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Old 12-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I always had 2 or 3. I only would have one cat if that cat would not tolerate other cats. That is because I generally believe that every living creature has a right to interact with another one of the same species (at least one ).

to avoid the process of getting along I adopted two siblings

now of course I think that third one wouldn't make such a big difference, but I think my husband would oppose, at least for now. also, money-wise, it's not the best time. But one day...

Also, in the future I would like to foster so there has to be space for that

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I'd say that two is perfect, but if not for money I would have more xD.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I had one cat for a while, and didn't want to bring in another one until she passed away(she is old), and then we found the boys, I still have Tiocy and they have really perked her up, she has gained over 3lbs and is hearing again! I love having all three but I think when Tiocy is gone we will be good with just keeping Riddick and Agador. We do have two chows(Mao Mao and Chi-Ching), and a bunch of bunnies
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I've been playing around with numbers for the past year and a half and I'm thinking 8 feels like my comfortable point. But you see my username soooo there's no telling. LOL!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #55 (permalink)
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My six get on and I am seriously toying with another two youngsters.
Just curious, what's stopping you?
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #56 (permalink)
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I had always thought that two was enough, but now that we have three kittens (9 month old siblings and a 7 month old) it's not too bad. Three is the max at our current place, a 3 bedroom 2 level apartment, but we also have 2 great danes with one being an 8 month old pup. Next summer we'll be moving into my mother's house when she moves cross country and that will be interesting because my sister and her two cats and 12 year old lab will be staying with us. At least there will be twice the space, and one of those cats only leaves my sister's room to eat and use the litter box.
Since we're planning on having our current three cats for a long time to come, and I'm getting into showing Danes, at some point in a few years there will be another dog and eventually a litter of pups along with the kitties. We like it busy. My breeder has two cats and 12 Danes in her house, so I've got it easy so far.


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Old 12-31-2012, 04:23 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I had two cats at first and felt I needed more action around the house. So I got another one, a Balinese. He brought a lot of action hahahaha and having 3 cats was wonderful, but my nr 3 needed more playtime than the original 2 could give him, so I welcomed number 4.
In future I think 3 cats is my maximum. Since summer my dog (used to be my brother's) lives here and 5 animals really feels like a lot and some days (especially when it's their shedding period) I just feel like a cleaning lady.
But I am very happy to have them around me.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #58 (permalink)
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2 at once is my limit.

I don't have time to give attention to more than that many cats. Especially with 5y/o and 2 y/o boys hopping all over the house.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Two is my limit...
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #60 (permalink)
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I have had as many as 18 in the house at one point, which
anyone with any thought processes will recognize is an
impossible number in a small home, but I moved and couldn't
place the (very socialized) barn cats and couldn't leave the
barn cats to starve, and so they came with....

In any case, I am down to 4. I have also recently lost the
last of my 4 big dogs, so the place is feeling REALLY empty,
and I find I like it. I think I would prefer 2-3, which is where
it stayed as the house number for many years, but I think
even numbers would work best for what I'm observing. Mine
(including barn cats) used to hang out, sleep, eat in pairs,
and sleep in like-colored piles, blacks with blacks, torties with
torties and reds, pointed cats all together. I don't know why,
but they still do, so I'm leery of having one being the odd cat
out. So, I guess it will be 2 from here on out. I really enjoy
having littermate sisters. Now if I can just convince some
obliging queen to have my dream kitties in the same litter we'll
be great!
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