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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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So what stops you....

from getting another cat? I'm very curious to know what makes people choose their cat limits of 2 or whatever number.
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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 08:09 AM
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Good question. In my case, my first cat (an only cat) was sort of an experiment because I had never had a cat before, so I thought it was smarter to go with one. Then, when we lost her 2.5 years later, I did some soul searching and realized I really just want one cat. I doted so much on her that I couldn't imagine having the time or energy to dote on two! So we adopted Murphy, who was labeled a "must be an only cat" at the SPCA, and he's been an only child since then . . . which he loves.

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A multitude of reasons, including but not limited to:

1. Litter box space
2. Home square footage
3. GF wet food prices
5. Unwilling to disrupt the psyche of my present four cats
6. The group I have are hard on furniture as it is
7. My wife would kill me
8. Facebook wouldn't allow me to post pics of a fifth cat
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post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 08:27 AM
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Bed space...3 pin me down pretty well, many nights I can barely move. Adding another would not be a good thing...which is why the dog (who isn't much bigger than a cat) isn't allowed on the bed.

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post #5 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 10:25 AM
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I don't have enough love and energy to spread amoung more than 2 cats... My two girls have kept me quite occupied. It wouldn't be fair to them to add another cat.

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post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 10:48 AM
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I want to have room for Foster cats and kittens

I laughed out loud at GhostTowns FB reason and Doddlebugs bed reason!


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post #7 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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Space. We're living in very small accommodations at the moment, so we just wouldn't have the space for a third cat and its respective litterbox. As it is, we're lucky that one of our cats is older and less active. I can't imagine having two cats racing around here, so we're lucky that only one of them wants to. Definitely no space for a third cat. If and when we have the space, I'd be open to having more cats. I don't think I'll ever have the time/energy/money for more than 3 or 4, though.
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post #8 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 12:15 PM
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My reason to have just one (Mia) was due to the fact that, that was the only amount my apartment building would allow and I had to have a dr excuse for her (she is my companian cat). The end of June my path crossed with a malnourished 6 week old kitten, who ended up with a broken leg he was so bad off, I took him in and he has been here since then. My apartment manager found out about him but has let me keep him (hes been in my apartment several times and knows its claen and Mia and Mac are well taken care of). I figure I better not pushmy luck with another as well as I really dont have enough room for more.
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post #9 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 12:46 PM
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Space - I feed them in the hallway between my small galley kitchen and the garage. 2 fit perfectly. If I added another, I would have to create eating space in the dining room.
Also I only have 1 bedroom. So I don't really have another place to put a new cat in the intro phase. Neither cat liked being locked in/out of the bedroom the last time when I had to separate them after a vet visit.

Money - I'm not sure I could afford to feed and pay the vet bills for 3.

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post #10 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 12:54 PM
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The 2 I have are a bonded pair and Lickorish is possessive. At the foster home she attacked other cats that got friendly with Squeek.

But honestly, they demand so much attention, I don't think there's enough of me and hubby to spread around to more cats.
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