Hi! I'm new to this forum. After owning our female Maine Coon for the past five years, my husband and I decided to adopt another (a 1-year old male orange tiger) from the shelter. He seemed to be affectionate and a lap cat at the shelter the times we went to visit with him. On the last visit to the shelter we had taken our son along. All of a sudden the brother of the cat we were interested in getting suddenly decided to warm up to him. So, long story short, we ended up adopting the two brother cats instead of the one we originally decided on. They have been home with us now for almost a week and have not been introduced to our current cat....we plan on taking this very slow. Anyway, I'm hoping for some reassurance, I guess, here because they both turn out NOT to be lap cats like we had hoped. They are fine with a little attention from us but would rather be playing together and come to us for treats and play only. I'm just worried that they won't want anything really to do with us (as far as cuddling and such), and find comfort only with each other rather than any humans. Will this change down the road? Our 5-year-old Maine Coon is a total lover and a lap cat and I just thought all cats would be like that. Would it have been better to separate them and only adopt one? What do you think this might do to our current cat once they are introduced? I guess I just worry too much...at least my husband says I do. Any thoughts?
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1/24/06 at 5:21pm