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Jumpingovaries1 Sun 21-Feb-16 19:45:07

Our dd is 7 and is desperate for a cat. We have never owned one before. have been to our local rescue and have a lovely tabby who is a year old and who is used to kids.
Should we go for it? I'm around most days and quite happy to put the time in and already can't stop thinking about the possible new addition to our family. We also have an 18month old. Anyone any advice to offer to newbies caring for a cat.

Mincepies76 Sun 21-Feb-16 19:50:29

As long as you can afford the upkeep including vet costs, cattery if needed and will be committed for up to 20 years then definitely yes! Cats are brilliant pets, I've never ever regretted owning them smile

cozietoesie Sun 21-Feb-16 20:40:27

She looks a bit lonely.

MadamDeathstare Sun 21-Feb-16 20:46:24

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Jumpingovaries1 Sun 21-Feb-16 21:08:26

Thank you madam that is great advice. She is a year old and has always been a house cat is it possible once she is settled we could let her out?
Yes cozie she does she is in the sspca at moment hopefully not for much longer.
Mince pies we have taken costs into account and this won't be a prob.

MadamDeathstare Sun 21-Feb-16 21:45:47

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Mincepies76 Sun 21-Feb-16 21:47:59

Zebedee mice are excellent catnip mice!

cozietoesie Sun 21-Feb-16 21:58:20

The Lodger was staying with me last week but confined to the basement.

I didn't realise I had mice down there. (Real ones.)

He did!grin

RoastChickenDinner Mon 22-Feb-16 12:46:52

Hi Jumping, I think I recognise the shelter ad where we got our precious girl from. My advice is to just make sure they tell you everything about her. We had an issue where quite an important thing wasn't disclosed (inadvertently I think) which could have resulted in us having to return her. Thankfully it didn't. Good luck!, xx.

RoastChickenDinner Mon 22-Feb-16 14:11:23

Feel free to PM me and I will fill you in, just didn't want to post here as would out myself!

Vinorosso74 Mon 22-Feb-16 21:01:24

Are you going for it? She looks very sweet. Cats do make great companions. Our DD loves our cat (cat was here first) and cat seems quite taken with her.
I recommend getting a decent lifetime cover pet insurance and putting a little money aside each month as vet bills can get quite costly as they get older.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 22-Feb-16 21:09:50

She might not want to go out. Females usually have smaller territories than males anyway.

You seem to have it all worked out though.

Jumpingovaries1 Tue 23-Feb-16 22:32:48

Thanks everyone well we went for it although didn't go with the wee tabby as had a few reservations about the rescue centre. Cats protection were great visited yest and they came out that afternoon to do home visit and we have a lovely wee one year old black and white who after a few hours hiding under the table has came out had some dinner and even a wee play with the 7 year old. 😀

cozietoesie Tue 23-Feb-16 22:52:15

Where's the picture ? It's a rule you know. grin

Jumpingovaries1 Tue 23-Feb-16 22:56:40

Haha sorry here he is 😀😀

cozietoesie Tue 23-Feb-16 23:04:17

A handsome lad - if looking a little wary at the moment. (Was that the picture taking? Some of mine have really hated it.)


Vinorosso74 Tue 23-Feb-16 23:05:46

Gorgeous! What's his name?

Lovelydiscusfish Wed 24-Feb-16 00:18:33

Beautiful cat! Congratulations.
Just wanted to say, in reference to your having an 18 month old, to my mind you train (sorry, perhaps wrong word, but best I can think of) the child to be around the cat, rather than the other way round. Dd had by far the best relationship of any of us with our semi-feral cat (now sadly deceased) because she learnt, from babyhood, not to approach the cats but to let them come to her on their own terms. Therefore she was less of a threat than any of us, and so semi-feral cat bloody loved her, while despising the rest of humanity (dh and I included). The other cats love her too!
I think toddlers and cats can actually be a perfectly good combination, managed well - and it's a great opportunity to bring your child up with respect for other living creatures!

MadamDeathstare Wed 24-Feb-16 12:38:08

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Hennifer Wed 24-Feb-16 12:50:00

Oh he is so beautiful. He really is.

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