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People rally around woman who got dumped for refusing to leave her cat to travel with boyfriend

The woman clarified that if her cat could not come along she would also not be going on a vacation.

People rally around woman who got dumped for refusing to leave her cat to travel with boyfriend
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Sam Lion; Reddit | u/MentalTrade

For pet parents, their "furry babies" are their top priority. Nobody wants to leave their pet behind for longer periods. Reddit user, u/MentalTrade, also holds a lot of love for her cat and refused to travel with her boyfriend to Australia. She did not want to live in a foreign country for a year if her cat couldn't come along. Her decision didn't sit right with her partner, who decided to break up with her over this decision. The woman was concerned and asked people on Reddit if she made the right decision or choice.

Representative Image Source: Reddit | Cottonbro Studio
Representative Image Source: Reddit | Cottonbro Studio

Her adorable cat is two years old and she loves her wholeheartedly as she writes in her post, "I say 'our cat,' but she's really mine. She lived with me her whole life. I have taken care of her. She loves me so much and you can really tell. She cuddles every night with me to go to sleep." Everything was going well until her boyfriend came up with the idea of living in Australia for a year. She loved the idea but had one condition attached to it. If her cat wasn't allowed to be on the trip for whatever reason, she would not leave her behind. Eventually, they found out that due to her breed, the feline was not permitted to travel to Australia.

Her boyfriend felt offended by her decision not to go with him. He even asked if she would move without her cat if he got a job in Australia. The woman again clarified that she would choose the cat over Australia. The man was upset and broke up with her. "He thinks I'm prioritizing the cat over my life and living experiences," she clarified. She explained that she was fine with leaving her cat and traveling for a month but not a whole year. "She's my baby. I don't feel like I'm really that crazy with my pet," she added. Most people were in favor of her decision and highlighted that she has different priorities from her partner.

Representative Image Source: Reddit | Vitaly Gariev
Representative Image Source: Reddit | Vitaly Gariev

People came in quickly to share their views. u/NimbleCactus shared, "It's reasonable not to want to leave your pet for a year. It's also reasonable to want to go on a trip for a year without the cat. What wouldn't be reasonable is you two forcing your decisions on each other; it sounds like your boyfriend is creeping into that territory by effectively offering you an ultimatum. It sounds like you two have pretty different priorities in terms of travel and lifestyle. That's okay! Dating is the time to figure out if you're compatible long-term. Maybe you two aren't."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Cagahum
Image Source: Reddit | u/Cagahum

u/chickadeedeedee_ expressed, "I turned down many vacations because I didn't want to leave my dog, who was very attached to me as well. If my husband had asked something like that of me, it would have been a deal breaker. But he's not wrong for asking or possibly ending it if you don't want to go. Your lives just might not be compatible." u/WorriedRiver said, "Think that you valued that time spent with a creature you love over time spent in a different geographical location? I swear some people put travel on a pedestal as the ultimate life experience when the conclusion here really should be that OP's priorities are equally valid to the boyfriend's priorities."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Jojo6167
Image Source: Reddit | u/Jojo6167

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