Last year my mom got an indoor cat named Cody from a friend’s mother who…

Last year my mom got an indoor cat named Cody from a friend’s mother who was physically unable to take care of her 2 cats anymore. The two were together for 10 years and are now separated into different. Since I’m in high school I’m usually gone most of the day and can only give him attention after I get home which I don’t always have time for either. My mom recently got a job as a student aid at an elementary school, so now she is gone just as long as I am, only she tends to leave again for errands as well. The only company my cat gets while we’re gone is my dog which isn’t sufficient enough for him. Sometimes Cody tries to pounce and play with my dog, which only scares him. My cat’s extremely well behaved for his circumstances, but he’s in desperate need for attention., and I don’t think it’s very fair to him. I’ve tried telling my mom before that we should get another cat for him, as cats should have, but she told me that we can’t because her boyfriend is allergic to cats and a second one would be too much on him to go to our house. I’m a senior in high school now, so I probably won’t live here much longer, and that will make things even more difficult on my cat when he’s left with just my mom who will probably be out more often than not. I wouldn’t want to try convincing my mom to get rid of Cody because re-homing isn’t very easy on cats at all, so I’m not sure what to do for him. How can I convince my mom to at least get another cat for Cody? Are there any other options that my mom might agree with?

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