My cats drive me crazy. If I saw my cat in the playpen I would probably freak out, too. Even though I know that it's usually a good thing for kids to grow up around pets and helps with their allergies, I still HATE cat hair. I love my cats as much as a mom can with other children that are actually humans. I would certainly get rid of them in a heartbeat if I found out any of the kids were allergic. But for now, they stay. But I don't think I would give someone sh** on FB over it. That's their life, their animals, etc. I have enough loathing for my own cats' fur, more than all my friends and relatives on FB put together. I'm wondering if there's something I can spray on certain items or just get more of those air canister things that spray air when they get too close. I would really like to keep certain baby items off limits, just 4 or so.
Speaking of, back when I had my first baby, and had two cats, the male wasn't fixed (big mistake on my part!) and peed in the baby's pack n play, rendering it useless, just to mark his territory. So, yeah, won't be having any cats that aren't fixed ever again. That was pretty horrible. At least these cats don't do that, and except for the hair and occasional hairball are pretty well behaved.
Four children. Just welcomed our newest member on 2/12!