Dear Friends and Family,
Our 6-year-old daughter Madeline suffers from extreme eczema. Her skin has been at its worst lately — red, itchy, and sometimes to the point of having open sores. We’ve been searching for a solution for several years but have yet to find one. We are to the point of having to give her Benadryl most nights to keep the itching down so that we can sleep.
We were recently on vacation for a few days and saw a remarkable improvement in her skin, only to have it get worse as soon as we got home. In addition, Madeline has had allergy testing that has shown she is allergic to cats.
The doctors have said that most people who have cat allergies can actually live in a home with cats without major problems. But we’re to the point where we need to get our wonderful cat Yogi out of the house for a period of time to test how Madeline’s skin will respond.
We are looking for someone who would be willing to give Yogi a new home for a couple of months.
Yogi is the nicest, friendliest cat you have ever met. She is incredibly good with kids. Best of all, she is a total snuggle cat. As soon as you sit down, Yogi is ready to hop up on your lap and keep you warm.
If someone is willing to take Yogi for a period of time, we will cover all of her expenses during that time (food, litter, any vet needs that might come up.) She has no health problems that we know of.
If Madeline’s skin doesn’t improve with Yogi gone, we would love to keep her. However, if Madeline’s skin does improve with Yogi gone, we will be looking for a new permanent home for her.
If you are interested in having Yogi as a guest, please let us know. You can leave a comment here on our blog or on Facebook.
Thanks so much!
Aaron & Jen
Grandma Mayes says
I’d take her in a minute if my 3 cats would allow it. Yogi is much sweeter and cuddlier than any of my cats. She’s a sweetie. I just pray that someone can help you out.
I would love too give yogi a temp. home. What state do u guys live in?
Thanks so much for the offer! I need to do a follow-up post on Yogi. We actually found a temporary home for her and just dropped her off last weekend. We are cautiously optimistic, but so far the lowered levels of cat dander in our home seem to be helping our daughter A LOT! We hope to have more news to share soon.