Since then, we’ve pondered “when is the right time to get a new pet?” and we decided that now is a good time.
We won’t be shopping for dogs at the shelter anytime soon (too much of a commitment at the moment, and I haven’t even refinished my floors yet from when we had Teddi).
So, last week I stopped by our local shelter and filled out an application for a cat. After we were approved, I took David and S. along to narrow down the choices.
Our only must-haves were we preferred a male cat, short-haired.
Yesterday, we happened upon a cage of three brothers. Three male kittens…. one black, one tabby, and one grey/white.
Immediately I felt a bond with the tabby kitten.
Then S. said, “why not TWO cats? after all, they are brothers.”
And the shelter manager thought what a fabulous idea (of course she did).
I am on the fence. There are a lot of good reasons to bring two home. They would have each other, it’s not incrementally more work for two cats (just extra food/litter). Heck, I haven’t even cleaned a litter box since 2002 (S. started when I was pg with David and I never reclaimed the job).
I am a bit concerned on the scratching issue. My old cat, Luke, was declawed (that was not considered horrifying to do 18 years ago), but I will not declaw any future cats.
Do scratching posts really keep kittens at bay with destroying furniture? or am I over-reacting and it’s not a big deal? I feel like two would be harder in that respect? or am I way off-base?
This would be my first new cat(s) in 17 years. I am so perplexed. I am definitely ready for one….. I just can’t decide if I should bring home one or two.
Readers! Please share your multiple cat stories please.
Update: Life is short, so I’m diving in. Looks like we will be family + 2 this evening! Thanks for your feedback (and to my fairweather friend, Google… because I found way more positive stories than negative ones!)