(Closed) Broken Heart after returning cat foster

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe you could try a dog instead? Certain breeds are hypo-allergenic, and they are much easier to train than cats if you are worried about your furniture.

As far as this particular cat, I wonder why soft paws aren’t an option? My cats have them on all 4 feet, and it has never bothered them. Really, it is up to you how much it is worth keeping this particular cat. If she is worth it, then you will make it work. If not, there are other (short haired, non destructive) cats to choose from! Sounds like you could use a friend!

Post # 5
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@bluehydrangeas:  Aww, that is very sad,  but you’re a good person and I would encourage you to give it another shot! My cat scratched up my couch but after awhile he took to this cheap scratching pad that I filled up with catnip. He never scratches up the couch now! I’m also in a studio and my FI is allergic to the cat but the irritation has lessened A LOT over time. Have had the cat for 4 years now.  He also used to yell and screech at night and I didn’t get any sleep for 6 months. Sometimes kitties have been through tough times–I know mine had quite a lot before I got him–and so it takes them awhile to sort themselves out. I don’t regret keeping him at all–he’s been great. 

Hugs from me and Jack! You will figure it out! 

Post # 7
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

So sorry to hear what you’re going through 🙁

If you are allergic, DO NOT keep the cat.  Despite living with cats my entire life, I recently developed allergies.  I have a one bedroom at the moment, and my eyes burn, my nose runs constantly, and I can’t exercise.  I had a cat for the past six years, but after a year of suffering with the allergies, had to rehome her (luckiy, to a relative).  It was one of the most emotionally difficult things ever, but about two months of her living away, I can finally live in my apartment without feeling absolutely sick.

And just an FYI- the darker and longer a cat’s fur is, the more it will aggrevate allergies.

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