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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:14 AM
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I want to get 2 kitty cats, but my SO says...

..we have to wait until summer is over and we're not traveling.

I keep telling him they'll all be gone by then! Is this fair?
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:16 AM
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1. Definitely not

There's no telling what Frist might do between now and the end of the summer.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:17 AM
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2. Kitties won't be all gone by the end of the summer
You can always find cats around here, and they are free.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:20 AM
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3. shhhh..

Don't tell him that! Kitties are going out of style, are you kidding??!

wink wink
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:29 AM
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4. Get kitties now!
Travel more next summer..... there are kitties out there who need YOU!
check out meower power
http://www.meowerpower.org /

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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:32 AM
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5. ...I adopted a feral cat.

He just died about a month ago. That's why we're looking now. Grumpy was close to death when he started hanging out on our back porch. It took him 3 years before he actually moved into the house with us. He was wild and angry, but came to be quite the cuddle hound with me after he settled down.

We'll probably try to get a couple of little mates from the Humane society.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:37 AM
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6. How old do you think grumpy was when he came to the porch?
And how old did he live to be based on that?
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:41 AM
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7. Hard to say..

..he was full-grown, probably at least a few years old. So Grump must have been at least 8 when he died. It's a mystery, how he started out. When we found him, he didn't have hardly any teeth. Poor guy. We built a little house for him to live in outside, with a lightbulb and blankets for warmth. Couldn't even hardly get close him at first.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:18 AM
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11. I took in three feral kittens
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 09:20 AM by Carni
One was 6 months old the others were about 7 weeks old
The two younger ferals had been abandoned by their mothers because they were VERY sick. They had to be bottle fed.

These three guys are HUGE now!

The one that was the sickest and scrawniest as a kitten (he was literally about a day away from dying) weighs about 14 pounds now and he's only a year old!

These are also the smartest and most peculiar acting cats I have ever owned...they act more like dogs than cats and all three of them love kids!
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zanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:47 AM
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8. I have three cats.
Each one represents a major argument that took weeks to resolve. They're all strays with physical problems. I love my husband, but my conscience wouldn't let me ignore them. I'd do it again. But that's me.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:49 AM
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9. We always take in strays..

..that find their way to our house. We've had two such permanent vagabonds in the last 12 years. No, can't turn them away as long as they can at least minimally get along with us and the other cats. Poor little guys. It seems so unfair to be born in the world with no one looking out for you and just having to rely on chance as to whether you'll have a home and something to eat.
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:55 AM
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10. Relying on Chance
Well, even if they rely on chance, they got lucky when they found you. You sound wonderfully good-hearted.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:19 AM
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12. um, it's best to get kittens when you ain't wearing shorts
i learned THAT lesson, cause they WILL try an climb your legs.
and get 2 from the same litter. it's the best!
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:42 AM
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13. Kittens are available
year round, thanks to irresponsible owners. They're simply easier to find in the summer. But you can also adopt an adult, and skip some of the annoying kitty behavior, if you want.

In fact, if you want two cats, contact your local shelter and ask them to call you when they get in a pair from the same household who ought to be adopted together.

I've done volunteer work at a shelter, and the saddest cases to me were always the ones where we got an animal because the owner had died or moved into a nursing home and no one was willing to take in the pets. All too often these wonderful cats or dogs would wait, and wait, and wait and just not get adopted. So, rethink the two kitties thing and think two older cats who otherwise would be euthanized.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:19 AM
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14. ...just joking about..

..them running out of kittens. I am telling my husband that so we can hurry up and get some!
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