Monday, November 17, 2008

pet talk

i've been deliberating getting a pet. part of me wants one desperately because i'm lonely during the day, working from home. but part of me doesn't want one because it's added responsibility and cost. but that's when we were talking about a dog. a cat is a different story. i love cats because they are self-reliant- you don't have to worry about them if you want to go out for the day.

Sphynx by fotoattack

since jon is allergic, i've been looking at hairless cats. i'll admit they can look kind of creepy, but i kind of like that about them. they almost look like cat-dog hybrids.

and check this out- i love fat cats too.

Update: ok, It's 1am (i wrote this post in the afternoon but didn't post it until now) and i've been looking at sphynx and peterbald cats for about two hours and i want one soooo badly. they look really playful and cool looking. i like the ones that have spackled markings...

10 comments:

Carlene said...

How funny, I was just talking about this with editor over there. I love the sphynx cat! (I have allergies, too) My sister knows one and says it has a cuddly personality that belies its batlike appearance. When she sits on the couch, it comes and sits on her shoulder.

contealuisa7 said...

have a look at devon rex cats too. i've fallen in love with devon rexes (not cornish)--the same physical look but with really tightly grown hair that won't bother my allergies and feels softer than karakul. i love the look of sphynx, too, but their skin is often really oily and can leave grease stains on furniture, clothes, etc.

Anna at D16 said...

Cat allergies don't have anything to do with whether or not the cat has fur, sadly. It's the saliva and dander.

Stephanie said...

carlene- haha, batlike. i read they do like to sit on your shoulder.

contealuisa- thanks, i will take a look.

anna- i'm learning more about that. apparently the hairless cats don't groom as much (hence less saliva) b/c they don't have any hair. also, apparently lighter coloured cats create less fel d 1 (the allergen in the saliva that causes allergies) but i think jon will have to visit with some hairless kitties to see if his allergies act up. i wouldn't want to make him miserable!

thesearchforchic said...

Awww.. cats love love love them.

Wish I could have one but living in rented accommodation..not going to happen.

Fashion Pariah said...

I love hairless animals, and i think you should get that cat in the photo especially if it comes in it's own leather jacket. Seriously, that animal is cool.

I am a serious sufferer at the hands of hair amongst many other things and it is miserable. Despite having severe allergic reactions, i still find that having a dog outweighs the miserableness of not having one (Chicken-our dog lives with my parents). The only thing i can say is that you do get use to the animal, and after a while living with one isn't so bad.

Saying this, i went home for the weekend and the dog stole one of my makeup brushes as soon as it touched my face, my cheeks swelled up and a rash appeared. The moral of the story is that Jon should never leave makeup brushes lying round the house, lol.

Stephanie said...

tsfc- aw that's too bad.

fp- haha- you're hilarious. i had a cat for about 14 years before he died of old age and i really really miss having him (or any cat) around.

Stephanie said...

oh- and he was a big fluffy long haired persian! so he couldn't come with me when i moved in with jon. talk about a major allergic reaction!

primoeza said...

I love sphynx cats too. I have a devon rex. At first I was freaked out and thought I had a gremlin in the house but now he is really one of my best friends. He also really loves it when I do crafty things!

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

hahahah the jacket!