should I get a cat?

That is the big question around here these days. Cat or no cat. Personally, I love cats and would certainly enjoy the companionship of a little furry friend. I am fully aware of the fact that I cannot have a dog, as I am simply not responsible enough nor do I have the time. Plus, I travel too much. But cats are different. They are independent. My cat could easily be alone for a day or two, surviving on dry cat food and water.

My mum is an absolute opponent of me owning a cat, as she believes that it will be too much responsibility and that the cat will sad being alone at home during the day. She also thinks I will feel  guilty about leaving the cat at home, so I will stay at home rather than hanging out with friends.

True, the animal would probably be happier with me there all day long, or maybe not, but I live close enough to see the little fellow during my lunch break. Also, I think that any cat will have a better life with me than in a shelter. I’d probably get the kind of cat that not many other people would adopt. Leave the cute kittens to the cut people.

Last but not least, I checked with the German embassy and would be able to bring the cat back to Germany without  having to put her through quarantine.

With that being said, this could have some serious implications on my
dating life. I wouldn’t be able to date girls who’re allergic to cats,
or at least supply them with the necessary medications.

What do you think? 


  1. Anonymous November 22, 2006 at 3:44 am

    Cat hair, like dog hair ends up everywhere if your not carefull and clean or smart enough to remember to get a short hair/non shedding cat.
    Just my two cents.

    Oh, and Blitzen misses cuddling with you Mario.

  2. Anonymous November 22, 2006 at 6:14 am

    Hei Mario, kann dich gut verstehen was das mit der Katze angeht. Aber ich denke ich werde Inge da recht geben, durch deinen Job und dein Gereise hast du etwas wenig Zeit. Denke das w㱥 nicht so sch��Katze.
    Aus demselben Grund schaffe ich mir in Dortmund auch keine an. Aber im Endeffekt kann dir bei der Entscheidung keiner reinreden.

  3. Anonymous November 22, 2006 at 7:15 am

    Seriously, do you really want a girl who’s allergic to cats anyway? Also, if you feed them the right food, they don’t shed all that much… at least ours don’t. Get the cat and then find a good cat- sitter for when you’re out of town.

  4. Anonymous November 27, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    The best thing about cats is they really are okay when you’re not there. They’re happy to see you when you come home but also happy to see you leave. Remember it’s their world, you’re just there to keep them warm and feed them

    Short-hair definitely over long. And I also recommend boy cats over girl cats somehow they’re just cooler. Nothing tops a black short-hair male – cat.

  5. Anonymous December 1, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    Now you think about it after I gave up Eta and Simon????