Monday, July 23, 2012

Someday My Pet Will Come!

I have wanted my very own shelter-rescued cat and dog my entire life. However, I never felt like I was in the right position to handle the responsibility or felt that I couldn't afford it financially. But all that changed last January when The Boy and I started apartment hunting and we agreed to get some furry companions. He only wanted a cat, I wanted a cat AND a dog- which means we would have gotten both obviously (because I would have belabored the point as to why I want one of each and in an effort to get me to shut up, he would've waved the white flag). Anyway, I was SO excited. I already had my names picked out and was looking at Petfinder.Com hourly to find 'the ones'!

Then, my dumb friend Juan just so happened to live in the perfect apartment building, with the perfect pricing and the perfect location and the perfect view... and we had to go and fall in love with it.

Balcony: YES. Huge windows: YES. Located in the heart of the shopping/eating hub: YES! Pets allowed: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Le Sigh.

After much very careful consideration... we decided to shelve the pet plan (tear!) and pick the cool apartment. 

So here I sit, in my 'perfect' little apartment... wishing I had a pet by my side to cuddle with. It is a sad state of affairs. Especially because, when I go to see friends and there's an adorable pet there for me to hang out with, I will follow it around all night like Carrie after Big circa Season 2- such was the case with that handsome fella below last Friday night. Thankfully, when you're with friends you've known for a long time- they will ignore you/resist judgment as you lay on the floor taking pictures like a vagabond.




 But really- isn't he just a handsome cat?!? How could I resist paparazzi'ing him?!?

In a related question- do you love or hate cats? People tend to feel strongly on both sides. As you can tell, I love them. But I also love Dogs just the same.

[All images taken by me on July 20th, 2012]
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32 comments:

Stevie said...

Ahhhhhh so cute!!!

I grew up with both cats and dogs and I have two cats right now. I got them when they were 8 weeks old and now they're 7!

I'd love to have a dog, but we can't have them in our apartment complex. Some day, though!

Katie said...

I'm horribly allergic to cats, but I'm all for shelter animals! August was a shelter dog :)

Carina said...

I'm more a dog lover, theres something about how happy and excited they get when you come back home and they're always always excited to see you :)

That kitty has gorgeous big blue eyes! :)

rinniez said...

I'm a hate cats girl. dogs all the way for me. my family have had two dogs who were/are a part of the family. as for cats my sister is allergic so none of those, and i am a tiny bit allergic so i tend to avoid cats, give me a dog anyway!
that said, it is a cute cat!
:)
xx

LadyBugSays ... said...

That cat is so purdy! I grew up with cats so have a big love for them, but have just got my first puppy so I am becoming a dog lover too!

You will get your furry companion one day!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I am afraid of cats, not super afraid, but still afraid. I am all for having a baby lion cub tho, or a jaguar. I want a puppy so badly, but did you know Muslims aren't allowed to have dogs? But we can have cats, tho. I just want little black puppy to cuddle with.

Kate Sparkles said...

Ohh what a pretty kitty!!


I'm sad to say our rental is pet-free as well, I'd love a little fur-baby to dote on.

Pat Hatt said...

LMAO that one pic, he's like "let go of me already woman" hahahaha

Well I think the answer to your question is very obvious with me. Have two cats and love cats, but also love dogs just as much, always been a both person and would have a dog if I wasn't stuck in a crummy apartment.

Erika said...

Ah, I'm in love! I am a cat LOVERRRRR! I share my living space with a few myself - Sassy being the oldest...she will be 20 on August 1! :)

Tina said...

oh my gosh what a cutie!! dont worry! this wait for a pet will be worth it cos the pet you guys will have will be amazing. and you know how i feel about saving shelter pets. get a cat AND dog, save as many lives as possible :)

i LOVE cats! have had 4 cats in my life and the cat we currently have, hitchcock, is just the love of my life. he's the first boy cat i've had and I STRONGLY suggest you get a boy! they are just way nicer lol but he really is the best cat ever :) i know people who hate cats but love mine! :) i lucked out with my cat i swear

Val said...

Be still my heart....that is one gorgeous kitty.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Aweeee that kitty is adorable!
I know this is probably really bad advice, people may be like wtf at me but.... why not just get a cat? They are so quite, clean and easy - it would be almost impossile for people in the building to know, unless you decided to leash your cat and take it on a walk through the building haha! Just sayin I know more than a couple people who've lived in "pet free" apartments and still kept their furry friends!
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Bravoe Runway said...

