|Purred: Wed Mar 26, '08 8:57am PST |
|My recommendation is to log onto www.petfinder.com and search for cats- no specific breed- at all the shelters and rescues in your area. One easy thing you could do is this... You can go to PetSmart or another local pet store that displays rescued cats.
I always say, RESCUE FIRST. Adopting is the most rewarding thing in the world- your taking a needy kitty (or another animal) and saving them. Rescues are usually so eager to please and you give them a life that, most likely, they never had. A lot rescued kitties were abandoned or given up or taken from their last home because they weren't being treated well, loved, or their owners did not have time to care for them. They always have great personalities and yes- you will most likely find a cat of the shorthair variety!
And remember, there are lots of kitties out there. But meet before getting- you need one who has a personality thats right for you. Do you want a lovable calm mature adult??? Or an ornery mischievous always-up-to-something cute kitten??? To want a cat that is playful 24/7, or a calm couch potato to watch TV with. Don't snatch the first purpal ya see, there are hundreds in your area looking for love!!!
Oh, and a quick recommendation. I think cats are much more happy when in multicat homes, but this varies on the personality. I would try and find TWO CATS of THE SAME PERSONALITY and adopt them at the same time. This is a great thing if you think you might want twosies. This avoids resentment and such and some fighting. But be sure if you do this at the same time- DONT PUT THEM IN THE SAME KITTY CARRIER. Cats like their space and too often to people forget that.
Edited by author Wed Mar 26, '08 9:03am PST
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