Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
Heck, they share my food and I still eat it even after they've been nibbling away or licking it!
If I didn't, I would starve or be eating inside a locked closet.
I've given up on trying to keep Pumpkin out of my food... at a certain point, I just resigned myself to the likelihood that I'm already carrying whatever bacteria she might have in her mouth. Of course, she also likes to lick my hair while I'm sleeping, so there's probably some similarity to be found there as well...
Zero, being a fast-growing, slightly clumsy powerhouse of an adolescent, has prevented my GF and I from getting a full night's sleep since mid October. So, I've been giving up sleep, and therefore my quality of life, and even sacrificing my job performance (Zero has morning kitten insanity around 5am, and I work in the evenings usually, bad combo)... but I had to adopt the little guy, because I wouldn't have been able to sleep at night anyway if he'd been hurt or killed while living on the street.
When we first took him in, I had to sleep downstairs on the sofa to keep him company... Pumpkin took a long time to tolerate his presence, so she stayed (willingly and comfortably) in the bedroom, while Zero had free run of the rest of the apartment. He'd get lonely and cry at the bedroom door if one of us wasn't with him, so there wasn't much else we could do but take turns on the couch.