I think it depends on the cat, I have knowns very sweet and friendly female
who like being with other cats, I know some others on here made genralizations
about female cats, but I wouldn't do that, I think it really depends on the
jsut like I don't liek to generalize about people.
Good point Claudia. I currently have 6 house kitties ranging in age from 18 yo
to 14 wk old. Zippity-doo-dah, the baby, is the only male. I've found age
plays more of a role in how well cats get along. My 18 yo girl just ignores
the rest and will put them in their place if they bug her.
Yes, I agree - but I believe that generally, males are more outgoing, and
much easier to tame than feral females. I have plenty of very cuddly
felines, even my tortie who acts like a dog (only to me)...she follows me
like a dog.
I agree completely. My 18mo old female with cancer who receives chemo has
accepted the kitten since day one. When she doesn't feel like playing she
patiently lets him know. When he doesn't back of she makes it quite clear she
doesn't want to play! I've felt like she acts like a momma kitty.
I'm with you Claudia!! The reality is that there are no rules... only imagined
I recently saw a very sweet movie called The Answer Man. I highly recommend
it. In it, the lead female character said three things that she lives by that
1) Never take advice
They are all so different and sometimes our expectations have
something to do with their actions/reactions. I have been blessed by
friends that get along, even if it takes a while for them to work
things out. Ebony and Mitu worked it out and they worked it out with
Mai Mai and Allie (two
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.
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
The most important thing is the way cats are introduced, which, as a
rescuer, I am doing all the time. I either place a large cage where the
cats are, and they get to know one another safely. It's also a good idea to
use Feliway at the same time. Another trick we have is to have a screen
There's an alternative for Feliway - rub a drop of vanilla briskly between
your hands and then touch the cats' faces on the side where the facial
pheromone glands are located - this way all cats will smell the same. A
very mild floral eau de cologne can also be used.
A good way of introducing
I was not sure if getting a kitten would be the right thing for Rosie because
she was so territorial when we brought Murphy home after he tested positive at
the spay/neuter clinic and they were going to euthanize him if I didn't come
pick him up quickly. She hissed and stalked him forever, but
Consider what you would want if you were Whimsy. I don't know about
another version but would you rather have a buddy even if your life
was a little shorter? I can't answer that for you. I can tell you
quality of life is very important to me and my family--both 2 legged
and 4 legged.
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
To add to this: Dixie left this world and I was broken hearted. She
sent me Copper. I really wanted a brother/sister/friend for him. Two
weeks later Thomas showed up. They are wonderful brothers and they
now have Bob, a dog, to train. I really believe cats and dogs are
I must beg to differ that most cats prefer to be the only! I have five male
cats (aged fifteen years to six months) in our small apartment and they are all
best buds. They rumble and tumble and play, and curl up and sleep together
when they get tired. I don't think any of them
Oh, how I long for a home like yours!
I agree about the intro, and I've tried to do it right with everyone. The
most recent one was Lucky, and he's doing well and seems accepted by all.
But there are tensions, especially between Stormy and the other girl, Miya
Chan (she's a
Yes, I do very much agree that boys are better at multi cat situations than
girls are, from my experience at least. We're pretty lucky here. :-)
On Dec 15, 2010, at 9:52 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
Oh, how I long for a home like yours!
I agree about the intro, and I've tried to do it
Try Feliway spray and Rescue Remedy in the water.Honest. Kitty
was forced to leave her life long home to live with me. There was
nothing that made her content much happy. I slept on the living room
floor for about three months until she came out and was comfortable
Yes, Feliway is expensive but I would have done/spent anything to
comfort Kitty. She was my father's cat before he left this world
and..well...luckily you don't have to use a lot at a time.
You are right about the personality of the animal. I have been
blessed. All of the dogs
It's funny you mention asking him, because I have, and he's been silent about
the whole thing. Not a stony silence, just a musing things over...I will
answer when I am ready, human!' ;) The outside entrance, thru which we have
always come and gone, has frozen shut with the cold, so we have to
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:
I wondered the same thing too, but with the adoption of our newest pomeranian,
realized that another cat was not in the game plan, believe it or not, my cat
thinks of the puppy as it's kitten, truly different.
From: Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com
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