I know this question has been asked a million times before, so I've been reading through old posts all afternoon! But I need your help....
My kitty Maya is a little over 1 year old, and the best cat ever (ok, I might be biased.)
She is very affectionate and outgoing (never afraid of strangers), but also LOVES to rough-house... play "chase", dart wildly through the house after imaginary prey, attack my legs when I walk by. I am gone for about 10 hours every day, and she is always SO excited when I get home at night, that I'm starting to feel bad... maybe she would like a companion kitty?
OK, I admit, I'D like an excuse for another cat, too. And I think Maya would be fine with another after initial introductions... when I got her, she was about 3 months old in a shelter, with 3 other littermates... so maybe she'd remember being around other cats? But my concern is this: would Maya's personality change at all with the addition of another??? I could never forgive myself if she stopped being the sweet, people-loving kitty she is right now!
I would appreciate ANY experiences/opinions/suggestions!! Also, I assumed I would get another girl, because I have a small apartment and I think of girls as staying smaller... but would male be better for any reason? Thank you!