I'm from Chicago, now live around Knoxville, Tenn. I rescued a 6 month old kitten about 2 1/2 years ago, and although he's very happy, I was thinking of getting another cat. Mittens is 3 years old now. He is a long-haired Maine Coon mix, just not a large size. He's a very laid back cat who loves to be around only me. Do you think it would make his life better or would it cause him stress. Is it a good idea to get another kitty? There are so many cats that need a home right now at our local shelter, I would love to save another life.:-?