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I Love Cats But...

I'm allergic to cats!!!!!!!!! I am actually a repressed cat person!!!!!  I had three cats when I was young. That's how I found out I am allergic to them.
I had two calicos and a black and white with double paws and six toes. Their names were Spider, Skeeter and Scatter. I loved them to death. My calicos were the biggest sweethearts in the world, very cuddly and lovable.

My black and white, Skeeter, was a huntress and she would bring me dead birds and leave them under my chair!!!!!

I still love cats to this day. But, if I am sitting next to a cat owner, I will start to get a sniffly nose. If I am visiting the home of a cat owner, I can't help myself, I am going to pet the cat, and the cat is going to make friends with me and rub itself up against me. All cats seems to love me, I don't know why. Maybe because I love them. But then, my eyes will start to water a bit, and my nose will itch. If I remember to take allergy pills in advance, I am usually okay.

I am even a teeny bit allegic to some dogs.

BUT I have found that I can live with the breeds of dogs that are mis-named as "hypo-allergenic". They really aren't, but I do have fewer problems with their dander.

So I have become a dog person, and that's all right. I love my dogs. But I just adore Cats!

Rolle2323 Rolle2323 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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The culpret of most cat and dog allergies isn't so much the animal itself......its the dust, pollen, dirt mites, etc that they carry back into the house after being outside.

You are most likely right. I went outside yesterday and the world is covered in Oak and Pine pollen like a fine mist. Today I am coughing badly.

Border Collies are wonderful dogs! And Poms are so cute!! I have a little Maltese right now. My dogs before him were a bichon-poo and a cocker-poo, and it nearly killed me when they passed on. I love my dogs like children. Today I unpacked some photos to put up on my refrigerator of all my old pets...and my cats were there!!!! Along with my two beloved dogs that are gone....and a greyhound who has gone as well. My little Maltese is helping me do my laundry tonight....and fiercely growls when he must return to the apartment!!! Apparently he wants to do hallway patrol!!!

I have a similar problem to you,I am allergic to cats also,we had them as children,no problems however when I was about 18 they started to make me sneeze,as time went by my skin would be effected and a rash would appear,my asthma would be triggered if I stroked one of the cats and I would break out in hives.

I found my love for dogs when I moved out from my parents home at 21 and I got a border collie,I adored that faithful dog and it cut like a knife when he passed on at 14.

Currently I have 2 Collies,one is 17 and the other 4 .In addition I have a pomerenamium a toy dog who thinks she owns the house.I adore all my dogs,I have just glanced across the room the 4 year old is snoring,he is content.

Well, someday, if you ever decide to cross over into doggie world, the Maltese are really, really cute!!!!

You have my sympathies, I have 5 kitties, it is a dog I lack.