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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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how many cats DO you have!!

I am curious. I see all these posts with these pretty picture signatures, and I'm wondering... do that many of you have 3-4 cats!!

If so, tell me about them, how cool!!

I only have one, and have often though of getting two.

How many do you have??
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 12:37 AM
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I have 4. We didn't intend to get anymore cats until Beeper had passed away (she's 15 1/2), but I found Scully in a parking lot this past August. A week later she had four kittens The two boys got adopted and went to their new homes at 12 weeks, but her girls - Miko and Stephanie - stayed with us.

If you had told me a year ago I'd have four cats right now, I would have laughed in your face
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that's crazy spacemonkey, but awesome!! Do they all have their own separate litter box or no?

My cat is a little sick... I'm hoping she'll recover. She is 10.5 years old. Do you think it's a good time to get a kitty. I hear good and bad things about brining in a kitty with an older cat. What do you think??
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 12:59 AM
 
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I have one, but my uncle, aunt, and cousin are moving in with us for a while, so now I'm going to have 3 for a little bit. Since they have 2. One is really mean and will bite people except for my cousin. And the other one is the sweetest little baby
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I have 2 cats, Trixie and Sadie, and my roommate has two cats, Aki and Hiro. There were only 3 when we moved into this apartment, but then Sadie came along and I couldn't resist. They all get along great. Trixie is 12 this year, and the rest of them are only about 2. The younger ones don't bother her too much since they have each other to play with.

I know you are going through a lot right now with your cat's illness. Getting another cat is a nice thought, but I think it might be wise to wait until your cat is feeling better. Adjusting to a new cat might be more stress than she can handle right now, and with all you have to deal with, it might be more than you can handle too.

I hope your kitty is feeling a little better. Keep up the good fight.
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We have three litterboxes. Two very large tupperware containers for the three younger cats (scooped daily) and one box for Beeper.

Beeper and the younger cats do not get along (well, I'm sure they'd be fine, but she's a snit ) She was a feral when we found her, and got into more than a few cat fights in her younger years. I think that soured her to all future cat/cat interactions.

Luckily, we have the space so that there's really no detriment to keeping them seperated. I don't even think they notice most of the time Because Beeper won't be around for too much longer, and I'll be moving out with the younger cats in a couple years anyway, we can afford the extra work. I'm not sure what we'd do if it were a more longterm situation...

With your kitty being sick, I would hold off on getting a new kitten or cat. It will be a bit of extra work, and it would probably be best at this point if you just focussed on caring for your girl. Not to mention, a new cat could stress your kitty out even more, not something you want to do if she's already ill.

If she gets better, then I would definately consider it. And if, God forbid, she doesn't, then you may want to take some time before opening your home to a new cat.
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I have three cats -- I'm allergic to cats, but they were all strays that my boyfriend and I took in over one year, so I just deal with the sneezing. I never considered getting a cat before I took Miles in, now I don't know what I'd do without them!
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I have 3 now, but have had as many as 5. And of course a wonderful array of litterboxes

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I have 4, used to have 5 until January - I'm very nearly up to 5 again but trying to think clearly about this!
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 08:39 AM
 
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I have 3. A feral cat showed up with 2 kittens. My mom came home from a docters appointment, went around back and 2 cats ran out of our closed in porch. When she looked in she saw a sweet little cat (Kayla) that started to purr before she even touched her. Kayla has lived with us since the first day . Momma and Sadie are still outside and are still shy, but are getting alot better. Kayla and Sadie are around a year old now.

Now Kayla has 5 kittens that are 4 weeks old and we might keep one. Don't worry guys Kayla is getting spayed.
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