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Can I have some opinions please?

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AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Mon 28-Apr-14 11:08:11

We recently bought a young kitten and are waiting for her to be ready to leave her mum - about five weeks left to go now!
All very excited and looking forward to getting her, we've had rescue cats up until now so this will be our first kitten.

I've also just seen a cat that needs a new home, adult female. Apparently abandoned by previous owner and is a lovely cat.

What do you cat lovers think? Should I take abandoned cat as well? Will there be time for her to settle in before the new kit arrives? New kitten comes from a multi-cat household, so I'm thinking that having another cat here will help her adjust when she arrives.

thecatneuterer Mon 28-Apr-14 12:18:55

Absolutely take them both. They should be company for each other and as they will both be arriving around the same time neither should feel as though the other is intruding.

On another note - what do you know about the mum cat of your kitten? Is she being spayed? I hope you're not paying them for the kitten?

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Mon 28-Apr-14 19:04:33

Thanks for the advice!

Nyborg Mon 28-Apr-14 19:09:42

I disagree - and if I were the shelter/breeder rehoming the kitten I'd be quite concerned. I think there's a decent chance that the older cat would leave you when the kitten arrived, I think you'll struggle to settle the older cat in and then keep the kitten indoors for the proper time and at the bare minimum, you should get the older cat checked with a vet to make sure it isn't carrying anything which could be dangerous to the kitten - cat flu etc. My concern (and I've done lots of kitten/cat fostering) is that you could end up with two animals both exhibiting very stressed behaviour.

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Mon 28-Apr-14 19:24:23

Obviously I'd take the older cat to the vet for a full check up and top up on vaccinations, that's not in question at all.
It looks like the older cat may have a new home closer to where they're presently located, so it's probably not relevant at the moment.

All useful information and worth bearing in mind for the future though, I would rehome another adult cat later on when the youngster has grown on and settled in. Incidentally, what are your experiences with Feliway for helping cats settle in to new homes?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 28-Apr-14 19:27:13

How do you know the adult likes other cats? Females are dominant, what if the kitten bullies the adult?

Do the shelter know if she likes other cats? Mines an antisocial bugger who hisses at cats in the cattery, if we tried to introduce a kitten he'd hate it.

I can tell you're excited but consider everything before committing yourself.

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Mon 28-Apr-14 19:33:05

Well it looks like the older cat has a home closer to where they're located, which is probably better for them. It was more of a heartstrings thing than excitement, I'm a bit of a sucker for a sad faced beastie - have had a selection of waifs over the years.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 28-Apr-14 20:06:10

In that case I know of a cat who is going to come to harm if he keeps scratching the silicone sealant off the window frames....

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Mon 28-Apr-14 20:09:04

haha! Is he also the incredibly irritating combination of fussy and greedy? If so, send him over, he sounds just my type.

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