OK, I know that some of you will understand this and others will wonder what the fuss is about but for the past 20 years we have always has a cat at home. At one stage we had three cats and two kittens but over the years they were either killed, disappeared (coyotes?) or were euthanized.
The last one, Midas, (see my Avatar) died in my arms last weekend and I am heartbroken. We still have two dogs (all our pets were rescue animals) but dogs are not the same as cats. The strange thing is that I never had a cat in my life until I met my husband-who has had cats for more than 40 years.
Friends who know how sad I feel have suggested that I get another cat before Christmas. My husband suggests we wait a while. We have a live-in caregiver so the decision is not mine alone to make.
Yesterday, for the first time since diagnosis six years ago, my husband asked me if he had ever met me socially. It just constitutes yet another loss. (We have no children.)
Am I being selfish in wanting to get another cat? In fact, if I was to get a kitten, I would get two, probably siblings, so that they would have feline company. The dogs already think that they are cats so there would be no problem there. The care of all our pets is my total responsibility.
I know that there are more important topics to discuss on this wonderful site but I would so appreciate your input.