It's been a while since I've posted - been super busy. Maybe a few of you might remember me
Anyways, my husband and I just recently bought our first house (yay!), and we are hoping to move in within the month (we have some overlap with our apartment lease, so we're not in any kind of rush). We are hoping, now with all the extra space, to bring another kitty into our family, but understand that it will be a difficult adjustment for Kiera (our one and only Queen Cat).
So, we were originally thinking of moving into the house, getting Kiera acquainted and adjusted to the new place, and then, after a few weeks/months, introducing a new cat. However, my dad suggested maybe that we should bring in the new cat at the same time, so that Kiera hasn't already staked her 'territory'. Granted, he is talking mostly from fish experience where a new fish can upset the balance in the entire tank, but I figured it was worth asking about.
Also, any thoughts on getting a kitten vs. an adult cat? We were thinking a kitten might be easier for Kiera to adjust to (and the kitten would be less traumatized by the change), but would love to also save an adult cat who is less likely to be adopted. No matter what we intend to follow all of the proper steps for cat introductions. I am just concerned because Kiera's been a solo act for a good 3 years now!
We appreciate your advice!
Heather (and Dave... and Kiera *meow*)