..but I can't do it as he is my baby. Basically I have recently developed asthma, and the culprit is my long haired cat. I know it is him, because if I keep him out of the lounge I am OK. If I let him come and sit with me, later I need my inhaler as my breathing becomes restricted. I know from a sensible point of view the Doctor is right. But I've had Alfie for about 5 years. I have no children, so he is my baby. I would be heartbroken to let him go, and know I can't do it. I just wanted an opportunity to share my feelings on this one.