- Mrs. Mary Jane
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Mr. Mary Jane and I have been talking about getting another cat for a while now. Our plan was/is to wait until next summer, after our honeymoon, and adopt one. This way we can give it lots of attention – no worries of school and travel – at least not for a few months.
I say “another cat” because we used to have one, but our apartment situation caused us to have to give her up. I won’t give details but believe me, I tried everything to keep her. My mom has her now, so she’s safe and has a wonderful “forever”-home.
But now, we own a house. We’ve really been enjoying our animal-free existance (no responsibility, no cleanup) but also both really miss the companionship of a cat. I don’t mind the litter or feeding or vet stuff… but the fur, I do mind the fur. On my clothes, in my food, in my sheets, on my furniture.
Anyway my point is, my friend has offered us this kitten she found. She can’t keep it. It’s darling and totally won our hearts over. But this is NOT next summer! I don’t really have a good reason NOT to take the kitten now, other than it wasn’t the original plan…and we’re pretty busy with school and work and winterizing and all that right now… and our finances aren’t 100% stable due to some work issues.
But mainly, the house ‘catproofing’ and the fur stuff is bothering me. What do y’all do about cat hair? How do you keep it under control?
Also, if you were us, would you stick with your original plan, or go for the kitty-in-need?
Things to consider:
this kitten is neutered and has all shots already. it’s about 4 months old. Very healthy looking and friendly, with a lot of the ‘up front costs’ taken care of.
there will ALWAYS be kittens/cats in need of homes, so it’s not like this is our only shot at such an animal.
thoughts, opinions and cat-hair advice would be appreciated.