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kizzie Tue 05-Apr-05 10:32:23

Not long now till I go and get kitten !!!!
(Sorry - just trying to contain excitement)

Got to go and choose which to have.

Anyone got a favourite - boys or girls??
(and why?)


Titania Tue 05-Apr-05 10:33:34

girls. they dont spray everywhere and arent so dominant

Aero Tue 05-Apr-05 10:33:58

Have to say our male is mush soppier than our female, though she's affectionate too, but more on her terms. He's happy to just curl up on your lap anytime.

swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 10:35:00

depends on whether you are going to get them neutered or not - if you dont, both will spray but male is much worse and it stinks !!!

golds Tue 05-Apr-05 10:35:32

I have both and have no preferance. I think is essential either way to get them doctored, apparantely it make either sex more placid.

I had my two done last week, they are both very loving cats. Have you considered getting two ? mine totally adore each other, and I know that each of them has a play friend.

Aero Tue 05-Apr-05 10:36:09

ps - he doesn't spray anywhere either, at least not in the house! lol - you're gonna have a tough choice!! I should just go for one you like when you get there.

Toothache Tue 05-Apr-05 10:37:35

Boys are okay as long as they've been 'done'.

How exciting foryou. I love getting a new pet! As a child it was more fun coz my Mum would usually end up doing the looking after of it. Now when I take the notion for a new pet I've got to remember that noone else will clean up after it or pay the vet bills.

We have a rabbit and a fish at the moment. But if it was up to me we'd also have: a parrot, guinea pig, leapard gheckos, maybe some exotic frogs and definitely a tropical aquarium! >sigh< One day.

Enjoy your new kitten. They are the most adorable wee creatures.

golds Tue 05-Apr-05 10:37:55

I say have both, 2 is better that 1

Bella23 Tue 05-Apr-05 10:38:18

How exciting !
If you can I would get two, we have 2 brothers and its nice that they have each other to play with. I've always had male cats.....
Am very jealous - would love to have another kitten....

cod Tue 05-Apr-05 10:40:15

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swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 10:44:20

definately get two. For as much as our two are a pain in the bum they are sooooo close - they are a month apart and from different litters but they love each other to death!!

golds Tue 05-Apr-05 10:52:40

My two sleep with there arms wrapped around each other. If one is out and the other is in, you can see that they are not happy until they have found each other again.

kizzie Tue 05-Apr-05 11:49:46

Still trying to persuade DH to have two so fingers crossed.

Will still be a little while before can bring them home but will try and post piccy after that!

I know this makes me sounds like a bit of a saddo but I cant have anymore children and its been really lovely looking forward to a new addition to the family.

i know its not a baby but the boys are so excited too.

Ok I know - i now do sound like a mad cat woman who has pets to replace children !

Aero Thu 07-Apr-05 23:41:59

Agree, two is lovely - ours are so close to each other it's soppy............., but lovely.

lilsmum Thu 07-Apr-05 23:46:12

male... i have 2 males and 1 female,

the female is very standoffish and snooty, hardly ever comes for a cuddle.

the males are lovely and affectionate, as for spraying, just make sure you get them "done" early on, that solves that prob

nightowl Fri 08-Apr-05 00:49:24

ive had over 30 cats in the last 9 years and have always found the males to be much more affectionate and strangely bring in less dead things!! do get them done though, they stink!

pixel Fri 08-Apr-05 14:25:46

kizzie, you're not the only sad person then because I got two baby guinea pigs when I thought I couldn't have any more children. I just wanted something cute to cuddle I suppose and I fell in love with their curly whiskers!

I couldn't believe it when soon after I found I was pregnant with Ds and we couldn't give him the name we really wanted because I had already given it to one of the guinea pigs!

Janos Wed 13-Apr-05 14:36:00

You lucky thing kizzie, kittens are gorgeous!

Two is definetly better than one, preferably from the smae litter. They can kep each other company.

I have many years of experience as a cat owner and I would say girls and boys are both great and all cats have different personalities. Go for it!

sparklymieow Wed 13-Apr-05 14:39:35

I have two males and they are soppy too. Nemo is an outdoor cat and Storm is an indoor cat. We went away for the weekend and Storm wasn't here when we got back on monday, Dh was quite upset as he was worried, but yesterday evening he came in and had lots of cuddles, he even gives hugs... I would go for two cats too...

FastasleepTheInsomniac Wed 13-Apr-05 14:40:10

Nemo and Storm!!!!!!!! AWWW!! I want kittens or just a cat

sparklymieow Wed 13-Apr-05 14:43:29

My Dd2 named Nemo for us when we got him, Storm's name was Cloud when we got him (he was 4 months old when we got him) but I couldn't picture myself calling him that so Dh suggested Storm.

FastasleepTheInsomniac Wed 13-Apr-05 14:45:13

*sniff* I have to put up with having babies rather than cats - it's all DH isn't allergic to! Very cute names... its like captain should have Nemo Ocean and Storm

sparklymieow Wed 13-Apr-05 14:46:58

I don't think I would be allowed another ca, took a lots of sweet talking to get Storm....

Bella23 Wed 13-Apr-05 14:51:03

Arh how exciting! I can't resist kittens.
I would fill the house with cats if I could. We have 2 little brothers, Elvis and Rocky.
We always say Elvis is the King during his vegas years hence his fat little belly!

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