|Purred: Sat Jan 24, '09 7:40am PST |
|Our shelter lets people take home animals for a few weeks and see if the animal is a right fit. Maybe your shelter does. And can I say, especially if your apartment manager is picky, maybe an older cat is your best bet. I truly feel for the older cats who get ignored and sit so long at the shelter. They are already litter trained and domesticated. Their personalities are already predictable. Our shelter notes if they are used to other pets and children or not. I wanted an older cat to keep Tiger company, but Tiger is large and in charge and we knew she would not accept an older cat. I long to bring home a beautiful older cat whenever I am at PetSMart or the shelter, but it is not possible. It is much less work than a kitten and you know what you are getting, habits and personality wise. That may be what you should try. Many older cats are given up b/c the family moves somewhere where they can't keep a cat, allergies develop or worsen, the owner gets older and can't take care of the cat, or in our area with lots of military, the family moves out of the area. Seriously think about it.
Mother of Tiger and Kali
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