my parents moved down from Oregan a few months ago. my mom came down first then my dad. Before the move, my mom had two cats. one had a heart attack before she left and the other my dad (admittedly) abandoned because the cat got loose and my dad was more in a hurry to get to Texas than worried about the cat. based on the route my dad took, the cat would have been miserable sine it was the middle of summer and dad went around California and arizona. yes my mom was infuriated and still is at my dad.
Because of some issues that is a whole other thread post, my SIL kicked my parents out after a month and a half. my parents then came to stay with my husband and me until they found a place of their own after another month and a half. In that month and a half, my mother adopted two cats. Because of the obscenely expensive moving rates the apartment demanded, my mother couldn't take the cats with her so she had us take them in until she could get the pet deposit together. one cat our neighbor took in and because we couldn't get him microchipped beforehand she fought tooth and nail that he was her cat and we needed to stop feeding him. (yeah she has things wrong with her mentally. she kept claiming that the boy cat was a girl.) we let it go because there wasn't anything we could do and kept the other one.
After a month, i called my mom and asked if she was ready to take the remaining cat. without even asking if we could, she decided to have us keep him because she figured he had made friends with our cat and dog and thought that taking him away from that would be cruel. my husband was poed about this but after a huge fight because my mom doesn't listen or care, we have kept the cat.
now my mom wants for Christmas two new cats and my husband and I have decided that it would be best to give her the cat SHE adopted at our place and get her a second cat from the shelter. My husband is furious with my mom and has demanded I talk to her about taking the cat she left with us. how do I do that? my mom isn't very open minded when it comes to her own actions and this might start a fight.