Should I get another kitty?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Should I get another kitty?
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:47pm
Hello everyone!

I've been thinking about getting a new kitten or cat. I just love animals! I have been looking mostly on Petfinder.com I have seen many that I would like to adopt but I have to narrow it down. I looked at the classifieds yesterday and came across a siamese mix. I think they are just beautiful and great cats. My fiance wants a siamese and I do also. I contacted the lady to see if she can send a picture, she said it will take a few days because she isn't too computer savvy and her boyfriend will have to help. The lady lives in a city near me. The cat's is named Sweetheart, 1 year old , affectionate and calm. She's beautiful, is all white with one gold eye and a blue one. I think that is unique and quite cool! The lady is giving her up because she's so busy and wants the cat to have more attention than she can give. I understand this and the cat does deserve more attention and love! A neighbor of mine cat's just had kittens 2 days ago. They will be available May 19th and the kittens are calicos. I won't be able to see them until later on because they need to be with Momma and start to learn from her. I'm hoping that she will socialize them the right way also. I don't want to have a kitten that wants nothing to do with me. Also in good health too. I'm really not sure which way I should go. I'm sure that I would love either one. :) Any suggestions/advice/help is greatly apperciated! :)


Thanks,

Michelle

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 11:28pm
Of course I think you should get another kitty! LOL The more the merrier!!

My only piece of advice is to go to the local shelter and see if you bond with any of the cats there. Especially if it is a kill shelter. And it really doesnt matter the gender or the age. I am sure there is a cat there just waiting for you!

Please let us know!

Tami Cl-royalkitties

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:18am
Yep, I'd get another kitty. Tami had an excellent suggestion about the shelter. It's getting to be kitten season so they will have to make room for kittens. There are many good kitties at the shelters.

Let us know what you decide.

Hugs,

Leslie (cl-lcni)


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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 12:37pm
See...I would take the 1 year old, one of the kittens when they are ready and go to the shelter!! LOL but that's just me!! I can't resist an animal in need whether it is in a shelter or a friend who needs to "unload" a few kittens. I'm a softy that way though.

It's basically up to you which one you decide, but I would make sure to meet the cat/kitten before taking it home. I've always said, you don't chose your pet, your pet choses you!

And be aware about Siamese - I understand they aren't very affectionate and can be mean. My friend has two pure breds and another friend has a mix and they are very mean to people, I think. Maybe it's just theirs though. They also bite a lot.

Good luck!

Kelly, Auggie & Caesar

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Registered: 10-24-2002
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 6:06pm
Why not just go to the local shelter with your b/f and see what happens?

After having adopted Sammy, I realized that he needed company while I was away at work. I kept going to one of the local pet shops which had cats and kittens for adoption. I was ready to adopt another cat around Sammy's age,(8 months old). However, when I got to the Humane Society to adopt this cat, (the paper work was being done) when I was introduced to a litter of 12 week old kittens. The person who brought them out was already holding a calico kitten. I asked to look at the rest of the litter, as the paper work was being completed. When I looked inside the carrying cage there was also another calico kitten sitting way back in the corner, very independent of the rest of her litter mates. I picked her up, she snuggled into my arms for a few minutes and then went of to investigate everything she saw on the counter. It seemed that her attitude was; if you don't take me, someone else will. I asked the person at the desk to change the forms and that I would be adopting this independent calico kitten.

I have had Misha (aka the Meesh) for 8 months. She is nothing but trouble... expensive crystal glasses have been smashed, other expensive items destroyed; at 12 weeks old, and weighing less than than a pound, she was putting Sammy in his place, and chasing him around the apartment. Ooops, should have mentioned that Sammy was adopted in April of that year and when I adopted Misha in June, Sammy was weighing in at 15 pounds.

Like I said, she is nothing but trouble, and has been since I adopted her. She is head strong, nothing dissuades her from any object she wants to investigate, including flies on the ceiling, telephones, alarm clocks, or Sammy's tail. But, I wouldn't trade her for a million dollars. She is the most affectionate kitten, loves to be petted, scratched and always demanding attention, regardless of what I am doing, and even sleeping, she doesn't stop until she is petted and scratched and gives her licks and kisses.

So, go to the local shelter and see what happens... and adopt the kitty who has adopted you...

I hope this is helpful, all the best and good luck...

Patrick (sammycat2002)

P.S. I adopted Sammy as a rescue operation. He is not an affectionate cat, unless it's on his terms. I love both of them, they have different personalities, and I wouldn't trade either of them for the world.