I am not a cat person. Part of this can be chalked up to severe allergies – when tested for allergies a year ago, my reaction to cat dander was just as intense as to the histamine positive control. The other part is that I’m of the opinion that most cats are jerks. I’m a dog person.
But this cat was the first cat in many, many years (maybe ever) that I was able to hold in my lap without going into a watery-eyed sneezing fit. And that was kind of awesome. Allergy shots and science FTW!