|Purred: Mon Jan 26, '09 9:55pm PST |
|Neko, Kitty-Kat, Winston, and Katina, all on Catster, aren't writing this, but they are the ones who taught me to enjoy sharing life with a feline friend. All have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We just Katina on Dec. 16. She was diagnosed with FIP and was gone in a week. This empty household is still in mourning, but we have our vet's okay to bring a new kitty home by Feb. 15.
All of the feline necessities are here: several scratching pads/posts of different varieties, several bowls on two levels for foods & water, a variety of toys galore (though most old toys will be replaced with new), a cat tree, an airy suitcase-like carrier, blankets, beds (kitty may sleep anywhere desired, however, stairs to run up and down for exercise, two big windows to look out of, and two humans ready to learn new preferences.
Our kitties have always had regular vet appointments and any care they needed. In fact, we now buy good feline insurance, and sign up for lost pet tracking, too. But this would be another indoor only cat.
After this long introduction, here is the main reason I need suggestions for choosing a cat: I can't find a place willing to adopt out a kitty to me without a landlord's signature. It doesn't seem to matter that Winston lived here for twelve years and Katina for two years. Even if worse came to worse, we would NEVER move without our cat-kid, no matter what! Our vet (same for 14 years) DOES recommend us as cat-parents and if an adoptable cat comes through their office. I just can't be without a kitty for as long as that could be!
We adored our little boy, Winston, but Katina, our little lady, had a quieter meow (which was helpful). Short hair is easier for us. Age didn't matter in the past, but I'm 61, and I'd love it if kitty and I could live the rest of our lives together. What age would the new furball need to be? I don't think it would be good to adopt someone with special needs at this time...Two deaths in two years has left us sore. We (my husband is the other human) both love it if our lap is chosen as the resting place. And the lap won't leave unless there is an emergency or a call of nature. I'm home amost all the time, so kitty won't get lonely.
I'll not write more now. I need to know if the criteria I've listed above is the most likely to work for us. And if any kind person can make my dream of adoption come true, I'm open to help and/or suggestions. (Where, how, etc.). I live in Glendale, CA (Los Angeles Co.). I would only be saving one deserving cat, but that precious cat would also be saving me.
Thanks for reading. I eagerly anticipate the response(s) of other feline lovers.
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