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Temptation in the pet store

  1. Sep 16, 2006 #1

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    I was buying some catfood in the pet store for my 13-year-old kitty today and there was a "kitten adoption day" going on. There were a lot of sweet kittens and cats there that need good homes. Sometimes I think about adopting another because I worry about my kitty being lonely -- I am away at work and school a lot. Our other cat passed away a couple of years ago, and even though they weren't close, I think she misses having her around.

    But then again, she's getting on in years and bringing in a new cat might just traumatize her. The other thing is that in this city it is really hard to find apartments that allow pets, and if I lost my place I would likely have to send my cat to live with my parents while I finish school. If I adopted another, then I would have to burden them with two cats.

    Those sweet little faces were so tempting, though. There was a little solid black polydactyl cat that was ready to jump in my bag and leave with me.
     
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    Awww, a polydactl. I almost adopted a solid black polydactl when I first moved here.

    Kittens are so hard to resist.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2006 #3

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    It's tough to know with an older cat. You might be better off adopting another older cat if you're doing it to provider her with a companion. A kitten might be a bit too rambunctious for her to handle, and the older ones have a harder time getting adopted than kittens do.

    Or, if you know someone else with a kitten, maybe they can bring it to visit and see how your cat handles having one around before you decide whether to adopt one.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2006 #4
    Last time I went to a petstore I was so close to adopting a rottweiler....then I remembered I live in an apartment and can't. I havent been to one since....they are way to tempting.
     
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    He was so cute. He had big "thumbs" like a hitchhiker.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2006 #6

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    Awwwww. Ok, where is this place, I'm flying out tomorrow.
     
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    They did say I could maybe do a trial basis adoption. I think it would depend so much on temperment. There was another cat there, about 3 years old, but they said he really didn't like to interact with other cats. That could be good or bad, I think, in our situation. Some of the kittens were hyper but others were very shy. I don't think she would take well to a rowdy kitten that tugged at her ear and wanted her to play all the time.
    She had one older cat "friend", my neighbors cat, who just passed away a month ago. They liked to sit near each other quietly, but not play. Any other time a cat has tried to get near her she has chased it off.
     
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    was it a puppy? I bet rottie pups are cute.:shy:
     
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    The trial sounds good, probably a quiet kitten or older cat will work.

    I have a stray cat that showed up that is so sweet until she sees Dr Foofer, then she gets all riled and attacks him. He's a pacifist, so he runs. I think I'm going to have to take her to the animal shleter, she thinks she lives here and is sole owner.
     
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    oh, you would love it. They actually said they didn't recommend the little black cat for me because he had such a constant craving for human attention that they thought he would be all over me all of the time and make my cat jealous.
     
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    i think it would be awesome to live in the woods and befriend/tame/possess a wild animal, but I just don't have the urge to pick up after and feed other things while I live a studious life. I'm sure it will all change when I have kids (which I will train to be vampyre ninja pirates).
     
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    Oh no! Poor Foofer.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2006 #13

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    when you're ready, I have a raccoon I'll sell you - cheap!
     
  15. Sep 16, 2006 #14
    No it was about 2 years old, but so so adorable. That dog was so sweet, I would have brought him home in a minute if I didnt live in the city, but I would never have a dog like that in the city, they need room to run.
     
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    :biggrin: I'm glad Ember doesn't have any thumbs! She already gets into enough trouble, I can't imagine what she'd manage to do if she had thumbs to help! :rofl:

    But that would be really cute...it makes me think of mittens when I see them with thumbs.
     
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    I'm afraid I might come home and find every can of cat food opened if I had a cat with thumbs. :biggrin:
     
  18. Sep 16, 2006 #17

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    I totally agree. :approve:
     
  19. Sep 17, 2006 #18

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    It was pet adoption day at Petsmart in Colorado Springs, too.

    I wasn't tempted much, but you have to look. Lots of rabbits. Knowing how much my dog just loves rabbits and squirrels, I could just envision how well that would work. Every lamp, picture, and knick knack would be destroyed within two days (provided it was a fast, clever rabbit, of course). :rofl:

    Check with a couple of animal rescue groups. Some use foster care so they don't fill up their own facilities so fast. That would give you a temporary cat just to see how well your cat would adapt.
     
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