Remember how, when the DGF and I moved in together recently, we were excited to have found a place that would allow the world's most angelic cat to be safely separated from yours truly?
Well, the cat was miserable. Truly, utterly miserable every moment he had to be separated from people, especially my DGF. This created a problem, since the world's most angelic cat also happens to be the world's most allergenic. We tried everything, but ultimately decided that it was too serious of a health risk for me to be around him, and too miserable for him to keep living in just one part of the house. Even though my DGF gave him special one-on-one time every day, and even though we kept the window open so that he could spend as much time outside as he pleased, he was still bummed out virtually every second he wasn't with people. He would release this heartbreaking cry that just killed us.
So after a ton of heart-wrenching deliberation, we decided it would be best to re-home him. We spent more than six weeks finding him the perfect home: a four-acre parcel of land in a semi-rural area with a big house owned by a cat-loving bachelor who has one other cat whom he dotes on like crazy.
In other words, the GK (that's "Grey Kitty;" shown above being typically attentive and saint-like) is going to be in total cat bliss.
Today was re-homing day, and it was really sad. I feel a ton of (unjustified, I know) guilt for being hyper-allergic to this excellent cat, and my DGF is very, very sad but handling the situation with great aplomb.
Ironically, I'm not too allergic to her other cat (shown here practicing yoga), who is grouchy and hisses at my dog. I can't cuddle with him for long, but I can be in the same room as him without anaphylaxing.
Thinking about pets today made me wonder if the "pet-crazy-lesbian" stereotype is accurate. It also made me wonder what kinds of pets you have, dear readers. I hope you'll take the short polls below.
_I'd love to hear from you in the comments: what's the most extreme example of lesbian pet-obsession that you've ever witnessed (or personally enacted)?
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