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What's the friendliest breed of cat?

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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 Mon 31-Dec-12 10:56:34

Any joy on kitten homes yet, FTR?


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 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?


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

There you go, FTR! It happens.


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