The topic of welcoming a cat into our household has come up recently. Please, COTH, help me sort through all the thoughts running through my head!
We already have two small birds (the size of budgies/parakeets), however, they’re not fond of cuddling (much to my children’s dismay). The chickens, outside, also not big cuddlers. My two kids (who are respectful and know they’ll face my wrath if they’re rough with any of our menagerie!) would love something they can pet and cuddle, and DH and I wouldn’t mind having one around for the company either.
We’ve had dogs in the past (one fluffy Aussie and one lab/beagle cross that would leave you with a handful of hair each time you pet her) and the shedding was just too much. I take a lot of pride in having a clean house, and being able to wear clothes that are not covered in pet fluff and furniture that’s pleasantly intact. Am I mad to be considering a cat? I’ve been casually researching breeds that “shed less” but I’m largely skeptical that’s even a thing.
A Burmese cat has caught my eye (because Petfinder ), which is a breed that falls under the category of “sheds less” (if that label is to be believed). So my question to all of you is, is it even worth inquiring about her or do I need to just nip this in the bud right now?