- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Anyone else have “Pet Fever”?
I’m 24 years old, and as of yet, I have not experienced “baby fever” (the desire to have a baby) I can look at cute baby pictures, clothes, videos, etc. without the slightest twinge of desire to have one of my own.
With cats, on the other hand, it’s the opposite. I watch lots of cat videos online, look at cat pictures, etc. and really want one. I even had a dream about getting a cat after going to the pet store. I’ve had cats all my life, and I really miss having one around. They’re so comforting, and calming, and I’d like to rescue one.
Here’s the issues:
(a) My Fiance is most likely allergic to cats, or to certain breeds
(b) One of our roomates hates cats, so it would be confined to our bedroom
(FI & I are currently living in a 2 bed/2 bath apartment with another couple)
(c) I’m planning to go to school in the Fall, so I’m worried about the costs. A cat is a big commitment. I don’t want to end up having to find it a new home if I can’t afford it anymore.
Despite these issues, I sometimes (wishfully?) think we could overcome them.
Fiance says we can get a cat, but he’s not really the type that thinks/ plans ahead. He says we can find one he’s not allergic to, or that he can just “get used to it” (one of our friends says she’s allergic, but her symptoms go away when she’s around cats long enough.) We have a fairly large room connected to the bathroom, so we could put the litter box in there. And, maybe we could afford it? It’s hard to know. :/
Any advice/ comments/ stories/ opinions/ etc would be appreciated. 🙂