To adopt or not to adopt….(kitten)

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

I actually think its a potentially great idea. You will need to introduce the animals slowly but sounds like you’re already well versed in cat. 

 

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

My concern is it may turn in to two kitties jumping on your grumpy old man cat. However it could really benefit Bonnie to have s friend.

Also, Gertrude. Bonnie, Harold and Gertrude (Trudy for short).

Post # 4
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Busy bee

How well do you think they would adjust to a new kitten? If you can afford it and have the space and you think they’d get along I say go for it. Harold deserves to live out his golden years in peace, Bonnie deserves to have a friend, and this little cutie defintely deserves a loving home. IMO both your cats names sound like dated names so in keeping with that theme I would name her something like Blanche. a) because Golden Girls and b) it’s the French word for white and she’s like half white. 
I also have a Bonnie cat! She turns 5 this year. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I have a cat filled household (like 5) and they all manage to coexist peacefully (mostly). We have a pretty big house and there are lots of places for them to escape to if they want to be alone, although usually at least two of them are nesting together in a kitty ball.

I def don’t think 3 is too many, but I would recommend meeting the cat in person first, and also looking at cats that are just a little bit older. Everyone wants a kitten, but they’re a lot harder to home once they’re a little older (even at just 6 months). 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI

Yes!!
We did this exact thing about a year ago. Had one older man grumpy cat and one lively spry girl cat. Got another energetic female cat and now the younger females pounce on each other and chase each other while mostly leaving the male cat alone (which he likes, lol). Took about four months for them to all fully integrate (the new cat hid under the bed for a month and had her own room for about 2 months.) But now they’re great together! We also got a puppy a few months ago and everyone is doing well together!

DO IT! She’s so cute!

Name ideas to try to fit with your other two: Delilah, Helen, Marge (or Marjorie), Mabel, Irene, Adeline 

Here are my suckers (all rescues as well):

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From left:
Lily (loud, youngest, newest, gourmet, spoiled), Zoey (insane, alpha, smallest, cross-eyed), Parker (old man, nicest cat ever)

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We adopted our first cat, Anakin, a year ago when he was 3 years old. A couple months later we decided to look for a companion for him. We met older cats, younger cats, and kittens…. after 5 months we finally found the perfect little brother for him, and we named him Luke. After a slow and proper introduction they became the best of friends. Anakin is now way more active and has lost some weight. I say definitely adopt a young cat or kitten for Bonnie to play with. As much as it will benefit Harold, it will also benefit Bonnie!

The kitten you posted looks so much like Anakin! I would name her Dorotha – Dot for short โ˜บ๏ธ And a photo of Luke and Anakin just because I like to show off my babies:

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI

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300bride :  Oh my CUTE! I love them!! Zozo is very petite too, and honestly Bonnie sounds JUST like my Zoey, and Harold sounds exactly like Parker! And then we got Lily, so hopefully your new little one is just like her and puts the three of them at peace ๐Ÿ˜€

Best of luck! Update here please to let us know how they are doing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

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300bride :  I absolutely agree with you about it taking a while for their personalities to come out! The one exception to this is my tuxedo cat who we now just call Snuggles. He was in a cage with a bunch of other cats, and he was lying on the top shelf just sprawling out, and was super mellow from jump. He’s still every bit as mellow. And he’s one of the best cats I’ve ever had.  

Im glad you guys are aware and well educated on cat adoption! It’s great that you adopted an older cat. One of the shelters here has two large rooms where they let the cats stay (they rotate them), and that’s nice because you actually get to interact with them and they aren’t in cages all the time. 

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Sugar bee

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300bride :  OMG!! I’m in love with Harold. 

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