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Need to know what kind of kitty would be the best companion for me!

If you are wondering what is the right cat for you, this is the place to be. In this introductory forum we talk about topics such as breed vs. mix, size, age, grooming, breeders, shelters, rescues as well as requirements for exercise, space and care. No question is too silly here. This particular forum is for getting and giving helpful, nice advice. It is definitely not a forum for criticizing someone else's opinion, knowledge or advice. This forum is all about purring and learning.

  
Sayuri

Birthday on- March 8th! =^.^=
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 24, '07 9:51pm PST 
I'm a Maine Coon mix (not sure what's my second breed), I'm two years old, very affectionate and I get along with other cats wonderfully. I'm very playful, and everyone tells me I play like a little kitten! I just love being around people and other animals.

Since my mommy has been having to go to work a lot lately, and I hate being on my own (bores me a lot!) my mommy has been considering on adopting another kitty for me to play with. The thing is that she doesn't know what kind of kitty to adopt, what age or anything!

Most of the time I'll get so bored, that I'll just stare outside the window for a long time, which makes my mommy nervous because she thinks I may want to run away, and we don't live in the best area of our town, so it can be really dangerous.

What kind of breed do you guys think my mommy should adopt? Are breeds really that important? She's been thinking that maybe a little kitten would be ideal, since they're so very playful I won't be bored ever again, but then again kittens requires a lot of care, and my mommy is away for full work days!

Just a little guidance of what kind of furry friends my mommy and I should look for would be purrfect! Thanks! kitty
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Snow (In loving memory)

Knothead/Freak
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 24, '07 9:56pm PST 
I dont think the breed matters. I am a main coon too. I was 2 when my sister went to the bridge. I was so lonely and Momma knew it was time to get another kitty. She went to the Shelter and adopted George. He is a year younger than I am. I got along with him right away. George dosent like to play like I do so momma adopted Meekah. She is 2 years younger than me and was 18 months old when adopted. She plays with both of us. We are all very happy kitties. I would recommend you adopt a kitty from 6months to 2 years old. way to go
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Sayuri

Birthday on- March 8th! =^.^=
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 24, '07 10:40pm PST 
So a kitten or a young cat would be best, yes? That sounds great! Kittens are too cute to say no to! My mommy says she's going to start checking in local shelters for kitties that age. Thanks! cheer
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Mr. Fez- (Angel- Dreamboat- #25)

Hippie Kitty
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 24, '07 10:51pm PST 
Hi! I think a kitten or young cat would probably be best and less threatening and intimidating to you. I don't really think a specific breed matters unless your Mom desires specific characteristics in the new-comer. Good luck!
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Phoebe

I'm Fusky! (I'm- furry and I'm- husky!)
 
 
Purred: Sun Feb 25, '07 5:05am PST 
I stare out the window all the time! It is SOOO interesting out there. I don't know for sure that you are bored...
Have you had your sister's cats come over for a visit to see how they would interact?
That might give you an idea of how he would do with another cat.
Maybe you can try that first.
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