I have lived in my new home for around five years so far, and I always wanted to get a pet. I am a dog person, but with working at the hospital long hours, and living alone, I figured it would not be wise to get a dog. So Friday, after thinking about it for over a week, I went to the local shelter and adopted a 2 month old kitten.
She was so cute and very cuddly. She followed me around the house like a shadow. We played and chased each other around my kitchen island. It was really great! Until my asthma kicked in. It was so bad, Saturday morning I was thinking of going to emergency.
Getting out of the house Saturday morning, I took her to a pet store. I bought her a new toy. But….when I arrived home, I was still feeling so awful,, I had to call the shelter and bring her back.
I think I cried all day yesterday (Saturday). I miss her SO much and feel awful that I failed her in some way. She and I really bonded fast to each other. All the way back to the shelter she had her paw stretched outside of her carrier to rest on my arm as I drove. It was heartbreaking to bring her back. I had allergy testing around five years ago, at the time of my asthma diagnosis, and found I was allergic to feathers but not cats or dogs. Why am I now?? It really sucks. I miss her so much.
The woman at the shelter said she could hear me wheezing over the phone. I called my mother after I came back from bringing the kitten back, and she could tell I was having trouble breathing. The first thing she said to me was. “ Are you feeling ok? Your breathing sounds horrible.” When I started crying and told her I got a kitten and had to take it back she suggested I volunteer at the shelter. But, I thinking that would bather my asthma too wouldn’t it?