Background: I have a cat named who is now 8 years old and she REALLY doesn’t get along with other animals. Plus she is a short haired cat. My GF has two long haired cats that are less than 2 years old now. She loves them more than anything but because she spends most weekends here she often has to go back for an hour to feed them, etc. Situation: So I’ve started to look at some houses. No rush but with the market the way it is I can buy something from now to 18 months out. I would want my GF to eventually move in and she has no issues with that. Her lease expires in Oct and at that point we would have been dating for a year and a half. The issue here is that as much as I know she loves her cats I told her that we won’t be able to take them in. Firstly, my cat will definitely not take it very well as she has never even seen another cat up close and I don't want a stressed high strung cat peeing all over my shit. Their feeding habits are different (her cats are big and LOVE food where I just leave food out for my skinny all the time and she eats when she wants), they have long hair which I do not want all over the place, I am allergic to other cats, I don’t want 3 cats as that is too excessive and I may want to get a dog in a few years and my place will not be a zoo, plus I don’t want to make another 15-year commitment to 2 cats. After my cat is gone I don’t think I will get another. And because I work from home the last thing I need is 3 cats hanging out all over me when I'm making business calls. So my GF knows this is the situation and she is obviously very saddened by this. She’s not sure if she can part with them. I know that she really loves them more than anything but I see no other way. I told her if she can agree to this then the sooner the better as it will already be difficult to find somebody who will take two cats in but at least they are still young. It breaks my heart as well as I love animals and know that it’s a very difficult situation. Question: So what do you think? Do I have a right to ask her to find a new home for her 2 cats despite how much she loves them? There’s just more than one reason on why I do not want to take them in. Am I being a jerk?