|Purred: Wed Dec 9, '09 1:37pm PST |
|I think personality always trumps gender. I had heard that girl cats are always looking to be bosses too, but Gracie is such a sweetheart with Boris, even now as she is approaching two, and she is a sweet cuddly kitty period that it has basically changed my opinion about girl cats.
Yes Boris is sweeter to me to the point of neediness, but Gracie is sweet and even tempered. She does not have a feisty bone in her body, and while she can be a little aloof, she also is very patient with me and my need to hold her, kiss her, and fuss over her (Boris OTOH is Mister Love Me, but if he decides he's upset at you, he definitely makes you feel snubbed ). Sometimes (like right now) she even sneaks in the odd nap next to me and purrs like a motorboat during it, and she probably would do it more often if Boris wasn't such a boor about wanting "mommy and me" time all the time.
Jan, I think that old age has to do with what you think of Grandad Conrad's personality (feisty, short tempered), but I wouldn't be surprised that a younger kitty would help remind you that Conrad probably also was sweeter and more easygoing in his youth. So I hope you find a sweetheart of a kitty who doesn't necessarily replace Grandad, but makes new room in your heart for him or her.
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