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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bringing in a new kitty

Mr. Funyun passed away in the Spring of FIV related issues and I am finally ready to start looking for a new kitty.

My current cat is a female spayed cat who is about 6. She took months to get used to Funyun in the first place, hiding in the bedroom and sulking. She eventually got used to him but never showed any affection like playing or grooming. I didn't think that she missed him and enjoyed being an only cat but she has become a bit crazier, nosier and friendlier since he died.

She lets herself be petted occasionally, likes to play rough, and will sit next to you but not on you sometimes, but mostly she's under the bed or in the other room! She hates other cats that are outside and even went through my window screen after one last summer! So I really miss funyun's constant "I'm here, pet me, purr let me sit in your lap and be in your face"

My questions are as follows!!

Would current kitty be better with a male or female cat? A baby or an adult? A kitty that would try and play with her or one that would ignore her?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 01:28 PM
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I am sorry that Funyon passed on to the Rainbow Bridge.

If your current kitty is that cranky I would think that a spunky kitten would really irritate her. Perhaps you can find a laid back adult kitty that at least would respect her boundaries better? If you go in to a shelter they might be able to help you match up personalities.

Good luck on the great kitty search.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 01:36 PM
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I agree with Leazie, older cat may be better by the sounds of it. There are always lots of older cats at the shelters as most people want kittens and those cats tend to have been there so long that all they do is want to love you. The shelter employees are usually very grateful as well and overjoyed for the older cat.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 12:48 AM
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I'd go for an adult male, one who is known to be laid back and mellow. We had our older female cat and got a young male kitten two and a half years ago, and to this day she has never forgiven us for bringing him home. He wanted to play with her SO badly, but she would have nothing to do with it. We ended up getting a third cat, a male kitten that was a bit older, so that our new kitten would have a play-buddy. That worked out great, but to this day our older female hates both of the younger males. She's just a primadonna like that. But... I know that as much as she doesn't like the boys, she would absolutely FREAK if we tried to bring another female into the house.

Hope this helps out.
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