May 23, 2010 - 6:39 PM
I love cats more than 99% of the population, I am sure of it. They are puurfect with their soft fur, cuddle-lovins, and their playful personalities. I know where all of the friendly kitties in my neighborhood live and I go visit them often as one way I take care of myself. My husband and I have been in a long discussion with our landlord about having an outside cat (my husband is allergic so an inside cat wouldn't work anyway) but he isn't favorable in the least. He wants to charge us a very large deposit even with the cat being outside. This has been a very sad experience for me and I've had to be careful to not fall in love with a little ball of fur.
Well I failed at my attempt to stay away from kitties. I was looking for jobs on craigslist and started clicking on different links. I'm always intrigued with the random items posted in the free category; toilets, roosters, beds, dirt, grandma's trees, and KITTIES! I looked at the picture of the cute little bundles of perfection and like an addict, couldn't stop myself from clicking on pets afterwards and looking at ALL of the kitties. Of course I found some that I fell in love with.
So that night when I came home, I pulled up one of my favorite cats; he was a bit older, gray and white, and looked as soft as a bunny. I wrote out a note that said "I fell in love" and put it against the computer screen for my husband to find. He did find it and came to me and we talked about the possibility of getting a cat this summer. I have the best husband in the world, I've said it before and I will say it a million times over again. One of the qualifiers he has that earns him this title is to notice my love of cats and show a true willingness to get one despite his allergies and the unreasonable demands of our landlord.
Brian is going to talk with our landlord and as graduation approaches, so does my opportunity to get a kitty. This is the best way I can imagine starting off the summer, especially since I am putting applications out into the job hunting abyss and haven't had a job materialize yet. No school will be a shock and a major adjustment and a beautiful kitten is the best way I can imagine redirecting my attention and focus for awhile . . . since I don't have a baby yet, but that's another blog.