i've never been a cat person.
growing up, my brother and i were both allergic so we never had them as pets. none of my friends had cats, really. if they did, i wasn't allowed to play at their house anyways on account of all the itching and scratching and sneezing that was bound to happen. that was always the question when it came to sleepovers and birthday parties, you know? well, do they have cats? come to think of it, my aunts and uncles never had cats. grandparents either. i've been living an entirely cat-free life!
cat-free. going on 22 years.
so. as you can see, cats and i have never really been friends. i'm all about dogs. who isn't? who doesn't love dogs? (nobody, that's who) but cats? plenty of people hate cats! they're snobby and cold and how do you even play with a cat? you can't take them on walks or to the beach or even give them a decent bath!
here's my dilemma - j likes cats. he might even be a cat person. (i can't even type that without cringing!) (stupid cats!) we both really miss having pets and we both love big dogs. (we plan to have at least one husky, one golden retriever, one great dane, and one samoyed during our lifetime) obviously, though, the closet that we'll soon be living in in new york is no place for a great dane, so we have to put our big-dog-dreams on hold for awhile.
in the meantime...... j thinks we should get a cat. i'm still allergic, thank you very much, is what i told him. i thought that was my easy-out, you know? allergies! end of discussion. but naturally, he found a way around it. have you ever heard of a ragdoll cat? apparently they're the one type of cat out there that i might not be allergic to. they're known for being extremely lazy, friendly, and especially low-maintenance. my favorite part is that they're famous (or infamous) for being "docile and floppy". hehe.
at first i was all opposed and trying to put my foot down and fee fi fo fum, and what have you. but i do miss having a pet. and those kittens are kind of cute (i guess). and how could i resist an animal that's known for being floppy? i mean really. needless to say, i'm having an identity crisis over here because who would i even BE if i suddenly started liking cats?
are floppy kittens worth breaking 21-years of cat sobriety? now that is the question.