Having a cat allergy came as something of a surprise to me. Growing up, I had many pets – cats, dogs and birds. My family were animal lovers and pets abounded, so being in contact with animals was a daily occurrence. No one ever seemed to suffer from a cat allergy or any kind of animal allergy for that matter.
After my teens and my last pet had died, I wasn’t in a position to take on another pet for many years. Then, eleven years ago, a friend of a cousin was looking for a home for their last remaining kitten. And so it was that Kira came into my life. This was a cat with attitude (and still is!) and we bonded pretty much immediately. While she was still a kitten, I’d put her in the kitchen overnight with a little cat bed to sleep in and the litter box close by. [Read more…]