Post # 1
So, as you can tell by the title, I’m having to give away my cat. At the moment, she’s living with my father in Texas while I’m in Indiana. My husband and I can’t take her in, because my husband is allergic to cats, but it still hurts all the same.
I bought Claire randomly the summer before I left for college. I don’t know why I did it; I was terrified of cats, but I suddenly desperately wanted one. I adopted her from Petsmart, and was somehow able to get over my fear of cats. (I had a bad experience once with cats, a car, and no kennels or leashes.) I suppose you could say that before I had my daughter, my cat was my baby. I bawled when my mother sent me an e-mail today saying that they needed to find Claire a new home.
Even her name is special to me. She’s named after the character of the same name in LOST. And please don’t judge me for this, but after I got the news, I accidentally called my daughter, Yuuki, “Claire” twice. I eventually corrected it though. Sorry, it just affects me that much.
I’ve seen this coming for a while sadly. My parents are separated. My mom’s apartment only allows one pet, and the dog is her new “baby” if you will. My father is away on business trips a lot, and it’s hard on my mom to travel back and forth to take care of both animals. The dog stays at her apartment, but has to stay in a kennel when she’s not there.
Luckily, my SIL’s (brother’s wife) grandma can probably take her in. They’re arranging for her to meet my cat to see if they like each other. I hope it works out, because I would love the opportunity to see Claire if I ever travel down to Texas again.
I suppose I’m just looking for some support. I’ve never had to give away a pet before, and it hurts so much. I’m nearly in tears again just writing this post.
Post # 3
I’m sorry. You are doing the best for Claire. I’m sure that your SIL’s gma can take care of her very well.
Post # 4
Aww..that must be so tough 🙁 But she’ll be in a good home!!
Post # 4
At least you will still be able to see your cat. I’m giving my baby away aswell for the same reason ( family member is allergic ) what’s tough is that I will never see her again. I know she will be going into a good home but I get you it is very sad. You’re lucky tho. You can go and see her. I wish I had the same option.
Post # 5
Superstitions : While I hate to sound insenstive to your husband, if his allergy isn’t the most severe, it is entirely possible to adjust to a specific cat. My husband (boyfriend at the time) spent a few weeks in misery (I had two cats then) but now has absolutely no problem at all with our remaining cat, nor did he have issues with the other. No, I don’t get to replace her when her time comes, but at least he accepted that she came with the territory to begin with. Is his allergy very severe? did he give it a chance? I think mine spent 2-3 weeks adjusting (red eyes, runny nose) and it’s never been a problem since.
Just a thought! If you do have to rehome her, at least it’s to someone you know and can visit, though I’m sure it’s rough.
Post # 6
skunktastic : we had the same issue and over time the allergies lessened. Also there are a lot of low grade medications for pet allergies available.
##$%#@ this thread is 7 YEARS OLD. WHO THE H REVIVES THREADS THIS OLD.
Post # 7
Claudia Lemus Quijano : please start your own NEW thread instead of replying to a 7 year old one.
Post # 8
People… this post is 7 years old. Pretty sure the time for adjusting to the cat is over!