What do you think when you hear of a man living alone with a fluffy white kitten? Where I’m from, most people would think it’s strange. It’s crazy cat lady not lad. However, when I saw this guy’s profile online for the first time, along with an insanely adorable photo of Saus, I knew I had to ask him out.
For me, being an animal lover is a super important quality in a potential partner. I’d recently ended a long term relationship where my ex would go mad when I brought a stray into our house. No pets allowed. I couldn’t live that way.
As it turns out, I still can’t bring home strays. Andrews is badly allergic to cats! We purposely chose hypoallergenic breeds and he manages fine now. But the average moggy will leave him bleary-eyed and sneezing.
Anyway, back to my “love story”. After a few coffee shop dates swooning over endless kitten pics on his phone, Andrew invited me back to play with his cat. Listen up guys, this is a great way to get a girl to come to your place! It sort of backfired as I didn’t pay attention to my date, instead I was enchanted by his kitten (no, kitten is not innuendo here :-P).
After that, things went swimmingly. I eventually moved in, much to Saus’s dismay. She didn’t like sharing her daddy with another woman. She clawed and bit me, while being good as gold for him. It took about six months (and a lot of petting) before she realized we were both on the same team.
By the time we got married, we’d adopted a little brother for Saus. He certainly kept her on her toes. He wanted to play constantly while she’d prefer to lounge around in bed all day. They reached a compromise and we’re happy to see her getting a bit more exercise chasing him around.
We’re done with cats for now. Two is enough, we don’t want to be outnumbered.
I wonder does anyone else have a fun story like this? I mean, so many people are crazy about cats, it must have brought more than a few couples together. If you have one to share, please leave me a comment or tweet me! I’d love to hear about it.