That dang cat
It’s the father in the family, after all, who always objects to the notion of a new pet and then becomes fiercely attached to them once they’ve spent some time with them. That’s perhaps due to the fact that dads are aware they’d be responsible for caring for the pets. The original poster’s father is an excellent example of someone who didn’t even “want that dang cat” but loved her.
He carefully lifts her to take her to bed at night these days. Now that’s a spoiled cat. It’s hilarious how those who don’t want the pet grow closest to it. We’re happy the cat has a lovely home to live in and isn’t alone all the time.