So glad my inlaws got a cat, now I can’t visit them

When people start telling me about their pets I have to admit that I completely zone out.

It’s not that I dislike animals or domesticated pets…

But I don’t want to hear about yours. If I wanted to talk about the animals that make our lives amazing, I would tell you about the animals that we had growing up. As adults, I’m just not that interested in your obsessive love for some fur ball. This is why I had a difficult time trying to tune in when my in-laws kept talking about their brand new rescue cat last weekend. I’m sure it’s a fine feline and we’ll make a perfectly fine pet for them. I just don’t care. In fact, the one thing that I did realize while they were talking about this new furry addition to their house was what a great excuse it was going to be for me. You see, I suffer from significant indoor allergies. My lungs and mucous membranes get very irritated if I’m in the same indoor air as dust, dander, and pet hair. Unfortunately, this respiratory sensitivity limits the things that I can do in my life because I never want to be too far from an air purification system. When I rely on prescription allergy meds I still have sub par respiratory health. However, if I use high quality indoor air purification systems my immune system and respiratory functioning are much better. Therefore, I don’t leave the comfort of my air purification system or HEPA air filters if I can help it. If I know that someone has a house full of pets and no advanced air purification equipment, I know that I need to stay away from our house. Now that my in-laws have this furry cat… I guess I won’t have to attend Christmas this year.