Kourtney Kardashian is showing off the latest member of the family on Instagram and oh noooo it's another kitten. Remember what happened to the last Kardashian kitten? It suddenly disappeared and then died. Kim went ahead and got a white Persian kitten from a breeder, before even figuring out if she was allergic, which of course she was, so she gave it away, and then little Mercy (named after one of Kanye's songs) reportedly died of a "cancer-like virus." (Probably FIP.) Not a good end. I totally did NOT like the way Kim was dragging Mercy around, showing her off. Kittens get stressed around a lot of action, and she probably didn't have all of her vaccines yet when Kim was walking around outside with it!
Kourtney's kitten isn't identified as a Bengal, but it sure looks that way. Bengals are extremely active and loud. They caterwaul. They are high-maintenance cats. I'll be surprised if this cat lasts very long with the family. And I, for one, don't think that little kittens should be around children as young as Penelope, who don't yet understand how to respectfully treat them. (And you really think Kourtney or Scott will teach her? Haha!!)
The photo Kourtney showed on Instagram looks like the kitten has watery eyes too -- sure sign it's got a cold coming on. Kourtney, get that kitten on some Clavamox!
Ugh, getting pets for Christmas is a terrible idea. It's usually done spur of the moment to make kids happy, or given as gifts to families who may not totally grasp that cats can live to be 20 years old.
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Additionally, kittens should be placed in pairs so that they have a playmate. They are extremely active and can be destructive and bitey without one. They also get lonely very easily. I doubt Kourtney will be playing with this kitten for hours a day -- besides, it needs a cat to play with, not a human.
And just to top it all off, if this is a Bengal, they went to a breeder; they didn't adopt. Millions of kittens are killed every year because shelters are overflowing with them. Purebreeds often have health issues too, and you've got to be really dedicated to treating them. Will Kourt be? Why do I have my doubts??
As for celebs and pets, I wish Justin Bieber would stop buying them too.
Gah, there is really nothing I like about this. We shall see where the cat is in six months. On the plus side, it probably won't be named after a Kanye song.
Do you think she should have bought a kitten?
Image via Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram