I knew when I did it it would be a challenge, but I just couldn't resist. I mean could you resist those faces? We were having a REALLY rough year, my mom was sick, we moved, my son had gone off to college and my daughter had to move to far away Denver because the ballet company she was with had closed. I was walking through a fog and my husband felt a pet would really help. I grew up with cats and had them all my life until our son was diagnosed with allergies 16 years ago. He had just left and I really needed a pet. We decided against a dog since we are at work 10 or more hours a day and started searching shelters for one
short haired kitten. I had found one online a couple of towns away and we were on our way to see him when we decided, before making the trip, we would check our local shelter one more time. There was a litter of 5 in one cage, all so adorable. Dusky chose me first. He put his head on my shoulder, started purring and fell asleep. Then, I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but Misty was coming too. We decided that while we were at work they could keep each other company.
I have been so happy that we got both except for one thing... cat hair. It's everywhere. The quilt I finished and put on the bed last week already has little cat hair balls sticking to it everywhere. Every day when I make the bed I pick them off. The quilts hanging on the wall. It floats up as they run by and sticks. Forget polar fleece. All of our jackets have it permanently wound into the fibers from laundering. We have tumbleweeds floating around all the time. I swear I could vacuum hourly and it would still be in everything. Don't get me wrong, I would not trade either of my babies for a thing in the world, I am just hoping that out there somewhere there is someone who might have a suggestion as to how I could minimize the shedding. Anyone have similar problems? What has worked for you?