We have a cat that my children and I love, but my husband, their father, doesn’t and he is mean to her and sometimes mistreats her. I have told the kids that what he does is wrong but I’m afraid they will grow up thinking this kind of thing is okay.
Queenie, what do you advise?—Love my pet
Dear Love my pet,
Find a good home for your cat as soon as you can. Explain to the children that you did so because the cat was not safe around their father.
And think about this: A man who mistreats animals might very well also mistreat children if they do something to vex him.