I absolutely love the caption for this LOLCat picture! I totally agree with it, too.
It reminds me of my days of volunteering at Lollypop Farm. I and another volunteer would often go around the room together reading the paperwork for each cat and comment together on the reasons the cat was surrendered for the shelter. I remember the one time we found a paper with the reason, “New boyfriend is allergic to cats.” The other volunteer and I looked at each other and said almost in unison, “So get rid of the new boyfriend!”
That’s still my attitude. While I’m sympathetic to people with allergies, I’m also sympathetic to cats and animals in general. I’ve had cats all my life and I can’t imagine ever not having a cat in my life. And I’d have a hard time making things work — or even wanting to make them work — with a guy who had a problem with cats — even a medical problem like being allergic. My honest answer would be, “Look, the cats were here first. And quite frankly, I know for a fact they’ll stick around. I doubt I can be quite as sure about you. So guess where my loyalties are going to stay?”
If that means I end up being a crazy cat lady, I think I can live with that. It’s more appealing than the alternative at this point.