It’s with a heavy heart that I’m writing this blog, but I’ve got to do it. I need to find a home for my lovely, quirky, sweet cats. Trust me; I don’t want to give them up…but because of my kids, I’ve got to.
If you read my blog then you know I’ve been struggling with this issue for some time, and have had 'discussions' with my ex about it where I was accused of being selfish. I wasn't selfish. I really was thinking about the whole picture: how much the kids love the cats and what cats teach humans about empathy and love.
We found out a few months ago that my son who is 6 suffers from allergies and the allergies cause his asthma to flare. He’s allergic to the air basically. Broken down it’s cats, dogs, dust, weeds, grass, trees and mold. I decided to keep the cats because since he’s allergic to basically EVERYTHING and has to be on allergy shots anyway, then I thought we could manage the cats and keep his allergy symptoms under control.
But his allergies are getting worse, the circles under his eyes deeper, and he’s having more asthma attacks.
And then today, my daughter (who is 5) had her appointment with the allergist. While she’s not as severe as my son, she’s still allergic to cats, dogs, dust, mold, two kinds of trees and mold. Not weeds for some reason. A good thing too, because she likes to pick dandelions and random weeds to decorate our house with.
Her allergies are still developing but the doctor said if we can reduce her exposure, she might not need allergy shots.
When I look at my kids, when I see how much they’re sick and how often, how many times they wake up (and wake me up) in the middle of the night coughing, and how dark those circles are under their eyes…well…I love my kids so much that I just can’t justify keeping the cats anymore.
And it’s a little bit devastating. I’ve tried everything though. Cleaning, vacuuming, etc…but it doesn’t help.
So…I need to find a home for Mist and Peanut and possibly Mercedes.
Please CLICK HERE to meet Mist and Peanut. They need a good home. Can you help?