April 21, 2011
A while back we had a mouse in our apartment. When going to the hardware store to get supplies to get rid of it, they said the only sure way to get rid of mice permanently in NYC is to get a cat. I seriously considered it since I was having a mental break down with this mouse being in my house. I told Pat that the only way I would get a cat is if it was hairless, because I really didn't want cat hair everywhere in our tiny apartment and Pat's allergic.
From there, I started doing my research on hairless cats, and I found out that I think they are absolutely adorable. Yes, I know, they are not for everyone, even Pat thinks they are absolutely disgusting.
Since the passing of Frido, we have been in search of a new companion for our home. Ferrets tend to have a lot of health problems, as we experience with poor little Frido, so we don't want to go through that again (even though they are the perfect pet for us). We can't get a dog because our apartment complex doesn't allow them. I have thought about getting a pig or an opossum but the logistics of getting them is a little complicated. So that leaves us with a cat. However, with Pat being allergic and me not liking fur everywhere, that leaves us with a hairless cat.
Pat found a breeder in Brooklyn that recently had a litter just a week ago! So we went and visited them tonight and I am in love! They are so cute. I love the way the cats feel—it like a warm suede water bottle. I am totally sold on them; however, they are just so dang expensive....$1,000. I know. Crazy. However, they are healthy cats, so we are thinking if we spend the money upfront we wont have to pay in the long run for vet bills, as we learned with Frido.
I never in a million years would think I would consider buying a cat for $1,000, but here I am.