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1. You see cats doing adorable and hilarious stuff everyday, but not around you, because you are ALLERGIC AS HELL.

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2. Or you may see famous cats on the internet and think THAT COULD BE MY FAMOUS CAT!

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But my cat would only be famous for making me unbelievably itchy.

3. You’ll try to make yourself feel better by reassuring youself that “cats are mean!”

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Why would I want a pet who I am allergic to AND and hates me?

4. But then you’ll see a story about a cat who does something heroic, like SAVE A SMALL CHILD FROM A FERAL DOG.

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5. You’ll try to stay focused on how gross cat hair and cleaning out litter boxes can be.

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You will never keep up with the mess, and you will become allergic to your home.

6. But then you’ll see a gif of cat doing something surprising and wonderful, and you feel a little pang in your heart.

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7. You’ll try to stay strong, reminding yourself how expensive vet bills can be.

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Why should I pay out the butt for an animal that is going to make me miserable?

8. But then you see an ASPCA commercial, and you will tell yourself: “What’s a small cat allergy matter when I could save a suffering animal?”

But then you see an ASPCA commercial, and you will tell yourself: "What's a small cat allergy matter when I could save a suffering animal?"

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9. And seeing your friends bonding with their cats breaks. your. heart.

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HE’S JUST SO HAPPY!

10. So when YOU hang with your friend’s cats, you will be tempted to pet them.

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11. Your friend’s cat will head-butt you and get in your face and will be all like PLEASE PET ME. NOW. NOW. And you try to resist!

Your friend's cat will head-butt you and get in your face and will be all like PLEASE PET ME. NOW. NOW. And you try to resist!

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Ugh, buddy, seriously, I am super, SUPER allergic to you.

12. Before finally, you just give in, thinking: “Well… if I just pet it a little bit it will be OK!”

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Opening purrr-dora’s box, right here.

13. And for the first few minutes, it’s totally awesome!

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14. You are maybe even a little charmed when it gives you a little lick with its sandpaper tongue… even though you should know better.

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15. “Maybe I’ve outgrown my allergy,” you wonder.

"Maybe I've outgrown my allergy," you wonder.

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16. But then the cat dander starts to build up…

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No matter how much you wash your hands.

17. And then… YOUR EYES BEGIN TO ITCH.

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18. You realize, too late, that you’re already covered in cat hair.

You realize, too late, that you're already covered in cat hair.

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19. And then… the sneezing starts.

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20. And then your face starts to feel like it’s having a total panic attack.

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OH NO OH NO I AM STILL ALLERGIC.

21. You take a Benadryl to fix it and then every moment becomes a battle to stay awake.

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Oh god if I fall asleep in cat hair I will wake up in agony.

22. You resolve that if you can make it home without falling asleep, you will never get a cat or pet a cat ever again in your life.

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23. That is… UNTIL YOU SEE ANOTHER CAT DO SOMETHING ADORABLE.

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WHHHHYYYYYY

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