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Daughter Refuses To Drive Two Hours Every Day To Check On Her Parent’s Cat While They Are On Vacation

Pets are a wonderful addition to any household but they come with responsibilities, including the need to care for them on a daily basis.

If you are owning a pet, you cannot expect others to take care of them especially expecting someone to drive two hours every day in winter to check on your pet. That’s an unreasonable demand. This is the dilemma facing a Redditor who shared that her parents are going to Mexico for vacation. OP and her mother planned that their cat would stay at OP’s home. OP’s parents’ cat does not get well along with OP’s dog but OP’s dog is very friendly. They planned that the cat would stay in the basement and she would adjust easily.

OP’s father was not happy with their plan and wanted her to drive two hours every day to check on their cat. OP doesn’t like driving in the winter so she refused to drive every day to check on their cat. But is her refusal justified? Scroll down to know.

OP asks the Reddit community if he is TAH for not checking on his parent’s cat:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/

OP and her mom had a plan for her cat to stay at OP’s place while her parents are in Mexico. The cat does not like OP’s dog.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP’s dad didn’t like this plan and wanted OP and her husband to drive to their house every day to check on their cat.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP tried to explain to her dad but he yelled at her. OP told him that if the cat didn’t come to her house, she wouldn’t be coming to their house to check on the cat.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP didn’t check the cat while her parents were out on a vacation:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP thinks that if something happens to the cat, she would blame herself for it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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It is understandable that the OP may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making such a long daily commute. Depending on their work schedule and other commitments, this could cause significant disruption to their daily routine and impact their mental and physical health. Furthermore, it’s important to consider the needs of the cat.

OP’s parents should consider hiring a sitter or someone who lives closer and can check on their pet. It is not reasonable for someone to drive every day to check someone’s pet. While it may not be feasible for the Redditor to drive two hours every day to check on their parent’s cat, it’s important to find a solution that ensures the cat’s well-being without causing undue stress or inconvenience. Scroll down to read what people think in the comments.

It is hard for the senior cats to move out and adjust to the new environment.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP’s parents should find a proper sitter for their cat rather than asking her to drive to their home every day to check on the cat.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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The cat has stayed at OP’s house before and she is not worried about the basement as it is unfinished.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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OP is not thrilled about having the cat at her home:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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It is unreasonable to ask someone to drive two hours to check on a cat:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/

Is it fair to let a cat alone at home?

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/10pdovt/aita_for_refusing_to_check_on_my_parents_cat/
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What do you think OP should do in this situation? Do you think that she is TAH? Let us know in the comment section down below.

Dog tax:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dogpictures/comments/118s7st/my_mia_is_literally_a_world_traveler_shes_been_to/

“My Mia is literally a world traveler. She’s been to 3 continents and 7 countries already.”

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