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Skid + (our) cats

momjeans's picture

My DD (5.5) informed me today that “skid is allergic to cats,” and I AM HERE FOR IT.

Seriously, I am overjoyed at the thought of this so-called allergy keeping her far, far away.

Funny that skid had no issues being around our two cats last summer...

Also, my in-laws have an indoor cat. A blind geriatric one - but, a cat. 

Editing to add: Our cats are strictly indoor cats, though you would never know we have cats. I vacuum at least once, if not twice a day, and their cat boxes are strategically placed and kept as clean as humanly possible - daily. Between the two cats, only one of them gives skid the time of day, as that cat is rather loyal to me, DH, and the kids. I Look forward to how this is going to be an issue for skid. 

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momjeans's picture

Ha ha ha. 

There are no words to describe how happy I felt hearing that. I expect skid to not step foot in my house for the remainder of summer visitation then. I have a feeling it’s only going to be A Thing when it suits her. 

Cover1W's picture

LOL. I had a catnip plant in a backyard of a house years ago. My now ex and I couldn't understand why alllllll the cats were laying around our patio in the evenings when we first moved in.... literally stoned out of thier kitty minds! Hilarious! We ended up removing it because kitty poop in the flower beds....

Petronella's picture

Wait, isn’t SD staying with your MIL for the summer? So she’s allergic to your cats but not Grandma’s?? Give me a break. 

I want to know if she’s still journaling this summer!!

momjeans's picture

Correct. Skid is over here a lot, though, and all of a sudden this is A Thing. I look forward to seeing how this plays out.DH was even laughing about it.

And, oh, me too, Petronella.

momjeans's picture

I feel this is skid’s summer visitation attention grabber moment. 

Last year it was journaling DH’s every word and move.

The year before that it was a hyper extended finger at day camp. MIL deemed that worthy of a lengthy urgent care trip and a taped-up, finger splinted skid.

For the remainder of the summer, skid kept talking to me with her finger splint hand up against her face, in attempt to get me to notice and squeeze sympathy out of me, but that NEVER happened. 

LOL

Petronella's picture

for attention. BM here, when she got engaged, kept her left hand up beside her face for entire conversations to make sure we’d notice her ring. We were already engaged at the time. (She also scheduled her wedding exactly 1 week before ours, but that Tale of Two Weddings is worthy of its own blog).

Petronella's picture

It’s only been 3 weeks so no, not divorced yet as far as we know. We have started a pool on how long before she cheats on this guy like she cheated on my DH when they were married. You want in?

tog redux's picture

My SS was supposedly allergic to dogs, even though BM had one and we have two and we never saw a single symptom.  Then he had "exercise induced asthma" because he "had trouble breathing when he ran". Yep, it's called being out of shape.

All of his maladies went away when they become inconvenient.

Petronella's picture

I have one for you guys.... SD’s dog is, we’re told, allergic to grass, snow, salt water, and I think a couple of other naturally occurring outdoor elements. It all adds up to a very convenient excuse for never walking the dog or taking it out anywhere.

momjeans's picture

tog redux, How is one allergic to dogs? Is this legit A Thing? Genuinely inquiring, because I’ve never heard of such a thing. 

Honestly, I’m leery of any human who makes fictitious excuses to stay away from animals - especially cats and dogs - unless you’re legit (and visibly) allergic to cats, of course. Asthmatic, etc.

Par for the course, I guess. From what DH has told me, BM has gone through several dogs, only to abandon them in the middle of the night, because “they’re too much work.”

Ugh. Just ugh. 

Mountains's picture

I am allergic to dogs but not as much as cats.  I have a dog, take allergy meds, and do fine usually.  

thinkthrice's picture

Said ferals were "allergic to cats" 

Actually they had ringworm from Gir's filthy house and ill kept pets.