(Closed) Not “Baby Fever,” but “Cat Fever”

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I doesn’t sound like an ideal environment for a cat, but I’m understand your pet fever. I had dog fever so badly I broke lease and moved to a pet friendly apartment.

Post # 4
1645 posts
Bumble bee

Oh I know. I want a puppy right now SO BAD. I’m waiting for SO to move in with me later this year. Sometimes I torture myself by looking at dogs on PetFinder.

Post # 7
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@manda21: I’m a cat person but I’m so very allergic to them now (the past 2-3 years) that I can hardly be around one. The apartment that I live in now is just a set of 4 townhouses, and we have a cat collectively. He was abandoned by a previous tenant- (fixed and all) but we all take care of feeding him and getting him his shots.

Post # 8
336 posts
Helper bee

My SO is somewhat allergic to cats, even though we have two. Occcasionally his allergies flare up and he’ll be on some antihistamines for a few days.

But honestly, what you are describing is definitely not an ideal situation for a cat. And they get stressed VERY easily so what I would see happening is a stressed cat developing behavioral issues such as marking/inappropriate elimination and that would be a big hassle to deal with (and is a huge reason so many cats are relinquished to shelters or dumped). If you have serious pet fever, but aren’t really ready for one, volunteer at a local shelter/rescue! Cat rescues especially, I think they need all the help they can get and you get lots of kitty time- without the responsibility of ownership. 

Post # 9
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh wow, do I know what you mean!  I want a baby, but I also really, really want a puppy.  I have a dog, but he’s six and was three when we got him.  I haven’t had a puppy in seventeen years.  I know once we have babies, it will be at least a few more years before they are old enough to have a puppy around.  I don’t want to wait that long!  I want a puppy NOW.  LOL!  However, various circumstances are making it unlikely that it will happen.  So I guess I’m doomed to wait…

In your case, the circumstances are overcomeable on their own, but if you Fiance is allergic to cats, how much worse is it going to be when the cat is in a small, confined space with you guys 24/7?  The litterbox will be there, the cat hair will be on the bed, on the clothes, everything your allergic Fiance is exposed to…plus, do you really want to be intimate with a cat watching you?  If you lock him/her in the bathroom, you’ll get to listen to constant meowing…not exactly a Barry White CD on the romance scale.  Haha, trust me, I know.  I would wait until you guys lose the roomate.

Post # 14
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just as Mr. Hedgie. I have PUPPY FEVER! Seriously. I want a puppy, like, yesterday! lol So I feel ya!

Post # 16
26 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t come here often and rarely post, but I’m obsessed with cats so I had to reply.

We have a Siberian cat. The breed is supposedly hypoallergenic.

Our buddy is adorable, friendly, playful, and basically the perfect cat. He’s more loyal than our dogs.

this is from the wikipedia article, but it’s a good description of Siberians:

“The Siberian is very dog-like. They are loyal cats that will come to greet you with their unique triple purr. This cat breed appears to be fascinated with water and they are likely to drop toys in it. They are a friendly breed, good with dogs, energetic, and smart.[citation needed] They tend to be a talkative breed, such as commenting with short soft mewing sounds when they encounter an object of interest, or pleading for a door to be opened at night so that they can sleep with a favorite person. They have adapted well for cold environments where living indoors in harmony with others is mandatory, giving rise to many of their traits and often enjoy an occasional romp in the snow. Siberians are commonly found outside their owners’ homes in heavy ground snow, peacefully sheltering under some old boards.”

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