Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine
How many are allergic to cats, but don't care?
I have severe allergies to many things (environmental, cats, dust, etc) and have asthma, but that doesn't stop me from cuddling with my little man.
When we first got Sumo back in 2002, I thought I was going to die. The sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, congestion were SO bad. But I didn't care! Eventually they got better though.....I think I just had to get used to it.
After Sumo died, my allergies went away almost completely. I never knew my life from the allergy perspective could be so good. However, I still needed to get another cat to help me heal after the loss.
After getting Yoshi (7 weeks ago), my allergies flared up like never before. I was going through a big box of Puffs Plus every 3 days or so and using my inhalers constantly. Still didn't stop me from spending time with and cuddling Yoshi.
My allergies are now much better....again, I think my body just had to get used to him. I do have itchy eyes almost every night and need to use drops, and that will never get better from past experience.
But it doesn't matter regardless.....nothing could ever keep me away!
How many others here are in the same boat?