Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Almost

We almost got a kitten yesterday. We went to get a bike for Ben from someone on craigslist and they had three kittens. 
The kids went wild. They so wanted one.
But, Emily is allergic. We used to have a cat, but Max died years ago and she seems to have developed an allergy. Would she outgrow it in a few months? A kitten can't be as bad on allergies as a big 'ol cat, right?

We made a list of pros and cons. The kids thought it could cause fights because they would all want to play with it.

We totally would have got the cat, but we asked the guy if he'd let us return him if in a few days our daughter's allergies were horrible. He said no. I just don't think it was meant to be for us right now. We are all a little sad, but the kids will get over it. Maybe another time...

3 comments:

Linda said...

I can understand, it's such a huge commitment. Honestly, I would never go the kitten route - they're cute and all, but we've just had really great luck in adopting through our Humane Society and we always choose slightly older cats - at least 2 years old - so that their personalities are already obvious and also we've always adopted ones that are already declawed. I wouldn't want to do that to them but if they come that way - then great because no clawing anything obviously. Also, the cats at the Humane Society are already checked out and fixed and the adoption cost is reasonable. There's still of course the daily care and responsibility, but we've just found that to be the better route for us.

Even still, when we're leaving for Canada at the end of this week, I have to have my Dad take care of them and that's becoming increasingly difficult since my Dad is obviously 88. So.... there's that issue as well - travel away from them and both of our cats are extremely big babies, very needy of attention...

Love, Linda

Linda said...

Oh and I forgot to write that some people allergic to them (like Sarah and I) are tolerable of being around them - just a few sniffles/sneezes when petting them or getting too close to them but then of course there are other people - like the young guy that was installing our floors - his allergies were SO bad in our house and he has a strong cat allergy. He could barely stand to be in there without wearing a mask!! So you just never know....

Anonymous said...

Having just acquired our little ELY a week or so ago, I was hoping Noah would get to keep his little friend but I guess it is a no go for now. I didn't realize that Em had that cat allergy.TOO BAD they are so cute, at least that little guy was.Anyway it was interesting to see everyone's input and the weighing of the pros and cons.Anyway just want to let you know that you all will be missed this weekend.♥
love,
Gwynne