My husband was a dog person, and allergic to cats when we met 12 years ago. At that time I had 2 cats and I told him that since they predated him in my life, he had to learn to deal. We blended his dog and my cats into one household.
When the allergy doctor told him that he had to get rid of...
Keemo isn't oily as much as dirty. She sleeps next to me and leaves smudges on the sheets. There are dirty smudges on the windowsill where she watches birds. We purposefully bought a dark sofa, so nothing shows on it.
She is bathed every 2 weeks.
Not "just a cat" -- pets are family. I've had to put two cats that I loved very much to sleep. It's a tough decision, but you did what was right and humane. Do what you have to do to mourn.
Sorry for your loss.
My husband and I live just outside of Indianapolis with 3 Siamese, a bulldog and Keemo. We live in a 2500 square foot house that was built in 1947- with the original baseboard heating...so Keemo spends most of the winter hidden under various blankets.