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Can't stop looking at Cats Protection site .......

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Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 15:44:53

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh. They are drawing me in. Moth to a flame. SO much character and attitude in a fur coat.

I really think our cat would cope with another. He is very laid back. Maybe he would have someone to play with then at 3am?!

I'm now wondering if the kids and I might just pop along to say hello to some cats this week, just hello of course.

(Next door's cat has had the door shut in his face a couple of times as I'm not allowed to let him in. With two cats of my own I could honestly say I lost count and hadn't noticed another one .... <innocent whistle>)

cozietoesie Sat 23-Mar-13 17:34:10

It's not going to solve your problem, Lovethesea .

issey6cats Sat 23-Mar-13 18:06:14

script goes look at rescue page, think about another cat, go to just say hello, before you know it home visit has been arranged, cat is chosen, cat then gets another furever home full of adoring slaves, resident cat says ok we is now a two cat home lol

thecatneuterer Sat 23-Mar-13 18:27:28

and repeat until resident cats say 'ok, we now have a 20 cat home'smile (or is that just me?)

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 23-Mar-13 18:40:59

I suggest we all order one.

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 18:53:32

fluffy that's brilliant!

cozie - I know it won't stop next doors trying to adopt us but the guy was sooo adament about it not coming in that I cannot imagine him ever changing his mind. Do you think he will just decide to be more flexible, or try and give us his cat in the end if it comes in a lot?

Because I have been looking (dratted like on facebook keeps updating me daily with gorgeous cats) I have been pondering and think actually we could afford a second and there are sooo many needing a home. Stuck in a pen in awful march snow instead of here with us on our bed/sofa. So now I really want to rescue another feline and make us a home of 6. 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 cats.

Do you think that really unwise? Why?

Hassled Sat 23-Mar-13 18:56:12

The nicest cat I've ever had is a Cats' Protection cat. He was found in a hedge, but was then very well brought up by the Cats' Protection bods and is the softest, thickest cat in the world.

I think a visit, just to look, has to be in order.

tribpot Sat 23-Mar-13 18:57:05

I would definitely take another cat from CP if I thought my cat would tolerate it. But she would be staggeringly unimpressed by the suggestion - in fact I'm surprised she's not sticking her claws into my foot right now for even typing it.

cozietoesie Sat 23-Mar-13 19:15:32

I think he well might Love - but I think, also, that patience is not your strong suit?

thecatneuterer Sat 23-Mar-13 19:20:05

It sounds like a very good idea to me. There are so many unwanted cats that if you can possibly take another one then you should. And if you also end up with your neighbour's cat too then three cats isn't really so many (in my book it's like almost no cats at all in fact)

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 19:20:23

You'd be surprised. What do you think will happen if we don't?

cozietoesie Sat 23-Mar-13 19:24:30

I don't know the man, I don't know his situation, I don't know the cat - so.....
I don't know.

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 19:32:08

That's the thing, me neither! I wondered if you had had this happen to you or knew a similar situation that's all.

I wondered a while ago about a second cat and was being all rational and sensible about finances so didn't pursue the thought.

Seeing next doors interacting with ours and seeing two in the house sparked those thoughts again and so while I am sure I seem impatient it's more a case of, what am I waiting for? Life is never certain so maybe I should just go for it rather than letting fear stop me?

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Mar-13 19:38:25

Our local CP had a rehoming show today. I got my fix of looking at the cats and eating cake/buying cat related goodies. There was lots of interest despite the snow.

I would love another but Sparkling Cat wouldn't. I am fairly sure she would hate it, same as tribpot's.

cozietoesie Sat 23-Mar-13 19:58:08

Seniorboy hates it. Any other cat is a rival to his contentment, machismo, world view..... mumble. Even if The Lodger is here, it's not a happy house as far as Seniorboy is concerned. (The Lodger couldn't care less if he's disliked: he tried his best to make friends and was rebuffed so - so be it.)

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Mar-13 20:07:02

It's strange though. Sparkling Cat likes the male tabby over the road, and a little ginger cat that comes into the garden. But I don't think she would share the house with them.

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 20:22:55

I know RescueCat would probably look askance at me if I arrived with another feline, but I think he would get over it and quite like the interaction once he realised they could both fit on the kingsize bed. I know I could be horribly wrong in which case he takes priority obviously.

I used to share a London flat and inherited 2 cats there, then was joined by a stray. I used to have a single bed with 3 cats on top of me. They went out my window day and night (locked open) so the pillow used to bounce up and down as they went in and out. It was quite soothing after a while grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Mar-13 20:26:23

If for any reason it did go horribly wrong you would have to ring the cat rescue and admit it.

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 20:35:02

Of course, I know they have said before they would take a cat back that just couldn't fit in. Obviously they would rather people tried and failed than never tried!

Talking of which, must go and see if our boy wants in from the snow yet. The summerhouse is open all the time so he'll probably be sitting in the doorway staring at the back door.

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-Mar-13 20:37:21

Sparkling Cat is not impressed with the snow. She was not happy it was snowing at the front and back door. hmm

Lovethesea Sat 23-Mar-13 20:56:12

Last snow period turned rescuecat into an indoor cat but he braved it tonight. Probably cabin fever like the rest of us. I've just used a ton of dreamies to get him to tolerate me combing a knot out of his chest hair. Second one in a year which is miraculous for such a long haired beast.

tribpot Sat 23-Mar-13 23:08:08

tribcat is royally hacked off by the snow, too. She shot outside yesterday and then realised the only snow-free place was underneath the mailbox, i.e. 20cm from the front door.

Lovethesea Sun 24-Mar-13 10:50:58

Ours is sleeping on DD's pirate bed covers like a fashion cushion.

We might be going for a little jaunt later to the Dereham Cats Protection, uh hm, just to say hello you understand.

Meanwhile 2 adults, 2 children, 2 cats ... a certain symmetry?!

Sparklingbrook Sun 24-Mar-13 10:56:33

Ooh have they got a website to browse?

Lovethesea Sun 24-Mar-13 10:59:01

and a facebook page with some latest arrivals on ...

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