We started out with one, Toby, our gray tabby, just a little over a year ago.
A few months later, when spring came ,and I needed to be out in the yard a lot, I felt so sorry for Toby and we decided to get him a playmate. I had a friend who had a litter with a yellow tabby ,about the same age as Toby, that I`d met before. (Both of our cats were both 6 months when we adopted the second one)
It was a great decision. Two cats have never been more opposit than one another, and yetThey were BEST BUDS after the first 3 days.
Two really is all we can afford...not food wise, but with vet bills, and you never know how much that will be if someone gets really sick.... we figure we better just keep it there for now. Plus keeping up with the cat hair from 2 (and especially one, which I won`t single out....but the word "sheddy" rhymes with his name) is enough for me.
I also have worried about what would happen to them if something should happen to both Larry and myself while they are still living. (Larry is 57, I`m 56 and Toby & Tedy are just about a year and a half.) Probably one of us will still be taking care of them to the end of their lives....but just in case, we did have added to our will that we recently had made out, that our son should get them if anything happens to us. He interacts often with them, and they love him. He has agreed...and it give us peace of mind on the matter.