That is EXACTLY what I have found - almost all of our male cats are
nurturing, loving - just like mothers or uncles to kittens and all
cats...females have not been!  But then, they probably had their motherhood
experience, and decided "no more!"  My problem right now is that I have
adoption age kittens just in time for Christmas, and I do not, as a policy,
want kittens to be going to a new home at this time - the worst ever!  Meowy
Christmas to all! Natalie

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:06 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your "only" needs a friend?

My females are little stinkers with other cats. My male cats have always
been the nurturing, accepting ones. I've had big male formerly outdoor Tom
cats who get fixed & come inside & play mom to my kitten fosters & cuddle
with my adult males. My female cats swat & hiss at the kittens or new
adults.

Beth
Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   

--- On Wed, 12/15/10, Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your "only" needs a friend?
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 10:49 PM

thanks for sharing, Bonnie!  I wonder if it's just a female thing? I know
there are laid back girl kitties, but I've always had tempermental, fussy
ones, who I loved dearly.  We call our only female - the oldest at 15 -
queen, too. :)

--- On Wed, 12/15/10, Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote:


From: Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your "only" needs a friend?
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 8:27 PM


Shannon
I have to tell you this story...
I got my cat, Stormy, as a 12 week old kitten.  She was indoors only.  There
was a "yard cat" but they only saw eachother through the window.  About a
year after getting Stormy, I decided to go back to school to finish my
degree.  I was already working full time, so this meant poor little Stormy
would be alone much of the time.  In a move that is the *only* time I've
sought out a cat (they usually just come to me, as Stormy had) I went to the
local shelter and adopted a kitten about 12 wks. old.  I brought him home
and said, "Look Stormy -- I got you a friend!"
Hiss, spit, growl, fur on end, very unhappy cat.  Oops.  I don't think she
ever quite forgave me...
> From this I came to the conclusion that humans are social and cats are 
solitary.  That's undoubtedly not an absolute in either case, but generally
speaking, I think most cats would prefer to be the "only."
ps -- Stormy now shares the house with three others, all "came to me" out of
their need.  She's a little pissy sometimes, but I let her know she's
"queen" and let the others know they are to give her utmost respect (she's
the elder puss) and she's adjusted very well.
Good luck!


      
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