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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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My big boy

My vet says my BoBo is 95% Maine Coon. He was a feral I brought in at 3months when Animal Control was setting traps and killing the feral colony in our neighborhood. We had followed the trap, neuter and release method for 2 years and the colony had stayed around 9 cats. Bo was one of the last born to the colony. I had 2 elderly cats who have since both died of kidney disease. Cody was 19 and Cassie 17 but they were both company to the young BoBo. With Cassie's death in Feb he is now alone and he is miserable. At 2 1/2 years old he seems to need companionship but I'm torn over whether to get him a friend or not. And that's why I'm here to hear what others have done in similar circumstances.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 09:51 AM
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Hi and welcome. I'm so sorry to hear about Cody and Cassie. I haven't been in a similar situation, in the sense of adopting a new cat when another cat passed away...although I did adopt a second cat as a friend to my Muffs, because Muffs seemed like she would benefit from having another cat around. If Bo is used to being around other cats and you think he would be happier having a friend again, then I would adopt another cat, assuming you also want another and have the time/money for another. May I ask why you're torn with this decision? That is, what do you see as the downside?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 06:30 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I'm sorry to hear about Cody and Cassie.
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