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post #31 of 43
I adore all kitties. But I guess my preferance would have to be cuddly kittens or slightly over weight cats. Especially ones that love to cuddle close to your face. That way, I can smell that kitten scent better. I feel bad for any cat that tries to sleep on my bed at night, though. But kitties that come running when you come home and hop into your lap when you don't feel good are always a great joy in life.
post #32 of 43
I have a fondness for older, senior cats. Whiskey is now about 12 1/2 and since Oliver is gone, I've been thinking about getting another cat for Whiskey. I've been looking for another senior cat so they are closer in age and activity level.

On a side note, I worked at a county shelter up in Portland and discoverd the perils that senior cats go through, being passed over for kittens. I have decided to try to do a senior cat rescue, kind of a retirement home for cats. That's for when I get some property.
post #33 of 43
I think little kittens are realllllly cute, but I like cats that aren't really young, but not really old.. kind of like my kitties.. even though our Sassy is getting pretty old.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by Whisky'sDad
On a side note, I worked at a county shelter up in Portland and discoverd the perils that senior cats go through, being passed over for kittens. I have decided to try to do a senior cat rescue, kind of a retirement home for cats. That's for when I get some property.
Bless your heart!
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by Whisky'sDad
I have a fondness for older, senior cats. Whiskey is now about 12 1/2 and since Oliver is gone, I've been thinking about getting another cat for Whiskey. I've been looking for another senior cat so they are closer in age and activity level.

On a side note, I worked at a county shelter up in Portland and discoverd the perils that senior cats go through, being passed over for kittens. I have decided to try to do a senior cat rescue, kind of a retirement home for cats. That's for when I get some property.

That is a wonderful idea.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Whisky'sDad
I have a fondness for older, senior cats. Whiskey is now about 12 1/2 and since Oliver is gone, I've been thinking about getting another cat for Whiskey. I've been looking for another senior cat so they are closer in age and activity level.

On a side note, I worked at a county shelter up in Portland and discoverd the perils that senior cats go through, being passed over for kittens. I have decided to try to do a senior cat rescue, kind of a retirement home for cats. That's for when I get some property.
That is so awesome. When we got Tigger, there was an awful lot of worry about vet bills, attachment and mortality, etc. etc.

She's worth every bit (and the funny thing is she came with some sort of insurance where the shelter will pay for part of her vet bills for the rest of her life - and we've never used it!) She's the best!
post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
All the older cats at the shelter make me sad though because most people adopt kittens.
At the shelter I work at, I don't say anything, but A LOT of people come to me saying that, and adopt older cats, granted they don't go as fast as kittens, but I swear like every other person says that and adopts the big kitties. The thing is, since most big kitties are already fixed, they go home, so no-one sees the card stamped Adopted on older kitties
post #38 of 43
I'm partial to special needs kitties myself
post #39 of 43
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I even have a tattoo of one!
Thats cool How did you go about having one of your own cats done?
post #40 of 43
I only adopt oldies. I didn't intend to adopt a cat at first, but my first cat was 14, and although I only had her for 9 weeks, I decided that I wanted to help as many oldies as possible, cos she had what every cat deserves - a nice home wiht lots of love (even though she didn't like it too much) at the end of her life. I have only adopted one young cat, and that was cos the shelter only had one cat in at the time - I thought she would be the cat that stayed with me for years and saw me through the others but sadly she went before the 11 year old I picked up off the streets the week after, so that made me even more determined to help older cats, as if I could lose 2 cats within 10 months, they might as well be older and deserve a home. I have fostered a few oldies as well, I have one cat under the age of 11 in my house. Young, playful cats are nice to foster, but I would always pick oldies. And if I had the space and the money, I would have a sanctuary for oldies, disabled and FIV+ (I might sway from oldies to FIV+ when my current two go)
post #41 of 43
I love 'em all!!!!
post #42 of 43
My cats are like 18 months-2years, almost 5 and 7, and my Lola was adopted as a 12 week old kitten. I must say, that although I am madly in love with all of my cats, the 7 year old (and even the 5 year old) are at a really special age....nearning the middle of their lives, in their prime, active but not hyper, and quite loving.
post #43 of 43
Well, I've always loved kittens, but then we adopted Ace when he was about five, and he's my baby (even if he is an old grump). I love the cuddly ones that are very socialized, but I really appreciate having a few—Pepsi and SB—who aren't quite so "needy." But then again, we have Skittles, who was a bottle baby and loves to cuddle with his head tucked into the crook of my arm. I've always loved the big ones, not fat, just big, like big toms. But then I have Smidge, and at 10 months old, she seems to be stuck at five pounds, and she's my little sweetheart. I do like the quiet ones ... but then Ozzy and Tubby playing together are so incredibly cute and funny. I do have a fondness for rescues ...

I guess I love them best when they are mine.
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