Many tend to send away their pets (especially cats) when they get to know they are expecting a new born soon in the family.
I am currently on my 26 weeks pregnancy. My husband's family members and some friends urge me to send away my cats. They told me cat fur is not good for the baby, it may cause baby to have respiration problems. Cat's have transmitted diseases that may cause miscarriage as well. Well frankly, I am sick and tired of hearing all these comments. I don't blame them. They have very less knowledge about having cats as pet. Luckily my mum and dad are very open about it. I thank them for never ask me to send my cats away.
Kusky and Zafiro are my eldest and second boy, I am expecting my third boy to join as part of the family by early next year. They are all my children, so no one will be sent away. I have prepared for the worst: if this little one really have allergic reaction to cat dandraft, I will prepare a special room for my cats later on. Frankly, I don't have plan to separate them until I see allergic symptoms start to emerge.
Of course there are a few things that pregnant women need to be alert and aware of if they have cat as pet at home. As long as you understand what is Toxoplasmosis, how it is spread and how to avoid it from spreading, you do not have to send your furry kids away during your pregnancy. I still share my food with Zafiro occasionally, sleeps with them, sniff their tummy. Nothing has changed except I cut down my routine to clean up cat litters. http://www.petmd.com/cat/care/evr_ct_pregnancy_and_cat_litter_toxoplasmosis
I cleaned up my house curtain the other day. After I did the laundry and keep the curtain back into the house, I temporary put it on the sofa, was thinking to hang it up back to my sliding glass door after it cool down. Within a few seconds, I saw Zafiro was sitting comfortably on the warm-clean curtain! Oh my gosh! Do you have to leave your hair on my curtain again after I just cleaned it for not even a minute?
Look at him, he looks so comfortable sitting on the curtain. Boy oh boy....
I should have shuu him away from the curtain. But by looking at this cute innocence face, how can i say no to him? OK, you win! You do what ever you want! I surrender!
If weather is fine, plus I manage to wake up early in the morning, I will let both of them out to the car porch to get some morning fresh air. When they see birds, the keep on chattering non-stop; when they see squirrel, they will start to rush here and there, trying to find way to get to neighbors compound to catch the pray!
These photos where taken when they saw squirrel in neighbor's garden....
Zafiro stood up and stretch his body to observe squirrel in next door's garden. Kusky noticed something was going on, he was taking his step to see what was going on.
Zafiro noticed Kusky started to observe the squirrel too...
No doubt, Zafiro cannot be considered as a 'handsome' cat, the most that we can label him is with the word 'macho'. To some people, he looks fierce and aggressive, however he has the best temperament among all cats that I have ever known! :)
By just looking and starring at him, he makes my day! His round chubby face, plus round big eyes, masculine and tough body shape, small ears.... he is such an adorable kitty! He is a walking teddy bear! I just couldn't get bored by just seeing him! :)