Second Cat But Which one?
Okay, so I was in the pet store/groomers/vet's and asked about the kitties they have for adoption. Turns out they have two; an eight month old black and a five month old tabby. Now, this pet store is awesome, they only carry and feed the best foods, they're helpful etc. So I decided to get a kitty from them. The question is; which one?
Skooma, my current cat, is nine months old and 4lbs. Spayed, partly vaccinated (last leukemia and rabies needed), and leery of New Things.
The eight month old black kitty is all up to date on shots and already spayed... but she's HUGE. I never truly realised how freakin' tiny Skooma is until I saw this same-age cat. She came up to me immediately when I entered the cat room and started rooting around in my bag, sniffing me, and deemed me uninteresting so she went to eat. She wasn't very 'petable' but according to the staff she is very mothering.
The second cat was much more timid... until I started playing with her. Then she accepted a happy head scritch and sniffed me a bit. But, she was very leery and not very willing. She's also up to date on shots and is due to be spayed this month. Unfortunately, this is the one that captured my heart. She was beautiful and sweet, even if she was a little shy. According to staff, she was almost feral when they got her at six weeks and they've been working with her ever since. (Jeez, she was pretty big too, Skooma feels inadequate)
So both have been in the store for a while. I put the tabby on hold... you know, just in case. But I wanted to make sure, before I did anything rash, if this was a good idea. I mean, she was a lovely kitty but would I be better suited to the older, more outgoing cat? Does anyone have any horror stories of taking home the 'shy one in the corner'? Or should I 'go for it', do a proper introduction, and have a two kitty household?
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