My ex-husband and I live like 100 yards from each other in goverment housing. He has a daughter from his second marraige (now divorced). She is allergic to cats. He is hoping for increased visitation with his youngest daughter, already gets my kids 50/50, week on, week off. He is a bit upset that I am planning to adopt a kitten before my husband deploys, instead of a dog (I want a kitten because I think cats are a lot lower maintenance compared to a dog, not to mention, cheaper), because he thinks my kids are going to make their sister miserable because of her allergies and she can't come to my house to visit her siblings.
Should I care? Should I not get the kitten? Should I get a dog instead? I want an animal because both ex and husband are Active Army and will deploy or be TDY and leave me alone frequently, and I need something to blame noises on (house makes settling noises, mind playing tricks on me, etc), and whatnot.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Pets
Answer by kaycee14 at 5:09 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
We own 2 cats, family and friends with allergies still come over for visits. Cats are less work then a dog. Cats can be very independent though. I have found certain breeds set off allergies more then others. The Siamese breed seems to be the one that triggers the least amount of symptoms with our family and friends. If the little girl is that allergic to cats your kids could visit outside or at their dads house. You need to just decide what pet you want since you are the one to take care of it.
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