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Cats and Dogs

Things have gone topsy turvy in my household. Justin wants a cat and I want a dog. This is not the natural order of things.

Justin has his heart set on a Russian Blue kitten because he loves the movie "Cats and Dogs" and is especially amused by the little Russian Blue with the big, deep voice. "I think not, baby puppy," he says over and over in a thick Russian accent. These kittens are not easy to find, but there's a breeder in our city, thankfully, and we're on her waiting list.

As for me, I have my heart set on an Old English Sheepdog. However, I seem to have developed a dog allergy over the past 2 or 3 years. It started small with just itchy eyes after spending the day at the inlaws' house and has progressed to full-blown cold symptoms with hives if the dog drools on me. We've scheduled an appointment with a breeder in the next town to play with her dogs and see if I have a reaction. I don't react to every dog, so *fingers crossed*.

But I mean, c'mon. Look at these friggin' dogs.

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Apr. 9th, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
Old English Sheepdogs are gorgeous! I do hope they don't make your allergy flare up. But if it does, apparently greyhounds are really good for people with dog allergies. Really short slick hair (and bonus lack of doggy smell).
Apr. 9th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I would not be opposed to a greyhound. I've always wanted to get a rescue!

When my allergies became obvious, we started looking at bichons because my son's piano teacher has one and I have no reaction to her. But bichons are very expensive (usually $2,000+) or really poorly bred. And, honestly... I don't love the breed. So that didn't make sense.

I've loved OESs since I was tiny, so I've really got my hopes up. I used to have a stuffed one that I used as a pillow. I'm not quite sure what I'll do if I break out in hives around them.
Apr. 16th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
I have had this open for a good long time now just trying to remember to get back to it to say,

Wow, that's a cute dog.

But yes, it's very weird for you to not be cat-seeking.
Apr. 16th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
I think we're going to get the dog first and then get a cat later. I do love a kitty cat!
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