Honestly Caitlin, living in the city in a condo it may be better to wait and get a pet once you have a backyard since you want a dog in addition to the cat! I am allergic to them....

A.Co said...

LOL 'PERFECT APARTMENT!'.

I am definitely a dog person but my bestie has a new cat and I cannot resist picking him up and cradling him every time I'm over there. He's soooo soft and stinkin' cute. So... maybe I like both :P

Jax said...

Aww, you will get your pet one day!! Even if you have to beg and plead Boyfriend until he raises the second white flag agrees to move. lol

Perfect apartments bring sacrifices.

What about fish?

NaNa said...

Oh that's a shame about the apartment and no pets. Your friend's cat is really gorgeous, such lovely eyes and beautiful coat =)

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Bonnie said...

Awwww, kitty butt! How adorable. I want both a puppy and a kitty, too.

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Naghmeh said...

I LOVE cats!! LOVE them. I am terrified of dogs. My bf hates cats and loves dogs. This makes me sad haha. and your friend's cat is seriously beautiful, look at those eyes! my favorite breed of cats is ragdoll. They are so sweet and gentle <3
xx

SG Angela said...

I would adopt one day too if my lifestyle allows me to care for a pet properly.

Elle Sees said...

Dogs all the way. Cats freak me out

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

what a beautiful kitty! i love these pics...gorgeous eyes. i am not really a cat person but i like kittens ;)

MairaAndDiana said...

This kitty is a cutie
I love cats!
I have two and love them<3

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Vanessa said...

THOSE EYES! So beautiful and worth taking pics for!

I am a cat lover. All the way. A cat was at the top of my Christmas list every year as a kid. Finally at 16, my mom broke down and got me one. And she was pretty terrible. She loved my mom, liked me sometimes, and hated every single other person in the world. Growls and hisses. We happen to call her satan now. My poor fiance who is allergic to cats was only around satan and thought he hated cats. Then my mom called me one day while I was at work and demanded I come visit her. So I took my lunch and went to her work and she had a little gray kitty who needed a home. I contacted Vito and he said no. Because he thought he hated cats. Well... I brought her home anyway. And I'm glad I did because he LOVES her so much. We'll have her for 4 years this October and she is the best little furbaby ever!

femmefrugality said...

I'm a cat lover! And learning to love dogs. Maybe they'd let you have a hamster or chinchilla or something?

Joanne Faith said...

Nawww.. he is super cute!

Hopefully pets will be allowed in your next place..? : )

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Islandia Lane said...

I def prefer dogs but my mom has a cat and they can be sweet and adorable and this one? well he is just too pretty! so cute.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Omg, what incredible eyes!!!! Too bad you can't get a pet now, I know the feeling of really wanting one but not being able to have one... I'd been waiting since I was 7 and up to when I turned 18 when mom finally gave in lol All that years I've been reading book on how to raise a dog, clipping pics of dogs from books and magazines and even creating my own book about raising a dog when I was younger - found it a while back and it made my eyes teary lol So yeah, I do hope soon enough you'll be living in a perfect pet-friendly apartment :)

P.S. Btw, did you look into a possibility of getting your landlord to allow pets at your place if you get them a pet resume? Since you want a shelter-rescued one, I think it's still possible, if the pet has been with the shelter for some time (or maybe they even know the previous owner) it might be possible to conduct a pet resume for it and the landlord could then even meet the pet before letting it in. I heard sometime sit helps as the landlord then know what to expect from a particular pet and how it's cared for (in the pet resume you're supposed to indicate how often, when and where you walk your dog, for example, how often you visit the vet, who is your vet etc.) Just a thought!

Kristin W said...

Ah! What a beautiful cat! I love cats (actually more than dogs). They're ultimately easier pets to care for. I just can't trust people who hate cats ;)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my goodness what a handsome kitty! I LOVE his eye they are gorgeous. xo

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RichLittlePoorGirl said...

i dont love cats, but yours is precious -- could be the fantastic pictures tho :)

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June said...

Hes so adorable!! I love both since I've had 4 cats in the past and have a dog right now... but somehow I lean towards cats a little more!
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