Posted 10/18/2014 1:35 PM (GMT -7)
First of all, take a big deep breath.....pull back, and just let this go for now.
I'm just guessing here, so please bear with me. Is it possible that he really is not ready for another child and he felt "put on the spot" and in a defensive posture, feeling like his back was against the wall (even if you in no way ever intended to come across like that!)....he's known you long enough and well enough to have grasped at what he knew would be a personal Hot Button for you?
It's a maybe-possibility-kinda-sorta type of thing to at least consider. I'm not trying to defend his actions. (We actually got our last cat from my "mother" because,....you're going to love this one,....she had two cats and was getting new carpet put in her house, so obvious,....her logical choice? To get rid of the cats!) So to her, at that time, her stupid carpet was gauged as more important. Frosted my patootie big time, let me tell you.
But in the process we got this awesome cat!
Point is, sometimes people (especially if they're close to us) can get defensive real quick when they don't know what to say, and they know better than acquaintances how to push our buttons and which ones are stronger.
Sometimes,....a little cooling off period and gentle discussion farther down the road.....?
PS: ALL my animals have always been my Family (capital "F"!!) So I gotcha!