Hello! I am new to the site and would like some advice on how to approach a future problem with my beautiful cat Annabelle. I recently got engaged to a wonderful man who has a very unfortunate problem...He is SEVERELY allergic to cats! He has been taking allergy shots for the last year, which have helped substantially, but the poor guy still sneezes and falls apart if he is around Annabelle too much. I love Annabelle, but unfortunately she is going to have to become an outside kitty. That being said, one of the criteria for us in house-buying is a large screened in porch or sunroom. We are going to install a kitty door from the porch to the back yard so that she has shelter. I have also looked into special "kitty fences" to put up if our fence isnt tall enough or if she is able to sink her claws into it to climb. Of course on cold nights, we will bring her in, but in Charleston there arent many. It is very important to us to ensure her safety and well being. ANy advice on how to help the transition? It is still months away but I feel guilty every time I look at her now. Also, how hard is it going to be to separate her from my current roomate's kitty?? They have been together since they were 8 weeks old, for about 2 1/2 years now. Any advice would be appreciated!
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1/6/06 at 8:42am