What's the friendliest breed of cat?

(109 Posts)
TuttiFrutti Tue 11-Dec-12 19:40:50

We've only ever had moggies but have always admired the look of exotic breeds. We are thinking vaguely of getting two kittens this time round, but they would have to get on with our dc aged 5 and 7, and we'd prefer friendly cats which wanted to sit on our laps/be with us/play with us in the evenings. We've had some moggies like that and some which were very stand-offish.

Preferably not too mad either, I don't really want the sort of cats that climb up the curtains, although maybe that's inevitable with kittens?

Is there any breed anyone can recommend?

cozietoesie Fri 04-Jan-13 10:02:50

There you go, FTR! It happens.

smile

Apologies for numerous days radio silence, was obvs new year and was DSs 4th birthday this week too

cozietoesie DH seems to be getting rather attached to our little girl now too so he may not be as hard to talk round as I thought!! smile

VenusRising Thu 03-Jan-13 20:52:06

We have a tonkinese female kitten and she is wonderfully tolerant and snugly. Tonkinese are a breed which has half Siamese and half Burmese in their ancestry. Our girl is third generation tonkinese and is beautiful, with a blue Burmese coat pattern and vivid green eyes.
She gets the mad gids about three times a day and charges around, but never climbs the curtains- just runs about chasing straws and Pom poms.
She's very tolerant of the dcs and lets them pick her up and lug her around for ages, seeks cuddles when she's about to fall asleep and yells when she's hungry.
Best thing about her for me though is that she appears to be completely hypo allergenic, as she has no underfur and doesn't shed.

babooshkadoll Thu 03-Jan-13 15:01:06

Maine coon here .
Loving affectionate .
Very friendly,
Massive though.

Not read the whole thread - but Maine Coons are wonderful, incredibly friendly and gentle.

TuttiFrutti Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:42

Have just come back on MN after a few days' absence and have really enjoyed reading all your posts! Thank you everyone.

cozietoesie Tue 01-Jan-13 13:00:01

Well 3 is no more trouble than 2 really, is it? smile

There might be initial problems with having Mum and daughter together though. If you decide to keep the little 'un, you'll need to make sure to have her spayed as soon as possible (I know you're getting Mum spayed) and be prepared for some jealousy and a little tussle for dominance at the beginning.

We're getting to the point of looking for homes for them then, I guess. 8 or 9 weeks is about the earliest you can realistically home them although a couple or three more (up to DH's deadline) would do them good in my view. (12 weeks plus should mean they're properly independent, socialized and ready to go to a new home.)

Maybe put some 'latest' pics up on your profile so that any adoring fans (and possible future owners) can gaze?

smile

No, nothing confirmed yet. They're 6 weeks old now and I'm getting horrifyingly attached to the tiny black girl (I'm secretly hoping nobody will want her so that I can keep her wink)

cozietoesie Mon 31-Dec-12 10:56:34

Any joy on kitten homes yet, FTR?

smile

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Fri 21-Dec-12 11:07:59

flu not flue

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Fri 21-Dec-12 11:07:44

Aww they are gorgeous, I would probably take one but mine have flue, so it's unfair to bring any more animals in just now. I also have 3 cats grin

I am sure they will venture out from under the tree soon and start climbing the furniture, mines were like rock climbers, I could almost here their laws go in and out of the couch.

I love kittens, so much fun. Some of mine used to run up my legs too, okay I may have encourages them by wearing jeans and patting my thighs and saying 'come on you can do it' hmm

My 3 cats are all in here just now which is unusual they usually split up I have on in front of the TV, one looking out the window and one on a coffee table! 2 weeks ago I would have hid 2, but its fine now, I have permission for them.

I hope you find good homes for them. I will look forward to new pictures, that's a game in itself as they get older, I found taking them when they slept worked!

Of course, I'm happy to be inundated with messages grin

cozietoesie Fri 21-Dec-12 08:11:05

Sorry - I meant 'an initial personal message via the site'.

<insufficiently caffeinated as yet>

cozietoesie Fri 21-Dec-12 08:09:24

Just to check, FTR.

If anyone's interested (for mid-late January) are they OK just to send you an initial message on the board?

smile

Goldchilled7up Thu 20-Dec-12 23:06:55

Siamese, mine wants to be so close to me all the time that I could carry him on my head all day grin

They're like dogs, mine even fetches. Honestly they are the most wonderful, friendlier cats in the world smile

No curtain climbers yet, luckily my curtains don't reach the floor and the kitties haven't managed to climb on the furniture yet!
I'm trying very hard not to get attached to any of them but they keep confusing me with their cute little faces and their big blue eyes hmm
I'm going to try and get some new photos taken over the weekend, howeve they do seem to have taken up residence under my Christmas try so it depends if they ever venture out into the big wide world living room grin

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Thu 20-Dec-12 19:22:34

I keep looking at them grin I loved it when they became mobile, so much fun, okay so my leather suite is more than 'distressed' as it was advertised but all good fun.

Any curtain climbers yet? they were my favourite kittens they would get to top and look down and panic!! I miss having a house full of kittens.

Maybe, she's under house arrest for the foreseeable future!!
The kittens are no freely roaming the house as I've given up trying to contain them hmm

cozietoesie Wed 19-Dec-12 19:16:18

Maybe a different Dad, FTR. These girls have no shame when they're on heat!

I've 2 girls (1 black and 1 tabby) and 5 boys (1 black and 4 tabby)
The 2 black ones are twins, they were born last attached to the same placenta, the boy is the largest in the litter and his twin is the smallest smile

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Wed 19-Dec-12 07:18:39

Tell me about it. I was breeding and had a waiting list so was very eager to tell people news but nope, he said 'too young to tell', I know now after another 4 or 5 litters this is not true, you just have to do it right away and it's quite easy to tell the difference, most of the time.

I will admit one the 3 boys did look different but he was a huge kitten so looked bigger everywhere, I changed Vet anyway, he was useless in many other ways, local but useless!

cozietoesie Wed 19-Dec-12 07:15:06

....even if I did have to take 3 boys to the vet and even he didn't know.....

That's not altogether reassuring, Not. (With regard to his clinical expertise.)

hmm

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Wed 19-Dec-12 07:11:43

I keep looking at them, thankfully I am too far away, I have 3 cats, 2 have attitude problems, well maybe one and one making one worse! I love kittens though, easy to tell apart, (even if I did have to take 3 boys to the vet and even he didn't know) girls have | and a . under boys have :

cozietoesie Wed 19-Dec-12 07:05:21

Oh excellent! Half Siamese, beautiful and with a bit of good yeoman stock to steady them? You won't look back LadyofWinterfell.

FTR - if you've upped their backsides yet, might be a good idea to let us know what she's got in terms of male/female etc.

smile

LadyofWinterfell Tue 18-Dec-12 22:32:58

FTR's found a home for at least two of them with me! grin

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