Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rhode Island, now Montreal
Might go Siamese!
I've had cats in my house for my entire life, and now that I'm entering my fifth year of school, I think it's time for a cat of my own. My roommate and I have both been looking for cats, and the other day we found two Siamese brothers up for adoption on craigslist. I've been interested in Siamese for a while. My mom had them growing up and speaks very highly. They seem very intelligent, very affectionate, what's not to love? My roommate has similar reasons for wanting Siamese.
Here are my questions:
First, these guys are two years old. Will it be shocking for them to move into a new home, potential one that has more bustle than what they're used to? We will certainly try to make it a peaceful transition and give them lots of love.
Second, my current landlord doesn't allow cats. We will be moving by May or June. I have a friend who has volunteered to take them for the 2-3 months before we move into a new place. Is it too much to move the cats between 3 homes and guardians in so short a time period? Of course we'll visit, but they may come attached to my catsitter (she'll be around afterward too to visit).
Third, my roommate and I will not be living together forever. He will be moving on in winter 2011 or summer 2012. Is it not fair to separate two brothers who have lived together for two years already?
Fourth, one of the biggest attractions of Siamese cats also presents one of my larger concerns. I know that they demand a lot of attention. I am student, and I'm typically gone for a large portion of the day. As long as the two cats are together, it seems like it should be OK, but when the other guy moves, will my cat get too lonely?
Thanks for your help CF - I'm sure more questions will come up along the way!