Whenever people are coming over to my house I try my best to warn them about the circumstances that they are about to walk into.
Namely, it is going to be a home filled with animals and all of the difficulties that will inspire.
For instance, if you have any amount of indoor allergy sensitivity, I recommend that you stock up on prescription allergy meds before you step foot in my door. If you have any fear of large dogs or potentially aggressive cats, it’s probably a good idea to stay in the front yard. First of all, if you are the type of person who enjoys wearing dark clothing you will probably want to reconsider your wardrobe before you come over. Because I have so many animals, the house is absolutely filled with pet hair. You can literally see the fur riding the waves of our central heating, cooling, and ventilation system every time the air conditioning unit or forced air furnace starts working. As high quality treated indoor air starts flowing through the air ductwork and every event in the house you can usually see pieces of hair flowing along with the streaming air. Whenever my heating and cooling technician arrives at the house for a routine heating, cooling, and air quality control equipment inspection or repair job he is sure to comment on the abundant airborne contamination from my animals. He’s always telling us that the air conditioning unit and furnace are at risk of additional wear and tear if we don’t take care of our pet fur. I do everything I can to manage with the amount of airborne fur contamination in our house…. But the only truly effective measure would be shaving all of the cats and dogs.