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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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A kitty dilema

I have a problem. I took little Fuzz Muffin from his mum intending to let him grow, give him shots, get him de-wormed and then adopted. However...we have fallen in love with him.

He's the cutest thing ever! Torri likes him, him and Doran are attached at the hip, and even Jitzu puts up with him. I think that Doran esp would be really upset if he did leave.

He's such a different personality than the others, he's much more laid back. Doran was a little devil from day one, before he could walk even! This little guy is so gentle, he knows when Torri needs space, and not to bug Jitzu. He keep Doran busy and even gives him a run for his money.

But here's the problem. I already have three cats! I know that to some people that's not a big thing, but my family already thinks I'm nuts for rescuing, let alone having three cats myself. I'm seriously tempted, and that way it'd be very balanced in our house. I'd have two cats (Jitzu and Doran are def. 'mommy's cats') and my bf would have two (Torri is a total daddy's girl, and muffin follows him around, sits next to him, whenever he can).

The other thing, is if we do keep him I have to change his name! Fuzz Muffin suits him now..cause he's just to fuzzy and cute, but he'll grow and be bigger..and I'd feel bad calling a adult male cat Fuzz Muffin, lol.

So should we keep him??? Find him a different home?

And some cute Fuzz Muffin pics

Part of the reason we've been calling him Fuzz Muffin is because his head looks like he's risen. like a cooked muffin...love the fuzzy-ness

Fuzz with his mum, Cinnamon. She's one of my ferals.

Cute Muffin!

Doran says if we're gonna call him Muffin then it's Doran's job to eat him...NOM! Lol

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And one last one...Ninja kitten!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Re: A kitty dilema

think of it this way; there will always be cats looking for a good home,
so while the cat is young and easier to find an adoptive home, you may
want to let it go and save your home for older more difficult to adopt cats.
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Re: A kitty dilema

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want to let it go and save your home for older more difficult to adopt cats.
I would actually love to do that, but Jitzu absolutely hates any adult cat. She's very agressive and will even chase my ferals out of our yard, and she's deathly afraid of going outside. I can't see us ever being able to successfully introduce her to an adult. But she doesn't see babies as a threat. She mostly ignores them, hisses and swats if they get too close, but very gently for her - no claws.

She adapts to them as they grow, but she doesn't tolerate adult cats at all. I have a adult female foster right now, and Jitzu spends at least and hour a day growling at the door. She this female has been here for two months. *sighs* my difficult girl. She actually likes Doran though, she'll even let Doran rub against her...which is a big deal for her.
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If the only reason for not keeping him is your family's opinion, I say, it's your house....do what you want.


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maybe give both Torri and Doran away.
many people like adults that get along,
(actually, that's what I ended up adopting)
and you can do it under the guise of a
need to reduce your home cat population.
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Re: A kitty dilema

I couldn't give them away! They get along sometimes, but Doran's too playful for Torri right now. She's just gaining weight after having an infection. In this area it's actually really hard to find homes for cats. There are a few people looking, but the attitude here is very much 'There are so many kittens, i'll just get a free one.' Or they go to the Humane Society. Our Humane Society is a bit corrupt unfortunately.

Besides, i love my babies.
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Re: A kitty dilema

I voted for keeping the Fuzz Muffin, and his name! He sounds like a perfect fir for your house, and he is so darned cute.


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Re: A kitty dilema

Everyone has already taken him into their hearts! I think he has already adopted you. And I like the name Muffin.




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then give muffin away. subconsciously you suggested giving him away
because maybe you agree that the more cats you care for, the more
you may be alienating the humans that care about you. food for thought.
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I find that an unusual view. I believe that the more you love, the larger your capacity for love. I had four children who always came first. The animals, cats, dogs, were dearly loved by everyone. They were as much the children and my husband's pets as much as mine.




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