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Getting a cat with a baby?(2 Posts)
Looking for some advice.
DH and I are considering adopting a feline friend. Our current circumstances are the following:
- We have just moved into a house we have inherited while we wait for it to sell. So we have no landlord to get permission from.
- We have a 5 month old baby.
- DH works full time Mon-Fri, I am on maternity leave until September when I go back 3 days a week.
We would like to adopt a cat from a rescue but are wondering if the above circumstances are okay for us to do this? Would you recommend a kitten or an adult cat? We don’t have a particular preference on age of the cat.
The reason we would like to get one now is that I will be home all day to care for it until it settles in.
No I wouldn't. Not if you are planning to move once the house sells. Cats don't like upheaval and it would be a bit much to take it on and then have you back at work and then have to move.
Honestly I would wait until you are settled, your baby is a bit older and past the fulling/grabbing stage.
I'd then go and look at homing a pair of young adult cats when you have a settled home and your baby is old enough to know not to eat cat food, pull the cats tail and play with the litter trays.
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