Hi everyone. I'm hoping I can get some input from some of you....I've posted a little on this before, but just for recap....I am 23 yrs old and currently live by myself (w/my 2 cats) in a 2 bedroom apartment. My family has had a really tough year so far (my mother passed away from cancer in Feb and my dad is really, really sick with AIDS and spinal meningitis) I have a younger sister (17 yrs, a senior is high school) and she has been hanging in there ok so far...she has asked me to move back home because she is feeling overwhelmed taking care of my dad. He has been in and out of the hospital recently and I dont think she likes staying home alone for 3 weeks at a time, plus school, plus work. so...i've made the decision to go back home. She has two dogs, and we're building a dog pen in the backyard so they can stay outside. We've planned for me and my cats to move into the master bedroom upstairs. It will be quite a move for my cats, but I feel it is a sacrifice I have to make. The only set-back right now is...my dad's doctor is really against me moving my cats into the home. He says that cats are really bad for my dad's health. I AM NOT getting rid of my cats! They are my heart!!! <I'm allergic to one of them, and I've been taking allergy pills everyday for 3 years so I can live in peace with him!> I personally don't think my cats would pose a health risk for my dad. The cats will be upstairs and will not be allowed to roam the rest of the house, my dad will be nowhere near their litter box (my dad lives downstairs because he cannot walk up the stairs), so pretty much, he will have no contact with my cats. Still, the doc is really against this... what do you all think?
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5/17/06 at 11:21am