- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Hi Bees! DH and I are finally ready to add a new member to our family- a kitty cat! yay!!! He has not been the best at picking out cats in the past and i’ve never actually picked one out myself and just got strays from the neighborhood. The last cat he picked out from the shelter apparently clawed everything, pissed on everything, and would bite/claw for more & more lovin 24/7. Problem is, that cat was a tabby and that’s what I wanted because all the tabby’s I had growing up were pretty awesome cats. The cat before that was a orange one and he said it was great but my last orange cat was miserable (however could be bc my parents never neutered him). We have a dog already and are getting a kennel for kitty so we can slowly & safely introduce them over the course of a few days/weeks depending on how it goes- we have never had her around cats before but the shelter we adopted her from said she was fine with them.
So, what do you look for when adopting a cat- not a kitten- we need one that is both lovable and independent as we need it mainly to work getting rid of rodents and such- so a good barn type cat but not feral. It will be outdoors during the day and indoors at night (dont want any mountain lions getting it). We do not want a kitten as the poor thing could get easily snatched/bit by a predator out in the country. Any breeds that are better mousers or horrible mousers- we would only adopt from the shelter so it’s mostly mutt mixes anyway. Also, any tips on introducing them would be great, I’ve read alot on the introductions for cats & pit bulls and feel prepared, but could always use more info!