cat even when you're away or search for cat toys that will keep your cat occupied.
6. Train your cat to be friendly
Be grateful if you are allowed to get a cat, but that doesn’t end there! Make sure that you train your cat to become friendly. This can open the possibilities for your parents to also love your cat just like you do!
See, that’s how to convince your parents to get a cat! I hope things will go well for you and for that one lucky cat!