When I was a child I was so allergic to cats that I could walk into a friends house and tell you within a minute if they had a cat (or had ever had a cat.) If I touched a cat my eyes would swell shut. I watched my friends play with their kittens and was jealous, but knew that I would pay for days if I played with them. As a result I grew up as a "dog person."
As I grew up my allergies got better, I didn't have as bad of a reaction with cats, but still stuck to my dogs. When I was 23 I met my now husband and his cat Yorick. Yorick was a beautiful little orange cat who stole my heart from the moment that I met him. I loved that little cat, and when he passed I decided to marry is owner so that I could at least stick in the family. :)
A year ago I started to get allergy shots to deal with my horse allergy (we own a horse!) and I also got treated for my cat allergies. I tried to talk my husband into letting me get a cat, but after the horse he said no. I think I wore him down, and got him to let me foster. I picked a great organization and took classes at the center in order to become a foster parent.
These are the stories of those cats that come into our lives, even if for a short time, and steal our hearts.