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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2017, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Not much to tell. I'm 62, married with 2 girls. Been an animal lover since I was a child but primarily a cat owner as an adult. Lost our beloved kitty (we had her 15 years) just last month and our whole family is still pretty distraught over it. Even though we are all grieving my daughter visited a shelter for some kitty-loving time and ended up adopting a 1 year old (but very tiny) cat. My husband has been very resistant to me looking at adopting another kitty but I will wear him down eventually . The house is too empty (even with us in it) and I'm just trying to figure out which is better, a solo kitty or a bonded pair.


In any case, that's my into.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 01:20 PM
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Welcome! sorry to hear about beloved kitty who passed on last month.
Yes, two kittens are usually better than one....a bonded pair is good, but doesn't have to be a litter mate.....one about the same age would quickly get along with your new kitty (as long as your kitty wasn't bottle-fed and missed out on a lot of socialization by staying with its momacat and litter mates until about 11 wks. of age). Bottle-fed kitten that's had no contact with other cats would do best as a solo kitty.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I have looked at both non-related bonded pairs (two females ages 3 and 5 who get along great) and a mom (3) and child (2 years old). Greatest challenge will be to convince hubby to let me adopt ONE cat let alone two. LOL.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 07:00 PM
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You might consider adopting a senior cat, they often have a very hard time finding homes. The shelter may be able to tell you if the cat was an "only cat" or part of a group.
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